"Sanctuary is to be a safe place to find, expand and grow your relationships with other Christians, your church, ministries and your community by bridging the communication gap. But most importantly it's our desire that you'll draw closer to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior."
Statement of Faith
WE BELIEVE that there is ONE LIVING AND TRUE GOD, eternally existing in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all.
WE BELIEVE that the SCRIPTURES of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired without error in the original manuscripts, and the infallible rule of faith and practice.
WE BELIEVE in GOD THE FATHER, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
WE BELIEVE in JESUS CHRIST, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal, visible return to earth.
WE BELIEVE in the HOLY SPIRIT, Who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher and Guide. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Spirit.
WE BELIEVE that all PEOPLE are sinners by nature and choice, and therefore are under condemnation; that God regenerates by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord; that Jesus Christ baptizes the seeking believer with the Holy Spirit and power for service, often subsequent to regeneration.
WE BELIEVE in the universal CHURCH, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members.
WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ committed two ORDINANCES to the Church: 1) Baptism, and 2) the Lord's Supper. We believe in baptism by immersion and communion open to all believers.
WE BELIEVE also in the LAYING ON OF HANDS for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, for ordination of pastors, elders, and deacons, and for receiving gifts of the Spirit for healing.
WE BELIEVE in the personal, visible RETURN OF CHRIST to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and endless suffering of the wicked.
WE BELIEVE in what is termed "THE APOSTLES' CREED" as embodying fundamental facts of Christian faith.
Community Coduct Agreement
1. Keep it Clean. Avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. You are not to promote immoral or unwholesome behavior including, but not limited to: homosexuality, fornication, drug use, pornography, or to suggest visiting establishments that facilitate such. You agree to strive in conducting your life and time on Sanctuary Christian Network in a way that's is according to biblical principles. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
"Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear." Ephesians 4:29
2. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
"Now as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another." 1 Thessalonians 4:9
3. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
"A trustworthy witness will not lie, But a false witness utters lies." Proverbs 14:5
4. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
"Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you." Ephesians 4:31-32
5. Be Proactive. 'Report' those who try to use the site to cause malice and harm to others.
"I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive." Romans 16:17-18
6. Share with Us and to others. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts of how God's using Sanctuary to impact your life. Help us get the word out about the awesome way God is using us to fellowship with others.
"But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame." 1 Peter 3:15-16