WHAT WE BELIEVE
The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament were given by inspiration of God, and are our infallible rule of faith and practice.
There is one living and true God, revealed in nature as the Creator, Preserver, and Righteous Governor of the universe; and in the Scriptures as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; yet as one God, infinitely wise and good, whom all intelligent creatures are supremely to love, adore and obey.
Christ is God manifest in the flesh; in His divine nature truly God, in His human nature truly man. The mediator between God and man, once crucified, He is now risen and glorified, and is our present Savior and Lord.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Scriptures assign to the Holy Spirit all the attributes of God.
THE GOVERNMENT OF GOD
God exercises a wise and benevolent providence over all beings and all things by maintaining the constitution and laws of nature. He also performs special acts, not otherwise provided for, as the highest welfare of men requires.
THE SINFULNESS OF MAN
Man was created innocent, but by disobedience fell into a state of sin and condemnation. His posterity, therefore, inherit a fallen nature of such tendencies that all who come to years of accountability, sin and become guilty before God.
THE WORK OF CHRIST
The Son of God by His carnation, life, sufferings, death, and resurrection effected for all a redemption from sin that is full and free, and is the ground of salvation by faith.
THE TERMS OF SALVATION
The conditions of salvation are: (1) Repentance or sincere sorrow for sin and hearty renunciation of it. (2) Faith, or the unreserved committal of one’s self to Christ as Savior and Lord with purpose to love and obey Him in all things. In the exercise of saving faith, the soul is renewed by the Holy Spirit, freed from the dominion of sin, and becomes a child of God. (3) Continuance of faith and obedience unto death.
Church Membership is an important step that helps move each of us off the sidelines and into the game. Attendees are spectators, and members get involved in ministry. The big difference in a church attendee and a church member is commitment. Membership lets the local church leadership know, “You can count on me…I am ready!” The Bible is very clear on involvement and commitment to a local church as essential for believers. Although membership is not listed as a requirement for a Christian in the Bible, throughout the New Testament there are many verses about Christians meeting in local congregations. We at Faith Church believe that church membership is an expression of our commitment to God and identifies our willingness to formally and publicly align as a genuine follower of Christ.