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We Believe!

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International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies

We believe that Jesus Christ sacrifice and blood shed on the cross is the only way for a person be saved from their sins. The grace given by God through this sacrifice of Jesus is the hope for the whole world. This is the foundation that we are built on. 

 

We believe the Holy Spirit was poured out onto all people on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2 as an experience after salvation. Since then the baptism of the Holy Spirit has been empowering Christians to live and continues today.

We have 13 foundational beliefs. Below you will find each with a short description, but if you follow the link you can hear more and ask questions.

01 The Bible

We believe and accept the entire Bible as the infallible Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit; the only and perfect order of our faith and manner of living, superior to conscience and reason; to which nothing can be added or taken away, which is the power of God unto salvation to believers. 

03 Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, deity that pre-existed His incarnation, the Word made flesh who assumed humanity through the Virgin Birth, so that while on the earth was fully human and fully God, two natures in one Person, divine and human. He is therefore the only Savior, who in reality suffered death on the cross, not only for the primitive transgression (“original sin”), but also for the actual sins of man. We also believe in his sinless life, his miracles, his resurrection, his ascension, and his future second coming in power and great glory.

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06 Salvation

We believe that regeneration, or the “new birth” is received through faith in Jesus Christ alone, who was delivered up for our trespasses and was raised for our justification. They who are “in Christ” are those redeemed sinners who by means of Christ’s blood have been made “new creatures.” They had been condemned, but in Christ have been justified, are being sanctified, and will ultimately be glorified.

08 Baptism of the Holy Spirit

We believe in the baptism with the Holy Spirit as an experience received subsequent to salvation, with tongues as the initial physical evidence of having received the gift. Jesus Christ is the baptizer and all believers within the Church Age are eligible to receive this baptism for the purpose of empowerment, witnessing and ministering.

10 Divine Healing

We believe in divine healing. God has revealed Himself in Scripture as the healer and He has not changed. During the Church Age, healing is provided by Christ in the Atonement and is one of the signs that follows believers. God may heal directly, in answer to unction and prayer by the elders of the church, or through spiritual gifts of healing.

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11 The Second Coming of Jesus 

We believe in the personal, premillennial, Second Coming of Jesus Christ to raise the dead in Christ and rapture His Church (first resurrection), bind Satan, purge the earth and establish His earthly Messianic Kingdom, as was promised in the “Davidic Covenant” to the nation of Israel, and in the “Blessed Hope” to the Church. After the Millennium, Satan will be loosed to deceive the nations. Afterwards, he, together with those of the second resurrection who will be judged before the Great White Throne, will be cast forever into the Lake of Fire. The glorified believers will reign with God in a new heaven and a new earth, in a New Jerusalem.

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13 Core Practices

We believe in the core practices found in Scripture to light the way to live. A few of our core practices are Living a Holy life; meaning everything we do should bring honor to God. Marriage is a covent between one man and one woman under God's guidance. God values life and we as people need to protect and support all life, born and unborn. We further believe that God has entrusted everything to us and it is our responsibility and honor to give tithes and offerings back to Him through the local church.

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02 One True God

We believe that there is only one true, eternal and living God who is a Spirit, creator of all things, sovereign, holy, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, immutable, immense, immanent, and transcendent, who is co-existent, co-equal and co-eternal in three distinct Persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

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04 Demonic Realm

We believe in the reality of the Devil and demonic spirits who oppose the work and people of God. Christ conquered them through Calvary, and they will ultimately suffer the punishment of eternal torment in the Lake of Fire with the unsaved who are condemned at the Great White Throne Judgment.

05 Sin

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God but that in Adam’s sin, the human race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God. Of himself, man is totally and utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. Forgiveness of sin is only achieved through repentance and from in the shed blood of the resurrected Christ.

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07 The Church

We believe that the Church is the universal “body” and “espoused bride” of Christ, which is solely made up of supernaturally born-again persons throughout the Church Age, of which Christ is the Head. We believe that the primary 4-fold mission of the Church is to glorify God, edify and disciple believers, evangelize the world, and to be an enlightenment and restraining force in the world. The establishment and continuance of local churches is mandated in New Testament Scriptures.

09 The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

We believe that all of the gifts of the Holy Spirit enumerated in the New Testament were intended by God to endure throughout the Church Age. These include the gifts of revelation (word of wisdom), word of knowledge, (discerning of spirits), gifts of power (faith, healing, miracles), and gifts of utterance (prophecy, tongues, interpretation of tongues). The purpose of the gifts is for the exhortation, edification and comfort of the Church.

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12 Resurrection & Eternity

a) We believe that those who are born twice (“born again” die once, but those who are born once (unregenerate) die twice (partake in the “second death”). Therefore, we believe there shall be a bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment. 

 

b)We believe that the dead in Christ are absent from the body and present with the Lord, awaiting the First Resurrection after which they, in their glorified bodies, will bypass the Great White Throne judgment and reign in bliss for ever with the Lord. 

 

c) We believe the souls of unbelievers remain, after physical death, separated from God in conscious punishment and torment until the Second Resurrection, after which they will be judged before the Great White Throne and be sentenced to the eternal “second death” in the Lake of Fire.

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