what we believe
@ stony brook church…
…that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant and authoritative Word of God for the Christian faith
and living. (The Bible)
…that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(God the Father)
…in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father and His personal return in power and glory. (God the Son)
…in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling every Christian is able to live a godly life. And that every Christian receives the indwelling Holy Spirit at the moment of believing in Jesus Christ for forgiveness and eternal life. (God the Holy Spirit)
…that salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by believing in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one believes in Jesus Christ by faith.
…that God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ and the believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. Security of salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the effort of the Christian.