Here at Faith we believe and teach that...
- The Bible is the inspired Word of God and is accurate in scientific, historical, and geographic matters as well as in spiritual matters (John 17:17, 2 Peter 1:21).
- Human beings are by nature sinful and rebellious against God, unable and unwilling to do God's will as revealed in the Bible (Psalm 51:5, Romans 7:18).
- God is holy and cannot tolerate sin; He will punish sinners with eternal suffering (Psalm 5:4-5, Ezekiel 18:4, James 2:10).
- At the same time God is loving; He sent His Son Jesus Christ to live and die for the sins of the entire world (John 3:16, Romans 3:23-24, Romans 6:23, 1 John 1:7).
- Jesus rose physically from the dead and now lives and rules eternally. He will come back to judge everyone who has ever lived (Ephesians 1:20-21, Acts 17:31, 1 Corinthians 15:20).
- God brings us the blessings that Jesus won for us through His Word, and through the Sacraments of baptism (Matthew 28:19) and the Lord’s Supper (Matthew 26:26-29). Through these means the Holy Spirit works and strengthens faith in us.
- Whoever believes in Jesus and is baptized will be saved and live eternally in glory; whoever does not believe will be condemned eternally (Mark 16:16, John 3:36 and 14:6, Acts 4:12).
so loved the world
that He gave
His only begotten Son
that whoever believes in Him
should not perish
but have everlasting life.