What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Graniteville Community Church - SC based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.


We believe in the Bible as God’s only inspired, inerrant and authoritative revelation of himself and his will given to us (2 Tim 3:16-17). We believe we are to grow in grace and knowledge of Christ. Spiritual growth is also called sanctification (holiness) and spiritual formation in the image of Christ (2 Peter 3:18; Gal 4:15; 1 Thess 4:3). The greatest evidence of spiritual maturity is love (John 13:34-35).


We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (1 John 5:7; Matt 28:19).


We believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ, the only Son of God (John 1:1-14), his virgin birth (Matt 1:18), his sinless life (2 Cor 5:21; Heb 4:15), his miracles (Acts 10:38), his substitutionary death as the only sacrifice for the sin of the world (1 John 2:2), his physical resurrection from the dead (Luke 24:39), his ascension to heaven as our high priest (Heb 4:14), and his promise to return to rule and reign as Lord (1 Thess 4:16-18; Rev 20:6).

Holy Spirit

We believe in the person and work of the Holy Spirit lives within us (1 Cor 6:19) and gives us power for life and ministry (Acts 1:8). We believe in the Holy Spirit baptism for power when we ask and receive this special gift by faith and in all spiritual gifts (Luke 11:13; Acts 2:1-4; 1 Cor 12:1-11). The Holy Spirit makes us more like Jesus, empowers us in prayer and gives us spiritual direction (2 Cor 3:18; Rom 8:14, 26-27).

New Birth 

We believe the new birth is the only way to eternal life. When we are born again, our sins are forgiven, we are delivered from sin and judgment and have eternal life. A person experiences the new birth through faith in Christ and repentance from sin (Luke 24:46-48; John 1:12; 3:3-8; Acts 2:38-39; Eph 2:8-9).

We believe in Jesus’ promise of eternal life in heaven (John 3:16; 4:1-3). Heaven is a real place and a sure promise (2 Cor 5:1). We face the final judgment with peace and confidence because we will before God in the righteousness of Christ (2 Cor 5:21; Rom 5:9; 1 Thess 5:9; 1 John 4:17). We believe in eternal judgment for the ungodly who reject the saving grace of God (Heb 9:27; Daniel 12:2; John 5:28-29; Rev 20:4-6; 11-15).


We believe in the sacraments of holy communion or the Lord’s Supper (Matt 26:26-30; 1 Cor 11:23-26) and water baptism as a confession of faith in Christ (Matt 28:19; 1 Peter 3:20-22). (This overview is provided for teaching not an official creed as found in the Church of God, Statement of Faith).


We believe in divine healing provided through Christ’s atonement (1 Peter 2:24). God promises healing (Exo 15:26). Prayer is the pathway to healing through the anointing with oil and laying hands on the sick in the name of Jesus (James 5:13-15). Healing also means living healthy in every area of life (1 Thess 5:23).

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