16 Truthful Statements
Christian Faith Center is affiliated with the Assemblies of God Fellowship of Churches. The 16 Fundamental Truths Statements listed below is the foundation for what we believe and is the doctrine we adhere to.
The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct
The one true God as revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind, He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
His virgin birth
His sinless life
His substitutionary work on the cross
His bodily resurrection from the dead
His exaltation to the right hand of God
Man was created good and upright; for God said, “let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God
Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.
Baptism in Water
The ordinances of Baptism by immersion are commanded in the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life.
The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements- bread and the fruit of the vine- is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:4; a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Cor. 11:26); and a prophecy of His second coming (1Cor. 11:26); and is enjoined on all believers “til He comes!”
All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. This experience is distinct from the subsequent to the experience of the new birth With the baptism in the Holy Ghost come such experiences as an overflowing fullness of the Spirit a deepened reverence for God and intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work and a more active love for Christ, for His Word and for the lost.
The baptism of believers in the Holy Ghost is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance. The speaking in tongue in this instance is the same in essences as the gift of tongues but different in purpose and use.
Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God. The scriptures teach a life of “holiness without which no man shall see the Lord”. By the power of the Holy Ghost we are able to obey the command, “Be ye holy, for I am holy”. Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit .
The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the General Assembly and Church of the First-born, which are written in Heaven.
A divinely called and spiritually ordained ministry has been provided by the Lord for a two-fold purpose; 1) The evangelization of the world, and 2) The edifying of the Body of Christ .
Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers.
The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church.
The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on the earth for one thousand years. This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel and the establishment of universal peace
There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new Earth, wherein dwells righteousness.