"In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity." - Rupertus Meldenius

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

2 Timothy 3:16 | 2 Peter 1:20-21 | Mark 13:31 | John 8:31-32 | John 20:31| Acts 20:32

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three person; that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.

Genesis 1:1,26 | John 1:1,3 | Matthew 28:19 | John 4:24 | Romans 1:19-20 | Ephesians 4:5-6

We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of each person, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

Luke 10:21-22 | Matthew 23:9 | John 3:16; 6:27 | Romans 1:7 | 1 Timothy 1:1-2; 2:5-6 | 1 Peter 1:3 | Revelation 1:6

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.

Matthew 1:18-25 | Luke 1:26-38 | John 1:1; 20:28 | Romans 9:5; 8:32 | Ephesians 1:4 | Hebrews 7:25 | 1 Timothy 3:16

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.

John 14:16-17, 26; 15:26-27 | John 16:9-14 | Romans 8:9 | 1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19 | Galatians 5:22-26

We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.

Genesis 1:26; 5:2 | Genesis 3:1-24 | Eccl. 2:11 | John 3:14; 5:24 | Romans 9:22 | 1 John 1:9 |  2 Corinthians 5:17 | Romans 8:1

We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.

Ephesians 2:19-22 | Acts 1:8; 2:42 | Hebrews 10:23-25

We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well-being of his fellow men; that his conduct should be blameless before the world; that he should be a faithful steward of his possessions; and that he should seek to realize for himself and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.

1 Corinthians 10:31 | Romans 12:1-3 | Hebrews 12:1-2 | John 14:15, 23-24 | 1 John 2:3-6 | 2 Corinthians 9:6-9 | 1 Corinthians 4:2 | Colossians 1:9-10

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church, baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of the believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Matthew 28:18-20 | Romans 6:3-5 | 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that therefore Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.

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1 Timothy 2:5 | Romans 14:7-9,12

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgement, the eternal felicity of the righteous and the endless suffering of the wicked.

Matthew 16:27 – Mark 14:62 – John 14:3 – Acts 1:11 – Phil. 3:20 – I Thessalonians 4:15 – II Timothy 4:1 – Titus 2:13 – I Corinthians 4:5 – I Corinthians 15:1-58 – II Thessalonians 1:7-10 – Revelation 20:4-6,11-15

We believe that God created man and woman in His own image to complete one another as husband and wife. We further believe that at the time God created man and woman He created the institution of marriage. Our Church defines marriage as a sacred union ordained by God between one biological man and one biological woman. For this reason, we will only recognize a marriage between one man and one woman in a Christian Martial Worship Ceremony

Genesis 2:24 | Genesis 2:20-24, Mark 10:6-9 | Matthew 19:4-5

Questions about Christianity?

If you have any questions about Jesus, the Bible or Christianity as a whole, we get it. We've all had our own share of questions we've needed to process through. Truth be told, we still look to find answers for all of life's uncertainties. We'd love to meet up and connect. Send us an email at hi@thisisfellowship.com and we'll be in touch.