STATEMENT OF FAITH

 

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.

Who, for us, men for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.

And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets; and in baptism in Him evidenced by outward manifestations as an experience available to all believers subsequent to and distinct from initial salvation experience; and in empowerment available through this experience for witnessing and effective service.

And we believe there is one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for participation in the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Christ; and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

About Creation

God is the Creator of Everything! In the Genesis creation narratives, and throughout the Old and New Testaments, the Bible emphasizes that God is Creator, not only of the earth and its inhabitants but of everything that exists (Exodus 20:11; Nehemiah 9:6; Psalm 146:6; Acts 14:17; Revelation 4:11; 10:6). We believe in the literal order, timeline and narratives of Genesis 1 pertaining to God’s creation.

About the Holy Scriptures

 We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God revealing the will of God to the world through its 66 books. 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; John 3:16.

About God

 We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.      

Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6.

About the nature of God

We believe that God is good and there is no evil in him. He gives life and life in abundance. It is the devil that steals, kills and destroys. God is the loving Father and his nature was demonstrated through Jesus during his earthly ministry. (He who has seen me has seen the Father). He never changes. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. The wrath of God against sin and the love of God for mankind is epitomized on the Cross at Calvary. His judgment shall come upon everyone who does not accept Jesus as their personal savior. Not because of their sins and Not because God wants to condemn them, for they on their freewill chose not to accept Jesus and reap the natural consequence of their choice.

James 1:17, 1 John 4:16, Hebrews 13:8  
About Jesus Christ

 We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15.

About Salvation

We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. We believe that this saving grace is available to everyone who places his faith in Jesus Christ and that God does not predetermine who is saved or lost. Furthermore, we believe that God will reward the righteous with eternal life with Him and that He will banish the unrighteous to everlasting punishment in hell. Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7.

About The Holy Spirit

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit; whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life. We believe in miracles, divine healings and the gifts of the holy spirit.  The Holy Spirit guides and teaches the believer to walk in the statutes of God. John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10.

About Resurrection

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. 1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15.

About the Church

The church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit with divine appointments for the fulfillment of the great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven (Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:22; Hebrews 12:33).

About Evangelism

 We believe that the ministry of evangelism (sharing and proclaiming the message of salvation only possible by grace through faith in Jesus Christ) and discipleship 
(helping followers of Christ grow up into maturity in Christ) is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15. We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism. Matthew 9:3538, 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15.

About Baptism

Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and is your public declaration that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Baptism alone does not save but is a work of faith(faith without works is dead). It is a biblical command and demonstrates your love and obedience to Christ.

Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:41; Ephesians 2: 8-9; Matthew 28:19-20

About Communion

Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus Christ to remember his sacrifice for us and to symbolize the new covenant. The elements of bread and wine or juice are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood. Communion is not a means of salvation. Rather, it is a testament of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross. We believe that it is intended for only those who have positively responded to accept the grace to be one with Christ. Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:19,20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

About Righteousness

We believe that righteousness can never be earned but is a gift of God. God justifies everyone who accepts Jesus Christ as their personal savior by faith. God put all the past, present and future sins of mankind on Jesus and reconciled the world unto him. He imputed the righteousness of God on them that believe in Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 5:19,21, Romans 3:21,24-26

About Eternal Life

Death came into the perfectly created world by Adam’s transgression and was passed on to all men. By the obedience of Jesus Christ, they that receive the abundance of grace and gift of righteousness shall reign with Christ forever. God shall rightly reward the faithful in his established Kingdom according to works of faith. Romans 5:17,18, Revelation 21:3 
About the Second Coming

We believe that Jesus Christ shall return as King as he promised, that there shall be two distinct events to mark this, one is the rapture of the saints and second the judgment of the world. We believe that following the second coming, he shall reign over all the earth for millennia.  We believe that the saints who are alive shall be transformed and the ones that have passed away shall be resurrected at the rapture. 1 Corinthians 15:20-24, 1 Thessalonians 5:16,17, Revelation 20:11 
 
Note:- This document shall be read in conjunction with our faith statement. 
Please refer to our Faith Statement for a detailed understanding 

ABOUT US

MERC is a community of Christ followers, Dedicated to Knowing God and making Him known. We believe that every person has a unique  calling & purpose in life.

Our passion is to see a great revival in Middle East & other nations.

As a church we are committed to seeing people grow in the knowledge of God, live with purpose and see God do great things in and through their lives

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DUBAI | UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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