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what we believe

Here's a quick overview of what we believe. It is not complete of course, but you'll find a more detailed version below with some of the applicable Bible verses. Please email us with your questions...click here on: info@westchesterchapel.org.
 
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    * God is bigger, better and closer than we can imagine.  His love for us will never end.
    * The Bible is God's guidebook for living.  It is reliable, can be trusted and provides all we need to know to please God.
    * Jesus is God. His sacrifice on the cross reveals just how much he cares for each of us.
    * Through His Holy Spirit, God lives in us and He brings us comfort, wisdom and direction for life.
    * Grace is the only way to have a relationship with God. We will never be "good enough" to win God's favor.
    * God can bring good even out of evil events and God promises victory over evil to those who choose him.
    * The church is designed to be a vital, living and active community of loving Christians. A group dedicated to loving God, His Word and each other.
    * Jesus is coming again.


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The Trinity
We believe in one God, revealed to us in three Persons --Father, Son and Holy Spirit --all equal in their eternal power and Godly nature.
(Genesis 1; Isaiah 5:16, 6:1-7, 40:18-31; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19-20; John 14:6-27)
 
Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is fully human and fully God and that He has existed eternally, equal with God in every way. This is seen in the miracle of His virgin birth, His death on the Cross, and His rising from the dead.  (Matthew 1:20-25, 16:15-16; Luke 1:26-35; Romans 8:3, 8:32-34)
 
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit, that He is God, and that He has the ability to supernaturally guide our lives into patterns that are healthy for us and pleasing to our Creator. We believe that through the filling of the Holy Spirit we are brought into a complete devotion to God and empowered to live a life of love, purity and service, leading to spiritual maturity. ( John 7:39, 14:15-18,26, 16:7-15; Acts 2:33, 15:8-9; 1 Thessalonians 4:7-8)
 
The Bible
We believe the Bible is a unique document, written by people, yet fully inspired by God. It contains all the information required for finding salvation and living a truly Christian life.
(Luke 24:44-47; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)

Salvation
We believe that we inherited a corrupt nature at birth that leads us towards evil. The death of Jesus on the cross is the only cure for mankind's corrupted nature. The acceptance and belief of this truth along with repentance, brings us complete forgiveness by God, new life, and salvation. We believe that this salvation is offered by God's grace, as a free gift and that it cannot be earned through any human endeavor. (Isaiah 53:5-6, 11; John 1:29, 3:14-17; Romans 3:21-26, 4:17-25, 5:6 21)
 
The Return of Jesus Christ
We believe that the future includes the return of Jesus Christ and the final judgment. Here all evil will be brought to justice and those found innocent because of their trust in Jesus Christ will live in an entirely new creation, free from death, disease and hunger. (Matthew 25:31-46; Philippians 3:20-21; Hebrews 9:26-28)

This information was intended to give a brief overview of some of our beliefs. There are areas that we were not able to cover in this limited format. If you'd like additional information call our offices at (914) 287-7620
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DENOMINATIONAL AFFILIATION:
WCCC is proud to be a 'Church of the Nazarene'. The Church of the Nazarene is a worldwide denomination founded on the Gospel message of Jesus Christ and the truth of scripture.  The denomination has more than one million members in more than 100 countries. Within the New York City area there are more than 100 churches sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in many languages including Spanish, Korean, Portuguese, Urdu and Chinese.

Our denomination has its early foundations in the Methodist revivals of the 1700s and the Church of the Nazarene officially began its mission in 1908. The Nazarene Church has grown because of its focus on Jesus Christ, the Bible as the word of God, and an international mission to bring the Gospel and its offer of wholeness to the world. You can get more information about the Church of the Nazarene by going to: Nazarene.org.