The Perfection of the Bible
It is the full and final authority on all faith matters. It is everything we believe and it directs everything we do at Life Fellowship. We believe the two main sections in the Bible (the Old and New Testaments) were given to us by God, and the principles of the Bible shape the way we live.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 - All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip His people to do every good work.
The Deity of Jesus
The person of Jesus was and is totally God. He was fully God and fully human. In His divinity, He was and is equal with God the Father and the Holy Spirit. In His humanity, He embraced every human limitation but did not sin.
John 1:1, 14 - In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God... So the Word became human and made His home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen His glory, the glory of the Father's one and only Son.
The Function of the Holy Spirit
God's Spirit is a real empowerment in our lives today. The Holy Spirit helps us to live for God every day. The Holy Spirit connects people to Christ, and he equips Christ followers to grow spiritually and to share Christ with people who do not know Him.
Acts 10:28 - And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
The Reality of Salvation
Every person needs and can have a relationship with God. A new relationship with God is totally a work of grace, through faith. It cannot be improved on through our obedience nor should it be taken lightly and used as an excuse to sin more.
Romans 3:22-23 - We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.
The Relevance of the Church
The church is God's idea and is the hope of the world. God’s church is expressed globally and locally. His church exists for worship, connection, outreach, growth and ministry.
Ephesians 4:4-6 - For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all.