what we believe

Here are the core beliefs at SCC with some Bible reference for you to check out. We would love to answer any questions that you may have, don't hesitate to email us at info@southcountycares.org, or stop by and visit us anytime.


God


We believe in the Trinity - God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He exists in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are equally one God. 


Key Bible Verses: Genesis 1:1,26,27 | Genesis 3:22 | Psalm 90:2 | Matthew 28:19 | 1 Peter 1:2 | 2 Corinthians 13:14


Man


We believe man is born separated from God - Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God's creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. This attitude separates man from God. 


Key Bible Verses: Genesis 1:27 | Psalm 8:3-6 | Isaiah 53:6 | Isaiah 59:1-2 | Romans 3:23


Eternity


We believe in Heaven & Hell - Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in relationship with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in relationship with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence. 


Key Bible Verses: John 3:16 | John 2:25 | John 5:11-13 | Romans 6:23 | Revelation 20:15 | 1 John 5:11-12 | Matthew 25:31-46


Jesus Christ


We believe that Jesus Christ is God - Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate his power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. 


Key Bible Verses: 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


Salvation


We believe in salvation by grace through faith - Salvation is a gift from God to people. People can never make up for their sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can someone be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ in their life by faith.


Key Bible Verses: Romans 6:23 | Ephesians 2:8-9 | John 14:6 | John 1:12 | Titus 3:5 | Galatians 3:26 | Romans 5:1


The Holy Spirit


We Believe In The Baptism Of The Holy Spirit - The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He is also present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He provides the Christian with power to be a living witness, understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under his control daily.


Key Bible Verses: 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 5:1


The Bible


We believe the Bible is the word of God - The Bible is God's word to all people. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of Truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is Truth without any mixture of error.


Key Bible Verses: 2 Timothy 3:16 | 2 Peter 1:20-21 | 2 Timothy 1:13 | Psalm 119:105,160 | Psalm 12:6 | Proverbs 30:5