Canvas Church in Victoria, BC

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Foundational Beliefs

At Canvas Church, we believe that:

  • God is the one true living God, infinite, all knowing, perfect in all His attributes, One in essence, eternally existing in three persons – the Father Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • The Bible is God’s Word, truth without any mixture of error, totally sufficient and completely authoritative for matters of life and faith.
  • People are God’s treasure, fashioned in His image, born with a sin nature and into an environment inclined toward sin. Only by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ can they experience salvation.
  • Jesus is God and Savior, fully God and fully human. As the Son of God, we believe in His deity, virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, atoning death, resurrection, and coming return.
  • The Holy Spirit is God, Presence and Power living within every Christian from the moment of salvation and securing them until Christ’s return.
  • Salvation is by faith alone, wholly by grace on the basis of the redeeming work of Christ and not in human merit. All the redeemed are secure in Christ forever.
  • The Church is God’s plan, one united spiritual body of which Christ is the head. The church’s purpose is to glorify God by taking the Gospel to the world and building its people in Christ-likeness.
  • God holds the future and this hope motivates believers in their daily lives. One day Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth.

About our beliefs

  • In essential beliefs, we have unity.
  • In non-essential beliefs, we have liberty.
  • In all beliefs, we show love.