East West InterKnit Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God, inerrant in its original manuscripts. It is the final and supreme authority for all of life for all generations. (II Timothy 3:6)

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1, John 1:1, Ephesians 4:5, 6)

We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, led a sinless life, took on Himself all our sins, died and rose again, ascended into heaven, is seated at the right hand of the Father as our mediator, and will return to this earth as King of kings and Lord of lords. (Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:14-18; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 1 Thessalonians 4: 16-18)

We believe that men and women were created in the image of God, that they sinned and thereby incurred both physical and spiritual death, and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature. (Genesis 1:26, 27; Romans 3:25; John 1:8)

We believe that all who come by grace through faith to accept the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God. (Ephesians 2:8, 9; 1 Peter 1:23)

We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells and gives life to believers, enables them to understand the Scriptures, empowers them for godly living, and equips them for service and witness.  (Galatians 5:22, 1 Corinthians 12:7-11)

We believe in the universal church composed of regenerated believers of any race or nation who worship with confession, prayer, and praise; who proclaim the gospel of God’s redemptive love through our Lord Jesus Christ throughout all the earth; and who care for all God’s creation seeking the good of all especially the poor and needy. (Matthew 28:19-20, 1 Corinthians 12:12-13, Acts 2:42-46)

We believe in the bodily resurrection of every person to eternal life for the believer and eternal punishment for the unbeliever. (Revelation 20:15, John 14:1-3)