God's Word to us, is central to our relationship with God and each other. We are a Bible believing Church. While there are some areas where sincere Christians agree to disagree, the Bible makes clear that certain truths are essential convictions of the Christian faith.
House of Faith Bay Area considers these to be the following:
We believe the Bible to be inspired and the authoritative Word of God.
(2 Timothy. 3:16)
We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; fully God and fully man.
(John 1:1, 14)
We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God.
(Genesis 1:26-27, Romans 3:23)
We believe that there is one family of God comprised of all those who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We believe that the Scripture commands His children to gather together in local assemblies called churches.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting joy of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.
We believe that all human life is sacred from fertilization throughout the entire natural human life; and, as such, are to be protected; whether healthy, unhealthy or in need, they deserve our respect and care.
(Jeremiah 1:5, Matthew 25:34-40)
We believe that God created the human race male and female and that all conduct with the intent to adopt a gender other than one's birth gender is immoral and therefore sin.
We believe in one God eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(Genesis 1:1, 26)
We believe that the Holy Spirit was sent into the world by the Father and the Son to apply to mankind the saving work of Christ.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins and that He rose victorious from the grave; all those who accept His gift of salvation by faith alone will be saved.
We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(I Thessalonians 4:13-18)
We believe that water baptism by immersion is the Biblical testimony of the professed believer in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Marriage and Home
We believe that God has established marriage as a lifelong, exclusive relationship between one man and one woman and that all intimate sexual activity outside the marriage relationship, whether heterosexual, homosexual, or otherwise, is immoral and therefore sin.