WE BELIEVE the scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired and true Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His Will for the salvation of man and the Divine and Final authority for all Christian faith and life.
WE BELIEVE in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons; the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who are of one substance and equal in Power and Glory.
WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is true God and true Man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the scriptures. He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father. He will come again to judge both the living and the dead.
WE BELIEVE that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord, Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner and guide, instruct and empower the believer for Godly living and service.
WE BELIEVE that man was created in the image of God, but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit, can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
WE BELIEVE that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only those who receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit, and thus become children of God.
WE BELIEVE that Water Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, (Holy Communion), are sacraments to be observed by the Church during this present age. Baptism means “immersion”. In it is symbolized our burial with Christ through baptism into death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in the newness of life – Romans 6:4 – In baptism we symbolically bury our sins and rise to live in the power of Christ’s resurrection – Romans 6: 3-11, Col. 2:12 – Therefore, immersion is the preferred method of water baptism administered by Hilltop Christian Fellowship. The Lord’s Supper is open to all believers who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Water Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are not to be regarded as a means to salvation.
WE BELIEVE that the true Church is composed of all persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, has been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the Head. Only those who are thus members of the true Church of Jesus Christ shall be eligible for membership in the local church.
WE BELIEVE the life of the believer is to be separated from the world by consistent conduct before God and man, and is to be in the world as life-giving light.
WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church and that every local church has the right under Christ to decide and govern its own affairs.
WE BELIEVE in the personal and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this “Blessed Hope” has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
WE BELIEVE in the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment. Heaven and Hell are real places. “Death is a beginning, not the end.”