WHAT WE BELIEVE
The following are the core beliefs of Bodrum Grace Church based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these Biblical doctrines. Our passion is to preserve the UNITY of the church. We focus on the essentials of the Christian faith, and we exercise freedom on the non-essentials.
We believe in one true and living God revealed in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe that God, our Heavenly Father, is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we ask or think. Our God is infinitely bigger than any difficulty we face and our hope is entirely in the one who created and sustains the universe.
We believe that Jesus is the one and only Son of God. He is coequal with the Father and Holy Spirit.
He lived a sinless life and gave Himself as the perfect sacrifice for our sins. We believe that Jesus died
on the cross for our sins, was physically resurrected, ascended to heaven and will return to earth.
The Holy Spirit is part of the Trinity and is coequal with the Son and God the Father. He is alive and present in every believer and provides the believer with power, guidance, and spiritual understanding for following Jesus Christ. He equips the believer with gifts to be used in ministry and draws people to the knowledge of Christ.
Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 3:17; John 14-16; Galatians 5:25; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18.
We believe that through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, God has equipped us with the ability to live, serve and become the person He created us to be.
It is God's authoritative revelation of spiritual truth. We believe that all scripture is given by inspiration of God and is relevant for our everyday life.
We believe that salvation is a gift of God's grace. However, we are not saved simply by believing God exists. Many people claim to believe in some form of God. We are not saved if our good deeds outnumber our bad deeds. We are not saved because we were brought up in a religious family. We are not saved by participating in religious activities, like going to church, prayer or just because we were baptized. We are saved by grace through faith when we trust Jesus Christ and His work on the cross as sufficient for our sin. We believe that life change and transformation come through a relationship with Jesus Christ alone.
People were created to exist forever. We will live forever somewhere. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. We believe that heaven and hell are real places.
John 3:16, 14:6; Romans 6:23, 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9
We believe that baptism is the response to the command of Christ. It is the first step a person should take after trusting in Christ for salvation. It is an outward symbol of an inward work.
We believe and practice weekly communion for those who follow Jesus. Each believer is encouraged to participate in the Spirit, and abstain if there is any unconfessed sin. You do not need to be a member to participate, but those who are not Christ-followers are asked to abstain.