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What We Believe


Our fundamental doctrines for New Brothers Fellowship.


Please Note (*) - These are the fundamental doctrines specific to NBF. This is an interdenominational ministry that depends on the entire Body of Christ. Some doctrines of the churches we have relationships with may vary, but not on the foundational Christian doctrines.

  • We believe the Holy Bible, both Old and New testaments, is the inspired, inerrant Word of God and only authoritative rule of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
  • We believe there is only one God, eternally existent and revealed in the Holy Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22)
  • We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, and His ascension to the right hand of the Father. (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31; Luke 1:35; Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22; Acts 2:22; Acts 10:38; 1 Corinthians 15:3; Acts 1:9; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:4; Acts 1:11; Acts 2:33; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:3)
  • We believe man, created in God’s image, willingly sinned. The fall separated him from a right relationship with God and created man’s need for a Savior. (Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:17; Genesis 3:6; Romans 5:12-19)
  • We believe the gift of Salvation is for everyone and anyone who will believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and repent of their sin. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, all may be restored to a right relationship with God. (John 3:16; Romans 10:13; Titus 3:5-7; Ephesians 2:8; John 3:3)
  • We believe that righteousness occurs at salvation, but that sanctification should be the life-long pursuit of every Believer. (Romans 12:1-2; Hebrews 13:12; Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:15-16; Romans 6:1-11; Romans 6:13; Romans 8:1-2; Romans 8:13; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 2:12-13; 1 Peter 1:5)
  • * We believe in individual apostasy, that is, the willful disowning of Christ and departure from the Body of Christ and the Christian faith. This apostasy is the consequence of a deliberate and volitional choice to depart from the living God. (Hebrews 3:12, John 15:1-8, 2 Peter 2:1,12-15, 20-22)
  • We believe the church is the visible Body of Christ, and that Believers should be under the authority of their Pastor and church leadership. We believe every Believer has been called to fulfill The Great Commission, actively serving God through their church, being faithful stewards of their time, talents, and money. (Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 2:22; Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16; 1 Corinthians 12:13;Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Corinthians 12:28; 1 Corinthians 14:12)
  • * We believe the Scriptures plainly teach that divinely called and qualified women may serve the Body of Christ in the ministry of the Word and in leadership. (Joel 2:29; Acts 21:9; 1 Corinthians 11:5, Galatians 3:28)
  • We believe the ordinance of Water Baptism by immersion is the obligation of every Believer, a symbolic identification with Christ’s burial and resurrection and a public testimony of their faith. (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47,48; Romans 6:4)
  • We believe the ordinance of Holy Communion is the privilege of every Believer, a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation and His eminent return. (2 Peter 1:4; 1 Corinthians 11:26)
  • We believe divine healing and deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers. (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16)
  • We believe in the blessed hope, the rapture of the Church at Christ’s coming. We believe in the resurrection and final judgment of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation. We believe in the new heavens and the new earth and the holy Jerusalem, the city of God, descending out of heaven and filled with the glory of God. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; Matthew 24:27; Matthew 24:30; Revelation 1:7;Revelation 19:11-14; Revelation 20:1-6; Isaiah 11:6-9; Psalm 72:3-8; Micah 4:3-4; Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:11-15; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelations 21, 22)
  • * We believe the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a separate experience from receiving the Holy Spirit at regeneration and is God’s promise to every Believer, to endue them with power for Christian living and service. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; Acts 8:12-17; Acts 10:44-46; Acts 11:14-16; Acts 15:7-9; John 7:37-39; Acts 2:42; Mark 16:20)
  • * We believe that the initial evidence of the Baptism is as it was at Pentecost. (Acts 2:4, 10:45-47, 19:6)
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