We believe in…

The only true God, the almighty Creator of all things,1

existing eternally in three persons Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The unique divine inspiration,2

entire trustworthiness and authority of the Bible.

The dignity and brokenness of all people3

created in God’s image to live in love and holiness,
but alienated from God and each other because of our sin and guilt,
and justly subject to God’s wrath.

Jesus Christ, fully human and fully divine4

who lived a perfect life,
who took upon Himself the judgment due sinners on the cross,
who was bodily raised from the dead,
and ascended as Savior and Lord.

Eternal life5

which is a free gift given immediately and permanently
to all who, wholly apart from any works,
put their faith in Jesus Christ alone.

The Holy Spirit6

who indwells each believer at the moment of faith
in order to glorify Christ by changing and using us
for the building up of the church.

The church7

which includes all true believers in Christ,
is distinct from Israel,
is organized locally,
and overseen by elders.

The future8

anticipating the coming of Christ for His church at any moment,
followed by the examination of believers for the purpose of rewards,
the physical return of Christ to establish His kingdom on earth,
the final judgment of unbelievers,
and the creation of a new heaven and new earth
all to the eternal glory of God.

1Genesis 1:1,26; 2 Corinthians 13:14; John 1:1-3; Matthew 28:18-19
2John 14:26; Matthew 24:35; Isaiah 40:7-8; 2 Timothy 3:15-16; 2 Peter 1:20-21
3Genesis 1:26-27, 3:1-24; Psalm 8:3; Romans 1:18-23, 3:23
4Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; I Corinthians 15:3-5; 2 Corinthians 5:21; I John 2:1-2; Acts 1:9-11
5Romans 3:21-26, 4:5, 5:1, 8:38-39; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 3:16, 5:24, 14:6
6John 14:16-17, 15:26, 16:7-15; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13,30, 14:21-22; Ephesians 1:3,13, 4:11-13, 5:18; Colossians 1:24-29; Hebrews 2:3-4. NOTE: Speaking in tongues is not the sign of the baptism or filling of the Holy Spirit, nor is physical healing guaranteed in this life. GFC does not promote the use of sign gifts.
7Matthew 16:13-18, 28:18-20; Acts 2:11-15, 20:17-38; Romans 11:1,25-29; Ephesians 3:13-16, 19-22; Colossians 1:18,24; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Hebrews 10:24-25, 13:17; 1 Peter 5:1-5; Revelation 1-3
8Daniel 9:24-27; Matthew 25:21; John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 3:10-15, 4:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Romans 11:25-29; Acts 1:6-7; Revelation 20:1-15, 21:1-4