Statement of Faith

This Statement of Faith affirms Faith Christian Community's commitment to sound biblical doctrine and to the core beliefs to which it is committed. Christianity involves essential truths which are taught in Sacred Scripture, and are meant to embody our faith and guide our lives. These truths – which reveal the nature, character, work, and promises of God in the gospel – form the foundation of our faith and the center of our fellowship.

We believe the 66 books of the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God.
2 Tim. 3:14-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21; Matt. 5:17, 18; John 10:34, 35; 1 Cor. 14:37; Ps. 19:7-11

We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Deut. 6:4; 1 Cor. 8:4-6; 1 Tim. 1:17; 6:15, 16; Daniel 4:34, 35; Isa. 44:6, 8; 45:5, 21; Matt. 28:19; 1 Cor. 12:4-6; 2 Cor. 13:14; Eph. 4:4-6; John 1:1, 14

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
John 1:1, 2, 14-18; Matt. 1:20; Luke 1:34, 35; Heb. 1:2, 3, 8-12; 4:15; 7:26; Col. 1:15-19; 2:9; 1 John 2:2; 4:14; John 3:16; Isa. 53:3-6; Matt. 20:28; 1 Peter 4:18; Rom. 3:23-26; Heb. 7:26, 27; 10:5-12; Matt. 28:1-6; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-29; Acts 1:3, 8-11; 2 Tim. 2:8; 1 Cor. 15:1-11; Heb.2:14, 15; Rev. 1:17, 18; Rom. 5:6-11; Rom.8:34; Heb.7:23-25; Eph. 1:19-23; Col. 1:15-20; Rev. 5:1-14

We believe humans were created in God's image to enjoy His fellowship and fulfill His will. However, since humans chose sin and desired other things more than God, all are spiritually dead apart from Jesus Christ. This condition is inherited by all upon birth, as everyone is born with a sin nature.
Genesis 1:25-27; Romans 3:22-23; 5:12-21; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12

We believe regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful man.
Titus 3:4, 5; Gal. 3:10-14; Rom. 8:3, 4; Gal. 4:4-7; Rom. 8:1-8, 14-17; Heb. 10:12-18

We believe the indwelling by the Holy Spirit is the only way a Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
Rom. 8:1-16; Gal. 5:16-25; 1 Peter 1:2; Col. 3:16; Eph. 5:18-20; Col. 3:16, 17; Jude 1:1, 1:20-24; 1 Thess. 5:23, 24.

We believe in the spiritual and bodily resurrection of all. The saved will live eternally with God – the unsaved will live eternally separated from God in damnation.
Matt. 24:29-31; John 5:28, 29; 14:1-3; Acts 1:11; Rom. 8:18-25; 13:11, 12; 1 Cor. 15:20-58; 2 Cor. 4:16-5:10; Phil. 3:20, 21; 1 Thess. 4:13-5:11; 2 Thess. 1:5-12; Titus 2:13; 1 Peter 1:3-9; 2 Peter 3:8-13; 1 John 3:2, 3; Jude 1:24, 25; Rev. 1:7; 10; 20-22.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Matt. 16:18; 28:19, 20; Acts 2:40-47; 13:1-3; 14:27; 15:41; 1 Cor. 1:2; Gal. 1:2; Col. 4:16; 1 Cor.12:12; Eph. 4:8-13; 2 Tim. 2:2; Heb.3:12, 13; 10:23-25; 1 Tim. 2:8; Acts 20:28-31; 1 Peter 5:1-5; 1 Thess. 5:12-14; 1 Peter 4:10-11; Rom. 12:3-13.

We believe we have an obligation to love one another.
I John 2:10, 3:11, 4:7 & 21