What We Believe

   

Simpsonwood is a United Methodist congregation that affirms the beliefs and doctrines of the United Methodist Church.  We don’t believe we have it all figured out. Instead, we believe each of us is on a spiritual journey, and God desires for us to take steps daily to connect with Him. For moral, social, and theological issues, we refer back to our source, the Bible ... the Holy Scriptures. It is here we find guidance and direction along our unique paths. 

• We believe in one living and true God, the maker of heaven and earth, who has revealed Himself in three ways: as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  

• We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, born of the Virgin Mary.  He is truly God and truly man.  For each of us and for our salvation, He came down from heaven. He took on the sins of all believers when He died on the cross. Three days later, God raised Him from the dead. Now He lives and reigns with God the Father and the Holy Spirit.  

• We believe the only sure way to salvation is to confess one’s sin and trust in Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord.  

• We believe one day Jesus will return to earth in triumph. He will receive all believers into His eternal kingdom.  

• We believe the Bible was inspired by God and contains all things necessary for salvation. When read under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the Bible is our true rule and guide for faith and practice.