Tree of Life Christian Church Statement of Distinctives


The church has been made responsible by the Lord to retain the standard of sound teaching and guard the integrity of the truth like a treasure to which we have been entrusted. (II Timothy 1:13-14)

This standard, which we must maintain, is first concerned with the essential core beliefs of the Christian faith. These are essential in the sense that these beliefs identify us as a true church, and as true Christians. We maintain fellowship with all churches and all Christians who hold to these beliefs as the essentials of our common faith.

The Tree of Life Christian Church Statement of Essential Beliefs is a summary of these essential core beliefs.

We cannot share spiritual fellowship with those who deny any of these essential beliefs. Instead we are committed to a communication with them aimed at gently but firmly “correcting those who are in opposition” to the truth in the hope that God will grant to them repentance to acknowledge the truth. (II Timothy 2:25)

We acknowledge that there are many other important, but not essential, doctrines (i.e., distinctives) over which churches and Christians differ. We believe that Christians who differ on these non-essential doctrinal distinctives are called by God to coexist with each other in respect and peaceful disagreement. We have identified some of our own doctrinal distinctives in the following Statement section of this document.


(This portion of our Statement of Distinctives is still under construction.)

Reformed View of Salvation

Credobaptism (Believers Only Baptism)


Post/Amillennial View of Eschatology

Corporate Worship

New Nature

Jesus Christ

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Bible


The Gospel


Final Judgement


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