What We Believe


Grace Reformed Fellowship is an independent, Reformed congregation that accepts the London Baptist Confession of 1689 as the basis of its statement of faith.


  • We believe in the full and verbal inspiration of the Old and New Testament Scripture as originally given and these alone, being in themselves the complete Word of God, without error, and wholly reliable in both fact and doctrine.  Their final authority a perpetual sufficiency in all matters of faith, church order, and personal and social conduct.


  • We believe the One true and living God is inexpressibly glorious and infinite in all His attributes and worthy of all honor, love and obedience.  We believe in the unity of the Godhead and divine co-equality of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit eternally.  We believe in the sovereignty of God in creation, providence and redemption.


  • We believe in the true and proper deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His real and perfect manhood, the authority of His teaching and the infallibility of all His utterances.  We believe His substitutionary death on the cross as being the full, sufficient and only atonement for sins; His bodily resurrection, ascension into glory, and His present priestly intercession for His people and His return in glory.


  • We believe in the work of the Holy Spirit as essential for a true understanding of the Scriptures and for regeneration and conversion of the sinner, by leading an individual to repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ; and also the work of the Spirit for the sanctification of those regenerated and converted.


  • We believe in the total depravity of human nature in consequence of the fall of man from the original state of perfection in which he was created.  By this fall all mankind is in a state of condemnation and separation from God.  Deliverance is only by the divine work of regeneration and conversion.


  • We believe in the sovereignty of God's grace, by which we mean His free, unmerited favor.  That by His sole choice, certain sinners (the elect) have been predestined to salvation.  The salvation of the elect is not by their own free will and power, but as a result of the irresistible grace of God, through the work of the Holy Spirit.


  • We believe in justification by faith, through the atoning merits of our Lord Jesus Christ.


  • We believe in the final perseverance of all those chosen by the Father, redeemed by the Son and sanctified by the Spirit, so that not one of them shall ever perish but shall have everlasting life.


  • We believe in the resurrection of the body; the judgment of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ; the eternal blessedness of the redeemed and the conscious eternal punishment of the impenitent.


  • We believe in the sole authority of Christ, through the Holy Spirit speaking in His inspired Scriptures in all matters pertaining to the government of the local church.


  • We believe in the ordinance of baptism of believers by immersion, as being instituted by Christ, in loving obedience and as an act of witness, but not as conveying any regenerating grace.


  • We believe in the observance of the Lord's Supper as a commemoration of our Lord's death but as not being a sacrifice for sin involving any change in the substance of the bread and wine.
  • We believe marriage is a divine institution, created by God to be between one man and one woman.  Genesis 1:27-28; 2:18-24; Matthew 19:3-6.  For the Christian, the sacred bond of marriage is a type of the union between Christ and His Church.  Ephesians 5:22-33.  Marriage is to be held in honor.  Hebrews 13:4


"All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness."  2 Timothy 3:16