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Below is an outline of what we believe, a Statement of Faith, as outlined by our parent church, Christ Fellowship of Elizabeth.


The Scriptures

We believe that the Bible alone, comprised of the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God, and without error in its original manuscripts. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

 

God

We believe that there is only one God, as revealed in the Bible as the only true, eternal, perfect and living God. He is Creator, Redeemer, and Sovereign Ruler of creation. He is the only proper object of worship.

We believe that there are three persons in the Godhead. God reveals Himself to us as Father (John 6:27; Ephesians 4:6), Son (Hebrews 1:8), and Holy Spirit (Acts 5:3-4), with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being; distinguishable, yet indivisible.

 

Creation and the Fall of Mankind

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God. However because of our disobedience, sin entered into the world whereby all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. (Genesis 1:26, Romans 5:12, 3:13)

 

Salvation

We believe that there is only one plan of salvation, which involves the redemption of the whole person and is available only in and through Jesus Christ. It is offered to all people, and is appropriated and experienced by those who repent of their sins and respond, in faith, to God’s call to submit to His Son as Lord. Jesus Christ, through the shedding of His blood, obtained eternal redemption for those who through faith believe in Him. (John 3:16, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Acts 4:12, Luke 19:10, John3:17, 1 Corinthians 1:21, Ephesians 2:1-9)

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

We believe that the baptism in the Holy Spirit is to give us power to live a fruitful, holy Christian life today, that we might be effective ministers of the Gospel. (Galatians 5:22-23, Isaiah 61:1, Luke 3:16, Acts 1:5-8, 2:14-21, 9:17-20)

 

New Birth in Christ

We believe that the new birth in Christ is a miracle, wherein the old nature is passing away and the new nature comes in by the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.

 

The Spirit-Filled Life

We believe that it’s God’s will for all believers to live by the Spirit of God.

 

Spiritual Gifts

We believe spiritual gifts have been given to every believer and everyone should function in their gifts for the building up of the Body of Christ.

 

The Second Coming of Christ

We believe in the literal and physical second coming of Jesus Christ and in the rapture of the church. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

 

Heaven, Hell, and the Final Judgement

We believe in the immortality of the soul; in the resurrection of the body; in the general judgment at the end of the world; in the eternal happiness of the righteous in Heaven; and in the endless punishment of the wicked in Hell. (Matthew 6:20, John 14:2-3, Revelation 7:9-17, 20:10-15, 21:8)


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Christ Fellowship's purpose in laying out a statement of faith is that it be uncompromising in the essentials of our faith yet allow God’s freedom in the non-essentials.  This statement of faith is detailed in the Constitution and Bi-Laws of the church.