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Statements of Belief for Walk in Faith Church

These brief summaries represent an overview of the belief statements for Walk in Faith Church and provide direction for the Pastoral Team, the Leadership Team, Ministry Council, and the congregation. Inspired by Holy Spirit and guided by the Holy Scriptures, we have prayerfully wrestled with each statement and invite questions and positive, open & honest conversation.

 

We believe that God sets a standard that may, at times, conflict with general beliefs of society. We believe it is the responsibility of every Christian to wrestle with each of these belief statements and as a result, deepen your knowledge, experience and personal relationship with God. 

We acknowledge that, as humans, we are not perfect individuals but daily fall short of God's perfect standard. All are welcome in our community of faith without reservation or judgement and given an opportunity to grow in a sincere desire to become a Disciple of Jesus Christ. 
 

ABOUT
God 
the Father

We believe in the one true God, eternally comprised and existing as three parts: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God is the Creator of the universe and the ruler of mankind. God is active in the world, drawing all to Himself. 

God is good and kind, merciful and just.  He invites all into deep and abiding relationship, forgives all who call upon His Name and will one day judge both the living and the dead.

Luke 3:22, 2 Corinthians 13:14,

John 10:30

ABOUT
Jesus Christ
the Son

Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, lived as fully God and fully human. He was put to death on the cross, and rose again on the third day.

 

 Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life, that all who believe in Him may be forgiven, justified and have eternal life.

 

Luke 1:26-38, Mark 16:5-7,

Hebrews 10:9-10,

Romans 3:22, 10:9-10

ABOUT
The
Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the fullness of God as part of the Holy Trinity. The Holy Spirit actively works in and through Believers. He bestows God's nature and gifts, enabling the children of God to walk their Christian journey. The Spirit is present in all believers - indwelling, sanctifying, guiding, baptizing, empowering, comforting and forgiving. 

Romans 8:9-11, 12:4-8,

1 Corinthians 2:4-11, 3:16, Acts 1:8, 11:16, John 16:13-15, Galatians 5:22-23, Ephesians 1:13, 4:4-14

ABOUT
The Holy Bible

The words of the Old and New Testament are infallible and unchangeable. The books are  inspired by God -given as our guides in life as we grow and live by Jesus' perfect example. The Bible is our final word and authority in every area of life. The Words are alive, speaking to us now just as much as they did the Patriarchs  and Matriarchs of our faith thousands of years ago.

John 1:1-5, 17:17, Romans 10:8,

Hebrews 4:12-13, 2 Timothy 3:15-17

ABOUT
Baptism

Established as an ordinance by Jesus in the Great Commission, water baptism is a public, outward testimony that indicates a personal, inward faith. It gives evidence of the inner change that occurrs in a believer’s life when he or she was “born again” through faith in Jesus Christ.  It associates the believer with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and signifies the believer’s death to the old life and his or her resurrection as a new creation in Christ.

Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16,

Romans 6:1-8; Colossians 2:12

ABOUT
Salvation

Salvation is a gift of grace from God the Father through Jesus Christ, His Son, and cannot be earned through self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith

Romans 5:1, 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9,

John 14:6; 1:12, Titus 3:5,

Galatians 3:26, 

ABOUT
 
The Resurrection

We believe Jesus Christ rose from the dead on the third day, and that He then ascended into Heaven in human form to take His rightful place beside the Father God as our fair Judge, High Priest and wonderful Counselor. 

Luke 24:1-12, Acts 1:9-11,

Hebrew 4:14, 1 John 2:1

ABOUT
 
The Second Coming

We believe in the fulfillment of the final prophecy - that Jesus Christ will return once again to this Earth in bodily form to wage the final war against sin and evil.

Acts 1:11, 1 John 2:28,

Matthew 24:30-31

1 Thessalonians 2:19, James 5:8

ABOUT
 
The Final Judgement

We believe in the fulfillment of the final prophecy - that Jesus Christ will return once again to this Earth in bodily form to wage the final war against sin and evil.

Acts 1:11, 1 John 2:28,

Matthew 24:30-31

1 Thessalonians 2:19, James 5:8

ABOUT
The Individual Human

Man and woman were created by a direct act of God and made in His image. All of humanity sinned in Adam and Eve (historical father and mother of the entire human race), and the result of that sin was the alienation of mankind from God. Man thus deserved both physical and spiritual death; therefore all humans inherited a sinful nature. 

Genesis 1:27, 3:1-19, Romans 5:12

ABOUT
Marriage

Concerning marriage, we believe that Christian marriage is a covenantal union before God of one natural-born man and one natural-born woman to live together as husband and wife. 

 

Genesis 2:22-24, Mark 10:6-9,

Hebrews 13:1-5

ABOUT
The Local Church

We are simply a gathering place for the selfless worship and praise of our Heavenly Father. The church is called by God to gather to learn from Him, to praise Him, and to share the Truth of the Gospel. We experience and grow in our walks of faith by being consistent members of this church, of which Jesus Christ is the Cornerstone and the Head.

Matthew 18:20,

Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:19-22

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