This is not surprising, since He’s the most famous person in all of human history. More songs have been sung to Him, artwork created of Him, and books written about Him than anyone who’s ever lived. Even our calendar is based on His life, dividing time before and after Him.

Naturally, someone this important will have fans and foes and a lot of people have an idea of who Jesus is.  They may get this idea from TV or movies, maybe from past church experiences and Sunday School felt boards, from history books, or maybe from just hearsay.  But just because we have ideas of who Jesus is doesn’t mean we actually know Jesus.  At Cedarview Church, we’re all about Jesus—and the only way to get to know Jesus is to understand what the Bible says concerning Him, which includes what He said about Himself.

Cedarview Church is in fellowship with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada.

To read more about each of these core values click here to read our denomination's Statement of Essential Truths.

What we believe about...

Matthew 28: 18–20: "Jesus came and told his disciples, 'I have been given complete authority in heaven and on earth.  Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you.  And be sure of this:  I am with you always, even to the end of the age.'"

Acts 2:38: "Peter Replied:  'Each of you must turn from your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.  Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.'"

On the day of your Baptism, the Pastor will ask you to give your story to the congregation and they usually include the following questions:

  • When did you accept the Lord?
  • How did that experience change your life?
  • What does Jesus mean to you?

Our Lord Himself gave us this Sacrament. Communion (or Eucharist) means the "Table of Thanksgiving." Here we remember that Jesus died on our behalf.  At this table, we meet with our Saviour, look back upon His sacrifice, examine ourselves, confess our sins, renew our commitment to our Lord and His body the Church and anticipate the hope of His return.

God created and sustains the heavens and the earth,(1) which display God’s glory. Formed in the image of God, both male and female, humankind is entrusted with the care of God’s creation as faithful stewards.(2) As a result of human rebellion, sin and death entered the world, distorting the image of God and all of God’s good creation.(3)

Angels were created as supernatural beings to worship and serve God.(4) Along with Satan, some angels chose to rebel and oppose the purposes of God.(5) Christ gives believers victory over Satan and these demons.(6)

  1. Gen 1:1; Col 1:15-17
  2. Gen 1:26-27
  3. Rom 5:12; 8:20-22
  4. Heb 1:14; Psa 103:20
  5. Rev 12:7-9
  6. Acts 10:38; Eph 6:10-13

Salvation is available to all people by the loving, redemptive act of the triune God.(1) Through obedience to the Father,(2) Christ gave himself as a ransom.(3) Christ, who had no sin, became sin for us offering himself and shedding his blood on the cross so that in him we might become right with God.(4) The life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Christ(5) provide the way of salvation for those who, by God’s grace, repent from their sin and confess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.(6)

Salvation means to receive the Spirit, to be forgiven, reconciled with God and others, born again, and liberated from sin and darkness, transferring the believer into God’s kingdom.(7) Our experience of liberation includes healing — whether spiritual, physical, emotional, or mental — as a foretaste of our future, complete restoration.(8) Those who remain in Christ and do not turn away are assured of salvation on judgement day by the indwelling Holy Spirit,(9) who sanctifies and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.(10)

  1. John 3:16; Gal 4:4-7; Titus 2:11-14
  2. John 8:28-29; Phil 2:8; Heb 5:8
  3. Mark 10:45; 1Tim 2:6
  4. 2Cor 5:21; 1John 3:16
  5. Rom 4:22-25; 5:19; 6:4-5; Heb 7:24-28
  6. Rom 10:9; 1John 1:9; Acts 3:19; 4:12
  7. Eph 2:13-16; Col 1:13-14, 19-20; 1Pet 1:3
  8. Isa 53:4-5; 1Pet 2:24; Psa 147:3; Rom 8:23
  9. Eph 1:13-14; 1John 4:13; Heb 6:5-6; Phil 3:12-14
  10. 1Thess 4:3-4; 1Cor 6:11; Rom 12:1-2; 1Pet 1:2

The Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is the written revelation of God’s character and saving purposes for humanity and for all creation.(1) As God’s revelation, the entire Bible is true and trustworthy, and is the final and absolute authority for belief and conduct.(2) The Holy Spirit who inspired the Bible enables its interpretation and application.(3)

  1. Psa 119; John 20:30-31; Rom 15:4
  2. 2Tim 3:16-17; Heb 4:12
  3. 2Pet 1:20-21; John 16:13; 1Cor 2:12-13

Jesus Christ is the head of the church.(1) All who are united with Christ are joined by the Spirit to his body.(2) Each local church is an expression of the universal church whose role is to participate in the mission of God to restore all things.(3)

Central to the church is the shared experience of the transforming presence of God.(4) The church responds with worship, prayer, proclamation, discipleship, and fellowship,(5) including the practices of water baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism by immersion symbolizes the believer’s identification with Christ in his death and resurrection.(6) The Lord’s Supper symbolizes Christ’s body and blood, and our communion as believers. Shared together, it proclaims his death in anticipation of his return.(7)

The Spirit gives all gifts to the church to minister to others in love for the purpose of bearing witness to Christ and for the building up of the church.(8) The Spirit also empowers leaders, both female and male, to equip the church to fulfil its mission and purposes.(9)

  1. Col 1:18; Matt 16:18
  2. 1Cor 12:12-14
  3. Acts 1:8; Matt 28:18-20; Acts 13:1-3; Rev 21:5
  4. Acts 2:42-43; 1Cor 12:7; Matt 18:20; 2Cor 3:17-18
  5. 1Pet 2:9-10; Col 4:2-6; Acts 2:42
  6. Rom 6:3-8; Matt 28:19
  7. Matt 26:26-29; 1Cor 11:23-26
  8. Acts 8:5-7; 1Cor 12:4-11; 14:12; Heb 2:3-4
  9. Eph 4:11-16; Matt 20:25-28; Acts 2:17-18; 6:2-4; Rom 16:7