Beliefs

Here’s where you can find out about what we believe. 

What do you believe?

It’s simple question but difficult to answer for many of us. From how to escape sin, to the gifts of communion and baptism, let’s talk about what we believe at Salem. 

Our Beliefs

+ The Bible is the authoritative, inerrant word of God
2 Timothy 3:14-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5-6

+ The Word of God reveals His love for all people as He offers His son, Jesus, as a sacrifice for our sin
John 3:16; Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:21

+ No longer condemned by sin, God’s grace compels us to pursue a real life reflecting the character and message of Jesus
Romans 6:1-14; Ephesians 2:1-10; 1 John 2:1-6

+ Through Jesus, we discover our lives being filled with service, excellence, and courage
Joshua 1:6-9; 1 Corinthians 10:31; James 2:14-26

+ Our lives are openly transformed, responding to God’s command to step out of our comfort zones
Matthew 28:18-20; John 16:33; Acts 1:8

Communion and Baptism

Communion is celebrated the second and fourth Sundays of the month. The Bible teaches both The Lord’s Supper and Baptism are sacred gifts given to us by Jesus to His Church as means of grace through which God offers and extends forgiveness of sins and salvation. The visible elements of water, bread, and wine are directly connected by God’s Word to the Gospel of Christ. We approach communion and baptism with full confidence that neither of these sacraments are merely symbolic gestures, but most precious gifts from God by which we are welcomed into the Body of Christ. 

We receive communion rightly as baptized believers in simple faith, trusting Jesus’ words, “This is my body… This is my blood…” (Matthew 26:26-29). 

Students 8th grade and older, having received appropriate teaching are welcome to join us at the communion rail. Younger children are welcome to come forward with their family for a blessing. 

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