OUR BELIEFS

GOD


God is the all-knowing, ever-present Creator of the universe. We believe that God exists in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. He exists eternally: He has always been, and He will always be. Genesis 1:1, Genesis 1:26-27, Psalm 90:2



JESUS


Jesus Christ is the Son of God. We know Him as the Savior of the world. Despite our sin, He came to earth in the form of man; completely sinless, and gave His life on the cross. This sacrifice, allows us to have the choice of eternal life. Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5, John 14:10-30, Hebrews 4:14-15, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13



SALVATION


Salvation is the gift that is offered to us by God through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ. He offered us eternal life in exchange for our sins; however, He has given us the free will to accept or reject it. We can receive the gift of salvation by Confessing with our mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believing in our hearts, that God raised Him to life. When we receive that gift, God justifies our sinful nature and covers us with a seal of righteousness. At Latitude, we believe that if the angels in Heaven rejoice over every salvation, that we should do the same! Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6, John 1:12, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 5:1



HOLY SPIRIT


When Jesus, the Son of God, left earth to prepare a place for us in Heaven, He left us with the Holy Spirit, so that we would not be alone. The Spirit leads us through life by offering us discernment and allowing us to know what is right and wrong. He provides us with His power, and offers us understanding, peace, and freedom. He lives within every saved believer, from the moment of salvation, and we strive to submit to His control and guidance daily. John 16, Luke 24:25, Acts 1:8, Acts 1: 1-5, John 14:26, Romans 8, Galatians 5:22, Acts 2:38, 1 Corinthians 6:19, 2 Corinthians 3:17, Ephesians 1:8, John 15, Acts 19



THE BIBLE


The Bible is God’s Word to His people. It was written by men under the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit. His Word never fails to guide us through life, as we refer to it, continually. The Bible is one hundred percent truthful, and Latitude is committed to offering the truth of His Word. Hebrews 4:12, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21, 2 Timothy 1:13, Psalm 119:105, Psalm 119:160, Psalm 12:6, Proverbs 30:5



THE CHURCH


The Church is a body of believers who come together in fellowship and corporate worship. We believe that the church is called to love God first, then share the love of Christ to all people, and equip disciples. We are to be the hands and feet of Jesus. The church is not a building; We are the church! Those that have confessed Him and believe, whole-heartedly. We will continue to strive to be “THAT CHURCH”. We will serve, give, and reach those that are far from God. Acts 2:42-47, Matthew 16:18, Matthew 23:11, Malachi 3:10, Matthew 28:19



ETERNITY


In the beginning, we were created to live forever in complete harmony with God; That is until sin separated us from Him. Now, we have the option of choosing where we want to spend eternity. We believe that when we accept the gift of salvation, God justifies our sin and offers us, once again, the gift of eternal life with Him. John 10:29, 2 Timothy 1:12, Hebrews 7:25, Hebrews 10:10-14, 1 Peter 1:3-5



BAPTISM


Baptism is an outward proclamation of the inward change that God has made within us. We believe that baptism follows salvation, and is a way of showing the world that we are not ashamed of what God is doing in us. We believe that if baptism was good enough for Jesus, then it is good enough for us. Matthew 3:13-17, Acts 1:5, Acts 19:1-5