B.B.F. Statement of Faith
There is One God in three Persons. That is ; The Father, The Son, The Holy Spirit.
This is the True, Living, Holy and Eternal God. God the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth.
Lord Jesus Christ
Jesus is the second Person of the Triune Godhead, eternally One with The Father and The Holy Spirit.
He was incarnate by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary. He is fully God and fully man. Jesus died for our sins and was resurrected from the dead. He is now seated at the right hand of the Father in heaven, interceding for us.
He will return soon to judge the earth in righteousness.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit, He is the third Person of the Godhead, eternally one with the Father and the Son. He convicts people of their sin, He counsels, comforts and Teaches. He lives within the born again believer. The Holy Spirit sanctifies and regenerates believers. He also baptizes believers with power to do God's will and work.
The Bible is the inspired word of the Living God. All scripture is God breathed. All scripture is inspired of God, Old and New Testaments. At B.B.F. we love the original King James Bible, and read and teach from it.
Adam and Eve's disobedience and sin, has meant that we have inherited a sinful nature. Therefore, we are all sinners and have fallen short of God's standard. In thought, word and deed we have all sinned against God. This because of our inherited sin, and our own personal sins. All have sinned and fallen short.
God is love. Therefore He, in His great mercy has given sinful man a way of escape from everlasting hell, because of man's sin. Repent and Believe. Repent towards God, and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus was without sin, and His sacrifice on Calvary's Cross means that for those who truly repent and believe, and give their lives to the Lord, they can have forgiveness of sins and eternal life. There is no other way of salvation but through Jesus. Through Jesus shed blood, He provided full atonement for sin. We are saved by grace, not works, this is the gift of God.
Everyone will stand before the Lord in judgment. God's judgment will be just and right. Some will have eternal life and live with The Lord. Some will be in everlasting torment in hell. We believe that born again believers will be judged at the Judgment seat of Christ, where our sins will not be judged because they are already forgiven, it will be a judgment of service. All non-believers, those who reject Christ will be judged at the Great White Throne Judgement, at the end of time.
The Church is a group of people who are called out from the world. To live for the Lord in holiness of life. All are welcome to come and listen to the gospel message at church. We do not have membership, as the Lord has told us to make disciples(followers) not members. We do not have a set of rules, we live our lives by the standards set out in the Bible, and by the leading of the Lord.
At B.B.F. we believe that the Lord has told us to meet around His table. The bread and wine are emblems to remember His death, until He comes again. The emblems are symbolic of His sacrificial death for us.
Baptism should be for believers only, and done with a profession of faith and by full immersion. The Church is the body of Christ, that is-born again believers.
At B.B.F. we have links with other Bible believing fellowships. We will remain separate from those who hold a different doctrine of salvation. Or those who use a different book of authority over the Holy Bible. We also separate ourselves from the modern ecumenical movement's developments and activities. Also the emerging church movement, and from liberal theology.
We do not accept the teachings of the word of faith or faith movement(positive confession/name it and claim it). We believe that we are called to tithe money into the church, but do not agree with the prosperity gospel teachings, as we believe this to be error.