The following are the core beliefs of Oasis Community 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.
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal parts of one God. (Genesis 1:1, Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, 1 Peter 1:2, 2 Corinthians 13:14)
God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself. Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father, and by Him all things in heaven and on earth were created through Him and with Him. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven and will return again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5, John 14:10-30, Hebrews 4:14-15, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13, Col 1:15-17, Phil 2:5-10.)
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world convicting the world of unrighteousness, to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every believer from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily. (2 Corinthians 3:17, John 16:7-13, John 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 2:12, 1 Corinthians 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 5:18, Titus 3:5)
Christ’s vicarious death on the cross paid the penalty for the sins of the whole world, but its benefits are only applicable to those who receive Jesus as personal Savior. Healing—body, soul and spirit—and all of God’s provisions for His saints, are provided for in the atonement, but these must be appropriated by faith. (Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6, Romans 3:23, Colossians 1:21, Isaiah 59:1-2, John 3:16; 20:30-31,Rom 3:21-26, 2 Cor 5:17)
Salvation is a gift through the grace of god that one receives by accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior. It is only by recognizing one’s unworthiness before God and trusting in the sacrificial death by jesus for the forgiveness of one’s sins that a person can be reconciled with God. It is only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness that you can be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment you receive Jesus Christ into your life by faith. (Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6, John 1:12, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 5:1, John 3:16, 20:30-31, Rom 3:21-26,2 Cor 5:17)
The goal of the church is to make disciples of all nations and to present the saints complete in Christ. The five-fold ministry gifts listed in Ephesians 4 govern the church, along with the elders, as well as other leadership roles mentioned in Scripture.
We affirm the bodily, personal second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the saints, the millennium and the final judgment. The final judgment will determine the eternal status of both the saints and the unbelievers, determined by their relationship to Jesus Christ. We affirm with the Bible the final state of the new heavens and the new earth. (Matt 24-25, 1 Thess 2:19, 3:13, 1 John 2:28, Rev 19:11-17, 20:1-15)