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What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Living Faith, 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.

The Godhead

God is one Spirit Who eternally manifests Himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Father is the Source of all things; the Son is the Creator and Redeemer; the Holy Spirit is the agent of all life both in the creation of the world and in the regeneration of the sinner.
(Matt. 3:16 17; John 4:24; Eph. 4:4 6; 1 Cor. 15; Col. 1)

The Scriptures

The Scriptures in their entirety are the very words of God. They are Divine; they are infallible and inerrant in the original manuscripts.
(2 Tim. 3:16; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)

Mankind's Fall and Redemption

Mankind is a created being, made in the image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin entered the world (Rom. 5:14; Rom. 3:10; Rom. 3:23; 1 John 3:8). Consequently, all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are guilty before God (Eph. 2:3; Rom. 5:12; Is. 53:6; John 3:36; Rom 3:10, 23; Gal. 3:10). Jesus was sent to redeem humanity from God’s punishment for sin, from the power of sin and from the curse of the law. In redemption, through Jesus’ death on the cross, people are restored to right relationship with God. Those who are “in Christ” are born of God (John 1:13), are called “sons of God” (1 John 3:1), receive eternal life (John 3:16), and are joint heirs with Christ (Rom 8:17; Gal. 4:7). They are washed, sanctified and justified (1 Cor. 6:11). They have peace with God (Rom. 5:1) and are reconciled to God (Rom. 5:10). They are the temples of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19; Acts 2). They receive forgiveness of sins (Col. 1:14), are dead to sin (Rom. 6:11), and are redeemed from the presence and power of iniquity (Tit. 2:14).

Eternal Separation from God

Those who reject Christ are already dead spiritually and have only to look forward to physical death and eternal separation from God.
(Matt. 3:12; 25:30, 41, 46; 2 Thess. 1:9; Heb. 9:27; Rev. 19:20)


Repentance is a gift from God. Repentance is dependent upon the convicting work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of people. The conviction of the Holy Spirit, which often accompanies the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, will result in the revelation of the sinfulness of self which should lead to godly sorrow. Repentance is a total change of heart, mind, attitude, emotions, will, action and lifestyle flowing from the Holy Spirit’s conviction of sin.
(2 Cor. 7:10; Psalm 51; Acts 11:18; 2 Tim. 2:25;
Gen. 6:3; Rom. 1:18 32;Matt. 9:12 13)

Sanctification and Christian Maturity

The Christian has been set apart to God, and by His grace should live in a manner that is distinctly different from the world. The believer is set free from sin (Rom 6:18), is a new creation (2 Cor. 5:17), and is dead to sin (Rom. 6:2; 1 Pet. 2:24). Sanctified is what the believer is; mature is what he or she is to become (Eph. 4:13).

The Church

The church is a living organism with each of its members in vital relationship to the others, all partaking of a common life (1 Cor. 12). Within the universal church, each local body has Christ as its head, and consists of born again believers, gathered together by the Holy Spirit for the purpose of fellowship, worship, observance of the ordinances, propagation of the gospel, and the teaching of the Word of God, all in accordance with the biblical revelation.


Jesus left his followers specific instructions on how key aspects of Christian worship and community should be practiced. These practices have been called ordinances throughout church history. We believe in these New Testament ordinances: water baptism by immersion, the communion of the bread and cup, and the “love feast.”
(Matt. 28:19; 1 Cor. 11:20-34).

Baptism In the Holy Spirit

The baptism in the Holy Spirit is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers and is received subsequent to the new birth.
(Matt. 3:11; John 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38, 39; Acts 19:1 7; Acts 2:4)

The Return of the Lord

The Lord Jesus Christ will literally, personally, visibly and bodily return to the earth. No one knows the time of His return.
(Matt. 24:36)