What We Believe

Principle of Theocracy We hold as Scriptural and fundamental the principle of local government by the rule of Christ through His appointed ministers, having Divine checks and balances in the government of His Church through alignment with the Holy Scripture, prayer, fasting (when necessary), leadings of the Holy Spirit and the advisement of the eldership and others deemed necessary in the decision-making. Then the Pastor will make the final decision and shall not be subject to change or reversal by any other person(s) unless the Holy Spirit dictates otherwise.

Statements of Faith The fundamental teachings of this UCFCI are reflected in the following Statements of Faith:
  1. We believe in the plenary-verbal inspiration of the accepted canon of Scriptures as originally given. The Scriptures are infallible, inerrant, and the sole and final authority for all matters of faith and conduct (2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Corinthians 2:13).
  2. We believe in the Eternal Godhead who has revealed Himself as One God existing in Three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, distinguishable but indivisible (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
  3. We believe in the creation, test and fall of man as recorded in Genesis; his total spiritual depravity and inability to attain to Divine righteousness (Romans 5:12,18).
  4. We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, very God and very Man (Luke 1:26-35; John 1:14-18; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6).
  5. We believe Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day, and personally appeared unto His disciples (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 4:25).
  6. We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven, His exaltation, and personal, literal and bodily coming again the second time for His church (John 14:2-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
  7. We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross of Calvary by which we obtain remission of sins (Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:12, 22; Romans 5:11).
  8. We believe in the necessity of water baptism by immersion in the Name of the Eternal Godhead in order to fulfill the command of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:34-36; 19:1-6).
  9. We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a real experience at or subsequent to salvation, with the scriptural evidence, namely, speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance (Acts 2:1-4, 8:14-17, 10:44-46; Galatians 3:14-15).
  10. We believe in the operation of the Gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in 1 Corinthians 12-14, as manifested in the early church.
  11. We believe in the Spirit-filled life, a life of separation from the world and perfecting of holiness in the fear of God as expressing the true Christian faith (Ephesians 5:18, 2 Corinthians 6:14; 7:1).
  12. We believe in the healing of the body by Divine power, or Divine healing in its varied aspects as practiced in the Early Church (Acts 4:30; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 12:9; James 5:14).
  13. We believe in the table of the Lord, commonly called the Communion or the Lord’s Supper, for believers (1 Corinthians 11:28-32; Matthew 26:26-28).
  14. We believe in the reality and personality of the Devil and eternal judgment in the Lake of Fire for the Devil and his angels (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:14-15).
  15. We believe in the eternal life for believers (John 5:24; 3:16), and eternal punishment for the unbelievers (Mark 9:43-48; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20:10-15).
  16. We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two-distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God and the rejection of one's biological gender is a rejection of the image of God within that person (Genesis 1:26-27).
  17. We believe that God created the institution of marriage between one man and one woman. The defining of marriage other than what the Scriptures state is a rejection of God’s intent for the union of family (Matthew 19:4-6).
  18. We believe there is one universal Church, made up of genuine believers, but this one universal Church is also composed of many local Churches in given localities. These Churches are under sovereign Headship of the Lord Jesus Christ, administering all its local affairs and ministry, as well as the propagation of the Gospel. (Matthew 16:18, 18:15-20; Acts 15:22).
  19. We believe that government is ordained of God, and the powers that be are ordained as ministers of God to us for good. To resist the powers and the ordinances is to resist the ordinance of God. We are subject not only for wrath sake but for conscience sake, rendering to all their dues, custom to whom custom, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor. We declare our loyalty to our Government and its leaders and will assist every way possible consistent with our faith in the scriptures as Christian citizens (Romans 13). However; when the ordinances of the government violate the government of the Kingdom of God, we believe there should be no submission.