Statement from the elders

H2O Cincinnati confesses that we are a church full of sinners bound together by the grace and love of God Almighty. Without the forgiveness from our sins, offered to us by the death and resurrection of God’s Son, Jesus, we would be without hope in this world. We praise God for the promise of eternal life for those who place their faith in Jesus. Although we believe that God will bring about complete justice when His Son returns, casting Death and Hades into the eternal fire, we acknowledge that there are injustices in this world, in this country, and in our community. Racism is sin, and its effects are real. In our country, this has been particularly true against black men and women. We need prayer and we need to pray for justice and repentance. We, as Christians, have been reconciled to God, and we desire reconciliation with each other. God does not divide us by the color of our skin. He made us human.

We affirm that all men and women are made in the image of God, and therefore have dignity, value, and worth.

We affirm the Bible teaches us to protect the weak, care for the needs of our community, and to love our neighbor as ourselves.

We affirm that murder and abuse of power are sin.

We affirm that all brothers and sisters in Christ are of equal value to God. In Christ there is not Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all.

We affirm there will be a vast multitude worshipping before the throne of God in eternity from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one can number.

Come, Lord Jesus!

H2O Cincinnati Elders