STATEMENT OF BELIEFS

This is the statement of beliefs upon which Archway was founded.  These are interdenominational mainstream Christian beliefs.  We do not ask that you accept these as your own, that is your personal choice.  Our hope is that you find Archway to be a welcoming and authentic Christian organization.
    
* God is the creator and ruler of the universe. 
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."  Genesis 1:1 NIRV


* Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Jesus lived a sinless life and died for the sins of all men and women.  He rose from the dead after three days and ascended into Heaven and will return again.  
"What I received I passed on to you. And it is the most important of all. Here is what it is. Christ died for our sins, just as Scripture said he would.  He was buried. He was raised from the dead on the third day, just as Scripture said he would be."  I Corinthians 15: 3-4 ​


* Salvation is a gift from God through the death of Jesus. We cannot earn our 

way to heaven by “being good” or good works.  Only through Jesus, are we saved. Eternal life begins the moment we receive Jesus Christ by faith. 
"God’s grace has saved you because of your faith in Christ. Your salvation doesn’t come from anything you do. It is God’s gift.  It is not based on anything you have done. No one can brag about earning it."  Ephesians 2:8-9
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."  John 14:6

 
* The Bible is God’s word. It is the guide for Christian life. 
"God has breathed life into all Scripture. It is useful for teaching us what is true. It is useful for correcting our mistakes. It is useful for making our lives whole again. It is useful for training us to do what is right."  II Timothy 3:16
"Your word is like a lamp that shows me the way. It is like a light that guides me."  Psalm 119:105