The Potter's House
Church Loughborough
“Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause you to hear My words.”
Jeremiah 18:2

What We Believe

General Statement of belief

These are simple outlines of some of our beliefs. For a more complete and formal list, see our Creedal Statements.

Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came and died on the cross as the final sacrifice for the sins of humanity. Three days later Jesus rose from the dead, thereby proving his diety, and enabling us to be saved through His name. Jesus will rapture His church, then later return for His millenial rule on Earth. There will be an ultimate Day of Judgment where all will be individually judged and rewarded. The doomed will be eternally damned in the literal Lake of Fire, and the redeemed will enter Heaven as their eternal home.

There are three primary experiences of the Christian life: Salvation, Water Baptism, and Holy Spirit Baptism.

1. Salvation

  • Salvation is initiated by a prayer of faith in Jesus.
  • Salvation is completed by God's grace.
  • Salvation is maintained by a lifestyle of Biblical righteousness.
  • Salvation is demonstrated by works.
  • Salvation is lost when we sin and do not repent.
  • Salvation is necessary to enter Heaven in eternity.

2. Water Baptism

  • Water Baptism was exemplified by Christ.
  • Water Baptism is not necessary to be saved, but is definitely an important Christian experience not to be negated.
  • Water Baptism is a public demonstration of faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Water Baptism is executed in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.

3. Holy Spirit Baptism

  • Holy Spirit Baptism is evidenced by speaking in tongues. (Acts 2:4; Acts 10:45–46)
  • Holy Spirit Baptism is an experience different and distinct from Salvation or Water Baptism. (Acts 1:5; Acts 10:44)

There are four primary responsibilities of each Christian: Prayer,  Outreach, Reading the Bible, and Fellowship.

1. Daily Prayer

  • Seeking God in prayer is a fundamental necessity of maintaining our relationship with Him.

2. Outreach

  • Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others.

3. Reading the Bible

  • Feeding our spirit with the Word of God, and living thereby.

4. Fellowship

  • Gathering together in a local assembly of believers for worship and admonition, and spiritually enriching camaraderie with other believers.

Creedal Statement

We believe:
  • In the verbal inspiration of the original scriptures
  • In the absolute trinity of the eternal God-head
  • In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ
  • In the personality and the deity of the Holy Spirit
  • In the reality and the personality of the Devil
  • In the natural depravity of the human race
  • In the substitutionary atonement
  • In the propitiation for sin only by the blood of Christ.
  • In the full salvation by grace through faith and not of works
  • In the divine healing through the atonement and prayer for the sick
  • In the personal baptism of the Holy Spirit
  • In the necessity of the new birth
  • In water baptism by immersion at an age of accountability
  • In the true church composed of all blood washed believers
  • In the evangelism of the heathen and the nations of the world
  • In obedience to civil government
  • In divorce only on New Testament scriptural grounds
  • In church government, loyalty and obedience to those in authority over us in the Lord
  • In tithing as God’s financial plan
  • In the restitution for past wrongs whenever possible
  • In the open table at the Lord’s supper
  • In the maintenance of good works and holy living
  • In the victorious life over sin, self and bad habits by Bible study and a prayer life.
  • In Christian perfection and holiness, through absolute surrender and consecration.
  • In Christian modesty in matters of dress and wearing apparel
  • In the keeping of the Lord’s day as a matter of privilege rather than law.
  • As regards recreation – liberty of conscience and a Godly example to the world.
  • In the immortality and conscious existence of the soul
  • In the resurrection of our literal bodies, the just and the unjust.
  • In a literal heaven and life everlasting for all true believers
  • In a final day of judgement for the incorrigible wicked
  • In the everlasting punishment of the impenitent
  • In the personal, literal, bodily pre-millennial coming of Jesus Christ.
  • In a future, literal, bodily pre-millennial coming of Jesus Christ.
  • In a future, literal 1000 year reign of Christ on earth with His Saints
  • In the judgement seat of Christ where the saints will be finally rewarded for their deeds of commission and omission.
  • In Christian tolerance to all the denominations of Christian faith “In essentials unity; in non-essentials liberty; in all things charity.

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