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About Us | Fellowship of the Beloved

Our Statement of Faith

Holy Bible : The Holy Bible and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority for determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, the Bible is inspired, infallible and inerrant (see Prov. 30:5; Rom. 16:25&26; 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20&21).

Trinity : There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son (Jesus), and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and co-eternal (see Gen. 1:26; Is. 9:6; Matt. 3:16&17; 28:19; Luke 1:35).

Jesus Christ : Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the trinity. On Earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for humankind and, thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory (see Isa. 9:6; Jn. 1:1,14; 20:28; Phil. 2:5&6; 1 Tim. 2:5; 3:16).

Virgin Birth : Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit in the Virgin Mary’s womb; therefore, He is the Son of God (see Isa. 7:14; Matt. 1:18, 23-25; Luke 1:27).

Redemption : Humanity was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression, it fell. Humanity’s only hope for redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (see Gen. 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).

Regeneration : For anyone to know God, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential (Jn.6:44).

Salvation : We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ: His death, burial and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of human effort (see Rom. 10:9&10; Acts 16:31; Gal.2:16; 3:8; Eph. 2:8&9; Titus 3:5).

Repentance : Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation (see Acts 2:21; 3:19; 1 Jn. 1:9).

Sanctification : Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. We recognize that some experiences of sanctification are instantaneous (see Rom.8:29; 12:1&2; 2Cor. 3:18; 6:14-18; 1 Thess. 4:3; 5:23; Heb. 2:11).

Jesus’ Blood : The blood Jesus Christ shed on the cross of Calvary was sinless and is 100% sufficient to cleanse humankind from all sin. Jesus allowed himself to be punished for both our sinfulness and our sins, enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death (see Jn.1:29; Romans 3:10, 12, 23; 5:9; Col.1:20; 1 JN. 1:7; Rev. 1:5; 5:9).

Jesus Christ Indwells all Believers : Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come and live inside them by His Holy Spirit. They relinquish the authority of their lives over to Him, thus making Jesus the Lord of their lives as well as Savior. They put their trust in what Jesus accomplished for them when He died, was buried and rose again from the dead (see Jn 1:12; 14:17, 23; 15:4; Rom. 8:11; Rev. 3:20).

Baptism in the Holy Spirit : Given at Pentecost, the baptism in the Holy Spirit is the promise of the Father, distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. Sent by Jesus after His ascension to empower the church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth (see Joel 2:28,29; Matt. 3:11; Mk. 16:17; Acts 1:5; 2:1-4, 17, 38, 39; 8:14-17; 10:38, 44-47; 11:15-17; 19:1-6).

Gifts of the Holy Spirit : The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the Resurrection and confirm the power of the gospel. The gifts may manifest themselves through a believer in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the scriptures and should never be used in violation of biblical parameters (see Rom. 1:11; 12:4-8; 1 Cor. 12:1-31; 14:1-40; Eph. 4:16; 1 Tim. 4:14; 2 Tim. 1:5-16; Heb.2:4; 1 Peter 4:10).

The Church : The church is a people created by God in/through Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit, called and set to bear witness to and administrate God’s creative, redeeming, and sanctifying activity in the world by the rule of the sovereign Christ. All believers in the Lord Jesus Christ constitute the universal church, which exists through local congregations. (see Jn. 17:11; 20-23; Eph.1:22; 2:19-22; Heb. 12:23).

Two Sacraments
1. Water Baptism : Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit in Jesus name (see Matt.28:19; Acts 2:38; Mk.16:16; Acts 8:12; 36-38;10:47, 48).
2. The Lord’s Supper : A unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice (representing the body and blood of Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross (see Matt. 26:26-29; 1 Cor. 10:16; 11:23-26).

God’s Will for Provision : The Father’s will is that believers become whole, healthy and successful in all areas of life. But because of the fall, many may not receive the full benefits of God’s will while on earth. That fact, though, should never prevent all believers from seeking the full benefit of Christ’s provision in order to serve others.

Spiritual (see Jn. 3:3-11; Rom. 10:9&10; 2 Cor. 5:17-21)
Mental and Emotional (see Isa. 26:3; Rom. 12:2; Philp. 4:7&8; 2 Tim. 1:7)
Physical (see Isa. 53:4&5; Matt. 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24)
Financial (see Deut. 28: 1-14; Josh. 1:8; Ps. 34:10; 84:11; Mal. 3:10&11; Luke 6:38; 2; Cor. 9:6-10; Phil. 4:15-19)

Resurrection : Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the Cross. As a result, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected – those that are saved to the resurrection of life, and those that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation (see Luke 24:13-43; Jn. 2:19-21; 20:26-28; 21:4; Acts 24:15; 1 Cor. 15:42-44; Phil. 1:21-23; 3:20&21).

Heaven : Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the gospel of Jesus Christ (see Matt. 5:3,12,20; 6:20; 19:21; 25:34; 2 Cor.5:1; Heb. 11:16; 1 Peter 1:4).

Hell : After living one life on earth, the unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to hell where they will be eternally tormented with the devil and the fallen angels (see Matt. 25:41; Mk. 9:43-48; Heb.9:27; Rev. 14:9-11; 20:12-15; 21:8).

Second Coming : Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return. He will appear in the clouds to gather the dead in Christ first, and then we who are alive, will meet Him in the air. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the scripture. He will physically rule and reign on earth for one thousand years after which there will be a new heaven and a new earth (see 1 Jn. 3:2&3; Matt. 24:30; Matt. 26:63&64; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thess. 4:15-17; 2 Thess. 1:7&8; 2 Thess.2:1; Rev. 19:11-16).