Fellowship Church - Wellington, Ohio

WE HOLD TO THE 2000 BAPTIST FAITH AND MESSAGE
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GOD

We believe there is only one true God, Yahweh. He is a Spirit and He has no beginning or end. He is holy, loving, full of grace, compassion and mercy.
Genesis 1:1, Exodus 3:14, John 1:1-5


CREATION

We believe God created the heavens and the earth in six days and on the
seventh day He rested. He spoke, the worlds were framed and “it was good.”
Genesis 1&2


MAN

We believe God created man in his own image. Man was created perfect or without sin. Man disobeyed God in the garden of Eden and so began the curse of sin.
Genesis 1&3

SIN & SATAN

We believe sin is a direct disobedience to God and His Word. Its origin began with Satan who was once an angel and now fallen. Sin separates us from God, brings forth death and must be punished. Sin must be forgiven for any person to have fellowship with God.
Romans 3:10, 3:23. Revelation 12:7-9

JESUS CHRIST

We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of a virgin and is equal with God. He is the second person of the Trinity and has always existed. He is the only one who could die for the sins of man to give us salvation. He is the Rock of the church. He sits at the right hand of the Father and will come again for the saints very soon.                                                     
Luke 2, John 10:10, John 14:6

HOLY SPIRIT

We believe the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. He is equal with God the Father and God the Son. He indwells and seals every person who put their faith in Jesus Christ. He convicts of sin. He leads us down the path of righteousness. He helps us understand the Word and empowers the believer for everyday living and ministry.                                         
John 14, 15, 16. Ephesians 4:30

WORD OF GOD

We believe the Bible or Scriptures is Gods Holy Word. It is inspired. We believe the Spirit of God spoke to men and they wrote down exactly what God said. The Scriptures provide our belief system and are the authority for the church to follow.
II Timothy 3:16, 17. II Peter 1:21

THE TRINITY

We believe in the Trinity of the Godhead. God the Father and God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. They are equal and have no beginning or end. 
Matthew 3:16,17. John 1:1-4, 14, I John 5:7

THE CHURCH

We believe the church consists of all the saved. When you accept Christ into your life then you are placed into His body of believers, the church. Christ loved the church and gave his life for it. God uses the church to share the message of Salvation, disciple believers, be the salt and light on this earth and to bring glory to his name. To be a member of a local body a person must be saved and baptized.                                                                 
Matthew 16:18. Ephesians 5:22-33

SALVATION

We believe salvation is the sovereign work of God. Salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone. Christ died for the sins of man, took our place and punishment for our sin, so our sins could be forgiven. He rose again to conquer sin and death so we could have eternal life.
Faith in Jesus Christ alone is the only way to be saved. We are not saved by our works or baptism.                         
John 3:3,16,17. Romans 10:9,10,13. Ephesians 2:8,9

RESSURECTION

We believe Jesus rose from the dead physically, was seen of over 500 brethren, ascended up into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God. We have eternal life and do not have to fear death or dying because Jesus is alive.
John 10:17, 18. I Corinthians 15:1-11

ORDINANCES

We practice two church ordinances, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe in baptism by immersion. A believer should be baptized after salvation as an act of testimony of their faith in Jesus Christ. Baptism is a wonderful picture of our Lord’s death, burial, and resurrection. Communion is a humble time of remembrance. We remember that Christ shed his blood and his body was broken for us. Matthew 3:13-17. Acts 2:41. Luke 22:19, 20. I Corinthians 11;23-33

SANCTIFICATION

We believe when we accept Christ into our life we are sanctified or set apart. Every believer should obey Gods Word and do their best to live a holy life to glorify God. We should be in the world but not of the world.
2 Corinthians 6:17. I Peter 3:15

HEAVEN AND HELL

We believe in a literal Heaven where God is seated on the throne and Jesus is at his right hand. Jesus is there preparing a place for all who have put their faith in him. We believe in a literal hell. This is a place of torment prepared for Satan, his demons and all those who reject the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  It is important to understand, God does not send anyone to Hell! Mans sin and rejection of Jesus Christ has put man in that position. God has provided a way of salvation.
John 14:1-6. Luke 16

RAPTURE

We believe Christ will return for his saints before the great tribulation. He taught this promise to his disciples.
John 14, I Thessalonians 4:13-18. I Corinthians 15:51-58