Faith Bible Church Confession of Faith

We Believe…

1. The Verbal Inspiration & Inerrancy (infallibility) of the Holy Scriptures

II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:19-21; Numbers 23:19

Implications: God speaks to us through His word

His word is truth and therefore trustworthy & reliable

Every word & thought is fully inspired by God as presented to us in “original”

Old Testament and New Testament

God’s word is sufficient for faith and practice in life


2. The Holy Trinity; God the Father, God the Son & God the Holy Spirit

Genesis 1:1, 26-27; Galatians 1:1; John 1:1, 18, Rom 9:5; 1 John5:20; Acts 5:3-5

Implications: The Father is God, the Son is God and the Spirit is God

Each person of the Trinity is distinct from each other as well as having the same

substance (attributes)

There is one God in three persons


3. The Divine decrees of God – namely, Creation, Predestionation and Providence

Creation: The Triune God created all things (Gen 1-3) for His glory (Rev 4:11)

Predestination (Election & Reprobation): Ephesians 1:1-14; Romans 8:28-30; 9-11;

Jude 4:11; Peter 2:1-3

Providence: Psalm 139:13-16


4. In Jesus Christ as our only source of salvation (Truly God & Fully Man)

His pre-existence  John 1:1; I:58

His Incarnation  John 1:14

The Virgin Birth  Luke 1:26-28; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6-7

His Humanity ( Thirsty, hungry, tired, wept, slept, faced temptations, suffered and died.

His sinlessness  II Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:15; Peter 2:22

His Sufferings  Hebrews 2:18; 5:7-10

His Vicarious death on the cross  Hebrews 2:14-15; Romans 4:25

His Atonement  Romans 3:21-26; Hebrews 2:17

His Bodily Resurrection 1  Cor. 15; Matthew 27;  Luke 24

His Ascension into Heaven  Acts 1:9-11; Hebrews 1:3; 8:1; 10:12

His Intercessory Ministry as High Priest  Hebrews 7:25; Romans 8:34

His Gloriuos Return  Acts 1:1; I Thes 4:13-18; II Thes 2:1-4


5. The Holy Spirit & Our Redemption

The work of redemption brought about by Christ is applied to the believers (elect) heart by the person and work of the Holy Spirit. this begins by…

A. Effectual Calling –  John 5:21; 6:31, 44; 6:63,65; 8:43-47

B. Regeneration – John 3; Titus 2:1

C. Justification – Romans 1:17; 3:21-30; 4:3,5,16,24; 5:1-10; Col. 1:20

D. Reconciliation –  II Cor. 5:18-21; Romans 5:1-10; Col. 1-20

E. Adoption – John 1:12; Gal. 4:4-6; Romans 8:15 -16; I John 3: 1-2

F. Union With Christ – 1 Cor. 1-9; Romans 6:1-10; II COR. 3:17-18

G. Sanctification – John 17:17-19; Rom. 15:16; I Cor. 1:2; II Thes. 2:13

H. Perseverance –  Philippians 1:6; Esphesians 1:13; 4:30; Heb. 10:36-39

I. Glorification – Romans 5:1-4; 8:20,23,29-30; 1 Cor. 15:51-55; I Peter 4:13; I John 3:2; Philippians 3:20-21


6. Man’s Human Nature

Created in God’s Image  Gen. 1:26-27; James 3:9

Oneness. (not 2-3 parts but a whole being) Gen. 2:7

Fallen because of sin  Gen. 3; Romans 3:23

Totally Depraved:  ( Corrupt minds, wills and emotions) Romans 3:9-18

Total Inability:  (unable to save self)  3:19-20; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:3-7

Under death’s sentence  Romans 5:12-19; 6:23

Lost  Luke 15

Without hope  Eph. 2:12

In need of God’s Grace & Salvation  Eph. 2:5,8; I Thes. 5:8-9

Needs to be renewed to Christ’s Image  2 Cor. 4:4; Romans 3:22

Needs Repentance  Acts 2:38; 3:19; 5:31; 17:30, 20:21


7. The Blessed Hope of the Church

Resurrection of the Just and Unjust   John 5:24-30

The Judgement  Mt. 24-25; I Cor. 3:10-15; 2 Tim. 4:1; Rom. 14:10

Rewards  Mt. 5:12; 16:27; Luke 6:23,35; Col. 3:24

Eternal Life for the Righteous who will enter the City of God and live in Jerusalem  Heb. 12:22; Rev. 3:12; 21:2, 10

Eternal Death for the Wicked in the flames of Hell Mt. 25:30, 41,46; Mark 12:40; Thes. 1:9; Heb. 10:26-31; Rev.2


8. 2 Ordinances of our Church – Baptism and the Lord’s Supper  Mt. 28:18-20; Romans 6:4;

I Cor. 11:17-34


9. Mission of our Church – The Great Commission (Mt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:6


10. Spiritual Unity of all Believers (regardless of their denominational ties) Psalm 133:1;

John 17:23; Eph. 4:3-6; Rom. 15:5; Col. 3:14


11. Healing in the Church – Anointed by Elders and oil  James 5:14-16


12. Faith Bible and Charismatic Issue

We believe God gives gifts to the church for the edification and up building of the body of Christ as well as for the growth of the church both numerically and spiritually. We are not a Charismatic Church. We do believe some may have the genuine gift of tongues and Scripture does instruct us not to forbid the speaking of tongues if used in accordance with I Corinthians 14. We appreciate the sincerity and Christian character of those who speak in tongues; yet the Apostle Paul encourages us to speak and use the gift of prophesy for the edification of the church.

We also believe God has given us His full and final revelation as found In the Scripture as it bears revalancy to the person and the work of Jesus Christ who is the spirit of prophesy (Rev. 19:10). We do not hold to the teachings that God sends ” new revelations” to his Church today. All revelation is complete in Jesus Christ (Hebrews 1:1-4). We do believe in the enlightenment and the illumination of the Holy Spirit who applies and interprets His word as it bears revelancy to our lives.

We do welcome and tolerate Christians who hold different views provided these issues do not begin to tear down the body of Christ and provided these matters do not bring division in the church.


13. Faith Bible Church and Dispensational Theology

We, at Faith Bible Church do not endorse, hold or teach that the Bible is divided up in 7 different dispensations. Rather we believe the Scriptures are a unity ( both Old Testament and New Testament) and that the theology of the Scriptures focuses on the Covenant, especially as it bears upon the matters of the New Covenant we have in Christ Jesus effected by the blood of Jesus Christ and applied to our hearts by the Holy Spirit who plants His word in our hearts and writes His law on our minds (Isa. 61:8; Jer. 31:31-33; Ezekiel 36:22-28; 37:26; 2 Cor. 3:6; Heb. 8:6-8; 9:15; 12:24). Our church stands in the Reformed and Evangelistic tradition.