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Statement of Faith

This is the Indian Christian Fellowship (ICF) Ministries’ and Reverend Varughese Mathew and his Christian Families’ personal Statement of Faith in our Lord and Savior, God and King, Jesus Christ!

We, at ICF, believe that the Holy Bible, as we have it in the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testatment, is divinely inspired and is the only infallible and authoritative Word of God.

* 2 Timothy 3:16
* 2 Peter 1:20-21
* Matthew 5:18
* 1 Corinthians 2:13

We believe that there is one God, Creator and Lord of the Universe, eternally existent in three persons – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit – distinguishable but indivisible.

* Deuteronomy 6:4
* Isaiah 44:6-8
* Matthew 28:19
* 2 Corinthians 2:13

We believe that Jesus Christ is God the Son, incarnate, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, fully man. He died on the cross of Calvary as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of all mankind. He was buried, rose from the dead bodily and ascended into heaven, where He is now interceding High Priest, at the right hand of the Father.

* John 1:14
* Luke 1:34-35
* John 3:16
* Philippians 2:5-8
* 1 Corinthians 15:3-5

We believe that man was created in the image of God. He fell into sin and consequently separated from God. All men are sinners, both by birth and choice. As a result, man is by nature depraved, under condemnation and unable to attain to divine righteousness.

* Genesis 1:26
* Ezekiel 18:4
* Romans 3:10-18
* Romans 5:1218

We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect and complete work of Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary. We believe in the reality and personality of satan and the eternal judgment of him and his angels.

* Luke 4:1-13
* Ephesians 6:12
* Matthew 25:41

We believe that the church is

* the redeemed community of God’s people for all time and
* the priesthood of all believers, Jesus Christ is both the head and the chief cornerstone of the church.

We believe that the essential functions of the church are

* to worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth
* to build itself up in love and unity of the faith and grow up in all aspects into Christ, the head of the church and
* to actively engage in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ among all nations.

We believe in the resurrection from the dead of believers to eternal life and unbelievers to eternal judgment.

* 1 Corinthians 15:50-54
* 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
* 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9

We believe that Jesus Christ will return to this earth personally, visible and bodily in power and glory to establish His Kingdom.

* John 14:3
* 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
* Acts 1:11

Hallelujah! Glory to His Name!