Our Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith for NHFC

1) God is a person who has revealed Himself as a Trinity in unity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – three Persons and yet but One God. (Deut. 6:4, Matt. 28:19, I Cor. 8:6)

2) The Bible, including both the Old and New Testaments, is a divine revelation, the original autographs of which were verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit.           (2 Tim. 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21)

3) Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God, which is to say He is Himself very God; He took upon Him our nature, being conceived by the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary; He died upon the Cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sin of the world; He arose from the dead in the body in which He was crucified. He ascended into Heaven in that body glorified, where He is now our interceding High Priest; he will come again personally and visibly, to set up His Kingdom and to judge the quick and the dead. (Col. 1:15, Phil. 2:5-8, Matt. 1:18-25, 1 Peter 2:24-25, Luke 24, Heb. 4:14-16, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Thes. 4:16-18, Matt. 25:31-46, 2 Cor. 5:1, 2 Thes. 1:7-10)

4) Man was created in the image of God, but fell into sin and in that sense is lost; this is true of all men; except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God; salvation is by faith in Christ only; the retribution of the wicked and unbelieving, and the reward of the righteous, are everlasting; and as the reward is conscious, so is the retribution. (Gen. 1:26-27, Rom. 3:10 and 23, John 3:3, Acts 13:38-39, Acts 4:12, John 3:16, Matt. 25:46, 2 Cor. 5:1, 2 Thes. 1:7-10)

5) The Church is an elect company of believers baptized by the Holy Spirit into one body; its mission is to witness to its Head, Jesus Christ, preaching the Gospel among all nations; it will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air when He comes to set up His Kingdom. (Acts 2:41, Acts 15:13-17, Eph. 1:3-6, 1 Cor. 12:12-13, Matt. 28:19-20, Acts 1:6-8, 1 Thes. 4:16-18)