Statement of Faith
CCC is a non-denominational ministry, therefore, we will not dispute or argue over non-essential doctrines; instead, we try to recognize the scriptural validity of both sides, and avoid excluding or favoring one particular speculation. Thus, while teaching we teach all sides and clearly state our personal convictions, biblically:
"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear." (1 Peter 3:15).
In stating this, we oppose doctrinal differences that have led to division of the body of Christ, and believe that it is only through Christ's unconditional love for us, which is that much greater than any differences we may posses; we are able to grow, fellowship together, and make an impact on this campus. We also believe, however, that on the essential tendons of our faith, we must take a firm and unwavering stance. Therefore, CCC firmly believes:
-- That there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (1 John 5:7).
-- That for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential and that repentance from sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the only way to come into a relationship with God (John 14:6).
-- In the deity of Christ (Matthew 3:17), in His virgin birth (Matthew 1:18-25; Isaiah 7:14), in His sinless life (1 Corinthians 5:21), in His miracles (Matthew 20:29-34; Mark 2:1-12; Luke 14:1-6; John 11:1-44), in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood (Mark 15:1-49; Isaiah 53:1-12), in His bodily resurrection (Mark 16:1-13), in His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19) and in His personal return in power and glory (Revelation 19:11-16).
-- In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (John 16:7-8; Romans 8:11; Titus 3:5); we further believe His power and gifts are available to believers today.
-- In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20:11-15).