Statement of Beliefs

These statements are based on essential Christian beliefs that we strongly support. Stained Glass Theatre Mid-Missouri does not promote or endorse any particular denomination. We desire to remain united in the salvation and love of Christ, avoiding any dissension that may be caused by denominational distinctions.

  • We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God.
    2 Timothy 3: 16-17 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
    Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
  • We believe in one God, creator of the universe, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
    Isaiah 43: 10-11 “You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.  I, even I, am the LORD, and apart from me there is no savior
    1 Corinthians 8:6 [Y]et for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.
    Matthew 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that man, though originally good, sinned and lost fellowship with God.
    Romans 3:23 [F]or all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
    Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned
    1 Corinthians 15:21-22 For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.
  • We believe in the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. He was born both human and divine.
    Matthew 1:20,23 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. … “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).
    John 17:5
      And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.
    Luke 1:35
    The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.
  • We believe Jesus died on the Cross for our sins, that we may be forgiven. And that He was bodily raised to life on the third day.
    Isaiah 53:5  But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
    Luke 24:39 “Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”

    Hebrews 9:16-17,28 In the case of a will, it is necessary to prove the death of the one who made it, because a will is in force only when somebody has died; it never takes effect while the one who made it is living. … so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
  • We believe we have ‘eternal life’ by accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. There is no other way to be saved.
    Romans 5:18-19 Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people. For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
    John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
    Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.