the five truths
Our Statement of Faith
what we believe
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. He is eternally self-existent, sovereign, righteous, compassionate, holy, loving and so much more!
(Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:16,17; Galatians 1:1; Ephesians 4:6; Romans 9:5; Colossians 2:9; John 1:1; Acts 5:3-4; Exodus 3:14; Isaiah 6:3; 1 John 4:8)
Jesus Christ is the second Person of the Trinity. He has always been fully God and became fully God and fully human when he was conceived in Mary’s womb by the power of the Holy Spirit. He lived the perfect life we could never live and died the horrible death that we deserved. He rose physically from the dead, victorious over sin and Satan. Forty days after his resurrection he ascended physically into the heavens. He is interceding for us at the right hand of God the Father. He will come back to establish his kingdom on the earth and rule and reign forever with those who have put their faith in him.
(Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; I Timothy 3:16; John 1:1,14; Philippians 2:6; 1 Corinthians 15:3-7; Romans 8:34)
The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity who was fully active in the creation of the world and is fully active in the regeneration of those who put their faith in Jesus. He indwells believers at the moment of salvation and is with them continuously until the day of redemption. He empowers believers to live a life full of “joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness gentleness and self-control” (Galatians 5:22,23). The Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to believers that allow them to serve others, and empowers them to clearly and confidently share the gospel with unbelievers.
(Genesis 1:2; John 14:26; Acts 1:8; Acts 5:3,4; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13; 2 Corinthians 3:17,18; Ephesians 1:13-14; 1 John 2:20)
The Gospel (“good news of Jesus”) tells the whole story of creation from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22. It is a clear and simple message that has a deep and profound impact on those who receive it by faith. At Dare 2 Share we unpack this story in six simple statements that spell out GOSPEL (the GOSPEL acrostic).
- God created us to be with Him. (Genesis 1-2)
- Our sins separate us from God. (Genesis 3)
- Sins cannot be removed by good deeds. (Genesis 4 - Malachi 4)
- Paying the price for sin, Jesus died and rose again. (Matthew - Luke)
- Everyone who trusts in him alone has eternal life. (John)
- Life with Jesus starts now and lasts forever. (Acts - Revelation)
Scripture was written by men but inspired by God. This means that every word, passage, and chapter of the Holy Scriptures, though penned by humans and retaining the writing style and personality of the human authors, was inspired by God himself. Although many came from varying backgrounds and lived in different places and time periods, each of the Biblical authors was guided by the Holy Spirit as he wrote. God’s word is reliable, not only in matters of faith and practice, but on every matter it touches.
(Psalm 19:7-11; Psalm 119; Matthew 5:18; Luke 24:44-46; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12,13; 2 Peter 1:20-21)