What We Believe

Core Beliefs

what we believe

God is the Creator and ruler of the Universe. He exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God in three persons.
(Genesis 1:1, 26,27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Galatians 3:20; 4:4- 6; 1 Peter 1:2)

What is the bible

The Bible is God’s Word to all the people, written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the rule of faith and practice for Christians. It is without error and contradiction. We seek unity in matters of faith, freedom in matters of opinion, and love in everything.  It is through Scripture that we know God’s will and Christ authority.  
(2 Timothy 3:14-17; 2 Peter 1:15-21; John 13:34-35)

Who the father is

God the Father is a unique person in the Triune God. He is equal with His Son, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. The Father in eternity past planned all of history and will bring it to His desired completion. He initiates, administers, oversees, and controls all events. He chose to have Jesus enter creation, live a
sin-free life, die an atoning death and be resurrected to defeat death.
(Matthew 3:17; John 1:14; 3:16, 36; 5:19, 21, 24; 10:29; 12:49;
John 14:9-10, 26; Acts 2:33; Galatians 4:4-6; Ephesians 1:4-5; Revelation 3:7)

who jesus is

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless human life, and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended into heaven and will return to earth again to reign as our powerful King.
(Matthew 1:22-25; John 1:1-5; 14:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

who the holy spirit is

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make us aware of our need for Jesus Christ. He lives individually within those who believe in Jesus and corporately in the Church. He convicts people of sin, righteousness, and judgment to come. He is our Comforter, Guide, Teacher, Helper, and the One who gives us spiritual gifts for service and changes us into the likeness of Jesus.
(1 Corinthians 6:19; 3:16-17; John 16:5-15; John 14:15-17; 15:25-26; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 3:18)

who the people are

We believe all people were created in the image of God (Imago Dei) and are precious in His sight. God created us for His pleasure and to enjoy a personal relationship with us. He created us with free will to love Him and obey His commands. But, when Adam and Eve chose to disobey God's command to not eat of the Tree of Good and Evil they broke the perfect relationship with Him and sin entered into the world. People can return to a close, personal relationship with God by placing their faith in what Jesus did for all mankind. Salvation, offered through Jesus is based on God's grace and not man's merit.  God offers this salvation to every person.  We are free to accept or reject His gift of salvation. Faith in Jesus calls for yielding and conforming our lifestyle to His will (repentance and obedience). baptism, as an act of faith, by immersion, demonstrates our response to God’s gift. Anyone who is a born-again child of God has the firm assurance and living hope that they will spend eternity with God in the new heaven and the new earth.
(Isaiah 53:6; 64:6-7; Romans 3:23; John 14:6; Acts 4:8-12; Romans 3:25-26; John 3:16-18; Acts 2:38, 3:19, 8:26-38; 1 Peter 1:3-12; Revelation 21:1-4)

What the church is

We believe the Church is the body of Christ on earth, His Bride, and the community of believers throughout the world. The local church is the hope of the world. The Church’s supreme mission is to make disciples and its cultural mandate is to care for the world God has created. Membership at LaFontaine Christian church means anyone who has accepted God’s salvation gift in Christ by faith.
We simply seek to follow this expression of faith, as we understand it, in the New Testament:
Believe and Confess Jesus as Lord and Savior
(Acts 16:31, Romans 10:9-10)
Repent 
(Matthew 4:17, Acts 3:19)
Be baptized by immersion 
(Matthew 3:13-17, Acts 2:38-41)
Grow in Christ 
(2 Corinthians 10:15; Ephesians 4:16; 1 Peter 2:2; 2 Peter 3:18)

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