Our Beliefs

Journey of Faith Community Church is a self-governed church voluntarily affiliated with the El Paso Baptist Association, the Baptist General Convention of Texas and the Southern Baptist Convention. Our guide for faith and practice is the Bible. A brief summary of primary beliefs follows.

The Scriptures
The Holy Bible was written by divinely inspired men. It is God's revelation of Himself to us. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction.

God
There is only one living and true God. The eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personality, but without division.

God the Father
God as Father reigns over and cares for His universe, His creatures, and the flow of human history according to His purpose of grace. The Father is truth to those who become His children through faith in Jesus Christ.

God the Son
Christ is the eternal Son of God. As Jesus Christ, He came as man, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Through His death on the cross, He provided for forgiveness of sin and salvation.

God the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit, or Spirit of God, exalts Christ. He convicts of sin, and enlightens and empowers believers and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.

Man
Man was created by God in His image, the crowning work of creation. By choice humans sinned against God, bringing sin into the human race. Human life is sacred, and every person possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and love.

Salvation
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole person, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Salvation includes a person's initial commitment, ensuing life on earth, and future in heaven.

God's Purpose of Grace
God chooses us by His grace, and all true believers will endure to the end. 

The Church
A New Testament church is a self-governing body of baptized believers who join voluntarily together. The church seeks to present the gospel to all the earth. The whole church is all believers throughout history.

Baptism & the Lord's Supper
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water, symbolizing one's faith in Jesus as Savior and beginning a new life in Him.

The Lord's Supper symbolizes the death of Jesus and anticipates His return.

Last Things

God, in His own time and way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. Jesus Christ will return, the dead will be raised, and Christ will judge all men. Believers and unbelievers will spend eternity in heaven or hell.

Evangelism & Missions
It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to win people and make disciples of all nations.

Stewardship

Since God is the source of all, believers are called to serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions.

The Christian & the Social Order

Every Christian is obligated to live a morally pure life that glorifies Christ in human society. 

Religious Liberty
Church and state should be separate. A free church in a free state is the Christian ideal.

Family
God ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. Marriage is the unity of a man and woman committed for life, of equal worth before God, since both are created in God's image. Marriage models God's relationship to His people. Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord.

 

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