Statement of Faith

Lusaka Family Church

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The activities governing the form of worship of Lusaka Family Church shall be based upon and at all times shall be consistent with the following creed and beliefs:-

THE SCRIPTURES – The Bible is the inspired Word of God, written by men inspired by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant as recorded in the New Testament – we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine. ( 2Tim. 3;16, 1Thess. 2:13, 2Pet 1:21.)

THE GODHEAD – Our God is One, but manifested in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, being co-equal ( Phil.2:6. )

God the Father is greater than all; the Source of the Word ( Logos ) and the Begetter. ( John 14:28, 16:28, 1:14. )

The Son is the Word, flesh-covered, the One Begotten and has existed with the Father from the beginning. ( John 1:1, 1:18, 1:14. )

The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal. ( John 15:26. )

MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION – Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.   

As it is written there is none righteous, no not one.” Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the work of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God. ( Rom. 5:12, 3:23, 3:10, 1 John 3:8. )

Salvation is the gift, God to man, separate from works and the law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God. ( Eph. 2:8. )

ETERNAL LIFE AND NEW BIRTH – Man’s first step toward salvation is Godly sorrow that produces repentance. The new birth is necessary to all men and when fulfilled produces eternal life. ( 2Cor. 7:10, 1Jn 5:12, John 3:3-5. )

WATER BAPTISM – Baptism in water is by immersion and is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. ( Matt. 28:19, Rom.6:3 – 6, Col. 2:12, Acts 8:36 – 38. )

BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT – The Baptism in the Holy Spirit and Fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to those who are believers and is received subsequent to the new birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of the speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance. ( Matt. 3:11, John 14:16 – 17, Acts 2:38 – 39, Acts 19:1 – 7, Acts 2:4, Acts 1;8. ) 

SANCTIFICATION – The Bible teaches that without Holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of Salvation. ( Heb. 12:14, 1Thess. 5:23, 2Pet. 3:14 – 18, 2Cor.3:18, Phil.3:12 – 14. 1Cor. 1:30. )

DIVINE HEALING – Healing is for physical ills of the human body and is manifested by the power of God through the prayer of faith and the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and it is the privilege of every member of the church today. ( Mark 16:18, James 5;14 -25, 1Pet. 2:24, Matt. 8:17, Isaiah 53:4 – 5. )

RESURRECTION OF THE JUST AND THE RETURN OF OUR LORD The Angels said, “ This same Jesus shall so come in like manner.” His coming is imminent. When He comes, “The dead in Christ shall rise first, then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air.” ( Acts 1:11, 1Thess. 16 – 17. )

He shall return to earth, as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords and together with His Saints, they shall be kings and priests, He shall reign a thousand years. ( Rev. 20:6. )

HELL AND ETERNAL RETRIBUTION – The one who physically dies in his sin without Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and therefore has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or for repentance. The lake of fire is literal. The terms “eternal” and “everlasting” used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the lake of fire, carry the same thought, and meaning of endless existence as used in noting the duration of joy and ecstasy in the saints in the presence of God. ( Heb. 9: 27, Rev. 19:20. )