Our Statement of Faith:
What We Believe
We believe in the doctrine of Christian liberty and that this liberty is to be granted in all areas that are not essential to one’s final salvation. While we recognize that among God’s children there are differences of faith and practice, due to our imperfection, we look forward to the time when we shall all come into a greater unity of the faith. Until then we believe that in essentials there must be unity, that in nonessentials there must be liberty, but in all things, there must be charity (love).
In the essential beliefs – we have unity
There is one Body and one Spirit. . . there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all . . .” Ephesians 4: 4-6
In Non-essential beliefs – we have liberty
Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters.” Romans 14:1
In All our Beliefs – we show charity
“If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have faith that can move mountains, but have no love, I amount to nothing at all.” I Corinthians 13:2 (Ph)
The essentials we believe: (approved by LFC Elders 5/2017)
In God the Father almighty,
Creator and Sustainer of the Universe,
Who created us male and female, each in the image of God.
And in Jesus Christ his only son, our Lord;
Both fully God and fully man
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
Lived a sinless life
Was crucified, dead, and buried;
The third day he rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven from there he shall come again.
In the Holy Spirit;
The source of truth and the Holy Scriptures.
The Holy Scriptures;
The 66 books of the Old and New Testament
Infallible on all subject matters on which it speaks
That all humans sin and fall short of God’s glory
The work of Jesus Christ atones for that sin for all those who call upon his name
No other act or outward symbol can replace or enhance Jesus’ sacrifice.
The True Church is composed of all that have been born again into God’s kingdom,
Through Jesus Christ without regard to age, race, gender, or nationality
The resurrection of the body;
That all will have an afterlife:
Some to everlasting torment
And for those who have followed Jesus, to everlasting life.