The following is a summary of the core beliefs of Community Faith Church based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these Biblical doctrines. Please, understand that volumes could be written on each of these statements. For the sake of a simple and general guide, this document was formed. It is by no means meant to be exhaustive.
We believe in one God, Creator, and Maker of all things both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise. He, being one is triune in His nature: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Although this leaves much to mystery, it is important that we humbly accept we are the finite trying to understand the infinite. God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom, justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
The writings of Scripture in their original autographs are both inspired by God Himself and are inerrant. They are authoritative above all other forms of truth and are therefore given preeminence in all matters concerning life and doctrine.
Humans, both male and female were created in the very image of God to be His companion. Therefore, each human carries a special and unique dignity separate from the rest of all created things. God gave mankind dominion to rule over all His earthly creation.
When Adam (the first man) rebelled and sinned, the image of God was marred and broken. Because Adam was the steward of God’s earthly creation, that creation also fell under the curse of sin. The maturity of sin’s debt is ultimately death and total dark isolation for eternity (damnation). This is the expectation of all fallen humans.
Because of God’s unending love for mankind (even in a sinful state), He devised a plan of rescue. He sent His son Jesus as a sinless man. Being sinless, He was able to pay the debt for sin (death) on behalf of others. He willingly died on a cross to take the place of all men who would believe: “His death took the place of our debt.” He then was resurrected from the grave, validating that He had indeed conquered sin by defeating its mature state of death. All who believe this truth are saved from sin’s curse of damnation and are saved to a relationship with God and His church.
The church is the body of Christ. We believe in the church invisible (all those past and present that are saved by believing in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus as sacrifice for sin). We believe in the church visible (all those current believers active in a local church who collectively represent the person of Christ). We believe the role of the church is to bear God’s message of salvation and proclaim it through word and deed.
We believe Christ will physically return to earth and resurrect all who have died. He will judge all humans and usher in the fullness of God's Kingdom on Earth.