Fellowship of Believers

We Believe

 

We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, which includes sixty-six books: the Old Testament, as originally given, and the New Testament, and is the final authority for life and faith.( II Timothy 3:16; I Corinthians 2:13, 2 Peter 1:19-21)


We believe in one God, Creator of heaven and earth, eternally existent and unchanging.  We worship God, the Father through Jesus Christ, the Son, our intercessor with the guidance of the Helper, Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, John 4:24)


We believe that mankind was created in the image of God, he fell into sin, that he is born with a sin nature and has no ability to attain divine righteousness. (Genesis 1:27, Romans 3:22, 23, Romans 5:12-18, 6:23, Ephesians 2:1-3)


We believe in the Lord Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah, the Savior of men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, true God and true man and as the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy. We believe Jesus Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again in three days, and personally appeared to His disciples. We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to Heaven. (Isaiah 7:14, 9:6:7, 11:10, 28:16, Psalms 118:22-26, Matthew 21:42, 1 Peter 2:6, Luke 1:26, Isaiah 42. Luke 9:22, 24:36-43, I Corinthians 15:1-5, Romans 4:24-25, I Thessalonians 4:13-18, Hebrews 1:1-14)


 We believe in the salvation of sinners, by grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of Jesus on the cross at Calvary by which we obtain remission of sins. (3:16. John 5:24, Ephesians 2:1-14; Hebrews 4:14-16, 9:12; Acts 10:34, Romans 5:12-18)


We believe as a result of our salvation, that God has given every believer His Holy Spirit to help us live a Spirit-filled life, a life of separation from the world and the perfecting of holiness as an expression of the Christian Faith. (Acts 1:8, Ephesians 5:8, 2 Corinthians 7.1, Romans 8:1-17, Galatians 3:5)


We believe the operation of the gifts of the Spirit is for today as enumerated in 1 Corinthians 12:1-14.  Although we do not understand why God physically heals some and not others, we believe in the healing of the body by divine power, or divine healing in its varied aspects is still relevant for today as practiced in the early church. (Acts 4:30, : I Corinthians 14:1-5, James 5:14-15)


We believe in eternal life for believers and in Jesus Christ’s soon literal and bodily coming again the second time returning to earth to judge the world and to receive those trusting in Him alone for salvation to be with Him forever. (Matthew 24:30-31, John 3:16; 5:24-29; Acts 1:11, 2 Thessalonians 1:9, Rev. 20:11-15, John 14:21-23, I Thessalonians. 4:13-18)


We believe in the reality of Satan, a fallen angel, the accuser of the saints and his eternal judgment along with his angels here.            

(Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10)