What We Believe
- Everything was created by God, the Holy Trinity (see Genesis 1:1-2, Proverbs 8:22-32, and John 1:1-14), who exists in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
- God gave human beings free will to choose right from wrong (Genesis 2:15-17).
- Since Adam, all of mankind has sinned and fallen away from God (Romans 3:23, Isaiah 64:6).
- While our human bodies eventually wear out, our spirits are eternal (Genesis 2:7).
- Salvation through Christ is a necessary requirement for Heaven (John 14:6).
- Those whose names are not written in the “Book of Life” will perish eternally (Revelation 20:12-15).
- After salvation, a closer walk with God is possible through His Holy Spirit (John 15:26).
- The true Church of the Living God is not physical but spiritual, and it includes people from all ages, races, genders, and backgrounds, who love and serve Jesus Christ (Matthew 16:18-19).
Bible Believers Fellowship, Inc. promotes a return to holiness and righteousness before our Creator. It is our belief that true Born Again Christians (see John 1:12-13 and John 3:3) must demonstrate their faith in Christ through their lifestyle and actions (James 2:26), not in mere words alone (Matthew 15:8-9). We believe that, as Christians, we have a responsibility to our namesake (Luke 6:46), and should live moral and decent lives that are above reproach!
In this rapidly changing and decaying world, we want to shine as lights of the Gospel (Matthew 5:16), reflecting the purity and power of our Savior and Lord. We have no wish to promote ourselves, but rather to point to Christ as the only safe harbor in the midst of life’s stormy seas. And we, at Bible Believers Fellowship, Inc., teach that nothing is impossible for those who truly seek to do God’s will (Luke 1:37 and Mark 11:22-24), in accordance with His Holy direction and purpose (1 John 5:14).
Why Do We Take the Bible Seriously?
The Bible is unlike any other book. It is basically taken five ways in our society.
- People either ignore it altogether and dismiss it as being irrelevant to today’s lifestyle.
- Or they attack it with books and lectures disputing its Divine origin.
- There are those who try to alter the Bible with new versions that are gender neutral or God being portrayed as female.
- The majority of Christians are what Evangelicals call “nominal Christians.” They fit into the fourth category. Nominal Christians, and even some who are Born Again, choose, and even quote from, selected verses which are generally taken out of context, and which back up their own doctrinal ideas about religion. Scripture to the contrary is either ignored, assumed as allegorical, or its meaning is twisted around to convey the opposite of what is really being said.
- We fall into the last category. This final group take the Bible literally. The only exceptions to this would be certain dreams (Genesis 40:1-22), visions (Acts 11:5-10), parables (Matthew 13:3-8), or special revelation (Revelation 13:11-15). Here the message is not meant for the general public, but only for those who have been given the understanding by God (Matthew 13:13-18 and Luke 8:10).
There is a great deal of proof that the Bible is the Divine Word of God. We won’t go into it now because those who refuse to accept the teachings of the Word of God will also refuse its validity no matter how great the proof is (see John 5:43-44). As the Apostle Paul stated, “... the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Corinthians 2:14 KJV). The account of the rich man and Lazarus also comes to mind (Luke 16:27-31).
There are those who will ask, “Did God write the Bible or did men?” The answer is simple, God wrote the Bible in the same sense that a business executive may call his secretary into his office for dictation. She takes the letter down in shorthand and then goes back to her desk to type it up. But who signs the letter, the secretary or the man who dictated it? Obviously the author is the one who signs it, for the message that is being sent is not coming from the secretary but from the executive who gave it to her.
These days, due to the popularity of computers and dictation machines, secretaries seldom take shorthand anymore, and the executive is just as likely to be female as male. But the principle is the same. No, God didn’t sit down with pen and paper and write out the Bible personally (although some have sarcastically suggested it). He didn’t need to. Our Creator had rare individuals who loved Him enough to become open channels through whom His Spirit could reveal the Holy Word of God.