Freedom Statement of Faith

Preamble

By faith, trusting wholly in the Lord Jesus Christ for our salvation, and believing in the teachings and practices of The Holy Bible, we unite and assemble ourselves together as a body of baptized believers in the Lord Jesus Christ for communion and fellowship in worship, for cooperation in service; for comfort and edification of one another, and to fulfill the Great Commission; We adopt for our statement of faith the following articles:

 

 The Holy Bible

We believe in the verbal inspiration and inerrancy of the Scriptures, and the authority of both the Old and New Testaments.

Psalm 138:2; II Timothy 3:16,17; II Peter 1:21; II Samuel 23:2; Acts 1:16; Acts 3:21; John 10:35; Luke 16:29-31; Proverbs 30:5,6; John 17:17; Revelation 22:18,19; Romans 3:4; 2:12; John 12:47,48

 

God

We believe the Scriptures teach that God 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.

John 4:24; Psalm 147:5; 83:18; Hebrews 3:4; Romans 1:20; Jeremiah 10:10; Exodus 15:11; Peter 1:15,16; Revelation 4:6-8; Revelation 4:11; Mark 12:30; Matthew 28:19; Ephesians 2:18.

 

Man

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. 

Genesis 1:27,31; Acts 17:26; Genesis 2:16,17; 3:16-24; Romans 5:12,19; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:9-18; Ephesians 2:3; Romans 1:18,32; 2:1-16; Galatians 3:10; Ezekiel 18:19,20; Romans 1:20; 3:10; Galatians 3:22.

 

Jesus Christ

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.

Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18,25; John 1:14

 

Atonement for Sin

We believe atonement for sin was made by the sacrificial and substitutionary death of Jesus Christ.

Romans 5:8-11; Hebrews 9:22; Hebrews 10:18, Galatians 3:13; 1 Peter 2:24

 

The Resurrection

We believe in the literal resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and His priestly intercession.

John 5:21-30; I Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 7:9-17; 20:11-15. Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25.

 

Salvation

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. 

Romans 6:23; Romans 10:17; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:8; Titus 3:14.

 

The Holy Spirit

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. 

Luke 24:49; John 14:16; John 14:26;Acts 2:33; John 16:8.

  

Ordinances of the Church

We believe that the ordinances of the church, by the command of Christ, are Water Baptism by immersion and The Lord’s Supper, both of which are ministered to those who are born again.

Matthew 3:6; Acts 2:38; Acts 8:36-38; Matthew 26:26-28; Luke 22:19-20, 1 Corinthians 11:24-26. 

 

Eternity

We believe in the eternal salvation of the believers and in the eternal damnation and punishment of the nonbelievers. We believe that the consummation of all things includes the visible, personal, and glorious return of Jesus Christ, the “Blessed Hope” of the Church.

Matthew 25:46; Mark 16:16; John 3:16; Acts 1:11; Titus 2:13-14.