What We Believe

When it comes to biblical doctrine, there are many things that do not effect one’s relationship with Jesus Christ. For example, there are various views on the doctrine of Eschatology or end times. However, one’s opinion or belief of how everything will play out in the end of days does not effect one’s personal eternal destination. At Potomac Crest, we believe that there are major and minor doctrines or essential and nonessential beliefs. Within our major doctrines, or essential beliefs, we have unity. Within our minor doctrines, or nonessential beliefs, we have liberty. However, within all of our doctrines and beliefs, we show love. Below are our major doctrines or essential beliefs that we as a church embrace.

About the Scriptures:
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error.

About God:
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world.

About Humanity:
We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.

About Salvation:
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.

About the Christian Life:
We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.

About the Church:
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the lost world.