Beliefs

The Bible: We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original writings, complete as the revelation of God’s will for salvation, and supreme and final authority in faith and life. (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:19-21)

The Trinity: We believe in one God, creator and sustainer of all things, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each of Whom possesses equally all the attributes of deity and the characteristics of personality. (Gen. 1:26; Deut. 6:4; Matt. 3:16-17; 28:19)

God the Father: We believe in God the Father, an infinite personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe He involves Himself mercifully in people’s lives, hears and answers prayer, and saves from death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (John 16:23-27; Gal. 4:4-6; Eph. 1:3,17-23)

God the Son: We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s eternal Son. He is fully God and fully man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. We believe that He lived a sinless life on earth and died a substitutionary death on the cross, that His sacrifice for the sins of all people satisfied God’s justice, and that all who believe in Him are freed from the penalty of sin an made acceptable before God on the grounds of His sin-payment. We believe in His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension into heaven, His current ministry of prayer on behalf of His people, and His visible return from heaven. (Matt. 1:18-23; Luke 24:1-8; John 1:1,14; Acts 1:11; 2 Cor. 5:19-21; Heb. 4:14-16; 1 John 2:1; Rev. 19,20)

God the Holy Spirit: We believe in the Holy Spirit. He is fully God, sent into the world by the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. His ministry glorifies Jesus Christ and implements Christ’s work of redemption. He regenerates, baptizes, seals and indwells all believers, securing them in Christ forever, and empowers them for godly living and service. His presence is evidenced by the fruit of the Spirit and the building up of believers into Christlikeness. At the point of salvation He uniquely endows every believer with a spiritual gift or gifts for building the church. (Matt. 28:19-20; Mk. 1:8; John 3:5; 16:8; Acts 1:8; 5:3-4; Rom. 8:11; 1 Cor. 6:11,19; 12:4-13; Eph. 1:3; 3:6; 4:11-16; 1 Pet. 4:10)

Humanity: We believe God created humanity, male and female, in the image of God and free from sin. Sin entered the world when Adam, representing us, disobeyed God. The effect is that all people are sinners by nature and choice, are spiritually dead, and are in need of a Savior. The family is established by God and is the foundational institution of society. He has designed marriage to be a life-long commitment between one man and one woman. (Gen. 1:26-27; 2:7-13,19; Rom. 3:23; 5:12-21; 6:23 Salvation. We believe the central purpose of God’s revelation in Scripture is to call all people into relationship with Himself. We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. We believe that salvation is based upon the sovereign grace of God, was paid for by Christ on the cross, is received by faith, and cannot be earned through good works or rituals. We also believe that salvation produces a desire to become more like Christ in character and purpose. (1 Tim. 2:4-5; John 1:12; 3:3-7; 5:24; Tit. 3:5; Eph. 2:8-10; Rom. 13:8-10)

The Church: We believe that the Church is a spiritual body, with Jesus Christ as its head. We believe the Church is made up of all those who have trusted Christ as their Savior and Lord. We believe that Scripture commands believers to gather together to devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, observance of believers baptism and communion as the ordinances established by Jesus Christ, fellowship, service to the body through the development and use of talents and gifts, and outreach to the world. We also believe in the interdependence of local churches and mutual submission of believers to each other and their spiritual leaders. (Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; 2:41-47; 1 Cor. 11:23-26; Eph. 5:21; Col. 1:18; Heb. 10:24-25; 13:17)

Separation of Church and State: We believe that each local church is self-governing in function, and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority. We believe that every person is directly responsible to God in matters of faith and life, and that each one should be free to worship God according to biblical principles and the dictates of his or her conscience. (Matt. 22:21; Rom. 13:1; 1 Tim. 2:1-6)

Faith and Practice: We believe that Scripture is the final authority in faith and practice. This church recognizes that it cannot bind the conscience of individual members in areas where Scripture is silent. Rather, each believer is to be led in those areas by the Lord and the Bible, with the help of trusted, godly counsel. We believe that every Christian’s purpose in life is to glorify God, grow in Christ, and help others to grow towards Christ. We also believe that Scripture teaches faithful management of our resources. (1 Cor. 4:2; 10:31; Col. 1:28; 1 Tim. 6:6-9; Heb. 10:24-25; 1 Pet. 1:14-15; 2 Pet. 3:18)

Last Things: We believe there will be a resurrection of the body for all people, and a judgment that will determine the fate of each individual. Unbelievers will experience eternal separation from God and believers experience eternity with God and will be rewarded for works done in this life. (John 5:29; 1 Cor. 3:11-15; 15:1-58; 2 Cor. 5:8,10; Eph. 2:8-9; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; 2 John 8; Rev. 19-20)

Upcoming Events

25 years ago, Hal and Lori Seed came to Oceanside to open a new church – one that would welcome people from all walks of life, no matter their spiritual depth or background. Since that time, New Song has seen many lives changed by the Spirit of Jesus and the love and friendships of members of the church.

New Song is a welcoming place. We’re a multi-ethnic, multi-generational church where people find hope and love every week. We worship together on weekends, meet together in small groups during the week, serve our city by partnering with local missions and ministries, and train church planters all over the world.

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