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Doctrinal Statement Print E-mail

Article 1. Biblical Truths: BFCC embraces the following statements concerning the biblical truths we believe. These statements of truth are intended simply as a basis for our fellowship and the hope we have in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We do not claim that these statements contain all the biblical truths, nor all the biblical truth we hold close, but only that they speak to our beliefs in these fundamental doctrines. Nor do we suggest that the words used in these statements are inspired in and of themselves, or that they represent the final work on biblical truths. We are persuaded, however, that these statements are appropriate and consistent with the Holy Scriptures and set forth a declaration of those things which are believed among us. 


Article 2. The Holy Scriptures: We believe the Holy Scriptures, the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the orig­inal writings, infallible and God-breathed (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13).


Article 3. The Triune Godhead: We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-­equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:4; II Corinthians 13:14).


Article 4. The Person and Work of the Lord Jesus Christ:

A. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eter­nal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men (John 1:1-2,14; Luke 1:35).


B. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as the substitutionary sacrifice; and, that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Romans 3:24-25; Ephesians 1:7; I Peter 1:3-5; Romans 5:1-2).


C. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate (Acts 1:9-10; Hebrews 9:24; 7:25; Romans 8:34; I John 2:1-2).


D. We believe in the "Blessed Hope," the personal, imminent, pre-tribulation and pre-millennial coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones; and in His subse­quent return to earth, to establish His Millennial Kingdom (I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Philippians 3:20; Zechariah 14:4-11; Revelation 18:11-16; 20:1-6; I Thessalonians 1:10; 5:9; Revelation 3:10).


Article 5. The Person and Work Holy Spirit:

A. We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judg­ment; and, that He is the Supernatural Agent in regenera­tion, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption (John 16:8-11; II Corinthians 3:6; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 2:20,27; Ephesians 5:18; John 14:16-17; 15:26).


B. We believe that He is the Divine Teacher who guides believers into all truth; and, that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled and directed by the Holy Spirit (I John 2:20, 27; Ephesians 5:18; John 14:16-17; 15:26).


Article 6. The Personality of Satan: We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin and the cause of the fall; that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man; and, that he shall be eternally pun­ished in the Lake of Fire (Job 1-6-7; Isaiah 14:12-17; Matthew 4:2-11; 25:41; Revelation 20:10).


Article 7. The Total Depravity of Man: We believe that man was created in the image and like­ness of God, but that in Adam's sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and, that man is totally depraved, and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Genesis 1:26-27; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:22-23; 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3,12).


Article 8. The Salvation of Man: We believe that salvation is the gift of God offered to man by grace and received by personal faith in the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins (Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; Ephe­sians 1:7; I Peter 1:18-19).


Article 9. The Security and Assurance of Believers:

A. We believe that all the redeemed, once truly saved, as characterized by a life of willful obedience to Christ’s love and commandments, are kept by God's power and are thus secure in Christ forever (John 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Romans 8:1,38-39; I Corinthians 1:4-8; I Peter 1:5).


B. We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God's Word; which, however, clearly for­bids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh (Romans 13:13-14; Galatians 5:13; Titus 2:11-14).


Article 10. The Dual Natures of the Believer: We believe that every saved person possesses two natures, with provision made for victory of the new nat­ure over the old through the power of the indwell­ing Holy Spirit; and, that all claims to the eradication of the old nature in this life are unscriptural (Romans 6:13; 8:12-13; Galatians 5:16-25; Ephesians 4:22-24 Colossians 3:10; I Peter 1:14-16; I John 3:5-9).


Article 11. Sanctification: We believe that Christian sanctification, which is "a setting apart unto God," is a threefold work: Past Sanctification, already complete for every believer having been wrought by the Blood of Christ and resulting in the believer's holy position before God; Present Sanctification, being completed in the believer by the Word of Christ result­ing in a holy growth; and Future Sanctification, to be com­pleted when the believer shall be actually perfect in a glorified body by the Presence of Christ resulting in a holy state for the believer (Hebrews 10:10,14; John 17:17; Ephesians 5:26-27; I Thessalonians 5:23).


Article 12. The Ministry and Spiritual Gifts:

A. We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowment of all His gifts; and, that He still provides spiritual gifts which are sufficient for the perfecting of the saints and building of the Body of Christ (the Church) today; and, that speaking in tongues and the working of sign miracles, which are primarily used to authenticate the Messenger and Message of God as evidenced by the teaching of Scripture, gradually diminished in necessity as the New Testament Scriptures were completed and their authority became recognized and established (I Corinthians 12:4-11; II Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 4:7-12).


B. We believe God does still perform miracles, hear and answer the prayer of faith, in accord with His own will, for the sick and afflicted (John 15:7; I John 5:14-15; James 5:13-15).


Article 13. Missions: We believe that it is the obligation of the saved to witness by life and by word to the truths of Holy Scripture and to promote the proclamation of the Gospel to all man­kind, both at home & around the World (Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8; II Corinthians 5:19-20).


Article 14. The Church:

A. We believe that the Church, which is the Body of Christ and His espoused bride, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons of this present age (Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:25-27; I Corinthians 12:12-14; II Corinthians 11:2).


B. We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures (Acts 14:27; 20:17,28-32; I Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11).


C. We believe the Church is God’s chosen instrument for: (1) corporate worship; (2) world evangelism and the furtherance of God’s work here on Earth, and (3) the nurturing of Christians to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son.


Article 15. The Ordinances and Practices of the Church: We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted the following primary ordinances: water baptism and the Lord's Supper, and that these ordinances are only for those who have professed faith in Jesus Christ (Acts 8:36-39; Romans 6:3-5; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; I Corinthians 11:23-32; Matthew 26:26-29).


A. We believe that those who profess faith in Christ should obey the Lord in water baptism.


B. We believe that the Lord's Supper is to be a remembrance of the Lord's death until He comes, and the elements of bread (represents his broken body) and grape juice (represents his shed blood) are symbolic of His sacrifice for us, and that the ordinance should be preceded by faithful self-examination.


Article 16. Dispensationalism: We believe in the dispensational view of Bible Interpretation, but reject the extreme teaching known as "Hyper­Dispensationalism" such as that teaching which opposes either the Lord's Supper or water baptism as a Scriptural means of testimony for the Church in this age (Matthew 28: 18,20; Acts 2:41-42; 18:8; I Corinthians 11:23-26).


Article 17. The Eternal State:

A. We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved unto the resurrection of life, and the unsaved unto judgment and everlasting punishment (Matthew 25:46; John 5:28-29; 11:25-26; Revelation 20:5,6,12,13).


B. We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection, when spirit, soul, and body are united to be glorified for­ever with the Lord (Luke 23:43; Revelation 20:4-6; II Cor­inthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23; 3:21; I Thessalonians 4:16-17).


C. We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious misery until the second resurrec­tion, when with soul and body reunited they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment, and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting conscious punishment (Luke 16:19-26; Matthew 25:41-46; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Jude 6-7; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 20:11-15).