We believe in the authority of both the Old and New Testaments as the inspired word of God.

 

  • We believe that God eternally exists in three Persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—and that these three are one God,  having the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and worthy of the same worship, reverence, and obedience.
  • We believe man was created in the image of God, but sinned and fell through disobedience, and that the entire human race shares in man's lost and depraved nature.
  • We believe Jesus, the eternal Son of God, took upon Himself the form of a man by means of the virgin birth, lived a sinless life, yet retained His absolute deity, being at the same time very God and very man.
  • We believe in the literal resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and His priestly intercession.
  • We believe that atonement for sin was made by the sacrificial and substitutionary death of Jesus Christ.
  • We believe salvation is the gift of God by grace alone and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and that this faith is   manifested in works pleasing to God.
  • We believe the Holy Spirit is the Promise of the Father, the Comforter who indwells and places every believer in the Body of Christ, bestows spiritual gifts upon the Church and convicts the world of sin and the judgment to come. It is an experience received subsequent to salvation with tongues as the initial physical evidence of having received the gift.
  •  We believe the baptism of the Holy Spirit is the endowment of power in the believer to live a victorious Christian life and be a fruitful witness of Jesus Christ.
  • We believe in divine healing. God has revealed Himself in Scripture as the healer and He has not changed.
  • We believe that the ordinances of the church, as given by Jesus, are Water Baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper, both of which are administered to those who are born again.
  •  We believe in glorious return of Jesus Christ the "Blessed Hope" of the Church.

For a more in depth look regarding our Articles of Faith and Core Practices, please refer to the IFCA webpage:

http://www.ifcaministry.org/#/about-us/articles-of-faith

 

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