Welcome to the Fountain of Life Church of God



God the Father

We believe in God, the Father. Our God relates to us as a dad to his children. When Jesus began teaching his disciples how to relate to God, he referred to God with the word ’abba,’ or ’father’, more literally, ’abba’ is similar to our words ’dad’ or ’daddy.’ Jesus came to show us what the one true God is like and the special relationship that God has with his worshipers: a loving father to dependent children. God as Father shows us that his God-ness consists of paternal love, mercy, and patience - but our God is still ’the Father Almighty.’

1. He is Omnipotent God is all-powerful. Jeremiah 32:17 is a good example. God is eternal, and there is nothing impossible for him. The ’maker of heaven and earth’ made them from nothing, simply speaking them into existence.
2. He is Omnipresent God is all-present. Because God is sovereign and spirit, he literally sees everything at once and is everywhere at once. He is not subservient to his creations, not even space and time. See Jeremiah 23:23-24, 1 Kings 8:27, and Psalm 139 for some good proclamations of omnipresence.
3. He is Omniscient Because God is all-powerful and all-present, he is all-knowing. Psalm 147:5, Proverbs 15:3, and Hebrews 4:13 give us a sampling of his omniscience.
4. He is Sovereign God is truly all-mighty, and therefore he is in control. And because God is sovereign, he can even work our sin for his good purposes (see Joseph’s story, or Job’s). God cannot be thwarted precisely because he is God.
5. He is Holy God is utterly perfect, utterly ’other,’ and utterly just. In Revelation 4:8 we encounter the great exultation, ’Holy, holy, holy is the LORD God almighty, who was and is and is to come.’


God the Son

We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God. By His life, suffering, death, resurrection and ascension He provided the only way to salvation. His sacrifice on the cross once and for all was to reconcile sinners to a Holy God, providing a way of access to God the Father and eternal life with Him in heaven.

Holy Spirit

We believe in the work of the Holy Spirit to enlighten, direct and empower the believer. We believe in the infilling of the Holy Spirit as a separate, distinct act apart from the indwelling experienced at salvation. This infilling, (Acts 2:4) brings spiritual gifting and power that the believer uses to edify, or build up, the body of Christ, and destroy the works of the devil.

Trinity

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Deuteronomy 6:4
We believe in the existence of one eternal God who has revealed Himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three equal but distinct Persons. God is co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, without division of nature, essence or being. Ps 90:2; Heb 1:8-12,Heb 9:14; Mat 28:19

The Bible

We believe in the Bible as God’s only written word. We believe it was written by men moved of the Holy Spirit of God and is infallible, inerrant in the original writings, and the final authority for faith and life. 2 Tim 3:16; Jn 10:35; Rom 3:1-2; 2 Pet 3:15-16. The scriptures are supremely authoritative for the church’s teaching, preaching, witnessing, identifying error and training believers for ministry in and through the church.

Baptism

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Baptism of the Holy Spirit

We believe in the infilling of the Holy Spirit as a separate, distinct act apart from the indwelling experienced at salvation. This infilling, (Acts 2:4) brings spiritual gifting and power that the believer uses to edify, or build up, the body of Christ, and destroy the works of the devil.

Raised Hands

You will often see someone lift one or both hands toward heaven in a worship service. There are thirty-nine Bible verses which describe hand-raising in blessing or ’supplication’ (a humble plea). When someone prays or sings with palms turned up, it’s like they’re saying ’I want whatever You have for me, God. I want your Spirit; I want to do Your will.’ And when you see someone with arms raised and reaching out, they’re showing their dependence and hunger for God.

Straight From The Source:
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the Lord. Psalm 134:2, 1
I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing. 1 Timothy 2:8

Prayer

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Room for Growth

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