The following are the core beliefs of S.O.U.L. Church based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. Our teaching and ministry are rooted in and flow from these biblical doctrines.
There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, visible and invisible, and is worthy of all glory and praise. God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom, justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
God has revealed himself to us through His Son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God and accept the same as the only infallible guide and rule of our faith and practice.
Humans, both male, and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam, and Eve were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations. When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were created for, becoming distorted images of God, falling out of fellowship with Him, and fracturing all of creation since then.
Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers a gift of eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. Our salvation is found in Christ alone.
The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God, and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe that having been cleansed by the blood and quickened by the Spirit, it is God's will that we should be sanctified daily and be partakers of His holiness, walking not after the flesh but after the Spirit, forsaking the very appearance of evil.
We believe that water baptism by immersion, in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit, is commanded by God; it is after conversion and is not a saving ordinance but an outward sign of an inward work.
Jesus Christ will return one day to judge both the living and the dead and usher in God's kingdom's fullness on earth.