1 Corinthians 15:1-4

The Risen Christ, Faith’s Reality

Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.

      Romans      10:9-10 & 13

9 That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.


Hanover Community Church Doctrinal Statement 

SECTION 1. (Scriptures)  We believe that the Scriptures are the plenary and verbally inspired Word of God and are the sole or final authority of the Christian faith and practice.  II Timothy 3:16-17, II Timothy 4:2, II Peter 1:20-21, John 5:29, Matthew 5:18, Revelation 22:18-19.


SECTION 2. (Trinity)  We believe in the Triune Godhead, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit:  perfect in holiness, supreme in power, infinite in wisdom and indescribable by human wisdom. Genesis 1:2, Isaiah 6:8, Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 28:19, Isaiah 55:8-9.       

God the Father, holy, just, infinite, eternal, omni­potent, omniscient, omnipresent and immutable:  manifests His love and mercy to mankind through His Son, Jesus Christ.  Deuteronomy 32:4, Psalms 139:7-10, Proverbs 15:3.     

God the Son, God manifest in the flesh, became incarnate in flesh, was born of a virgin, lived a perfect life, died an atoning death for our sins, arose from the dead the third day, ascended to the right hand of the Father, becoming the High Priest, the only Mediator between God and man.  Philippians 2:5-8, Galatians 4:4-5, II Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 4:14-15, I Timothy 2:5, I Corinthians 15:3-4.       

God the Holy Spirit indwells, comforts, and enlightens the believer, empowers the disciple and convicts the sinner.  I Corinthians 6:19, John 14:16-17, John 14:26, Acts 4:31, John 16:7-11.


SECTION 3. (Salvation)  We believe that salvation is by grace alone, and that man, apart from the grace of God is depraved.  Ephesians 2:8-9, Isaiah 64:6, Romans 3:23-24, II Corinthians 5:21.


SECTION 4. (Satan)  We believe Satan is a fallen angel, the enemy of God and man, who accuses the saints and deceives the world:  his doom, along with his followers, shall be in the lake of fire eternally.  Ezekiel 28:13-17, Matthew 24:24, Revelation 12:10, II Corinthians 11:13-15, Revelation 20:9-10.


SECTION 5. (Baptism)  We believe that each believer having truly been born again by faith in Jesus Christ should as an act of obedience follow his/her Lord in Scriptural baptism.  Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 2:41, Acts 8:35-37, Romans 6:3-5.


SECTION 6. (The Church)  We believe that this church is a local assembly of believers with whom we may sing, give fellowship, and further the cause of Christ in our community and to the uttermost parts of the earth; and whose government is incorporated within its own congregation, Christ being the Head of the church.  Acts 1:15-26, Acts 6:1-7, Ephesians 5:23, Colossians 1:18.


SECTION 7. (Future Events)  We believe that Christ shall rapture His saints, return to the earth to conquer His enemies, and to establish a reign of righteousness upon the earth.  John 14:2-3, Acts 1:9-11, Corinthians 15:51-53, I Thessalonians 4:13-18, Jude 14, Revelation 1:7, Revelation 20:4-6, Isaiah 2:2-4, Isaiah 11:1-9.