What We Believe

"Faith begins where the will of god is known." - F. F. Bosworth

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Freedom Word 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.

God

There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise.  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.

Revelation

God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself.

Mankind

Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.

The Fall

When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation ever since that time.

Salvation

Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.

The Church

The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Ressurection

Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth.

The Scripture

The Bible is the inspired Word of God.

Man - His Fall & Redemption

All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Jesus Christ was manifested to redeem and restore man back to Him. Salvation is a free gift.

Water baptism

We believe in baptism in water by immersion.

Divine Healing

Divine healing is provided in the atonement and is the privilege of every believer.

The Return of our lord

"Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced him."

Hell and Eternal Retribution

The one who physically dies in his sins without Jesus is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire, and therefore has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or for repentance.

The Godhead

Our God is One, but manifested in three persons - The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Eternal Life & New Birth

John 3:3 - "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God."

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

It is a gift subsequent to the new birth with the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance.

Resurrection of the Just

When Jesus comes, "The dead in Christ shall rise first; then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air."

Communion - The Lord's Supper

We partake of the Lord's Supper to show the Lord's death till he comes.

Laying on of Hands

We practice the laying on of hands for the anointing, as a blessing, for healing, to confer office, to receive the Holy Ghost, or for ordination.

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