At Living Way Christian Fellowship, we believe that the Word of God is the final authority in all matters of our faith and practice. We believe that there are essential doctrines to the Christian faith that make salvation possible. They are the non-negotiable doctrines that all believers in Jesus Christ must follow, regardless of denomination. Essential doctrines are true and right for all people at all times everywhere.
We embrace the following truths as the foundation for our faith.
We believe the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God and that is inerrant (free from error), infallible (incapable of error in defining doctrine pertaining to faith and morals), and irrevocable (not possible to be altered) in the original writings. 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21
We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three distinct Persons: The Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. Deuteronomy 6:4, Genesis 1:2, 26; John 1:1; Matthew 3:16-17; John 14:26, 15:26, 17:1-26; Acts 5:3-4; Hebrews 9:14
We believe in Jesus’ deity (divinity), birth to a virgin, sinless life, vicarious and atoning death (as a substitute for us and satisfied God’s requirement for sin to be punished), and His personal return in glory and power to judge the world. John 1:1-3, 14; Matthew 1:18-23; Isaiah 53:5; 1 John 2:1-2; Hebrews 9:26-28; Colossians 1:19
We believe that mankind was created in the image of God, voluntarily sinned and thereby brought not only physical death, but also spiritual death (separation from God), upon all humanity. Genesis 1:26-27; 1 Timothy 2:14
We believe that because of the sin of the first man, Adam, the sinful nature is passed on to every person born into the world. Genesis 2:17; Romans 3:23, 5:12-19, 6:23
We believe that is only through Jesus Christ that mankind can come into relationship with God; there is no other means whereby man can be saved. John 14:6, Acts 4:12
We believe that all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again by the Holy Ghost, who then indwells each believer immediately, causing them to become partakers of the divine nature of God and enables believers to walk circumspectly in the earth. John 3:5-6; Titus 3:5; Romans 8:9; 2 Peter 1:4; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 5:18
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Executor of the Body of Christ and, subsequent to salvation, empowers the believer for God’s use. John 16:13-14; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11
We believe that all who receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are no longer defined as sinners, though we yet dwell in the flesh (humanity), which is sinful; and it is impossible for a believer to practice sin (his or her life characterized by sin). Romans 5:8; 1 John 3:9
We believe in the bodily resurrection of those who are saved to eternal life with the Lord Jesus Christ, and of those who are unsaved to everlasting damnation. 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; Revelation 20:12-15
We believe in the existence of a devil, who works in the world to destroy the souls of men, and that he and all his angels and all those who do not receive Christ as their personal Savior will be eternally tormented in the lake of fire. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4; Revelation 20:10, 12-15; Jude 6