What We Believe

We live in a culture that often shirks at the idea of absolute truth. In fact, our culture is marching to the tune of a belief known as relativism, which states, “There is no such thing as truth.” At LIFE Fellowship not only do we believe in truth, but we also believe truth can be known, experienced and defined. Though we live in a world full of untold mysteries and serve a God of mystery He has chosen to reveal to us some very simple, yet profound truths that we express beneath through the acrostic:
D-O-C-T-R-I-N-E.

DEITY & HUMANITY OF CHRIST

We believe that Jesus Christ is both fully God and fully man. He exists eternally as God. Two thousand years ago, He took on the form of a man through the virgin birth of Mary; lived a sinless life; died on the cross for the sins of mankind; and rose from the dead on the 3rd day in order to bring the Father glory. (John 1:1, 20:28; Acts 20:28b; Heb. 1:8a; Titus 1:3b, 2:13)

ORIGINAL SIN & SEPARATION FROM GOD

We believe humanity was created in the image of God, but this image was deeply distorted due to the fall of Adam in the Garden of Eden. As a consequence of sin, each person is born into sin with a nature that is totally depraved and helpless to obtain salvation apart from grace. (Gen. 1:26, 2:1-17, 6:5; Rom. 3:10-19; Eph. 2:1-3)

CHRIST’S DEATH FOR SIN & HIS BODILY RESURRECTION

The only hope of mankind was for Jesus Christ, the perfect sacrifice, to give His life on the cross for His people. In His death, He took on the sin of mankind and three days later He physically and bodily defeated death by being raised to life through the resurrection. (John 3:16; Rom. 5:8, 10:9-10)

THE TRINITY 

There is one eternal God who is revealed in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each of these three Persons is fully God, yet there are not three gods, but One. The Trinity is eternal and has no beginning, nor end. The Trinity is holy, sovereign, gracious and just. (Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 12:29; John 1:14; Acts 5:3-4; 2 Cor. 13:14; Heb. 1:1-3; Rev. 1:4-6)

RETURN OF CHRIST PHYSICALLY

We believe in the imminent return of Jesus Christ. He will return and the Church will live in perfect peace with Him throughout all eternity and there shall be no end. (Ezek. 37:21-28; Matt. 24:15-25; 2 Tim. 3:1-5; Rev. 20:1-3)

INFALLIBILITY & AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE

We believe that the Bible is without error in its original form and that it is the churches absolute authority for life and godliness. We believe that the Bible was written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to draw people to Christ and to develop people to become more like Him to the glory of God. (Mark 12:26, 12:36, 13:11; Luke 24:27; 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21)

NECESSARY SALVATION BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH IN CHRIST

We believe that a person is only saved through placing their faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Faith is a gift and it is given because no one could obtain salvation apart from the grace of God or by his or her own good works. (John 14:6; Eph. 2:8-9)

ETERNAL SECURITY OF THE BELIEVER

We believe that when we accept Christ we are in Christ. Once we are in Christ we begin a life of abiding in Christ. We are kept or guarded by God. He does this through His power through our faith. (I Peter 1:5; Rom. 8:1; John 15:4)