Woodland United Methodist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina
THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
what we believe about...
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe and is revealed in three persons: Father, Son & Holy Spirit. These three are the Trinity.
Jesus Christ is true God from true God, born of the Virgin Mary, the Son of God, the Word of God made flesh. He suffered death on the cross on our behalf and was buried. On the third day, God raised Him from the dead and demonstrated divine power over sin and death. Jesus will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit brings people to an awareness of sin and a need for Salvation. The Holy Spirit works in the lives of believers to enable them to grow in compassion, mercy, grace, hope, peace and love.
All humans are created in the image of God and we are born to enjoy life as a gift of God's grace. We are human and we sin as we rebel against God. We fall short of the glory of God. We cannot overcome sin through our own human effort. We are dependent upon God's grace.
Salvation is God's free gift to us. We do not deserve it. We do not earn it. We received it through faith in Jesus Christ. It is God's Amazing Grace.
The Bible is the Word of God for the people of God. It is written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. It is the rule and guide of Christian faith and practice.