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Statement of Faith November 30, 2011

We believe in the following statement of faith as set by the Evangelical Free Churches of America.

1. The scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and the Divine and final authority for Christian faith and life.

2. In one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in the three persons: Father, Son and Holy spirit.

3. That Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. further He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of the Majesty on High, Hi now is our High Priest and Advocate.

4. That the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.

5. That man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is, therefore, lost and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be attained.

6. That the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and, thus, become a child of God.

7. That water baptism and the Lord’s supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church during the present age, They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation.

9. That only those who are, thus members of the Church shall  be eligible for membership in the local church.

10. That Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church and that every local church has the right under Christ, to decide and govern its own affairs.

11. In the personal premillennial and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this “Blessed Hope” has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.

12. In the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord; of the unbeliever o judgement and everlasting conscious punishment.

 

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