What we believe

Who is Jesus?

The most outspoken personality of all time? The greatest leader? The greatest teacher? The one who has meant the most to humanity? The one who lived the holiest life?

Whatever part of the world you visit. Whatever people you speak to. Whatever religious belief one is. If you know anything about history, you have to admit that there has never been anyone comparable to Jesus of Nazareth. He is the most unique person of all time.

Jesus changed the course of history. Even the date of our daily newspaper indicates that Jesus of Nazareth lived on this earth about 2,000 years ago.
The words you will read come from the Bible. If you believe these words, your life will change, because they come directly from the heart of God.

He loves you. He is the Father who longs for you. You are made for Him. Here’s his love letter to you.

Our Beliefs

FBC UMATILLA IS A FAMILY OF BELIEVERS WHO HOLDS DEAR THE FOLLOWING BELIEFS:

God

We believe that there is one God who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Jesus

We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, was born of a virgin, was wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died in our place as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose bodily from the grave, and ascended into Heaven.

Christ’s Return

We believe that Jesus Christ will literally return to earth.

Holy Spirit

We believe that God the Holy Spirit is active in convincing unbelievers of their need for salvation, and is the Comforter and Guide Who lives in every believer.

Bible

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God without any error, the sole authority for life and faith.

Man

We believe that man is a special creation of God, made in His image, but that through the sin of the first man, Adam, mankind fell so that all men are sinners and need salvation.

Salvation

We believe that salvation is a gift received through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Assurance

We believe that every person who is truly saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Eternity

We believe that those persons who die in their sins without Christ spend eternity in Hell and those persons who die with their sins forgiven through Christ spend eternity in Heaven.

Baptism

We believe that water baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation.

Church

We believe that the church is a local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head.

Prayer

We believe that each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ.

Government

We believe in the separation of church and state, but not in separation of God and government. Christians are salt and light in society.

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