OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH
Our Statement of Faith is adapted from Bridges Community Church/Evangelical Free Church of America. This is comprised of the following statements.
THE GOD IN THREE PERSONS
We believe in one God, Creator of all things; holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.
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
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 choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work
in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.
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
THE WORK OF CHRIST
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
We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He
regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also
illuminates, guides, and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.
We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith 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.
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.
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
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.
1.1 Our Name and Network
World Harvest Fellowship – Fremont is part of the network of Filipino churches that exists in different places under the Evangelical Free Church of America.
1.2 Our Mother Alliance
WHF Fremont is the Filipino Fellowship of Bridges Community Church Fremont.
1.3 Our Authority in Faith and Conduct
The Bible as the Word of God (expound)
Note: The Bible is the only basis and ground of the believers in matters of faith and teaching. This is also the final arbiter, the final judge and decision on matters of faith and Christian living.
1.4 Our Salvation
By grace through faith (expound)
Note: We adhere to the doctrine that salvation is a gift from God and not earned by work nor on any religious regulations followed. Grace refers to the unmerited favor from God to man.
1.5 Our Sacraments
Our Baptism (expound)
Note: We believed on the teaching of the scripture that Water Baptism is an outward manifestation of an inward experience with Christ.
Our Holy Communion (expound)
Note: The celebration of the Holy Communion is one of the two Sacraments Christ ordained the Church to observe. This is mainly in observance of the death and resurrection of Christ and to proclaim that He saves.
1.6 Our Vision
“To glorify God by multiplying healthy churches in the world.”
There are many ways in different manners by which every local church
can glorify the Lord.
This section highlights the name of the fellowship and its networks; its affiliations.
It also includes the source of its authority in faith and conduct.