Christian Fellowship Church

Southwest


Holy Scripture

We believe the Bible to be the only inerrant, verbally inspired Word of God. We further believe that the Bible, contained in the Old and New Testaments, to be the only authoritative rule for faith and practice.

 

God
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son (Jesus Christ), and Holy Spirit. He is omnipotent, that is, He is all-powerful. He is omnipresent, that is, He is present throughout Creation but not limited by it. He is omniscient, that is, nothing is hidden from His sight. In all things He is limited by nothing other than His own nature and attributes. We believe the God we serve is holy, righteous, good, severe, just, full of mercy, and all together loving. He is the Creator, Sustainer, and Governor of everything that has been made.

 

The Person and Work of the Lord Jesus Christ
We believe in the true deity and full humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory. We believe that the substitutionary sacrifice of Christ on the cross is savingly efficient for all those who believe

 

Holy Spirit
We believe in the full deity of the Holy Spirit, acknowledging Him together with the Father and the Son as Creator and Redeemer. We believe that the Holy Spirit baptizes into the Body of Christ all those for whom Christ died once they have placed faith in Christ the Lord. We believe that the Holy Spirit empowers every believer to obey God’s Word and sovereignly dispenses the gifts of the Spirit throughout the Body of Christ for the edification and maturing of the saints.

 

The Personality of Satan
We believe a in personal being referred to in Scripture as Satan or the Devil. We believe he is the prince of demons, the god of this age, the accuser of the saints, and is declared the adversary of God and man. We further believe that he is a defeated enemy to the children of God and that his fate is eternal damnation.

 

Salvation
We believe that in Adam all mankind sinned and was thrust into rebellion against God. This rebellion is so complete that man neither wishes, desires, nor seeks after God. We believe that for the salvation of such lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary. Therefore, we believe that salvation is the monergistic work of God from start to finish. We believe that God is the initiator, sustainer, and completer of the salvation of all those who believe. We believe that this salvation is made efficient by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.

 

The Church
We believe that all who are genuinely united to Jesus Christ by grace through faith are members of the church which is the body of Christ. We believe that the visible church consists of both the regenerate and the unregenerate. We believe, however, that the true church consist of only those who are regenerate. We believe that it is for the true church that our Lord died and for whom He is going to return.

 

The Second Coming of Jesus Christ
We believe in the literal, physical, visible, bodily return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We believe at such time He will come in power and judgment. He will judge all men. Those who have placed faith in Him, He will receive into eternal life. And those who have not placed faith in Him shall be condemned unto eternal damnation. We believe that those who have died in faith shall be physically resurrected and those who are alive when Christ returns shall be caught up to meet Him in the air.

 

The Eternal State
We believe that at death the souls of those who have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, pass immediately into His presence and there remain in conscious bliss until the resurrection of the body. We believe at the resurrection the soul shall be reunited with a glorified body which shall exist forever with Christ in glory.

 

The Responsibility of Believers
We believe that all believers should seek to walk according to the Spirit, separating themselves from worldly practices, witnessing by life and word to the truths of Holy Scripture. We believe that the believer should be striving to live a life pleasing to God, holy, and acceptable to Him – bearing fruit in the performance of good works.

 

Church Sacraments
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s supper, both to be observed until His return. Baptism. We believe that the sacrament of baptism is best applied through immersion of the believer in water as it sets forth the essential identification of the believer with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection (Rom. 6:4; Acts 8:26-39). Lord’s Supper. We believe that the sacrament of the Lord’s supper commemorates our Lord’s sacrificial death and anticipates His soon return. We believe that the bread and the wine are symbolic of the body and blood of Christ and that every Christian should regularly eat at this table (Luke 22:17-20; 1Cor. 11:23-26).Type your paragraph here.




PREAMBLE

The following statement of faith is not intended to define our boundaries of fellowship. Some Christians will certainly differ with some of what is set forth here. Such Christians are nevertheless welcome to fellowship together with us. Our basis for fellowship is a biblical confession of the lordship of Jesus Christ, and the absence of scandalous lifestyle. This statement of faith does represent the doctrinal understanding of the leadership of SWCF, and it is our intention that the teaching and preaching at SWCF reflect this understanding. Procedural standards for our church government can be found in our Constitution.

 

APOSTLE’S CREED

We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord. Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and was born of a virgin, Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hades, and on the third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into Heaven, where He sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From Heaven he shall come to earth again to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, one holy Christian church, the communion of the saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the gift of everlasting life.