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What We Believe

Grace Christian Church of Staten Island, New York is a congregation of the Reformed Church in America. The church is centered around the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

GCC Statement of Faith

We believe in the one, true and living God eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. He is the Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer of all.

We believe in Jesus Christ, our Lord, who is the only beloved and begotten Son of our heavenly Father. He was incarnated as a human being, and for the sake of the redemption of all human sins, he was willingly crucified, shed his precious blood, and died on the cross. On the third day, he was resurrected from the dead, and then ascended into heaven. Now he sits on the right hand of God the Father and rules the entire universe. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the only true source of wisdom and hope for the world, because he is the Way, the Truth, and the Life; without him, no one can go to the Father. We also believe that all the promises of our Lord Jesus Christ will be completely fulfilled, including his second coming and judgement of the world at the end of time.

We believe in the Holy Spirit who is the most precious Spirit given to human beings by our heavenly Father through our Lord Jesus Christ He is still active in the world. He comes to exalt our Lord Jesus Christ and gives truth to human beings. He convicts sinners to repent, and to accept the redemption of Jesus Christ. He continually reforms believers to be more like Jesus Christ. He lives within believers’ hearts and gives gifts and empowers them to understand and follow the will of God the Father, which is namely to witness for Christ, to live a holy, righteous, joyful, and loving life and ministry for the Kingdom of God.

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and the complete revelation of God’s will for the salvation of human beings. We seek to bring all of life under the authority of the Bible because it gives us the clearest and truest understanding of God’s love and purpose for this world- a love and purpose which came to completion in Jesus Christ.

We believe in the Great Commission, the call to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to every corner of the earth, and we are committed to follow it.

We, Grace Christian Church, are therefore deeply committed to exalt our God by worshiping him, to evangelize to people by sharing the gospel, to equip Christians by preaching and teaching the Word of God, to edify each other through fellowship, and to serve those in need by sharing God’s love, both in our own neighborhoods and around the world.

For more information about what we believe through creeds and confessions, see the RCA creeds and confession page.