Who We Are
Have you ever wondered, "What is in a name?" The doors of Faith & Love Center Church opened on Sunday, June 5, 1994. The name was not selected at random; but, was given by the Lord’s inspiration.
"But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ," I Thessalonians 5:8.
As God has instructed us, those of us who are numbered as his children must be spiritually rooted and grounded. Our covering (breastplate) is faith and love. Hebrews 11:6 says "without faith, it is impossible to please God." Our faith is founded in Christ Jesus. Our love is a result of his love for us. Our hope is salvation. In the center of this faith and love stands Jesus ready to lead and to guide.
As you think about the name, remember that this is a church established by Faith & Love with Jesus as the Center.
Faith & Love Center’s spiritual foundation is based on the following sound biblical principals, which represent our core beliefs.
1. The Trinity The Bible teaches us that there are three distinct persons that make up the Godhead and act as one. The Trinity serves to teach us the importance of unity as a body of believers.
“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”
(I John 5:7)
2. God as our Creator We are God’s creation, made in his image. Our composition is the dust of the earth. God, in his divine providence, breathed the breath of life into man thus making man a living soul.
“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” (Genesis 2:7)
3. Jesus is the Son of God God’s love is demonstrated in his offer of Jesus as the sacrifice for our sins. Jesus serves as the gateway to salvation through which all must enter.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (St. John 3:16)
4. Baptism of the Holy Ghost The Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit) is the third person of the Godhead. Jesus refers to Holy Spirit as our Comforter, who serves to lead us and to guide us in truth & righteousness. Because we are weak, we do not have the ability to keep ourselves. The Holy Ghost provides us with power.
“I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:” (Matthew 3:11)
“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” (St. John 14:16-17)
“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
5. Second Coming of Christ In addition to believing in the birth and crucifixion of Jesus, we also believe that Jesus will return to reclaim His people.
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and 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: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” (1 Thessalonians 4:17, 18)
6. Sanctification Sanctification is synonomous with cleansing, cleanliness, and holiness. As children of God we strive to live in a manner pleasing unto the Lord. We should live so that our lives honor the Lord and not bring shame upon his name. We serve as living examples of God’s holiness. We should live so that our lives honor the Lord and not bring shame upon his name. We serve as living examples of God’s holiness.
“Be ye holy for I am holy”. (1 Peter 1:16)
“…a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish” (Ephesians 5:27)."