London Christian Fellowship Statement of Faith
London Christian Fellowship (LCF) is affiliated with the Conservative Mennonite Conference (CMC). The CMC provides both accountability and credentialing for its ministers. The CMC has a detailed Statement of Faith and a separate Statement of Practice which can be found at their Web site cmcrosedale.org. Those in key positions and those charged with primary pastoral oversight of the congregation must subscribe to these detailed statements. The models of faith and discipleship which shape LCF are drawn from these and other CMC documents and decisions.
What We Believe…
- We believe in one God, who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
- We believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who was fully God and fully man. We believe that He was born of a virgin, that He lived a sinless life, that He was rejected and crucified, that in death He bore our sins, and that He rose from death on the third day in victory over Satan and hell.
- We believe that one can only be saved by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ. Genuine faith in Christ results in regeneration (through the power of the Holy Spirit) and leads us to ongoing repentance. Regeneration is God’s work and frees the Christian from condemnation for sin. Through the new life imparted by God, believers seek to turn from their sins and nurture a new life in Christ bearing the fruit of the Holy Spirit.
- We believe that God has sent the Holy Spirit into the world to be our counselor, comforter and advocate. He helps us to keep and apply Jesus’ new commandment and to live a holy life. The Holy Spirit also convicts the unbelieving world of its sin and need for Jesus.
- We believe that God has set a day of judgment, which all people will face, that Jesus Christ will return to earth again to judge the world and to separate the righteous from the unrighteous. We believe that the unsaved will spend eternity in hell, but that the saved will live eternally with the Lord.
- We believe the Bible to be the authoritative Word of God, without error in the original manuscripts and “profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness.”
“In essentials, unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things love.”