OUR BELIEFS

Newton Fellowship Church is a member of the Fellowship Pacific which is the largest group of baptist churches in BC.  Our statement of faith is consistent with the churches we work interdependently with.  You can find a full listing of our statement of faith at the following link:  https://www.febpacific.ca/articles-of-faith/

Here are a few highlights of what we believe:

A.   The Bible

We believe the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired word of God, inerrant in the original writings, complete as a revelation of God’s will for salvation, and the supreme and final authority in faith and life.  (2 Timothy 3:16 ‑ 17; 2 Peter 1:19 ‑ 21)

B.  The Trinity

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Each person is fully God sharing the same nature and attributes.  (Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:16; 28:19)

C.  God the Father

We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love.  We believe He concerns himself mercifully in the affairs of men, hears and answers prayer, and saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.  (John 16:23 ‑ 27.; Galatians 4:4 ‑ 6; Ephesians 1:3, 17 ‑ 23)

D.  God the Son

We believe that Jesus Christ is God’s eternal Son.  He is true God and true man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.  We also believe in His sinless life, His dying for our sins, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His Ascension into heaven, His prayers on behalf of His people, and His personal visible return from heaven.  (Matthew 1:18, 23; Luke 24:1 ‑ 8; John 1:1, 14; Acts 1:11; 2 Corinthians 5:19 ‑ 25; Hebrews 4:14 ‑ 16; 7:24 ‑ 25; 1 John 2:1; Revelation 19:20)

E.  God the Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is a person and is fully God.  He gives new life in Christ, indwells every believer, guides and empowers believers, and gives gifts to all believers to be used in ministry so that the church functions properly.  (Matthew 18:19; John 3:5; 16:13; Acts 1:8; 5:3 ‑ 4:1; 1 Corinthians 6:11, 19; 12:4 ‑ 13; Ephesians 3:16; 4:11 ‑ 16)

F.  Man

We believe God created man, male and female, in the image of God and free from sin.  We further believe that man, because of his fall in Adam, is a sinner by nature and choice and is therefore spiritually dead, in need of salvation and life.  (Genesis 1:26 ‑ 27; 2:7 ‑ 3:19; Romans 3:23; 5:12 ‑ 21; 6:23)

" Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life."

-John 5: 24

For this reason, we also constantly thank God  that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.

- 1st Thessalonians 2 :13

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