Lighthouse Community Church
457 S. Washington Street
Nashville, Illinois, 62263

Services - Sundays @ 8:30am, 10am
Middle School - Sunday @ 6:30pm
High School - Wednesdays @ 7pm
~ STATEMENT OF BELIEFS ~

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

We believe that in Adam, human beings were created in the image of God (i.e. they share in a finite way the communicable attributes of God, such as personality, spirituality, rationality, morality). Through the fall of Adam, that image of God in humanity has been defiled, although not eradicated. Yet, as a result, every human being is radically corrupt and estranged from God. Human beings are condemned by God because of their descent into sin, both through their relationship to Adam and through individual choice. The desperate need of humanity is forgiveness of sins and consequent restoration of fellowship with God; yet we are totally unable to atone for their sins and restore themselves.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ; in His virgin birth; His sinless life; His miracles; His vicarious, substitutionary death - making atonement through His shed blood; His bodily resurrection; in His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection from the dead of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved are raised to eternal life and they that are lost are raised to God's judgment and eternal punishment.

We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that marriage is designed by God to be between one man and one woman for a lifetime. As such, divorce is a tragedy that we must seek to avoid and, homosexuality is inconsistent with God's design for men and women.

A more complete statement of our beliefs can be found in "The Baptist Faith and Message".