Beliefs

OUR DOCTRINE

The Oregon Trail Church of God is non-denominational. Although we are part of the official Church of God with headquarters in Anderson, Indiana, no formal membership is required in our local church. Being a Christian makes you a member.

WE BELIEVE

In one God who has eternally existed

Created the universe, and revealed Himself as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:1
Genesis 3:22
Matthew 28:19
1 Corinthians 8:4-6

In the absolute lordship and deity of Jesus Christ

Including His pre-existence, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His atoning death, His bodily resurrection and His eventual second coming.

Matthew 28:18
Matthew 20:28
Acts 2:36
Revelation 1:5-8

In the full spiritual authority

The reliability, and the divine inspiration of the Bible.

2 Timothy 3:16-17
2 Peter 1:20-21

Salvation comes only through the “new birth”

which is brought about by the genuine repentance of sin, confession of faith in Jesus Christ as the only Savior, and surrender to Him as Lord.

John 3:1-21
Romans 6:23
Romans 10:9
2 Corinthians 5:17

The ministry of the Holy Spirit is a present

essential component of effective Christian life and witness; and, that by His indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life and to receive and use the gifts granted to them by God.

1 Corinthians 12 and 13
Galatians 5:22-23
2 Timothy 1:9

In the absolute triumph

Of Christ over the devil and all his works.

John 10:10
Matthew 28:18

In the resurrection of the dead at Christ’s return

In the certainty of God’s judgment, and in the inescapable result of that judgment foretold in the scriptures for the just and the unjust.

Matthew 24
Revelation 1:5-8

In the ordinances of baptism by water

Symbolizing the union of the believer with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection, and in the Lord’s Supper as a remembrance of His unconditional love and forgiveness.

Colossians 2:12
1 Corinthians 11:23-29

Marriage is a divinely instituted

covenant that is defined by God as between one male and one female.

Genesis 1:27-28
Genesis 2:21-24
Matthew 19:4-6

Nothing can replace the importance of the local Church

in the mission and purpose of God.

Matthew 28:19-20
Matthew 22:37-40
Colossians 1:18
Hebrews 10:24-25