What we believe

While Tres Dias explores classic evangelical Christian beliefs, Tres Dias is an inter-denominational retreat that concentrates on the person of Jesus Christ and His teachings.

Our statement of faith

Below is a summary of the core beliefs held by Northern Virginia Tres Dias organization and its community.

We believe and profess our faith in one Triune God.

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

—Matthew 28:9

Jesus Christ is the only Savior and is God in the flesh.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

—John 1:1

“He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

—John 3:36

“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.’”

—John 14:6

The Holy Spirit is God and is the Lord and giver of life.

“The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.”

Job 33:4

“But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”

Romans 8:11

The Holy Scriptures are the inspired and completely true word of God

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”

—2 Timothy 3:16-17

All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God

We believe and profess that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God; that forgiveness of sins is received through confession and repentance, and that our sins are washed away through the blood of Jesus Christ.

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.“

–Romans 3:23

“Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.‘“

—Acts 2:38

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.“

–1 John 1:9

Salvation is a gift of God’s grace received through personal faith in Jesus Christ

“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;”

–Ephesians 2:8

The Body of Christ is to make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit

“Being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”

—Ephesians 4:3

“for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;”

—Ephesians 4:12

God’s unconditional love is the primary witness by which people are renewed, edified and changed

Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.

—1 Corinthians 13:8

God has called us to live holy lives that will bring glory to His name

So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.”

—Colossians 3:12-17