Statement of Faith
STATEMENT OF FAITH OF USCF
1. Concerning the Bible
The Holy Scriptures of the OLd and New Testament as originally given are inspired by God and thus infallible, completely reliable, and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and practice.
2. Concerning God
There is one true God, eternally existent in three Persons -- Father, Son and Holy Spirit --
and entirely sovereign over creation, history, revelation, salvation and final judgement.
3. Concerning our Lord Jesus Christ
He is the God Incarnate, was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless human life and performed divine miracles; He died as a vicarious, atoning sacrifice by shedding His blood for our sins and to destroy the works of Satan; He was raised bodily from the dead, ascended to Heaven, continues His mediational work, and will personally return in power and glory.
4. Concerning the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit was sent by the Father to bear witness to His Son; His power is essential for the regeneration of sinners, and His indwelling presence in all believers is vital for their progressive sanctification and power to witness.
5. Concerning Man
Created originally in the image of God, man became a fallen, lost and sinful being, who can be redeemed and restored to fellowship with God only by grac3e through personal living faith in Jesus Christ.
6. Concerning the Church
Through their union with the Head, all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ are one in His Spirit and belong to His body, the Church, which is committed to fulfilling His Great Commission, by declaring His Gospel and discipling converts in all nations to observe His commands.
7. Concerning the Future
At Christ's return, there will be bodily resurrection of all the dead -- of believers to eternal blessedness, and of unbelievers to eternal punishment -- and the perfection of the glorious Kingdom of God in a new heaven and a new earth.