What We Believe
We are a family of faith with a single purpose: we want to honor God.
Does Faith Bible Chapel hold some beliefs it considers essential?
Yes. There are teachings so clear in the Bible and so universally believed by Christians that we view them as accepted truth. These beliefs are unchanging and accepted by those who make up our church family. In them, we seek unity.
“There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” Ephesians 4:4-6
Do all members of Faith Bible Chapel agree on everything?
Of course not. God inspired the Bible to be written in such a way that sincere Christians can find areas of disagreement over doctrines that are not essential to the Christian faith. Why did God allow the Bible to be written in such a way as to leave room for disagreements? Perhaps so that we would have to learn to love people who didn't agree with us in everything! We strive to allow individual members of our Church, liberty to follow their consciences on the myriad of issues we hold non-essential to the Christian Faith.
“Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things. Who are you to judge another's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand. So then each of us shall give account of himself to God. Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves.” Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22
Is Faith Bible Chapel the kind of church who fights over doctrines?
No. We've chosen the path of love. "And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing." I Corinthians 13:2
What are the beliefs Faith Bible Chapel holds to be essential?
At FBCI we believe that Jesus instituted two sacred ordinances that His followers were to practice consistently:
People who have, by faith, received Jesus as their Savior and desire to follow him are baptized. Water baptism is an outward identification with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ Romans 6:1-5, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. It is also identification that one is part of the church family.
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At FBCI we do not baptize infants; instead, we have child dedication. The parents of the children come before the church to dedicate their children to the Lord and ask for God”s wisdom and help in raising them.
Jesus instituted the Lord”s Supper on the night before his crucifixion.
“For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: the Lord Jesus, on the same night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, 'This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.' In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.' For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes.” (1 Corinthians 11:23-26 NIV)
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