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What We Believe at Open Door


We believe there is One God. He was revealed to us as Father in creation, as Son in redemption and the Holy Spirit in the Church age (Deuteronomy 6:4; Genesis 1:1; John 14:17,18; I Timothy 3:16)



We believe the Bible is the inspired and infallible (unaltered) Word of God, written by holy men of old, as they were moved on by the Holy Ghost (II Timothy 3:16; Ephesians 3:5; II Peter 3:2).



We believe the gospel, or “good news,” is that Christ suffered the curse of sin once (and for all men) was buried and rose again, providing deliverance and salvation to all who receive His redemptive and toning work by faith (Romans 1:16,17; Acts 2:37.



We believe ‘Salvation for mankind’ is provided only through the efficacious, shed blood of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 5:12). Salvation is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8). When one accepts the message of Christ by faith, they will be “obedient to the faith” (Romans 1:5; Acts 6:7). This “obedience of faith” (Romans 16:26) is what the believer does in appropriating the fullness of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. Christ told Nicodemus, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (St. John 3:3-7)

We believe Christ died – We “die to the old life” through repentance (II Corinthians 5:17).

We believe Christ was buried – We are buried with Him by immersion through water baptism (Romans 6:4).

We believe Christ was resurrected – We are resurrected with Him through the infilling of the Holy Spirit (Romans 6:4; 8:11; I Corinthians 15:45).  We believe the Apostle Peter capsulized this at the inception of the church (Acts 2:38).



We believe the Bible teaches that in Jesus, dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily (Col. 2:9). The authority of God is vested in the Name of Jesus (Matthew 28:18; Acts 4:12). All that the believer does “in word or deed” is to be done in Jesus’ Name (Colossians 3:17). The Name of Jesus becomes our new “family name” (Ephesians 3:15), replacing the old family name of “Adam” (I Corinthians 15:45-50). The Name of Jesus encompasses the final and highest revelation of the invisible God and is the proper name of the Godhead.



We believe Jesus Christ will return to the earth to catch the Church away (I Thessalonians 4:16, 17), and shall return again to set up His kingdom on earth (Revelation 19:11-16; Matthew 24:29-31).

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