Faith to Faith International recognizes that its basis of faith shall be the doctrine of Christ according to II John 9: “ Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.” Our Biblically inspired basis of faith, which lists the seven principles of the doctrine of Christ, is found in Hebrews 6:1-2: “ Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.” (NKJV)
1. Repentance from dead works.
2. Faith toward God.
3. The doctrine of baptisms.
4. The laying on of hands.
5. The resurrection of the dead.
6. Eternal Judgment.
7. The going on to perfection.
Faith to Faith International recognizes and fully supports the following Statement of Faith:
- We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and write as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in all matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 Thess. 2:13).
- We believe in the Godhead. Our God is One, but manifested in three Persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit being coequal (Phil. 2:6). God, the Father is better than all; the sender of the Word (Logos) and the Begetter (John 1:14, 14:28, 16:28). The Son is the Word flesh-covered, the One Begotten, and has existed with the Father from the beginning (John 1:1, 14, 18). The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son is and is eternal (John 15:26).
- We believe in man, his fall, and redemption. Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world: “For all have sinned, and come short of the Glory of God” “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the work of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God (Rom. 5:14, 3:23, 3:10; 1 John 3:8).
- We believe in eternal life and the new birth. Man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The New Birth is necessary to all men and when experienced produces eternal life (2 Cor. 7:10; 1 John 5:12; John 3:3-56).
- We believe in water baptism. Baptism in water is by immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection (Acts 8:36-39; Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12).
- We believe in the baptism of the Holy Ghost. The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the New Birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance (Matt. 3:11; John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8, 2:4, 38-39, 19:1-7).
- We believe in sanctification. The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation at Christ’s return (Heb. 12:14; 1 Thess. 5:23; 2 Pet. 3:18; 2 Cor. 3:18, Phil. 3:12-14; 1 Cor. 1:30).
- We believe in divine healing. Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ and is the privilege of every member of the Church today (Mark 16:18; James 5:14-15; 1 Pet. 2:24; Matt. 8:17; Isa. 53:4-5).
- We believe in the resurrection of the just and the return of our Lord. The angels said to Jesus’ disciples, “…this same Jesus shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven” (Acts 1:11). His coming is imminent. When He comes: “…the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air…” (1 Thess. 4:16-17). Following the Tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of kings and Lord of lords, and together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests, He shall reign a thousand years (Rev. 20:6).
- We believe in hell and eternal retribution. The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the Lake of Fire, and, therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The Lake of Fire is literal. The terms “eternal and everlasting,” used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the Lake of Fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of the saints in the Presence of God (Heb. 9:27; Rev. 19:20).