Following is a brief summary of some of the most important doctrinal beliefs we hold at Destination Church.
The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God.
It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it
is inspired, infallible, and inerrant.
(See 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; Prov. 30:5; Rom.
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and
Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and coeternal. (See 1 John 5:7; Gen. 1:26; Matt.
3:16, 17; 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isa. 9:6; Heb. 3:7-11)
Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On
earth, Jesus was one hundred percent God and one hundred percent man. He is the
only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life,
performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins
through the shedding of His blood. He arose from the dead on the third day according
to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in
power and glory. (See John 1:1, 14; 20:28; 1 Tim. 3:16; Isa. 9:6; Phil. 2:5, 6; 1 Tim.
Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression
he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (See Gen. 1:26-
31; 3:1-7; Rom. 5:12-21)
We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ: His death, burial,
and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any
human efforts. (See Eph. 2:8; Gal. 2:16; 3:8; Titus 3:5; Rom. 10:9, 10; Acts 16:31;
Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. In addition, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; they that are saved to the resurrection of the life and they that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation. (See Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21; 20:26-28; 21:4; Acts 24:15; 1 Cor. 15:42, 44; Phil. 3:21)
Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word
and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. It is
through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is
enabled to live a godly life. (See 1 Thess. 4:3; 5:23; 2 Cor. 3:18; 6:14-18; Rom. 8:29;
12:1,2; Heb. 2:11)
The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the
Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus’ Great Commission. Every
person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the Church as a member of the
body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (See
Eph. 1:22; 2:19-22; Heb. 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23)
Sexuality and the divinely prescribed boundaries for the expression
thereof is covered clearly in the Holy Scriptures, which limit sexual expression to the
marital relationship of one man with one woman. (See 1 Cor. 6:18; 1 Thes. 4:3; Rom.
1:26-27; Prov. 5:3-5, 8-13; 7:21-27; Gal. 5:19; Luke 18:20; Rom. 13:9; James 2:11; 1 Cor. 10:8; 6:18; Jude 7)
Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the gospel of
Jesus Christ. (See Matt. 5:3, 12, 20; 6:20; 19:21; 25:34; John 17:24; 2 Cor. 5:1; Heb.
11:16; 1 Peter 1:4)
After living one life on earth, the unbelievers will be judged by God and sent
to hell where they will be eternally tormented with the devil and the fallen angels. (See
Matt. 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Heb. 9:27; Rev. 14:9-11; 20:12-15; 21:8)
Jesus Indwells all Believers
Christians are people who have sincerely invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come and live inside them by His Holy Spirit. They relinquish the authority of their lives over to Him thus making Jesus the Lord of their life as well as Savior. They put their trust in what Jesus accomplished for them when He died, was buried, and rose again from the dead. (See John 1:12; 14:17, 23; 15:4; Rom. 8:11; Rev. 3:20)