Statement of Faith | LCF

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, was crucified, dead, buried, resurrected, and ascended into heaven, and is now seated at God's right hand.

We believe in transformed lives here on earth for those who accept God's gift of eternal life through Christ Jesus, the resurrection and judgment of the dead, and eternal existence for all -- either in God's presence for those who accept God's gift of eternal life through Christ Jesus, or forever separated from Him for those who refuse the gift of eternal life through Christ Jesus.

We believe in sanctification through the Word of God, by the Holy Spirit, resulting in personal holiness of body, soul and spirit.

We believe in divine healing through faith and trust in the reality and authority of Jesus Christ, and that healing is included in the redemption of man and administered according to the perfect timing of our Sovereign God.

We believe in water baptism by immersion as a matter of obedience, and as a public sign and declaration of our faith in Jesus Christ.

We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit as a distinct work of grace, which is not to be confused with being "born again". We believe that this "immersion" into the reality and presence of God's Holy Spirit is necessary for our empowerment on this earth, both for holy living and for ministry.

We believe in prayer as a primary means of speaking to and hearing from God, and that the gift of praying in the Spirit -- praying in tongues -- is available to every believer who desires it for his own personal edification.

We believe in the "generational impartation" and "double-portion ministry" scripturally ensampled and available only through proper father/son ministry order.

We believe in the Scriptural pattern of Church government through the offices of those Elders who are ascension gifted as Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers.

We believe in the New Testament principles of cheerful, sacrificial, regular, proportional giving to support the minister, the ministry, the ministry facility, all who “feed” us spiritually, and those in need.  We recognize the Old Testament 

law

 of tithes and offerings to be type and shadow for the more excellent New Testament 

commandment

 of giving which flows from love and covenant relationship.

© Bob Kuehner 2017