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Freedom Bible Church Statement of Faith - Freedom Bible Church

GREAT COMMISSION CHURCHES


THE SCRIPTURE

The sole basis of our beliefs is the Bible, the 66 books
of the Old and New Testaments. It was uniquely,
verbally, and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and was
written without error in the original manuscripts. It is
the supreme and final authority in faith and life in every
age.

 

GOD

There is but one God, infinite in power, wisdom,
justice, goodness and love, the Creator of the universe,
eternally existing in three persons—Father, Son, and
Holy Spirit—each of whom possesses all the attributes
of Deity and the characteristics of personality.

 

MAN

God created man in His own image, and man, as he was
originally created, was innocent before God. But man
chose to sin by disobeying God, and therefore was
alienated from his Creator and came under divine
condemnation. Thus all human beings are born with a
corrupted nature and without spiritual life, and are
totally incapable of pleasing God in and of themselves.

 

JESUS CHRIST

God the Father, by His own choice and our of love for
sinful men and women, sent Jesus Christ into the world
to reconcile sinners to Himself. Jesus Christ was
conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He
was God in the flesh, both true God and true man.
Jesus Christ lived a sinless life and voluntarily suffered
and died as our substitute to pay the penalty for our
sins, thus satisfying God’s justice and accomplishing
salvation for all who trust in Him alone. He rose from
the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which
He lived and died. He bodily ascended into heaven and
sat down at the right hand of God the Father, where He,
the only mediator between God and man, makes
intercession for His own. He will return to earth
personally, visibly and bodily to judge all men and
establish His kingdom.

 

SALVATION

Men and women are freed from the penalty for their
sins not as a result, in whole or in part of their own
works, goodness or religious ceremony, but by the
undeserved favor of God alone. God declares righteous
all who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation.

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and
glorify Christ, to convict men and women of their sins,
and to impart new life to all who place their faith in
Christ. He indwells believers from the moment of
spiritual birth, seals them until the day of redemption,
allots spiritual gifts to them for ministry, and empowers
them to live a life pleasing to God.

 

ASSURANCE

All who are born again of the Spirit can, through the
sure promises of God, be fully assured of eternal life
from the very moment they put their faith in Christ.
This assurance is not based upon any kind of human
merit but upon the finished work of Christ, who
completely paid for their sins and upon the indwelling
of the Holy Spirit, who is the deposit guaranteeing their
inheritance.

THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD

At physical death, the believer enters immediately into
eternal, conscious fellowship with the Lord and awaits
the resurrection of his or her body to everlasting glory
and blessing. At physical death, the unbeliever enters
immediately into eternal, conscious separation from the
Lord and awaits the resurrection of his or her body to
everlasting suffering, judgment and condemnation.

 

BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S SUPPER

Jesus Christ has instructed those who believe in Him to
be baptized in water as a symbol of their new birth in
Christ. Baptism is only for those who have personally
believed in Christ. Our practice is to baptize by
immersion. The Lord also instituted the Lord’s Supper
as a remembrance of His suffering, death and
resurrection. Neither baptism nor the Lord’s Supper
have any merit in helping a person obtain eternal life.

THE CHURCH

All true believers make up the church worldwide and
should assemble together in local churches for worship,
prayer, fellowship and teaching to become conformed
to the image of Christ and to become equipped to carry
out the “Great Commission” that Christ gave His
followers in Matthew 28:19-28