The BibleThe sole basis of our belief is the Bible. We believe it was uniquely, verbally and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, and was written without error in its original recording. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks.
GodThere is only one true God, eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Jesus ChristJesus Christ is God, who ‘became flesh’ by being conceived miraculously by the Holy Spirit and by being born of a virgin. Jesus lived a sinless life and then voluntarily paid for the sins of people by dying on the cross as their substitute. Jesus rose from the dead and ascended bodily into heaven where He, the only mediator between God and mankind, continually intercedes for for His people.
Mankind/HumanityMankind was originally created in the image of God but sinned by disobeying God. The resulting ‘fall’ brought all mankind under divine judgment.
SalvationThe salvation of each person is wholly a work of God’s free grace and is in no part based on human effort or merit. God accounts Jesus’ perfect righteousness to anyone who puts faith in Christ alone for salvation.
Holy SpiritThe Holy Spirit came into the world to glorify Jesus Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to people. He is involved in bringing people to salvation, in equipping them for service, and in enabling and empowering the believer to live the Christian life.
The Second Coming of ChristJesus Christ will come again to the earth, personally, visibly, bodily, and will bring history to its conclusion, ushering in the final and eternal plan of God.
Local ChurchJesus Christ is the head of the church, His ‘body’ (those who have trusted Him as Savior). He urges His people to gather together regularly for worship, teaching and ministry. SCC is an independent local congregation of believers that seeks to please God by being Biblical in what we teach, evangelistic in concern for the unchurched, caring for the needy, contemporary in approach to ministry, and committed to preaching God’s Word in a relevant manner.