What We Believe

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Faithway Community Church is dedicated to making disciples for Jesus Christ and creating a community for the people of Eastern Connecticut. We welcome all people, regardless of where they are on their faith journey.

About the Scripture

We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible in its original writings is infallible and without error. Scripture is the supreme and final authority of the Christian faith, doctrine, teaching, fellowship and conduct. (Acts 2:42; Romans 10:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21)

About God

We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19, John 14:10,13, 16-17: 2 Corinthians 13:14). We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He was begotten of the Holy Spirit in a miraculous manner, born of the virgin Mary and became flesh, to reveal God to humanity and become the Savior of the lost world. Jesus is fully God and fully man, both the Son of God, and God the Son. We believe in Jesus’ sinless life, in His miracles, that he was crucified and died for all of humanity’s sin, and in His resurrection and ascension to heaven. (Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18, 23; Mark 16:9; Luke 1:35, 24:1-48, 50-53; John 3:13, 6:2, 17:11, 21; Acts 1:9-11, 2:22; Romans 5:6-8; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:14, 21; Galatians 1:4, 3:13; 1 Timothy 3:16; 1 Peter 2:22-24, 3:22)

About Humanity

We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, all people are born with a sinful nature and are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts . (Genesis 1:26-27; 2:7; Jeremiah 17:9; Psalm 100:3; Romans 3:23; 5:12; Ephesians 2:3)

About Salvation

We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. (Isaiah 53:6; John 3:16; Romans 5:8-9,12; 6:23; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 21; 1 Peter 2:24)

We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ into their lives are born again of the Holy Spirit, and, thereby, become children of God. (John 1:12-13; 3:3; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 John 3:1-3)

About the Christian Life

We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ. (Romans 8:29; 12:2; 14:8; Galatians 1:10; 5:16-26; Ephesians 4:13-15; 2 Peter 3:18;)

About the Church

We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have by faith, accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the lost world (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:42-47; Romans 12:4-5; 1 Corinthians 12:31; Ephesians 1:20-23; 3:6, 10; Colossians 1:18; 3:16)

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