The Life Church Statement of Faith

 

The Holy Bible: The BIble is the inspired, inerrant, infallible, irrevocable, and complete Word of God. (1 Timothy 3:16-17)

 

The Eternal Godhead: God is Triune: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; three in one. (1 John 5:7)

 

The Fall of Man: Man was created in the image of God, but by voluntary disobedience, he fell from perfection. (Romans 5:12)

 

The Basis of Salvation: While we were in a fallen state, separated from God by original sin, Christ died for us, signing the pardon of all who believe in Him and confess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. (John 3:6; Romans 5:8; Romans 10:9,10)

 

Salvation by Grace through Faith: Before salvation, we have no righteousness of our own and must come to God through faith in the righteousness of Christ. (Ephesians 2:8,9)

 

Repentance and Acceptance: Upon sincere repentance and wholehearted acceptance of Christ as Lord, we are justified before God. (1 John 1:9)

 

The New Birth: The change which takes place in the heart and life at conversion is a literal one and is the result of being born of the Spirit of God. (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20; John 3:5-7)

 

Daily Christian Life: It is the will of God that we live a sanctified (set apart) holy life, growing constantly in Faith and in the character of Jesus. (Hebrews 6:1)

 

Water Baptism: Baptism in water by immersion is the Biblical mode of baptism and is an outward sign of the inward work of salvation and is an practice established by Jesus. (Matthew 28:19)

 

The Lord’s Supper: The commemoration of the Lord’s Supper (Communion) by the symbolical use of bread and the juice of the vine is also a practice established by Jesus. (1 Corinthians 11:28)

 

The Holy Spirit: The purpose of the Holy Spirit is to empower the believer believers for effective Christian living and to guide, teach, and enable us to fulfill His purposes. (Acts 1:8; Acts 2:4)

 

The Spirit-Filled Life: It is the will of God that we walk in the Spirit continually. (Romans 8:1-2; 14-16)

 

The Gifts and the Fruit of the Spirit: The Holy Spirit has gifts to give Christians and we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of the Spirit-filled life. (1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Galatians 5:22-23; Romans 12:6-8; Ephesians 4:11-13)