CFCCWW Ministerial Board
Articles of Faith
We believe there is but one living and true God everlasting, of infinite
power, wisdom and goodness; Maker and Preserver of all things, both
visible and invisible. And in the unity of this Godhead there are three
Persons of one substance of eternal being, and equal in holiness, justice,
wisdom, power, and dignity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
We believe that the Son, who is the Word of the Father, the very and eternal
God, of one substance with the Father, took man's nature in the womb of a
virgin; so that two whole and perfect natures, that is to say, the Godhead and
the manhood were joined together in one Person, never to be divided,
whereof is one Christ, very God and perfect man, who actually suffered, was
crucified, dead, and buried, to reconcile the Father to us, and to make
atonement, not only for our actual guilt, but also for original sin.
We believe that Christ did truly rise again from the dead, and took again His
body, with all things appertaining to the perfections of man's nature, and
ascended into heaven and there sits until He shall return to judge all men at
the last day.
We believe the Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son, is of
one substance, majesty and glory with the Father and the Son, very and
We believe in the verbal and plenary inspiration of the Holy Scriptures,
known as the Bible, composed of sixty-six books and divided into two
departments, Old and New Testaments. We believe the Bible is the Word of
God, the full and complete revelation of the plan and history of redemption.
We believe that eternal life with God in heaven is a portion of the reward of
the finally righteous; and that everlasting banishment from the presence of
the Lord and unending torture in hell are the wages of the persistently
wicked (Matthew 25:46; Psalm 9:17; Revelation 21:7-8).
We believe that Jesus Christ shed His blood for the remission of sins that are
past, for the regeneration of penitent sinners, and for salvation from sin and
from sinning (Romans 3:25; 1 John 3:5-10; Ephesians 2:1-10).
We believe, teach, and firmly maintain the scriptural doctrine of justification
by faith alone (Romans 5:1).
We believe that Jesus Christ shed His blood for the complete cleansing of
the justified believer from all indwelling sin and from its pollution,
subsequent to regeneration (1 John 1:7-9).
We believe in sanctification. While sanctification is initiated in regeneration
and consummated in glorification, we believe that it includes a definite,
instantaneous work of grace achieved by faith subsequent to regeneration
(Acts 26:18; 1 John 1:9). Sanctification delivers from the power and
dominion of sin. It is followed by life-long growth in grace and knowledge
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 4:16; 2 Peter 3:18).
We believe that the baptism of the Holy Ghost and fire is obtainable by a
definite act of appropriating faith on the part of the believer, and the initial
evidence of the reception of this experience is speaking with other tongues
as the Spirit gives utterance (Luke 11:13; Acts 1:5; 2:14, 8-17; 10:44-46;
We believe in divine healing as in the atonement (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew
8:16-17; Mark 16:14-18; James 5:14-16; Exodus 15:26).
We believe in the imminent, personal, premillennial second coming of our
Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; Titus 2:13; 2 Peter 3:1-4;
Matthew 24:29-44), and love and wait for His appearing (2 Timothy 4:8).
We believe it is the responsibility of every believer to dedicate his life to
carrying out the work of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark
16:15-20; Acts 1:8).