What is the doctrine of the house church?
1. The Bible: The Bible was written by men who were divinely inspired by God.
2. God: There is one and only one living and true God who is the creator and sustainer of all things. God reveals Himself to us as three distinct and coequal persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. They are united in nature, essence, and being.
3. Mankind: Mankind is the special creation of God who is made in His own image. By mans choice, he fell into sin and with it, transferred a sin nature to all of mankind. It is this sin nature that has brought condemnation to all mankind.
4. Salvation: Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer.
Does every house church have the same doctrine?
Not all house churches will have the same doctrine. The creators of this website see these as important doctrines for a follower of Jesus. However, there is no way to keep track of the doctrinal statement of all house churches. We are not a part of a denomination. We do not require people to sign a statement in order to become a member. In fact, this website is not designed to keep all house churches together. The purpose of this website is to help believers who are leaving the institutional church find some answers to how church ought to be.
How does the house church keep the same doctrine if it multiplies many times?
There are many forms of house church networks. Some will focus on being centralized whereas some will be more decentralized. There are advantages and disadvantages of each. A disadvantage of a decentralized model is difficulty in keeping the same doctrine when churches multiply. The advantage of the decentralized model is that heresy only affects one church, not the whole network.