As followers of Jesus, there are certain core beliefs, which we hold to be so trustworthy that one could literally stake their current life and eternal destiny on their truthfulness. In fact, that’s what we are actually doing at North Coast Family Fellowship! So to start with, you should know that these beliefs, that mean so much to us, 

come straight out of the Bible. And while there’s a lot more we could share with

you about what the Bible fully says on each of these foundational concepts, we want

to offer you this short version so you can know where we are coming from and also to invite you to enter into further study and dialog with us. After all, these topics really do deal with the most important issues of life. Read on and then, if you’re interested, 

we’d love to talk more … 

The Bible

Its called the Word of God because the Old & New Testaments are God's communication to all people. It is completely true. The key to experiencing the magnificence of God and life at its best is to learn and live by the principles found in the Bible.


2 Timothy 3:16-17 - All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right. It is God's way of preparing us in every way to be fully equipped for every good thing God wants us to do.


Psalm 119:105 - Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. 

God

No way is God dead or irrelevant. Rather, God is the loving Creator and the Sustainer

of all things. Amazingly, He lives eternally and uniquely as the Trinity. Specifically, 

Father, Son, & Holy Spirit ... three in one. All three Persons of the Trinity are equal in every manner. Now is this difficult to understand? Absolutely. In fact we can't really

fully comprehend this concept of how God exists though we definitely believe it is true. 

But think about, if we could understand everything about God with our limited abilities then that would mean He really isn't all that great. 

On the contrary, our God is an awesome God!


Matthew 28:19 - ... the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.


2 Corinthians 13:14 - ... the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, & the fellowship of the Holy Spirit ...


Psalm 89:7 - The highest angelic powers stand in awe of God. He is far more awesome than those who surround His throne.

Jesus Christ

There is no one like Jesus. He has always existed as God in Heaven, 

but then He came to Earth conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin named Mary. Merry Christmas! As such, Jesus is, miraculously and uniquely, 

fully God and fully human.


Philippians 2:6-7 - He (Jesus) existed in the form of God and was made in the

likeness of men.


1 Timothy 1:17 - Now to the King (Jesus) eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

You & Me

God created all men and women to be in a perfect relationship of love with Himself and to enjoy forever the blessings that only He is capable of giving. He want us to worship Him alone as Almighty God. We believe in the sanctity of all human life because the Bible says we are created in the image of God. Tragically, because of the sin and evil in our lives, we've separated ourselves from God and all that He offers us.


Genesis 1:27 - God creates man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.


Isaiah 59:2 - Your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God. Your sins have hidden His face from you.

Getting Back Together With God

Jesus came to bridge the gap in relationship between God and us. He died on the cross as the perfect payment for all our sin and physically resurrected from the dead to prove He can and will give eternal life to all who follow Him. 

Happy Easter! When we prayerfully place our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and surrender to Him as God and Savior, then we are (as the Bible puts it) born again. From that point on we begin a relationship journey through life with Jesus seeking to follow him in our beliefs and behaviors.


John 14:6 - Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me."


John 11:25-26 - Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies. Do you believe this?"


Acts 16:31 - Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.

The Holy Spirit

When we surrender to Jesus, the Holy Spirit immediately partners with us to insure that we are never separated from God again and that we have all the spiritual resources we need to grow in our ability to follow Jesus.


Ephesians 1:13 - When you believed in Christ, He identified you as His own by giving you

the Holy Spirit.


Romans 5:5 - The love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit

who was given to us.


John 16:13 - The Spirit of truth ... will guide you into all the truth. 

Jesus' Church

When we choose to follow Jesus, He makes us part of the Church, which is made up of all Christians everywhere. He also tells us to enter into the community relationship of a church, which is a local gathering of believers found in millions of specific places around the world. Within these localized church gatherings of community, Jesus leads each of us to love God, to love one another. and to lovingly help the rest of the world to follow Him also. Two really special things that Jesus gave to His followers to do are called baptism and communion. Baptism is when we immerse new believers in water as we invoke the Name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. This action symbolizes the death of our old sinful life and the reality of our new redeemed life in Christ. Communion (the bread and the cup) is our way of commemorating the incredible sacrifice of Jesus  dying for us on the Cross and demonstrating our belief in His promise that we will one day be united with Him in Heaven forever.


Matthew 16:18 - I will build My church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.


The Future

Just like He physically came before, so Jesus will return to literally establish the Kingdom of God on Earth for a thousand years, culminating in a whole new creation called the New Heavens and the New Earth. Jesus has an amazing plan in place! And on a very personal level, that plan also includes every individual who has ever lived being physically resurrected and all of us entering an eternal destiny either with or without God. Those who have not turned to God by surrendering to Jesus in this life will be forever without God. This is Hell. In contrast, those who have turned to God by surrendering to Jesus in this life will be forever with God. This is called Heaven. While God leaves the responsibility to choose up to us, it is His utmost desire that everyone would choose to follow Jesus.


Isaiah 42:9 - Everything I prophesy comes true. I will tell you in the future before it happens. 

Human Sexuality and Marriage

The human race was created in the image of God. God created us as male and female to reflect His image. God ordained that marriage be only between a man and a woman. Marriage is the only proper place for the expression of sexual oneness between human beings. As this relates to LBGTIQ, we love all people and desire that everyone would come to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior and God, regardless of their beliefs relating to these issues of human sexuality. At the same time, NCFF believes that the LBGTIQ lifestyle is contrary to God’s will for our lives, as are heterosexual practices such as ... fornication, adultery, pornography, etc.

 

Genesis 1:27 - God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

 

Genesis 2:24 - For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.