Normandy is a Christian church; distinguished from other world religions and cults. Therefore we adhere to the Nicene Creed:
We believe in one God the Father Almighty; Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all the worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made; who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered and was buried; and on the third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father; and he shall come again, with glory, to judge both the living and the dead; whose kingdom will have no end. And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke through the prophets; and one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
We believe the Bible is one unified story of God’s plan to rescue the world through His Son Jesus and unite heaven and earth together forever. We believe the Bible is the unique written word of God. It is inerrant in its original form and infallible in all its forms for the purpose of guiding us into a life saving relationship with God under His Kingdom of the Heavens. It is both inerrant and infallible because in a mysterious way, Christ never leaves His word alone. His personal presence is with His word to create, to judge, to heal and to save. His word is a reservoir of divine, creative power flowing through scripture to water His people and His creation (II Timothy 3:16-17; I Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12).
We believe in one God who has revealed Himself in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. (Romans 1:20). The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are all co-eternal, all stand equally superior to time, free from the temporal distinctions of past and future. (FATHER - Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalm 90:2; Psalm 102:27; I Timothy 1:17; SON - John 1:1-2; John 8:58; Hebrews 1:8; I John 1:2; Revelation 1:8; SPIRIT - Hebrews 9:14).
We believe in God the Father, creator of all things visible and invisible. (Colossians 1:15-16)
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, who came into the world to reveal the Father, and was the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person; that Jesus Christ was the Creator of everything, for by Him all things were made. We further believe that in Christ dwelt all the fullness of the Godhead bodily and that He was very God and very Man. (John. 1:1-2 & 14; I Tim. 3:16; Acts 7:37-38).
We believe in Jesus Christ's pre-existence, incarnation, virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, substitutionary and atoning death, bodily resurrection, bodily ascension into heaven, exaltation, present rule at the right hand of God, coming personal return in power and great glory to judge the living and the dead, and in His everlasting Kingdom and dominion. (Acts 1:11; 3:19-21; Daniel 7:14; Revelation 20:4). We acknowledge His Lordship -- that Jesus Christ is Lord over all things in heaven and on earth, and under the earth. (Phil. 2:9-10).
We believe in the Holy Spirit, His present ministry, His indwelling, His empowering, His sovereign impartation of gifts for today, and His transforming power in the lives of all believers. (I Cor. 12:4-11, Gal. 5:22-23).
MAN AND SALVATION
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God by a direct and immediate act of God, but that through Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; man is totally depraved and of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. (Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:4; Romans 3:22-23; Ephesians 2:1–3; Ephesians 2:12; Romans 5:12-21; I Cor. 15:1-4).
We believe that salvation from beginning to end is a gift dependent on God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. (Ephesians 2:8–10; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18–19).
We believe that in the final judgment, which will accompany the return of Christ, every person will give an account to God of every aspect of this earthly life. The Judgment Seat of Christ (Bema Seat) is the judgment of believers in reference to rewards or lack thereof. The Great White Throne Judgment is the judgment of unbelievers who will be eternally separated from God and in torment. (I Cor. 3:10-15; II Cor. 5:10; Rev. 20:11-15).
We believe that water baptism is an obedient response to the command of Jesus. Baptism is to be performed only upon repentant believers in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:18-20).
We believe that the church, which is the body and espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons. (Ephesians 1:22, 23; 5:25–27; 1 Corinthians 12:12–14; 2 Corinthians 11:2). We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures. (Acts 14:27; 18:22; 20:17; 1 Timothy 3:1–3; Titus 1:5–11). We believe in the autonomy of the local churches, free of any external authority and control. (Acts 13:1–4; 15:19–31; 20:28; Romans 16:1,4; 1 Corinthians 3:9, 16; 1 Corinthians 5:4–7, 13; 1 Peter 5:1–4). We recognize believer’s baptism and the Lord’s supper as scriptural means of testimony for the church. (Matthew 28:19, 20; Acts 2:41, 42; Acts 18:8; 1 Corinthians 11:23–26).