Statement of Christian Faith
The basis for our faith is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Lord and Savior of the world and God's written Word, the Bible. We believe that embracing what God said allows us to live in freedom, joy, and purpose.
The Lord Jesus Christ
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the God the Father, His personal future return to this earth in power and glory to judge the world in righteousness, and His creating a new heaven and new earth for all of His followers.
Written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, God gave the words of the Bible through human personalities. The essential beliefs of the Christian faith and eternal truths have been recorded and preserved in His Word. The Bible reveals the character of God and His will for the behavior of men and women today and throughout the history of the world.
God the Father sent His Son, Jesus, to be born of a virgin, to grow to manhood while teaching and healing His fellow humans, suffer and give up His life on the cross, to be buried and then literally rise from the dead on the third day. He returned to heaven to the right hand of the Father, where He is preparing a perfect place for those who receive His gift of salvation. Because of His sinless life, death for the sins of mankind, and His glorious resurrection, Jesus has made the way for men and women to experience forgiveness of sins and live eternally with Him through repentance and receiving by faith the free gift of God found only in Jesus Christ.
"Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'" (John 14:6)
Christian leaders are saying...
As a follower of Jesus where do you find that right person, that one who is God’s will for your life? In the past as a Senior Pastor I have said, Find him or her in church. I still believe that but my definition of Church has expanded beyond four walls as I have become a friend and fan of Christian Mingle. God’s man for you ladies or God’s woman for you men may be in a church a thousand miles away; in the next city, or even in the same town. How do you find them? You log onto Christian Mingle.com and allow God to use this process to help you discover the person He has for you. Give God an opportunity to work through Christian Mingle.
~Pastor Jay Dennis, Sr. Pastor, First Baptist Church at the Mall, Lakeland, FL