Our Tenets of Faith
Family of Faith accepts the Scriptures as the revealed Will of God, the all sufficient rule of faith and practice, and embraces the following.
4. Salvation of Man
- Man’s only hope of redemption is through the blood of Jesus Christ. On the cross Jesus Christ became sin and sickness, providing both salvation and healing for all mankind (Psa. 103:3). This salvation is received by believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and confessing with your mouth. Jesus as Lord (Rom. 3:24; Rom. 10:8-10; Eph. 2:8).
- The inward evidence, to the believer, is the direct witness of the Spirit (Rom. 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of true holiness and love (I John 3:23; John 13:35).
- Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however, our works are evidence of our faith and will determine our rewards in eternity (Rom. 10:9-10, Rom. 14:10-12; II Cor. 5:10; Eph. 2:8-10; Titus 3:5-7; James 2:18).
6. All believers are entitled to the promise of the Father, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to the command of Jesus Christ. With this comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of gifts for the work of the ministry. This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the New Birth (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8, Acts 2:28-39, Acts 10:44-46, Acts 11:14-16, Acts 15:7-9; I Cor. 12:1-31).