The Bible reveals Christ and His wonderful love for us. He has given us a path to God through salvation in Christ alone. We at Exchange Church stand on the solid rock of His Word, the Bible.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
From Pastor Todd
What we believe is critically important in the life of a Christian. We are saved by the person of Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross, but we primarily know this person through what’s written about Him in the Bible. What we believe about Jesus Christ from the Bible is where our faith grows, and what we believe about Jesus is what truly unifies us around Him as well. What we believe grows our love for Jesus and convictions about Jesus. What we believe shapes our whole lives in living out the gospel in the Holy Spirits’ power.
Pastor Todd Hall
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God – that both Old and New Testaments are God breathed and inspired. They are without error and hold supreme and final authority for all Christian faith and practice in our life.
We believe in one true and living God who is the Sovereign Creator, eternally existing in three persons – God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each is fully God – yet distinct, and work together in perfect harmony.
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit; perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. He unfailingly knows all things from beginning to end; He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; He hears and answers prayer; and He saves all those who come to Him through Jesus Christ from sin and death.
Jesus the Son
We believe Jesus, God’s only Son, came as the saviour to bear God’s wrath on our behalf for our sin as a substitute. In this, Jesus was sinless and perfect in obedience to God the Father and thereby became the perfect sacrifice for our salvation. Jesus fully displayed Himself as God and as man through His virgin birth, miracles, teachings, sinless life, death, burial, and resurrection.
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the agent in regeneration. That is, the Spirit comes to convict of sin, righteousness, and judgement to come. The Holy Spirit enables the believer to believe, persevere and empowers for witness and service. The Holy Spirit is also the believer’s abiding helper, teacher and guide through life. In this, we believe in the vital work of the Holy Spirit as an ongoing sense of progressive sanctification. The Holy Spirit is continually empowering the believer to overcome sin and serve God. The empowering work of the Holy Spirit is not a one-off event, but a continual infilling of the Holy Spirit to be sought after. The Holy Spirit in His sovereignty distributes gifts to believers today for the building up of the church, to carry on the work of Jesus Christ. It’s the believer’s responsibility to seek and use those gifts for the glory of God.
We believe that the church is the body of Christ here upon Earth. That is, the believers constitute the church as the body and that Christ is the head of that body. Therefore, He leads and directs the body. Jesus loves the church and has died for the church to redeem it. The church universal is made up of believers meeting together in local assemblies globally. Furthermore, the church’s mandate is to worship God, teach the believers, proclaim the gospel, and do practical good works to adorn the gospel.
We believe that man was the pinnacle of God’s creation being made in His image, but through man’s disobedience – which the Bible calls sin – has earned physical, spiritual and eternal death which is separation from God. All of mankind have inherited a sinful nature and are sinners by choice and therefore are fully deserving of God’s wrath. Man cannot save himself; that is, he is without God and without hope in his current state. Man can do nothing to recommend himself to God in a salvation sense.
The Second Coming and Judgement
We believe that Jesus is returning a second time to the earth to establish His kingdom in totality and judge all of mankind past and present. For God’s chosen ones this brings everlasting joy and peace, but to all those who have rejected God, everlasting hell and torment separated from God.