What We Believe

Christian Life Fellowship Doctrinal Statement

There is one God, coexisting eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is infinitely perfect, all-knowing, all-powerful, everywhere present, and the Creator of all things. (I Corinthians 12:4-6; II Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 1:1-14; Acts 5:3,4)

God the Father is the infinite, holy, and loving Creator of all things. Unlimited in time, space, knowledge, and power, the Father is in control of all things, and will work all things for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. Although distinct from His creation, He is immanently at work in it. (Psalm 139:1-16; I Corinthians 8:6; John 5:17; Romans 8:28)

Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died upon the cross, the just for the unjust, as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him will be justified on the ground of His shed blood. He rose from the dead according to the Scriptures. He is now at the right hand of the Majesty on high as our great High Priest. (Matthew 1:22-23; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-18; Romans 3:21-26; Hebrews 1:1-3, 2:7; I Peter 3:18)

The Holy Spirit is a divine person, sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer, and convict the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. (John 14:16-26, 16:5-11)

We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of Scripture. The Old and New Testaments were inspired and dynamically superintended by the Holy Spirit, using the verbal expressions of the human authors who accurately penned the words, so that the very thoughts God intended were transmitted without error down to each and every word. These Scriptures are the complete revelation of God’s will for the salvation of men, and they constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice. (Matthew 5:17-20; John 10:35; II Timothy 3:16)

Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God; he fell through disobedience, incurring both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, & can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:26, 27; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 1:18-20)

Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men; and those who repent and believe in Him, receiving Him as personal Savior and Lord, are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life and become the children of God. (Acts 2:38; Romans 3:21-26, 10:9, 10; Titus 3:5, 6; I Peter 1:3-5)

The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations. (Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 1:4; I Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 1:22-23)

The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel and observance of the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. (Acts 2:42-47)

There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life; for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment. (Matthew 25:31-46; Hebrews 9:27)

The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal and visible. This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service. (Acts 1:9-11; Titus 2:13; I Peter 1:13; II Peter 3:11)

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