The central beliefs of Grace Life Fellowship - those that are essential to finding and experiencing life with God through the person and work of Jesus Christ - include the following:
We believe that the scriptures are inspired by God, inerrant in the original writings, and the final and authoritative guide for faith and conduct.
We believe in one God, creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons called the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe Jesus Christ (God, the Son), who has always existed, became a man (without diminishing His Deity) by birth through the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life and as the God-Man, took upon Himself the sins of all mankind, died in their place and satisfied all wrath against sin.
We believe the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity and He subsequently indwells all believers to empower, teach and guide them to live a life honoring God.
We believe man was created to be the image barer of God, having been uniquely made in the image and likeness of God. In Adam's deception and disobedience, the human race was plunged into sin, died spiritually, becoming alienated from God. Mankind in this fallen state is therefore totally depraved, which means that of himself, he is completely unable to remedy his lost condition. Mankind's ultimate end in this lost state is eternal separation from God.
We believe salvation is the gift of God, through Jesus Christ, brought to man entirely by the grace of God apart from any work of man. It is received only by personal faith in Jesus Christ, whose blood was shed for the forgiveness of sins. Upon placing faith in Jesus Christ, the believer receives eternal life (Jesus Christ) and is totally forgiven, thereby becoming a partaker of God's own life. Man then becomes a new creation of God and has a new identity as a child of God, a saint.
We believe all who have come to faith in Jesus Christ for their salvation will never and can never lose this relationship. They are kept by God's power and are secure in Jesus Christ forever. This security rests upon the promise and faithfulness of God, through the finished work of Christ, rather than upon man's actions and feelings.