Articles of Faith
New Life
Christian Fellowship
1. The Bible The Scripture of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God, and are our infallible rule of faith and
practice.

2. God There is one living and true God, revealed in nature as the Creator, Preserver, and Righteous governor, of the universe; and in the
Scripture as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; yet as one God, infinitely wise and good, 'whom all intelligent creatures are supremely to love,
adore, and obey.

3. Christ Christ is God manifest in the flesh; in His divine nature truly God, in His human nature truly man. The mediator between God and
man, once crucified.   He is how risen and glorified, and is our ever present Savior and Lord.

4. The Holy Spirit The Scriptures assign to the Holy Spirit all the attributes of God.

5. The Government of God God exercises a wise and benevolent providence over all beings and all things by maintaining the constitution
and laws of nature. He also performs special acts, not otherwise provided for, as the highest welfare of men requires.

6. The Sinfulness of Man Man was created innocent, but by disobedience fell into a state of sin and condemnation, His posterity"
therefore, inherit a fallen nature of such tendencies that all who come to the age of accountability, sin, and become guilty before God.

7. The Works of Christ The Son of God by His incarnation, life, sufferings, death, and resurrection effected for all a redemption from sin
that is full and free, and is the ground of salvation, by faith.

8. The Terms of Salvation The conditions of salvation are: 1) Repentance or sincere sorrow for sin and hearty renunciation of it. 2) Faith
or the unreserved committal of one's self to Christ as Savior and Lord with purpose to love and obey Him in all things. In the exercise of
saving faith, the soul is renewed by The Holy Spirit, freed from the dominion of sin, and becomes a child of God. 3) Continuance in faith and
obedience unto death.

9. Election God determined from the beginning to save all who should comply with the conditions of salvation. Hence, by faith in Christ
men became His erect.

10. Freedom of the Will The human will is free and self-controlled, having power to yield to the influence of the truth and the Spirit, or to
resist them and perish.

11. Salvation Free God desires the salvation of all, the Gospel invites all, the Holy Spirit strives with all, and whosoever will may come and
take of the water of life freely.

12. Perseverance All believers in Christ, who through grace persevere in holiness to the end of life, have promise of eternal salvation.

13. Gospel Ordinances Baptism, or the immersion of believers in water, and the Lord's Supper are ordinances to be perpetuated under
the Gospel. Feet Washing, an ordinance teaching humility, is of universal obligation and is to be ministered to all true believers.

14. Tithing God commanded tithes and offerings in the Old Testament; Jesus Christ endorsed it in the Gospel (Mt. 23:23), and the apostle
Paul said, "Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him". (1 Corinthian 16:2a)

15. The Christian Sabbath The divine law requires that one day in seven be set apart from secular employment and amusements, for rest,
worship, holy works, and activities, and for personal communion with God.

16. Resurrection, Judgment, and Final Retribution The scriptures teach the resurrection of all men at the last day. Those who have
done good will come forth to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil unto the resurrection of damnation then the wicked will
go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:
old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."  - 2 Corinthians 5:17
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