The Four Pillars of FBW
Our commitment to certain non-negotiable realities keeps our church healthy, vibrant, and faithful. These are ideals that cannot be compromised in any way at any time.
We are Committed to a High View of God.
Because God is holy, righteous, and just, we must be holy (personal sanctification). Failure to maintain a high view of God leads to a toleration of sin, a focus on man, and ministry attempts to please men, not God.
We are Committed to a High View of Scripture.
The Bible is totally sufficient to live the Christian life (2 Tim 3:16-17), the sole authority of the church, and relevant to every situation. Failure to recognize the sufficiency and superiority of the Bible leads to personal experience as one’s authority, contemporary thinking as a guide for living, and pursuits of comfort and desires as supreme in life.
We are Committed to a Biblical View of Mankind
Mankind is totally depraved (Gen 6:5, Jer 17:9-10, Rom 3:10-18). People are alienated from God and as a result, will seek fulfillment from the world‘s evil system (1 John 2:15-17). This failure means Christ is not seen as the only solution to humankind’s true needs. Rather, men and women seek other substitutes that promise fulfillment.
We are Committed to a Biblical View of the Church.
The church exists to be a repository of divine truth (1 Tim 3:15), to provide a context of loving fellowship with one another for the purpose of mutual edification (Eph 3:16-19, 4:12-16), and to be a training center whereby people can grow through the application of teaching and the utilization of their spiritual gifts. An inaccurate view of the church results in counterfeit ministry, disunity, and the glorification of program success. People become passive spectators rather than active participants.
These pillars under-gird and support the church of God at FBW.