WE BELIEVE

The Word of God

We believe the Word of God which He has spoken out of His mouth, the Holy Scriptures, which God has magnified above all His Name and which shall remain throughout all eternity.  The Word of God brings enlightenment to our spirit and soul and is the first and final authority in every aspect of life.  God's Word is Truth for He cannot lie.  The Word of God is the Foundation of our Christian Faith.

II Timothy 3:16-17, Psalm 138:2Matthew 24:35, Psalm 119:89Psalm 119:105, Psalm 119:130Hebrews 4:12Proverbs 4:20-23Joshua 1:8-9John 17:17, Hebrews 6:18, Titus 1:2Numbers 23:19, Matthew 16:18, John 1:14.

God the Father, the Almighty, the Creator, Love

We believe in the One True God, the God and Father of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob / Israel, and Jesus Christ, the Creator of all things visible and invisible, who has neither beginning nor end.  God is Love.  Love is eternal.

Isaiah 45:6, Isaiah 45:21Exodus 3:15, II Corinthians 1:3, Revelation 4:10-11, Genesis 1:1Colossians 1:16, Revelation 1:8, Revelation 4:8, I John 4:7-19.

God the Son, the Word of God, the Lord Jesus Christ

We believe in the Son of God, Jesus the Anointed (Messiah, Christ), the Word made flesh, the Image of the Invisible God, the Firstborn of many sons, many brethren, by Whom only are all to be saved.  

John 3:16-17, Luke 3:21-22, Acts 10:37-38,  Luke 4:18-19John 1:14, Colossians 1:15Hebrews 2:10, Romans 8:29, John 1:12, Romans 8:14-17John 14:6Acts 4:12I Timothy 2:3-4II Peter 3:9.

God the Holy Ghost, the Glory of God, the Spirit of God

We believe in the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Almighty God, who was in the beginning with God and who manifested the Light of God.  The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin that they may acknowledge their need of the Saviour, Jesus Christ, and that they may believe in His Name.  At the moment of Salvation the Holy Ghost washes, sanctifies, justifies, regenerates and renews the human spirit of the believer and He joins Himself to the believer’s reborn spirit.  The Holy Spirit abides within the physical body of every believer.  The Holy Ghost teaches the believer all things and brings to our remembrance everything that the Lord has said.  The Holy Spirit testifies of the Lord Jesus Christ and gives utterance to the believer.  The Holy Ghost guides the believer into all Truth and He shows us things to come.  The Holy Spirit empowers the believer to carry out the work of the Gospel in the earth.  

Genesis 1:1-3, John 16:7-11I Corinthians 6:11, Titus 3:5, I Corinthians 6:17, John 17:20-23, John 14:16-17I Corinthians 3:16; I Corinthians 6:19, II Corinthians 6:16, John 14:26, John 15:26, Romans 8:26, Mark 13:11, John 16:13, Acts 1:5, Luke 24:49, Acts 1:8, John 14:11-15, Mark 16:15-20.

The Holy Trinity

We believe that these three distinct Persons of the Godhead, Father, Son, Holy Ghost, are One:  The Holy Trinity.  

Genesis 1:1-3, John 1:1-3, John 10:30, John 17:21, Psalm 33:6, I John 5:7.

The Gospel

We believe the Gospel, according to the Scriptures:  Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of Man, who was conceived of the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, anointed with the Holy Spirit and power of God, who worked the works of the Father, walked the perfect, sinless life, laid down His life of His own free will, suffered the scourging post, endured the cross of crucifixion whereupon He died and His body was then laid in a tomb.  He descended into hell, conquered sin and death, and was raised by the Spirit of God, the Glory of God, on the third day.  He was witnessed of many disciples and He ascended upon high and is now seated at the right hand of the Father.  One day, very soon, He shall return for His Bride, the Church, and we shall meet Him in the clouds and we shall ever thereafter be with Him.  

Matthew 16:13, Daniel 7:13-14, Matthew 1:20Luke 1:31-35, Matthew 3:16Acts 10:38, John 14:10-11Hebrews 4:15, John 10:17-18, Mark 15:15, Mark 15:25Luke 23:46, Matthew 27:59-60, Ephesians 4:9-10, I Corinthians 15:55-57Luke 24:46, Mark 16:6, Romans 8:11I Peter 3:18Romans 6:4I Corinthians 15:3-6, Mark 16:19, Acts 1:8-11, Ephesians 5:25-27, Song of Solomon 2:8-13, I Corinthians 15:51-53I John 3:2I Thessalonians 4:13-18Revelation 19:6-9, I Thessalonians 5:9-10Revelation 22:13-14.

We believe that it is God’s will that all should be saved.

John 3:16-17, John 12:32, I Timothy 2:3-4, II Peter 3:9.

We believe that those who desire to be saved lay hold of the Gift of their Salvation by grace through faith and the confession of their mouth.  We believe that the Gift of Salvation is available to every person, whosoever will.

Ephesians 2:8, Romans 4:16, Mark 11:24John 1:12Romans 10:6-13, Romans 3:28, Galatians 2:16Philippians 3:9Romans 3:30Romans 5:1-2, Ephesians 3:17, Galatians 3:26I Peter 1:3-5John 12:46John 3:15-16John 11:26Acts 10:43, I John 4:15I John 5:1John 4:14Revelation 22:17.

Sacraments

We believe in the Sacraments of the Church:  Water Baptism and Holy Communion. 

Matthew 3:13-16, Mark 1:9-11, Luke 3:21-22, John 1:31-34, Acts 10:37-38, Acts 2:38-41, Matthew 26:26-28, Mark 14:22-24, Luke 22:19-20, I Corinthians 11:23-26.

Marriage

We believe that marriage is between one man and one woman, as designed and created by God, according to the Scriptures.

Genesis 2:23-24, Jeremiah 29:6, I Corinthians 7:2, Mark 10:7-8, Ephesians 5:22-31, Colossians 3:18-19, I Peter 3:7.

Full Gospel

We believe in the “Full Gospel”.  That is:  That our Good Father God still works in the earth by the power of the Holy Spirit through the Body of Christ, the Church, His mighty signs, wonders and miracles; for God does not change and He is no respecter of persons.

“Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.” - Romans 15:19.

Acts 10:38, Acts 1:5, Luke 24:49, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:1-4John 14:12-14, Matthew 4:23, Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 3:11-16, Acts 4:24-33, Acts 5:12-14Acts 6:8Acts 8:5-8, Acts 8:38-40, Acts 9:10, Acts 9:17-18, Acts 9:33-34, Acts 9:36-42, Acts 11:21, Acts 11:22-24, Acts 14:3, Acts 14:7-10, Acts 14:19-21, Acts 15:12, Acts 16:18, Acts 18:9-11, 19:10-12, Acts 20:9-12, Acts 21:8-9, Acts 21:18-19, Acts 22:17-18, Acts 23:11, Acts 27:23-26, Acts 28:3-6, Acts 28:8-9, Acts 2:17-18Mark 16:15-20.

Malachi 3:6, James 1:17, Hebrews 13:8, Acts 10:34, Romans 2:11.  

Romans 1:16, Matthew 10:32, II Corinthians 1:20, Hebrews 6:9.

Holy Spirit Baptism, the “Spirit Upon”

We believe, according to the Scriptures, that the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is separate and distinct, apart from Salvation.  

When a person receives the Gift of Salvation by faith, at that moment, the Holy Spirit enters into the physical body of the believer and He abides there (I Corinthians 3:16, I Corinthians 6:19, II Corinthians 6:16, I John 4:4, I John 4:15-16Colossians 1:27).  He recreates the human spirit (I Thessalonians 5:23, Hebrews 4:12), making that person a new creature (creation), born from above, “born again”, born of the Spirit (II Corinthians 5:17, John 3:3-6) and He joins Himself to that person's spirit, becoming one with the person (I Corinthians 6:17, John 17:20-23).  This person is now a Christian and is destined for eternal life in the presence of the Father.  

Every Christian has the Spirit within.  Not every Christian has the Spirit upon.  This is NOT to say that a Christian who has not received the Baptism in the Holy Ghost as evidenced by speaking with the supernatural, Spiritual Gift of Tongues is any less of a Christian or is not a Christian.  We are all made the children of God through faith in Christ Jesus; and this is primary.

Subsequent to Salvation, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, the “Spirit upon”, being “endued with power from on high”, is made available to every believer, whosoever will receive Him.

Luke 11:9-13Acts 1:5Luke 24:49Acts 1:8, Acts 2:1-21, Acts 8:14-17, Acts 9:17Acts 10:44-48, Acts 11:15-17, Acts 19:1-6.

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

We believe in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.  It is the will of the Holy Ghost to manifest His Gifts in the Body of Christ, the Church, today, as He wills.  These Gifts are available to every believer today.  The Church is not to be ignorant of Spiritual Gifts; rather, we are to desire them.  We are even to covet Gifts of the Spirit earnestly and we are not to forbid them.

I Corinthians 12:4-11, I Corinthians 12:7, I Corinthians 12:1, I Corinthians 14:1, I Corinthians 12:31, I Corinthians 14:39.

The Great Commission

We believe that we are to make Disciples, not just make Christians.

Here at Faith Love Fellowship, our Mission Statement is, “Learning.  Growing.  Together.  In Him.”  Our directive is to witness the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world and to train believers up in the Faith: 

  1. Get people into the Kingdom of God.  
  2. Get Christians off the milk bottle.  
  3. Teach believers so that we all grow up and are able to handle the strong meat of the Word.  

As iron sharpens iron, the family of Faith Love Fellowship endeavors to sharpen every saint in the Lord through sound, Scriptural teaching, “rightly dividing the Word of Truth”; that we all grow up, rooted and built up in Christ and be established, firmly grounded in the Faith of our Lord and to abound in thanksgiving and praise and acclamation and exaltation and worship unto the Father of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-20, I Corinthians 3:1-3Hebrews 5:12-14, Proverbs 27:17, II Timothy 2:15, Ephesians 4:8-15Ephesians 5:17Colossians 1:9-23, Ephesians 1:15-23Ephesians 3:14-21, Colossians 2:6-10.