FOFBC has resumed our regular Sunday and Wednesday schedule.
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His vicarious death as the substitutionary sacrifice for the believer's sins, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension into heaven, His priestly intercession on behalf of His Body the True Church, of which He is the Head.
We believe in the Holy Spirit's ministry in regeneration, sanctification and preservation of the believer. We believe that the Holy Spirit distributes spiritual gifts to believers as He wills for the common good. No gift signifies His baptism or filling, nor does any gift provide authoritative revelation beyond what has been revealed in the Holy Scriptures. He convicts, comforts, teaches, and indwells the Christian in order that he/she may lead a life pleasing to God.
We believe that salvation is by God's grace through faith and not by good works, that through repentance of sin and personal faith in Christ as Savior, a person is born again into a relationship with God, is indwelt, baptized, and sealed by the Holy Spirit into Christ's spiritual body the Church and is assured of going to heaven.
We believe in the pre-tribulation rapture of the Body of Christ, the Church. We believe in the pre-millennial second coming of Jesus Christ to the earth with His saints to set up His millennial kingdom. During the millennium Satan will be bound and the judgment of the nations will take place. At the end of the millennium, Satan will be released for a short season and will lead one final revolt against God, at which time he will be defeated and cast into the lake of fire forever. The Great White Throne Judgment for unbelievers follows. The heavens and earth will then be purged with fire and the new heaven, and the new earth, and the New Jerusalem will be established where believers will dwell forever. 1 Thes 4:16-17, 1:10; 1 Cor 15:51-52; Eph 1:22-23, 5:23; 1 Thes 5:9; Rev 19:11-16, 20:2-4; Mt 25:41-46; Rev 20:7-15, 21:1-22:5
Baptism by Immersion: We believe the believer should follow the Lord in water baptism in obedience to the Word of God.
Observance of the Lord's Supper: We believe that the Church should observe communion as a commemoration of the Lord's death until He comes. The bread is symbolic of His broken body on the cross and the cup of grape juice is symbolic of Christ's shed blood on the cross. His true physical broken body and shed blood is the means that provides for the forgiveness of sin. Mt 26:26-29; Mk 14:22-25; Lk 22:14-20; 1 Cor 11:23-32; Acts 2:42
Christian Living: We believe it is the Christian's responsibility to follow Biblical principles in worship, church ministry, and in daily living. Heb 10:24-25; Eph 4:4; CoI 3:14-16; Ps 133:1
Stewardship: We believe in the responsibility of the members of this church to support the church spiritually, physically, and financially. 1 Pet 4:10-11; 1 Thes 5:11; Gal 5:13; Acts 2:44-47; Heb 10:24-25; Jn 13:34-35; Mal 3:10; Lk 6:38
Separation of Church and State: We believe that each local church is self-governing in function and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority.
Speaking in Tongues: We believe that the present day speaking in tongues is not Scriptural in practice or for this time. Therefore this church does not recognize or observe the teaching or speaking in tongues. Heb 2:3-4; Acts 2:8; 1 Cor 14:22, 12:30-31, 14:1-40, 13:8, 14:19, 13:11