The Statement of Faith for Victory Fellowship
The Bible is the infallible Word of God. It is the complete revelation of God’s will for His own glory, for our salvation, and is the eternal authority for faith and living.
God is the Creator and Ruler of all things in heaven and earth, both seen and unseen. All things have been created for Him, are under His power, and are sustained by Him. He is the one and only true, living, perfect, unchanging, and eternal God who exists in three persons, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who are co-equal and one in essence.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came into this world in human form, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. While on earth He was fully God and fully human and lived a sinless life. He died on the cross as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all. He was buried for three days and arose in a bodily resurrection demonstrating His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven, is interceding for believers, and shall return in power and glory to gather the faithful and reign eternally.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the presence of God who works in the world, in the church, and in every believer convicting us of our sin and need for Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit indwells every believer at the moment we put our faith in Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is our counselor who leads us to the understanding of all spiritual truth and is our source of power for Christian life, ministry, and spiritual growth.
We are all made in the image of God, created by Him and for Him. But all of us have inherited a disobedient, sinful heart and all of us have sinned. Our sins separate us from fellowship with God. We can never make up for our sins by self-improvement or good works.
Our sins separate us from fellowship with a Holy God, and there is nothing we can do to earn our way back into God’s presence. The penalty for sin is eternal death, and separation from God. Our reconciliation to Him can only be accomplished when, enabled by the Holy Spirit, from our heart we confess and repent of our sins, and accept Jesus Christ as God’s offering of forgiveness for our sins. This instantaneous free gift of salvation is given by the grace of God through the redeeming work of Jesus Christ, and is the merit of His blood shed on the cross. Once redeemed, we are forgiven of all our sins and kept by God’s power and are secure in Christ forever.
Because of the free and abundant grace of God, we can live by it, and unreservedly extend forgiveness and grace to others as well. By God’s grace, we can live a righteous and fruitful life, with the goal of serving and glorifying Him. As a church, we strive to be a place where grace is taught, administered, and experienced.
The Church is the Body of Christ on earth made up of believers unified together through the Holy Spirit to glorify God through worship, to build up its members in the faith by instruction of the Word, to fellowship, to love one another, to share in the Lord’s Supper, and to communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire world. Jesus Christ is the head of the church and is the source of the Body’s life.