STATEMENT OF FAITH

Galveston Urban Ministries is an evangelical Christian organization based on biblical principles. The core beliefs outlined below comprise guidelines for the way that GUM carries out ministry in our community.

we believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God (2 Peter 1:21; Psalm 19:7-11), without error in the original manuscripts and is our guide for daily living (2 Timothy 3:16).

we believe that the one living and true God (Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6) exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:18-20).

we believe that Jesus Christ is fully God (Hebrews 1:1-4; 1 John 5:20) and fully man (Matthew 1:20), and that he died on the cross for our sins (1 John 1:29) and rose on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:3-5; John 1:1-3).

we believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity (2 Corinthians 13:14) and that he empowers us for daily living (Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13).

we believe that people are created by God in his image (Genesis 1:27), but we have separated (because of sin) ourselves from God (Romans 2:5; 5:12) and need His saving grace (Ephesians 2:8).

we believe that salvation is a gift of God's grace (Ephesians 2:8-9), and we receive this gift of eternal life when we trust Jesus Christ (Romans 4:4-5; 5:1) as our Savior from sin (John 3:16; Acts 4:12).

we believe that the church is the body of Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:24-30) and that God has called believers to gather together in local church families (1 Corinthians 12:12).

we believe that Jesus Christ will come again (Titus 2:13; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; John 14:1-3) and reign eternally (Philippians 2:9-11).