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God is the Creator, sustainer and absolute ruler of the universe. He is eternal and existent in three distinct persons: the Father; the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. 1:1, 26-27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 1 Corinthians 13:14
Jesus Christ is the virgin-born Son of God and He is co-equal with the Father and The Holy Spirit. He is the Word who was in the beginning with God and by whom all things are made. He lived a perfect, sinless life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice once and for all time for the sin of all men by dying on the cross. Three days after His death and burial, He arose from the dead to demonstrate His power over sin and death. After His resurrection He ascended to Heaven and assumed His place of power and glory at the Father's right hand. Soon, He will return to the Earth to claim His Church. Matt. 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ, and He accomplishes this by making men aware of their sinful condition and pointing out the truth concerning who Jesus Christ is. The Holy Spirit lives in every Christian from the very moment of salvation. We believe the power and the gifts of the Holy Spirit are available to believers today, and are to be practiced in a scriptural and orderly fashion. The gifts of the Holy Spirit will be in balance with the Fruit of the Spirit. The Fruit of the Spirit are the evidence of a maturing believer. Lakeview Christian Fellowship aspires to be a Spirit-filled, and spirit-led fellowship of believers. 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1;1 Cor. 12:4-11 & 28; Galatians 5:22-23; Eph. 4:11-12;
Man is created in the image of God Himself. Though the body will one day perish, the soul of each person will exist for eternity to come. Man is the supreme object of God's wonderful creation, the only created being designed with a free will capable of choosing to love God. Although man possesses great power to do good works, he is totally depraved from birth and is thoroughly corrupted by sin. All mankind possesses an inherent attitude of rebellion toward God and His Law. This rebellious spirit leads to disobedience and the resulting acts are called sin. Sin separates mankind from God. Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Psalm 58:3; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2; Matt 10:28; Matt 16:26.
Salvation is the ultimate demonstration of God's love, compassion and mercy and is God's gift to humanity. Man cannot produce salvation through his attempts at good works or self-improvement; salvation is produced only by trusting Jesus Christ as God's perfect offer of forgiveness. Salvation is purely the product of God's sovereign grace and man is responsible for believing, by faith, what the Word of God says concerning salvation in Jesus Christ. Eternal life begins the instant a person receives Jesus as his personal Savior.John 3:3, 7, 16; Acts 16:31; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1.
Because salvation is God's gift to mankind, believers are eternally secure in their salvation. Salvation is made available by the grace and power of Almighty God, not by the self-effort of the believer. John 10:28-29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5.
Because the soul of Man was created to live forever, He will either live with God in Heaven, through the forgiveness of his sins by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, or he will exist forever in Hell, eternally separated from God. To accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior will produce an eternal, personal relationship with God. To reject Jesus Christ will guarantee that the unbeliever will spend eternity in Hell, forever separated from the presence of God. Heaven and Hell are the only places of eternal existence.Psalm 9:17; Daniel 12:2; Mark 9:43-49; Luke 16:19-31; John 3:16-18; 36; 5:24-29; 11:25-26; Romans 6:23; 2 Thes. 1:9-10; Revelation 20:15.
The Bible is the written history of the story of God and of His creation. It was written by human authors under the direct supervision and supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It consists of sixty-six total books contained within the Old and New Testaments and it is the supreme source of truth for all Christian belief and practice. Because the Bible is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error whatsoever in the original texts.2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalms 12:6; 119; 89; 105; 160; Proverbs 30:5; 2 Peter 1:21.
The Church is described by the Bible as the Body of Christ to include all of the believers from all the ages, and from every race, nationality, social class and Christian nomination. The Local Church is an autonomous congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Local Church gathers together to worship God, to proclaim the Gospel, to observe the ordinances of Communion and Baptism, to pray together, to edify and equip believers for Kingdom work and to minister to those who need the love and grace of God. The Local Church is governed by His laws, exercise the gifts, rights, and privileges assured to them by the Bible, and seek to extend the Gospel to the entire world.Matthew 16:15-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-42, 47; 5:11-14; 6:3-6; 13:1-3; 14:23, 27; 15:1-30; 16:5; 20:28; Romans 1:7; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 3:16; 5:4-5; 7:17; 9:13-14; 12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:8-11, 21; 5:22-32; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:18; 1 Timothy 2:9-14; 3:1-15; 4:14; Hebrews 11:39-40; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 2-3; 21:2-3.