CORE VALUES

Flipside believes that through the process of Inner Transformation, you develop your personal relationship with God.  Through the process of developing intimacy with Him, we hope you would grow to embrace a life of Embodied Apologetics; living out your faith in every context you find yourself in with integrity. No matter where you are in life, we believe in Radical Inclusivity; a path following Jesus Christ which allows you to help and love others along the way.  And since we know nobody is perfect, we choose to love the people around us, no matter what imperfections they might have. We do this through Relevant Servanthood; providing opportunities to serve those in your sphere of influence, those in your church community, and others around the world with courage.

STATEMENT OF FAITH

WORD OF GOD: We believe the Bible (Scriptures), the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original writings, complete as the revelation of God’s will for salvation, and the supreme and final authority in all matters to which they speak.  (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-20)

TRINITY: We believe in one God, creator and sustainer of all things, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; that these are equal in every divine perfection and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.  (Genesis 1:26, Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 3:16-17 & 28:19).

GOD THE FATHER: We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.  (John 16:23-27, Galatians 4:4-6, Ephesians 1:3 & 1:17-23).

JESUS CHRIST: We believe that Jesus Christ is God’s eternal Son, and has precisely the same nature, attributes and perfections as God the Father and the Holy Spirit. We believe further that He is not only true God, but true man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin, Mary. We also believe in his sinless life, His substitutionary atonement, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension into heaven, His priestly intercession on behalf of His people, and His personal, visible return from heaven.  (Matthew 1:18-23, Luke 24:1-8, John 1: 1-4 & 14, Acts 1:11, 2 Corinthians 5:19-21, Hebrews 4:14-16 & 7:24-25, 1 John 2:1, Revelations 19:11-13, 1Thessalonians 4:16-17).

HOLY SPIRIT: We believe in the Holy Spirit, His personality, and His work in regeneration, sanctification, and preservation. His ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and implement Jesus Christ’s work of redeeming the lost and empowering the believer for godly living and service. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer, guides and empowers believers, and gives gifts for service to all believers, to be used in ministry so that the church functions properly. (Matthew 28:19, John 3:5 & 16:13, Acts 1:8 & 5:3-4, 1 Corinthians 6:11 & 19 & 12:4-13, Ephesians 3:16 & 4:1- 16).

HUMANITY: We believe God created man, male and female, in the image of God and free from sin. We further believe man, because of his fall in Adam, are a sinner by nature and choice, and are therefore spiritually dead. We also believe that those who repent of sin and trust Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.  (Genesis 1:26-27 & 2:7 & 3:19, Romans 3:23 & 5:12-21 & 6:23).

SALVATION: We believe in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. We further believe that this salvation is based upon the sovereign grace of God, and was purchased by Jesus Christ on the cross, and is received by man through faith, apart from any human merit, works or ritual. We further believe that salvation does result in righteous living, good works and proper social concern.  (John 1:12 & 3:3-7 & 5:24, Ephesians 2:8-10, 1 Timothy 2:5).

THE CHURCH: We believe that the Church is the spiritual body of which Jesus Christ is the head. We believe that the true Church is composed of all persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. We believe that this body expresses itself in local assemblies whose members have been immersed in baptism, upon a credible confession of faith and have  associated themselves for worship, for instruction, for evangelism, and for service. We believe the ordinances of the local assembly (church) are believer’s baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper. We also believe in the interdependence of local churches and the mutual submission of believers to each other in love.  (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8 & 2:41-47, Ephesians 5:21, Colossians 1:18, Hebrews 10:24-25).

 

 

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