The following briefly summarises the doctrines fundamental to the gospel that every genuine Christian would believe. To be a member of FPBC a person must affirm these truths.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only Son of God. In the flesh was both God and man; that he was born of a virgin and that He lived a sinless life, in which He taught and did mighty works, wonders and signs exactly as revealed in the four Gospels; that He was crucified, died as a penalty for our sins, and was raised from the dead bodily on the third day. Later He ascended to the Fathers right hand where He is head of the church and intercedes for believers and from whence He is coming again personally, bodily, and visibly to this earth to reign as King of Kings. Matt 1:22, 23, Isa 9:6, John 1:1-5, Hebrews 4:14-15, Acts 1:9-11
We believe that the Holy Spirit is equal in deity and person with God the Father and God the Son. As the living Holy Spirit, He moved the human authors of the Bible to write God’s Word. He makes people aware of their need for Jesus Christ, performs the miracle of the new birth, and comes to live in every Christian the moment they trust in Jesus Christ. He unites all Christians into one Body of Christ, providing each of them with power for service, understanding of spiritual truth and comfort in life’s trials. Eph 1:13, Rom 8:9, 1 Cor 12:13, 2 Cor 3:17, John 16: 7-13
We believe that God, by His sovereign choice and out of love for men, sent Christ into the world to save sinners Eph 1:2-5, 1 John 4:14.
We believe that all who receive Christ become joint-heirs with Christ, and at death, their spirits depart to be with Christ in a conscious blessedness and at the rapture their bodies will be raised to the likeness of the body of His glory and dwell forever in His divine presence. 1 Thess 4:13-18, 2 Cor 5:1-6
We believe that it is the goal of every Christian to grow in spiritual maturity through obedience to the Word of God and the indwelling Spirit. 1 Peter 2:2, Eph 4:13-16
This is the teaching position of the Elders of Fenton Park Bible Church Rotorua. It is our document of unity. In order for the church to be of one mind, these are the positions we support. Although an individual can be a member of Fenton Park Bible Church and disagree with portions of what we teach, they may not teach any other position to a believer in our fellowship for the sake of unity and accountability.
We teach that God’s creation of the heaven and earth is recent, not millions of years ago; out of nothing ex nihilo and special in 6 consecutive 24 hour periods called “days”. Man therefore was created directly and immediately by God in His image and likeness.
Gen 1, Gen 2:7, 15-25, James 3:9
God hates divorce because it is a violation of His original plan and design for marriage. Although God hates divorce, he allowed for it to protect the “innocent party” (In the Old Testament adulterers were stoned). The primary reason for allowing, but not requiring divorce, is an ongoing pattern of adultery (continual unrepentant sin). There is the possibility that Scripture allow for divorce between a believer and unbeliever.
Gen. 2:24; Mal. 2:16; Matt 19:6, 9; Matt 5:32; 1 Cor. 7:15
We believe that a believer is eternally secure, that he cannot lose his salvation, but that sin may interrupt the joy of his fellowship with God and bring the loving discipline of his Heavenly Father. John 10:27-30; Romans 8: 31-38
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