Our desire is to love the Lord above all else and share this love with everyone. Because our God is love, we as His church realize how important love is. Love is the absolute most essential ingredient in all we do at Foundation Christian Ministries. As we preach the Word with boldness, evangelize without fear, witness in all occasions, minister without hesitation, disciple in sound doctrine, and equip others to do the same, above all we will love.
Our God is the one true and only God. He is perfect in every way: eternal, all-knowing, infinite and ever present in His Spirit, revealing Himself to the world as God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; Mark 12:29; John 1:1-4; John 17:3; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Revelation 4:11)
The Bible is the only Holy inspired Word of God. Because the Bible is the inspired Word of God, we believe in the infallibility, sufficiency, inerrancy and absolute authority of Scripture. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Psalm 119:160; Romans 16:25-26; Psalm 119:105; 2 Timothy 1:13)
Jesus Christ is the only way of Salvation. Jesus Christ is the second person of the Holy Trinity, and He is and always has been divine. While on earth Jesus was the God-man that led a perfect sinless life and performed the perfect will of God the Father through his miracles and teachings. We believe that Jesus is the ultimate sacrifice atoning for our sin by His blood shed on the cross. (John 1:1-5; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:22-23; Luke 1:26-35; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:14-15; Matthew 28:5-7; Romans 1:3-4; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; Acts 2:32-33; Romans 8:34; 1 Timothy 3:16; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18)
The Spirit-filled life of joy. Once a Christian accepts Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, the Holy Spirit indwells the new believer and seals the person as a part of the body of Christ forever. The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. We believe that it is the Holy Spirit that empowers and edifies the church in order that the church may bring glory to Jesus Christ. The Spirit gives life and peace to the church through the administering and the bestowing of the spiritual gifts and the spiritual fruits. (Genesis 1:2; John 14:17, John 16:7-13; 2 Corinthians 3:17; 1 Corinthians 2:12; Ephesians 5:18; John 14:26; Romans 5:5; Isaiah 61:1-3; Acts 1:8; Galatians 5:25)
Grace alone. God paid the price for our sin through the sacrifice of His holy and righteous Son Jesus. By shedding His blood on the cross, he made salvation possible for everyone. Salvation is an eternal gift of grace from God to anyone who by faith accepts Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. (Romans 11:6; John 1:16; Ephesians 2:5; Ephesians 2:8; Ephesians 4:7; Romans 5:15; Ephesians 1:6; 2 Timothy 1:9; Romans 3:24; Romans 6:14; Titus 3:7)
We were created to exist forever. We will either eternally exist separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. Unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to Hell where they will be tormented with the Devil and the Fallen Angels. Those who believe in Jesus Christ and surrender themselves to Him will live eternally in Heaven. Heaven and hell will exist eternally. (John 5:24; John 3:16; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:10-15; 1 John 5:11-13; Matthew 25:31-46; Hebrews 9:27-28; Revelation 21:8; II Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11:16; I Peter 1:3-5; John 5:28-29; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20:11-15)
Salvation is God’s gift needed by and freely available to all people. It is given by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone. It cannot be earned through our own effort. (Romans 6:23; John 1:12; John 14:6; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-6; Galatians 3:2-3; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)
Man was created in the image and likeness of God. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. He was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. Due to Adam’s sin, humanity fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God. Man is totally depraved and completely unable to remedy his sinful condition through his own effort. (Genesis 1:26-27; Psalm 8:3-6; Romans 1:19-32; Romans 3:10-18; Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23; Romans 7:14-25; 1 Corinthians 15:19-22; Ephesians 2:1-13)
The Church is the Bride of Christ and the Body of Christ on earth. Every believer is an important part of the Church as a member of one large corporate body of believers. The New Testament also shows a model of a local body of baptized believers who have agreed together to worship Jesus Christ, edify other believers, evangelize the lost and minister to others. This is done through devoting themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, observing the ordinances (baptism and communion), fellowship, service to one another through the development and use of talents and gifts, and outreach to the world. This is the fulfillment of Christ’s command to share Him with all who do not believe and to disciple those who are already believers. (1 Corinthians 12:12-30; Acts 2:40-47; 1 Corinthians 14:26; Ephesians 2:19-22; Ephesians 5:22-32; Matthew 28:18-20)
Baptism & Communion
Baptism and communion are the two ordinances required in the church. These are sometimes referred to as sacraments.
Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and is your public declaration that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Baptism does not save you, but shows the world that you have already been saved. Although baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command of all believers and demonstrates your love and obedience to Christ. It is for believers only. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38-41; Acts 8:18; Colossians 2:12; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 6:1-4)
Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus Christ to remember his sacrifice for us and to symbolize the new covenant. The elements of bread and wine or juice are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood. Communion is not a means of salvation. Rather, it is a testament of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross. (Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:19,20; 1 Corinthians 11:20-29)