Basic Doctrines of the Christian Faith

Basic Doctrines of the Christian Faith
This page was created to be a brief guide of what we teach at Faith Bible Church.  It is provided for the general instruction, unity, and guidance of our people concerning those doctrines taught in the Scriptures (the full explanation and Scriptural basis for which are found in the Faith Bible Church Doctrinal Statement).
 
     

Authority of the Scriptures:

  • Every word of the Bible is inspired by God and is without error, so that the Bible is the only infallible rule for faith and Christian practice.

God:

  • There is one God, eternally existing in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • God created everything out of nothing.

  • God is the one supreme ruler in the universe.

  • God has supernaturally performed many special miracles, as recorded in the Bible—including the virgin birth of Christ.

The Lord Jesus Christ:

  • Jesus Christ is fully God—the second person of the Trinity.

  • Jesus Christ is fully man.

  • Jesus Christ never sinned; He lived a sinless and perfect life.

  • Jesus Christ’s death on the cross was a substitutionary sacrifice for our sins.

  • Jesus Christ was bodily resurrected from the grave, and is now living victoriously over death.

  • Jesus Christ will bodily come again.

  • Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and men.

The Holy Spirit:

  • The Holy Spirit is fully God—the third person of the Trinity.  He is a person—not an impersonal force or power.

  • The Holy Spirit indwells all those who place their faith in Christ for salvation.

Sinfulness of Man:

  • Every human being has sinned, and apart from Christ is unfit for Heaven.

Salvation:

  • Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone.

  • Every believer desires and needs to live a Christ-like life in the power of the Holy Spirit, turning away from sin, and showing love and goodness.

  • Every believer is commanded to learn the Word of God, to pray, to worship, to witness about his faith, to fulfill family duties, and to fellowship with other believers.

Heaven & Hell:

  • Heaven and Hell are real places, and each person will spend eternity in either Heaven or Hell.

Angels, Satan, and Demons:

  • Angels, Satan, and demons are real spiritual creatures.


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