Moses Lake Christian Church (MLCC) is a non-denominational church within the framework of the independent Christian Churches. By non-denominational we mean that we have no formal denominational governing body that sets policy and doctrine for our church.
While MLCC is a non-denominational church we are not "anti-denominational" and we maintain close relationships with the community of Churches in Moses Lake. At MLCC we do not see ourselves as the "only Christians" in the community, rather as "Christians only" serving alongside our brothers and sisters of other churches in Moses Lake. We support community endeavors as part of the larger body of Christ. It's our intent to have "no creed but Christ, and no book but the Bible as the standard for faith and practice."
MLCC has been closely involved with the Moses Lake Ministerial Association since its beginnings. MLCC was part of the start-up Board of Serve Moses Lake which serves the benevolent needs of our community through the community of Christian Churches.
Our Heart for Unity
As we pursue unity within the body of Christ, both here at MLCC and within the larger Christian community we want to take Paul's words in Ephesians 4:1-6 to heart:
“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit-- just as you were called to one hope when you were called-- one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all."
- Where the scripture speaks we will try and be faithful to speak.
- Where it is silent we will try to be silent.
- We will seek to treat one another with love and charity.
At Moses Lake Christian Church, we believe that the Bible is from God and that the Bible is true. According to the Bible, the following are affirmations we hold:
The Purpose of God
We affirm our belief in the one-eternal God, Creator and Lord of the world, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who governs all things according to the purpose of his will. He has been calling out from the world a people for himself, and sending his people back into the world to be his servants and his witnesses, for the extension of his kingdom, the building up of Christ's body, and the glory of his name. We confess with shame that we have often denied our calling and failed in our mission, by becoming conformed to the world or by withdrawing from it. Yet we rejoice that even when borne by earthen vessels the gospel is still a precious treasure. To the task of making that treasure known in the power of the Holy Spirit we desire to dedicate ourselves anew.
Isa. 40:28; Matt. 28:19; Eph. 1:11
The Authority and Power of the Bible
We affirm the divine inspiration, truthfulness and authority of both Old and New Testament Scriptures in their entirety as the only written word of God, without error in all that it affirms, and the only infallible rule of faith and practice. We also affirm the power of God's word to accomplish his purpose of salvation. The message of the Bible is addressed to all men and women. For God's revelation in Christ and in Scripture is unchangeable. Through it the Holy Spirit still speaks today. He illumines the minds of God's people in every culture to perceive its truth freshly through their own eyes and thus discloses to the whole Church ever more of the many-colored wisdom of God.
II Tim. 3:16; II Pet. 1:21; John 10:35
The Uniqueness and Universality of Christ
We affirm that there is only one Saviour and only one gospel, although there is a wide diversity of evangelistic approaches. We recognise that everyone has some knowledge of God through his general revelation in nature. But we deny that this can save, for people suppress the truth by their unrighteousness. We also reject as derogatory to Christ and the gospel every kind of syncretism and dialogue which implies that Christ speaks equally through all religions and ideologies. Jesus Christ, being himself the only God-man, who gave himself as the only ransom for sinners, is the only mediator between God and people. There is no other name by which we must be saved. All men and women are perishing because of sin, but God loves everyone, not wishing that any should perish but that all should repent. Yet those who reject Christ repudiate the joy of salvation and condemn themselves to eternal separation from God. To proclaim Jesus as "the Savior of the world" is not to affirm that all people are either automatically or ultimately saved, still less to affirm that all religions offer salvation in Christ. Rather it is to proclaim God's love for a world of sinners and to invite everyone to respond to him as Saviour and Lord in the wholehearted personal commitment of repentance and faith. Jesus Christ has been exalted above every other name; we long for the day when every knee shall bow to him and every tongue shall confess him Lord. Gal.
1:6-9;Rom. 1:18-32; I Tim. 2:5,6; Acts 4:12