Beliefs

Statement of Faith

 

Jericho Road Christian Fellowship has been formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Christ and be conformed into His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are not a denominational church, nor are we opposed to denominations as such, only their over-emphasis of the doctrinal differences that have led to the division of the body of Christ. We seek to emphasize the spiritual unity of all true believers. It is the policy of this church to give preeminence to preaching the gospel, to studying the Word of God, and to exalting the Lord Jesus Christ.


We Believe

 

....that the only true basis of Christian fellowship is Christ’s Agape love, which is greater than any differences we possess and without which we have no right to claim ourselves Christians.

Worship of God should be...

Fruitful


Therefore we look for His love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have truly been worshiping Him.

Worship of God should be...

Spiritual


 Therefore we remain flexible and yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit to direct our worship.

Worship of God should be...

Inspirational


Therefore, we give a great place to music in our worship.

Worship of God should be...

Intelligent


 Therefore our services are designed with great emphasis upon the teaching of the Word of God that He might instruct us how he should be worshiped.

Statement of Beliefs

 

In order to identify the church as conservative in theology, and evangelical in spirit, we set forth this general statement of beliefs:

 
The Bible

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God and inerrant in the original writings.

II Timothy 3:16

 
God

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all.

Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:19, John 1:1-2, John 10:30

Jesus

We believe in Jesus Christ’s eternal existence, and His incarnation as God’s only begotten Son. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teaching, His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal, visible return to earth.

John 3:16, Philippians 2:6-7, Matthew 1:18, Matthew 1:23, Hebrews 4:15, I Peter 3:18,

Acts 1:9,11, The Gospels

Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is our abiding Helper, Teacher and Guide. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Spirit.

John 14:26, John 16:13, Romans 8:9, I Corinthians 3:16, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Salvation

We believe that the lost and sinful man must be saved, and that man’s only hope of redemption is through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ and that only by God’s grace and through faith alone are we saved.

John 3:16-19, John 5:24, Romans 2:23, Romans 5:8-9, Ephesians 2:8-10,

Titus 3:5

Resurrection

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved; they that are saved unto resurrection of life, and they that are unsaved unto the resurrection of condemnation.

John 5:28-29

 
Unity

We believe in the Spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

I Corinthians 12:12-13, Galatians 3:26-28

Ordinances

We believe in the two New Testament ordinances of water baptism and the Lord’s Supper (communion). These ordinances are observed in obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ, as acts of love and devotion, and are not considered necessary for salvation.

Matthew 28:19-20, Luke 22:19-20,  I Corinthians 11:24-25