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This beliefs section was the starting point for the Damascus Road Experience Church. It is important for our beliefs to be laid out in an easy to read, follow, and understand format with each belief being backed by verses; so that everyone knows what we believe and why we believe that way. A person is required to accept these beliefs as their own before applying for membership to the Damascus Road Experience Church.

Our beliefs come directly from the Bible, which we believe is the inspired Word of God - infallible in every word of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe everything in the Bible without question; we do not believe things that are not in the Bible. We believe that the Bible is perfectly complete and that nothing should be added or taken away from the scriptures. It was written and eventually put together by the imperfect hands of men who were inspired and led by a perfect God for this work.

We believe that there is one true God who lives in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Each of the three parts has three distinct personalities and functions. We do not understand the details of this triune relationship, but we believe it as fact through faith as it is taught in the Bible.

We worship God the Father, creator and sustainer of all things; who is worthy of worship and obedience. Man was created by God in His image; man is in no way the result of evolution. We believe that God created everything in six days and rested on the seventh as taught in the book of Genesis.

Jesus Christ is God who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, shed His blood on the cross as a substitute for sinful man, was buried, resurrected, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return literally, visibly, and personally in glory and power. Jesus is our high priest as it is only by his blood that we are able to commune with God the Father.

The Holy Spirit resides within every believer and empowers every believer to live a godly life. Through His gift of the Holy Spirit, God graces every believer with spiritual gifts, which enables them to perform a function effectively within the church, the Body of Christ. It is the responsibility of each believer to discern and then use their gifts in service to their Lord Jesus Christ.

These most basic beliefs form the foundation of the Damascus Road Experience Church, and it is from this foundation that our other beliefs are built. Our beliefs are not denominational or controversial; they are scriptural. Scripture references are included with each belief so that individuals can do their own study to validate the beliefs. We believe that nothing should be taught or believed without scriptural backing; everything believed and taught at the Damascus Road Experience is fundamental - which means 100% backed by scripture.

We teach that a person should not believe anything they are taught (by anyone) without first confirming the scriptural reality of the verses by looking them up for themselves. They should then look at the content of the preceding and following verses to ensure that nothing has been taken out of context. The Bible warns to beware of wolves in sheep's clothing (Matthew 7:15) and being disciplined in researching what you are taught is the best way to avoid being misled by one of these false prophets.

Feel free to direct any comments or questions about our beliefs to: info@damascusroadexperience.com