Chappell Hill Bible Fellowship holds to certain essential beliefs set forth below, and in these we experience unity. In other beliefs we have liberty, and in all our beliefs we show love.
GOD: God is the eternal and self-existent creator, sustainer, and ruler of the universe. He exists in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and are one God.
JESUS: Jesus Christ is the Son of God, co-equal with the Father. He lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He resurrected from the dead after three days, victorious over sin and death. He ascended to heaven's glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son, and has a present ministry in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He indwells every Christian and makes available power for living, understanding the Bible, and leading in what is right.
Bible: The 66 books of the Old and New Testaments comprise God's Word, the Bible. It is inspired, completely true, and our guide for life and godliness.
Humanity: All people are made in the image of God and designed for a relationship with Him. Every person is born under the law of sin and death that separates people from God.
Salvation: Salvation is God's free gift to all of humanity but must be received by faith. Personal merit and good works cannot restore our relationship with God or get us to heaven. Salvation and eternal life are available because Jesus Christ satisfied the justice of God by dying on a cross, being buried, and raised to life. Only by placing personal faith in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins can anyone be saved from sin's penalty.
Eternal Security: Christians cannot lose or forfeit their salvation.
Eternity: People were created to exist forever, and will either spend eternity with God through the forgiveness and salvation available in Christ, or will spend eternity separated from God by sin. Heaven and hell are real.
Baptism: While baptism does not save anyone, every Christian should be baptized by immersion as an act of obedience to God and a public proclamation of their having already placed personal faith in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins.
Church: A local church is a body of baptized believers serving under the Lord Jesus Christ as its head and under the visible authority of the elders of the church, with its chief aim to glorify God and fulfill the Great Commission.