What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Champion Fellowship based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

God

There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise.  God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom,  justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Revelation

God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself.

Mankind

Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.

The Fall

When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation ever since that time.

Salvation

Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.

The Church

The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Ressurection

Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth. 

Champion Distinctives

There are many ways that Champion Fellowship stands in agreement with Southern Baptists and the greater evangelical world. However, for CF, there are specific doctrinal distinctives that make our church unique to the larger Christian family.  While these beliefs are consistent with conservative doctrine, they are becoming more rare in today’s society. Several of the distinctives are as follows:
 
CF teaches that the 66 books of the Bible are the only source of authority concerning God’s revelation of Himself and His will, and that the revelation of the Bible is complete and sufficient in all matters.

CF teaches a verbal plenary inspiration of the Bible. Every word of the original manuscripts
is important to proper doctrinal interpretation and is inerrant in all matters.

CF uses a literal approach to interpretation of Scripture.  Unless obviously shown otherwise,
the words of the text mean what words in that context would normally mean.

CF teaches a dispensational approach to understanding God’s revelation.  God has revealed Himself to man in such a way that not all Scripture is equally applicable to all men.  For example, those in the church age are not obligated to the Law of the Old Testament.

CF teaches a pre-tribulation rapture of the church.  Those truly saved will be raptured out of this world prior to the beginning of the Tribulation. CF teaches a distinction between Israel and the church.  The church has not replaced Israel; God’s plan for Israel remains intact.

CF believes that the Kingdom of God is to be established physically on earth at the Second Coming of Christ. The Millennial reign is the Kingdom of God.

CF believes that churches should be doctrinally, not practically driven. Pragmatics change, doctrine must never change.

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