WHAT WE BELIEVE:
GOD IS. He has always existed and will always exist – There is no other god than Yahweh and everything exists because of Him. God created all things and He did this because He loves to create and because He loves us to bits, but it’s not about us.
The Universe does not revolve around mankind, but around God. It’s all for Him
Jesus is God’s only begotten Son, the second in the Trinity and He is fully God in fully human flesh. He co-existed with God from the beginning of all things, but at just the right time He became flesh and dwelt among us – just like us in every way. He did this so that He could fully identify with us, tempted in every way just like us, yet was without sin, and in this way, pay the price for all our sin.
Jesus’ miraculous birth, fantastic words and deeds, exemplary, sinless life, dying on the cross to pay the price of sin for all mankind, resurrection from the dead, and glorious ascension into heaven was completely God’s only plan of redemption for sinful man.
He now sits at the Father’s right hand, interceding for us, and awaiting the Father’s command to come again to this earth and to reign for ever in glory.
about Holy Spirit
He is the third person of the Trinity and it is through the person of the Holy Spirit that God chose to create all things. He lives in us and through us now by His Holy Spirit and wants us to be filled to overflowing with His presence. He equips the saints with gifts and we are to develop those gifts and the fruit of the Spirit within our lives. He is the one who brings conviction for our sins and leads us to all truth in Jesus.
about the Bible
The Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God. It is the only authority by which we can get to know all that God has done for us, and what God expects from us. It is His introduction and love letter to us. The Holy Spirit can speak to us individually, but He will never contradict or go against the Holy Scriptures.
There are many different versions of the Bible, but they all say the same thing, just in slightly different ways. The fundamental truths are not changed and choice comes down to preference.
At Oasis Church we recommend and use the New King James Version as it maintains and promotes the majestic poetry that other, ‘dynamic equivalence’ versions lack.
We do NOT use or recommend transliterations or paraphrase bibles, nor do we use them except in comparisons – never to study or preach from!
The church is Christ’s idea and His means of calling people to Himself. The church is not a building of bricks or stones but is the people who are called by His Name. It is only in the church that His will is found and only through the church that His will is done. We are all meant to belong to a local church or fellowship and it is only in that context that we can be found to submit to His will. YOU CANNOT BE A CHRISTIAN AND NOT BELONG TO A LOCAL CHURCH.