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LAKE EUNICE EVANGELICAL

FREE CHURCH

ABOUT US

 

PURPOSE AND MISSION STATEMENTS

for

LAKE EUNICE EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH

 

     1.  To labor for the salvation of souls and for the edification of the

           believers in faith, hope and love.

 

     2.  To spread the gospel of Jesus Christ at home and in foreign lands.

 

     3. To instruct both young and old in the Word of God, and in the

          principals of Christian living.

 

 

CONFESSION OF FAITH OF THE

LAKE EUNICE EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH

 

    To believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, sent by the Father into the world as the Saviour of all who put their faith in Him. This congregation believes the Bible, the Old and New Testaments, to be the Word of God, and the only true and infallible guide, doctrine for faith, doctrine for life. Our faith is briefly stated in the Apostles Creed. We believe the personal, visible and imminant return of our Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ. (Acts 1:10-11)

 

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THE STATEMENT OF FAITH OF THE

EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA 

 

The Evangelical Free Church of America is an association of autonomous churches united around these theological convictions:

 

 

God

1. We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally diving Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.

 

The Bible

2. We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors.  As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged.  Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.

 

The Human Condition

3. We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan.  In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choce, alienated from God and under His wrath.  Only through God's saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.

 

Jesus Christ

4. We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man,

one Person in two natures.  Jesus--Israel's promised Messiah--was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.  He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.

 

The Work of Christ

5. We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins.  His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.

 

The Holy Spirit

6. We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ.  He convicts the world of it's guilt.  He regeneratres sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God.  He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers

for Christ-like living and service.

 

The Church

7. We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God's grace through faith alone in Christ alone.  They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head.  The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers.  The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord's Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel.  Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm

and nourish the believer.

 

Christian Living

8. We believe that God's justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose.  God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed.  With God's Word, the Spirit's power, and fervent prayer in Christ's name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil.  In obedience to Christ's commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.

 

Christ's Return

9. We believe in the personal, bodily and premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.

 

Response and Eternal Destiny

10. We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ.  We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.