WHO WE ARE

 
Fairfield Friends Church Statement of Faith
  • We believe the Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs, because it is inspired by God and is God’s truth without error.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe the Son, Jesus left His heavenly throne, was born a man, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, suffered, died and rose again, fully paying the price for our salvation, that we might be restored to a relationship with God the Father. We believe in Jesus personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that man receives salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and not by works. The presence of saving faith is revealed by a life growing in obedience to the will of God.
  • We believe the true church is composed of all people who trust in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. Believers are united together in the “Body of Christ” of which Jesus Christ is the head.
  • We believe at the moment we become Christians we are baptized into the Body of Christ, and this Spiritual baptism is totally sufficient for the believer. The physical act of water baptism by immersion after accepting Christ as personal Lord and Savior is not needed for salvation or spiritual standing, but it is a person’s testimony of death to sin and resurrection to a new life in Christ.
  • We believe our relationship to God as believers provides us with the privilege of moment-by-moment communion with God. It is this silent communion of our spirit with the Spirit of God that is essential to our continued walk with God. The “Lord’s Supper” is a time of remembering the death of the Lord Jesus Christ and for examining one’s life. The taking of the elements, in and of themselves, does not result in spiritual benefit but provides the believer with a physical method of remembrance in a scripturally based manner.
  • We believe the Holy Spirit is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation, providing the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under the Holy Spirit’s control daily.
  • We believe man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
  • We believe the purpose of man is to glorify God.