Doctrinal Statement

Foundations for Families accepts the Bible as the revealed Word of God, the all sufficient rule of faith and practice, and adopts this Statement of Fundamental Truths and Doctrine.

  1. The Scriptures Inspired: The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason (2 Tim. 3:15-17;1 Peter 1:23-25; Heb. 4:12).
    The One True Godhead: The triune Godhead is comprised of 3 separate and distinct personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who are eternally self-existent, self-revealed, and function as one entity. Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and the Holy Spirit.
  2. Man, His Fall, and Redemption: Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness.” But by voluntary transgression, man fell, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).
  3. The Salvation of Man:
    • a. Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. On the cross, Jesus Christ became sin and sickness, providing both salvation and divine healing for all mankind (Psalm 103:3), being justified freely by His Grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.
    • b. For by grace we are saved through faith. “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart — that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.” (Romans 3:24; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 10:8-10).
    • c. The Evidences of Salvation. The inward evidence, to the believer of his salvation, is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. “And this is His commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us.” (I John 3:23)d. Faith and Works. Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however, our works will determine the rewards in eternity (Romans 10: 9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7; Romans 14:12-20; and 2 Cor. 5:10).
  4. Baptism in Water: The ordinance of baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures by all who have really repented and in their hearts have truly believed in Christ as Savior and Lord. In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4).
    The Lord’s Supper: “And when He had given thanks, He broke it, and said, ‘This is my body which is broken for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’ Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.” (1 Cor. 11:24, 25, 28)
  5. The Church: The church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and church of the first-born, which are written in Heaven (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23).
  6. Abundance in Christ: Spiritual. 3 John 1:2; 2 Cor. 5:17-21; Romans 10: 9-10
    Mental. 2 Tim. 1:7; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3; Physical. Isaiah 53:4, 5; Matt. 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24; Financial. Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; 2 Cor. 9:6-10; Deut. 28:1-14 Social. Proverbs 3:4
  7. Blessed Hope: Jesus is coming again to gather all His Saints to Heaven (1 Cor. 15:51-52; 1 Thes. 4:16-17; and 2 Thes. 2:1).
  8. The Lake of Fire: Those who have not accepted the redemptive work of Jesus Christ will suffer eternal separation from the Godhead. The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. This is the second death, the lake of fire (Rev. 19:20; 20:10-15).
  9. The Millennial Reign of Jesus: The return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His Saints from Heaven to rule and reign for one thousand years on earth as the Scriptures promised (2 Thes. 1:7; Rev. 19:11-16; 20:1-7). After this, there shall be a new heaven and a new earth (Rev. 21).