Affirmation of Faith

Christian Fellowship Baptist Church

(updated, July, 2004)



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. II Timothy 3:16; II 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 persons;

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 infallibly foreknows all that shall come to pass,

that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, 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; I Timothy

1:1,2; 2:5,6; I 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; 8:46; II Corinthians 5:21; I Peter

2:21-23; John 20:30, 31; Matthew 20:28; Ephesians 1:4; Acts 1:11; Romans 5:6-8;

6:9,10; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 9:28; I 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. We

believe that the sign gifts of the Holy Spirit are completed and are not applicable to

the work of the Holy Spirit today. John 14:16,17,26; 15:26,27; John 16:9-14;

Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; Galatians 5:22-26; 1 Cor 12:8-10, 28-30;



We believe that man was created by God in His own image; that he sinned and

thereby incurred physical, spiritual and eternal death, which is separation from God;

that as a consequence, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are

sinners by choice and therefore under condemnation. We believe that those who

repent and forsake sin and trust Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy


Spirit and become new creatures, delivered from condemnation and receive eternal

life. Genesis. 1:26; 5:2; Genesis 3; Genesis 2:17; 3:19; Eccl. 2:11; John 3:14;

5:24; John 5:30; 7:13; 8:12; 10:26;Romans 9:22; II Thessalonians 1:9; Rev.

19:3,20; 20:10;14,15; 21:18; Psalm 51:7; Jeremiah 17:9; James 1:14; Romans

3:19; 5:19; Proverbs 28:13; I John 1:9; John 3:16; John 1:13; II 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; Ephesians 5:19-21; Acts 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. I Corinthians 10:31; Romans 12:1-

3; Hebrews 12:1-2; John 14:15,23-24; I John 2:3-6; II Corinthians 9:6-9; I

Corinthians 4:2; Col. 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; I Corinthians



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 of the other. I Timothy 2:5; Romans 14:7-9,12


We believe in the imminent “Blessed Hope’, the rapture of the church before the

tribulation, when “the Lord shall descend from heaven” to catch up His bride to meet

him in the air and “so shall we ever be with the Lord”. John 14:1-3; 1 Thess 4:13-18;

1 Cor 15:15-58. 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 judgment, the eternal joy 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; II

Thessalonians 1:7-10; Revelation 20:4-6,11-15

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