BELIEFS

Brandon Full Gospel Church (BFGC) is a Christian Pentecostal Church, please read below our beliefs and what we stand for.

ABOUT GOD

We believe in one God who eternally exists in three distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. God is limitless in power, knowledge, wisdom, love, and holiness. He is the creator and ruler of the all universe.

Read more: Genesis 1:26,27, 3:22; Exodus 15:11; Psalms 90:2; Jeremiah 32:17; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29; 1 John 4:8

ABOUT JESUS CHRIST

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Born of a virgin Jesus came on to earth, fully God and fully man, He had a miraculous ministry, lived a sinless human life and died on the cross to pay the price for the sins of all men and women. He rose from the dead after three days and in so doing demonstrated His power and victory over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven where He sits at the right hand of the Father interceding for His people. He will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.

Read more: Matt 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; 1 Peter 2:22; Acts 1:9-11, 2:22, 10:38; Romans 1:3,4, 8:34; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:14-15, 7:25, 9:12; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4, 15:22-24, 51-57; Revelation 20:1-6

ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT

He is present and at work in the world to make men and women aware of their need for Jesus Christ. From the moment of salvation of an individual he also lives inside the life of the person. The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He gives Christians the ability and the power to live a life that reflects Jesus’, to understand spiritual truth, and to overcome any difficulties. He equips every believer with spiritual gifts as He determines for the benefit of other believers and as a witness to non-believers. Our desire as Christians is to live under His control daily.

Read More: 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 14:16-17, 16:7-13; Acts 1:8, 2:4, 10:44-46, 11:14-16, 19:6; Romans 12:4-13; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16, 12:1-11; Ephesians 1:13, 5:1; Galatians 5:25

ABOUT THE BIBLE

The Bible is God’s Word to all people, written by man but inspired by God, infallible, and all sufficient rule for faith and practice. As it is God’s word we believe and accept It as the unique and supreme source of truth, in which Christian believes and lives must be based on.

Read more: 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 119:105, 160; Proverbs 30:5

ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS

We believe that men and women were created in the image of God, pure and upright with the purpose of having fellowship with Him but fell by voluntary transgression.  People are the supreme object of God’s creation, but because of disobedience they became separated from Him. As a result, men and women are totally incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by their own effort, and it is only through faith in Christ that they can experience forgiveness and see this relationship being restored.

Read more: Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Psalms 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6, 59:1-2; Romans 3:23, 5:12-21

ABOUT SALVATION

We believe that salvation is a gift of God to mankind. Men and women can never make up for sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness, through his substitutionary sacrifice, can people be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into their life by faith. This is known as the New Birth, and is an instantaneous and complete operation of the Holy Spirit upon initial faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Read more: Romans 6:23, 10:8-15; Titus 2:11, 3:5-7; 1 Corinthians 15:3-40; Galatians 3:26, 5:1; John 3:5-6, 14:6; Ephesians 2:8-9; James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 John 5:1

ABOUT THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit to be a distinct experience to salvation that can occurs at any time after someone is saved.  The purpose of this baptism is the empowerment of the believer for service. The essential biblical evidence of it, is the speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.

Read more: Acts 1:4-5, 8, 2:4, 10:44-46, 11:14-16, 19:6

ABOUT MIRACLES

We believe in miracles and divine healing. God can move in the supernatural and through faith in Him people can experience the supernatural breaking in the natural

Read more: Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:13-16

ABOUT THE CHURCH

We believe the Church is the Body of Christ, the family of God made up of every Christian on earth. It is expressed through local congregations of Christians. It is a community where the Holy Spirit empowers Christians to use their gifts in order to build each other up and to reach non-Christians with God’s salvation message. The Church is led by the Holy Spirit through the leaders He has established.

Read more: Acts 2; 1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 2:19, 4:11-13

ABOUT ETERNITY

We believe that people were created to live forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is to live in Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.

Read more: Matthew 25:41, 46; John 3:16, 5:28-29; Romans 6:23; Hebrews 10:14; 1 Peter 1:3-5; Revelation 20:15, 21:1-5