Our Beliefs

Our Beliefs

The Campus Church Bayview is a part of the Associated Gospel Churches Of Canada. Here is our statements of faith and what we as an association believe. For more questions or information feel free to check out the AGC's website or contact any of our staff. 

Statement of Faith for the

ASSOCIATED GOSPEL CHURCHES

The Scriptures

The Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is the complete Word of God.  As originally given, it is verbally inspired, without error, and entirely trustworthy. The Bible constitutes supreme authority in all matters of faith, teaching, and behaviour.   The Bible has Jesus Christ as its focus and fulfillment.

2 Peter 1:16-21, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Luke 24:27, Matthew 5:17-18

 

God

God is the Creator and Sovereign Lord of all. The Lord our God is one God who eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.   These three have the same perfect nature and attributes.   Each Person of the Godhead is worthy of the same worship, confidence, and obedience.

Genesis 1, Psalm 8, Psalm 2, Romans 8:28-30, Deuteronomy 6:4, Matt. 28:19-20

 

  • The Father– God the Father loves the world. He sent His Son into the world to save sinners. He raised Jesus from the dead, exalted Him – putting all things under his power -- and together with Him has sent the Holy Spirit.

 Luke 3:22, John 3:16, 1 John 4:14, 1 Peter 1:21, Philippians 2:9-11, John 14:26

 

  • The Son– God the Son became God incarnate as Jesus the Messiah. Jesus is fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and lived a sinless life.  He was crucified, raised bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven where He reigns as King and serves as our High Priest and Advocate.

           He will return as King of kings and Lord of lords to set up His earthly Kingdom.

 John 1:1, John 1:14, Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 7:14, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Corinthians 15: 3-4

Hebrews 1:3, Hebrews 7:25, Revelation 22:12-13

 

  • The Holy Spirit– God the Holy Spirit glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ in all that He does.  He convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. At the moment of salvation He regenerates, baptizes, indwells, gifts and empowers for Christ-like living and service.

 John 16:8-15, Titus 3:5-6,

1 Corinthians 12:11,13, Romans 8:9-14, Galatians 5:22-25

 

Angels 

God created angels for His glory and service. Some rebelled under the leadership of their fellow angel and the originator of sin, Satan, and are opposed to God and His purposes. Though Satan is still active, he has been defeated by the Lord Jesus Christ and will be committed forever to the lake of fire with all the fallen angels.

Hebrews 1:14, Jude 6, Hebrews 2:14-15, Revelation 20:10; Ephesians 6:12

 

Mankind

Human beings are created in the image of God. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were disobedient to the will of God with the consequence that every aspect of their human nature became sinful and corrupt. Thus, being spiritually dead, they became subject to physical death and the power of Satan. The image of God is distorted in all humanity, with the exception of Jesus, as we inherit a sinful nature at conception. Therefore we are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God and under His condemnation.

Genesis 1:27, Genesis 2:16-17, Genesis 3:6, Ephesians 2:1-3, Romans 3:9-10, Psalms 51:5, John 3:36; Romans 5:12-14

 

Eternal Things

We believe in the reality of heaven and hell. At death the spirit of the believer in Christ goes to be with Christ, while the spirit of the unbeliever suffers separation from Christ and eternal conscious punishment. Someday Jesus will return bodily from heaven to resurrect the bodies of the believers of all ages, and to take them up from the earth, each to share in His glory and to live and reign with Him forever. The bodies of the unbelieving dead will be resurrected to final judgment resulting in eternal punishment.

Matthew 24:36, Acts 1:7, Mark 13:26, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17,

1 Corinthians 15:51-54, John 14:1-3, Revelation 20:11-15,

Revelation 21:1-5, Revelation 22:1-5