A Church in Irmo Embracing God's Word, God's Grace, and God's Sovereignty
King's Church holds a rich theological heritage rooted in the principles of the Protestant Reformation. Here's a brief summary of what we believe as a Reformed church:
SCRIPTURE: THE ULTIMATE AUTHORITY
We affirm the Bible as the inspired and infallible Word of God. It serves as our ultimate authority in matters of faith, doctrine, and Christian living. We cherish its teachings and diligently seek to apply our lives to it.
THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD: TRUSTING IN HIS DIVINE PLAN
Central to our beliefs is the recognition of God's sovereignty over all things. We acknowledge His complete control and authority over every aspect of life. In understanding his sovereignty, we find comfort, hope, and guidance as we navigate the challenges and joys of life.
SALVATION BY GRACE ALONE: A GIFT WE CANNOT EARN
In line with Reformed theology, we firmly believe that salvation is a gracious gift from God. It is through faith in Jesus Christ alone, who offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for our sins, that we are reconciled with God. Our salvation is not achieved through our efforts or good deeds but is solely a result of God's unmerited favor.
THE DEPRAVITY OF MAN: RECOGNIZING OUR NEED FOR REDEMPTION
Our understanding of human nature is shaped by the doctrine of total depravity. We acknowledge that all people are born sinful and separated from God. We are incapable of saving ourselves, and it is only through God's redeeming work that we can find forgiveness, restoration, and new life in Christ.
COVENANT THEOLOGY: GOD'S FAITHFULNESS TO HIS PEOPLE
We recognize God's faithfulness throughout history in establishing covenants with humanity, particularly the covenant of grace. Through Jesus Christ, we are offered the gift of eternal life and are invited into a covenant relationship with God.
SACRAMENTS: VISIBLE SIGNS OF GOD'S GRACE
We acknowledge that according to Scripture, there are only two sacraments in the church: baptism and the Lord's Supper. Baptism is a sign and seal of God's promises to families who are a part of his covenant community in the church. We celebrate the Lord's Supper together (communion) the first Sunday of each month which is a tangible reminder of Christ's sacrifice for our sins, our communion with him, our communion with fellow believers throughout the ages, and a means of grace by which believers are spiritually nourished.
WORSHIP: HONORING GOD TOGETHER ON THE LORD'S DAY
Our worship services are marked by reverence, heartfelt praise, and the proclamation of God's Word. We hold to what is known as the Regulative Principle of Worship which just means we aim to worship God the way he prescribes in his Word. We do not add to or take away from it. At King's Church we prioritize the preaching and teaching of Scripture, trusting God to deepen our understanding of his truth and by the power of the Holy Spirit, applying our lives to it.
LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT WE BELIEVE AS A REFORMED CHURCH IN IRMO
We have a number of videos that go into more detail about what we believe about Worship, The Lord's Day, "The 5 Solas of the Reformation" (Scripture Alone, Christ Alone, Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Glory to God Alone) and "The Doctrines of Grace" (Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, Perserverance of the Saints).
We don't believe we are special for believing these things; we believe these things because they are special. All of these things point us to how powerful God is, the sufficiency of Jesus Christ as our Savior, and just how glorious the grace of God truly is.