FCCPSA Statement of Faith
There are many precious truths taught in the Bible over which Godly men have differed in understanding. Therefore, this is not a statement of all that is important to believe, but an affirmation of the fundamental truths of the Christian faith..
We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, to be verbally inspired of God and to be inerrant and infallible. We believe it is the only and final authority for faith and conduct. (II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:21)
We believe in one God, who is the Creator of all things by a direct act, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1;1, John 10:30, 37-38)
We believe that man, created in the image of God, sinned, incurring not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God and which is inherited by every member of Adam's race. (Romans 5:12-21 )
We believe by the miracle of the virgin birth, that the Lord Jesus Christ, eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, in order to reveal God and to redeem man.
We believe Jesus Christ shed His Blood on Calvary as a as a substitutionary sacrifice and rose bodily from the dead for our justification, and has ascended to the right hand of the Father, from whence He will personally return for His glorified Bride.
We believe He (Jesus Christ) is now exalted at the right hand of God, that He is the Head of the Church, the Lord of the individual believer, that He is ministering as our Great High Priest and Advocate and that we are awaiting His bodily return. (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:35, Hebrews 4:15, 7:25, 9:12, Acts 1:11, John 2:11, 11:25 and Rev. 19:11-15.)
We believe salvation is the free gift of God (neither merited nor secured in part or in whole by any virtue or work of man) to be received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, in whom all true believers have, as a present possession, the gift of eternal life, a perfect righteousness, Sonship in the family of God, deliverance and security from all condemnation, every spiritual resource needed for life and Godliness, and the divine guarantee that they shall never perish. (John 3:16-19, 5:24, Romans 3:19, Ephesians 2:18-19, Titus 3:5-6)
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, a literal heaven and a literal hell. All those who have received Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord will inherit eternal life in Heaven. Those who have not accepted Him are lost unto eternal damnation. ( John 5:28-29 )