At Deep Creek we believe in –

the Godhead:

one triune God, eternally existing in three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – co-eternal in being, co-eternal in nature, co-equal in power and glory, having the same attributes and perfections (Deut 6:4; Matt 28:19; John 1:1-5; 2 Cor 13:14)

God’s relationship with the cosmos:

God is the Creator and Ruler all things.  In His love, grace and sovereignty, He has created, and is sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world (Gen 1:1; Ps 90:2; John 1:3; Heb 1:2f; John 3:16-18; Acts 17:30f)

the Old and New Testament Scriptures:

divinely inspired, supremely authoritative and trustworthy in all matters of faith and conduct (2 Tim 3:16f; 2 Pt 1:20f; Matt 5:18; John 16:12f)

the dignity of all people:

God made man and female in His image; to be in relationship with Him and care for His creation; yet corrupted by sin, and requiring redemption and transformation (Gen 1:26-28; Rom 3:22f; 5:12; Eph 2:1-3)

the incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ:

He became man without ceasing to be God; conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin (John 1:1f, 14; Luke 1:35; Heb 4:15)

the atoning sacrifice of Christ:

on the cross, Jesus died in our place as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice, paying the price for sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God (Rom 3:24f; Eph 1:7; Col 2:15; 1 Pt 2:24)

the bodily resurrection of Christ:

being the first fruits of our resurrection; through which our justification is made sure; demonstrating His power over death.  He ascended to the right hand of the Father in heaven (Luke 24:1-7; 1 Cor 15:3-8, 20; Rom 1:4; 4:25; Heb 1:3)

the ministry of God the Holy Spirit:

who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, enables us to understand God and His Word, assures us of our inheritance, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness through the gifts of the Spirit and the fruit of the Spirit (John 16:8; 3:5f; 1 Cor 2:12-16; Eph 1:13f; 1 Cor 12:1-11; Gal 5:22)

the salvation of sinners:

by the grace of God through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Eph 2:8-10; John 1:12; Eph 1:7; 1 Pt 1:18-21)

the Church:

the body of Christ, a spiritual organism, the priesthood of all believers, both local and universal;  given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit’s gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love (Eph 1:22f; 5:25-27; Acts 8:1; Rom 16:16; 2 Thess 1:4; Matt 16:18; 1 Cor 15:9; 1 Cor 12:12-31)

the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ:

to fulfill the purposes of God; to judge the living and the dead; to bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth (Acts 1:11; Matt 25:31; 2 Tim 4:1; 1 Pt 4:5; 2 Peter 3:12-13, Rev 20:11-15; 21:1-4)