Comstock Church of Christ accepts the Holy Scriptures as the revealed will of God, the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice, and, for the purpose of maintaining general unity, adopts these Statements of Fundamental Truths and Doctrine. The fundamental teachings of this Church are reflected in the following clear statements of faith.
In essential beliefs - we have unity.
"There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all."
In non-essential beliefs - we have liberty.
"Now accept the one is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinionsÖ Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and stand he will, for the Lord is able to make him standÖ So then each one of us shall give a account of himself to GodÖ The faith which you have, have as your own conviction before God. Happy is he does not condemn himself in what he approves."
Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22
In all our beliefs - we show love.
"and if I all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing."
1 Corinthians 13:2b
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus came down from heaven, was miraculously conceived and born of a virgin, and lived a sinless human life. He offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heavenís glory and will return again some day to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Lord & Messiah
His Sacrifice & Resurrection
His Ascension & Return
About The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.
Spirit's Deity & Ministry
Gifts of Holy Spirit
About The Bible
The Bible is Godís Word to us. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme and only source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.
About Human Beings
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of Godís creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin". This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
Salvation is Godís free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as Godís offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sinís penalty. We are saved by Godís grace through faith. We accept this gift through faith by our repentance (the turning away from our self-ruled life and turning to Jesus in faith), our confession of Jesus as the Christ the Son of the Living God, and our baptism into Christ. We receive through faith the forgiveness of our sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit and the promise of eternal life.
Grace, Faith, Repentance
The Body of Christ
Role of Government
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally united with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
Reality of the Devil, Hell, & Judgment
Eternal Reward & Punishment