The following are the core beliefs of The Bridge of Hope Worship Center based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible, which is the inspired and only infallible Word of God. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.
There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise. God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom, justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
God has revealed himself to us through His only begotten son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself. Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
The Holy Spirit
The baptism with the Holy Spirit subsequent to salvation experience. The Holy Spirit also does the work of sanctification of the believer and enables one to live a holy life.
Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.
Sin of man
All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Through repentance and acceptance of the blood of Jesus, one can receive forgiveness of sin and be reconciled to God.
Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. He was raised from the dead and ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father as our Intercessor. God, by His grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.
The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth.
Marriage is covenant between one man and one woman. It is the expression of Christ and his relationship with the church. He is the head of the church and gave himself for it.