Our Core Doctrines
Declaration of the Himalayan Free Church of India
“Jesus Christ is the only Saviour. Everyone should know Him and get to know others.”
Name – The Himalayan Free Church of India, registered in West Bengal Society Registration Act 1961-1962 bears Registration Number viz. S/5550 & SK-287.
The purpose of this church shall be to recognize Jesus Christ as the head of the Church and Holy Scripture as the supreme authority in all matters of faith and practices.
Also to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in faithful response to God’s will and purposes as revealed through Jesus Christ; to win people to faith in Christ; to gather together as a community to worship; to bring the gospel to bear upon society; and to work for the unity of all believers and churches in the common task expanding the Kingdom of God.
This Church will intentionally reach out to our world for Christ through the Gospel where maturing in faith results in effective ministry to others.
To fulfill the great commission of Christ without any discrimination of races, caste, creed, religion and gender in the Eastern Himalayan countries and states; to experience the complete salvation and everlasting life of Christ through faith in Christ; and to build the church through effective ways of discipleship and serving God’s creation in selfless service while waiting the glorious second coming of Jesus Christ.
Statement of Faith:
The following is a statement of the doctrinal beliefs of the Himalayan Free Church of India. The affirmations which follow carefully specify our teaching position with regard to the major doctrine of the Scripture. This also provides an anchor to protect this church against theological and doctrinal errors.
The sole foundation of our faith composed of the sixty-six books of the Old Testament and New Testaments. We believe that, scripture in its entirety originated and written by the God. (2 Timothy 3:19; 2 Peter 1: 18-19, 1 Thessalonians 2:13)
We believe that there is only one true and living God, eternally existing in Three Persons – The Father, The Son (Jesus Christ) and The Holy Spirit.
(Matthew 28: 18 – 19, 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2, Romans 1:20; Hebrew 13:3, Colossians 1:16 – 17, Ephesians 1:7 – 12)
The Almighty God fully revealed Himself in His Son, Jesus Christ, who is the second person of Trinity. Through His miraculous conception and virgin birth He was united forever with a true human nature and thus fully God and fully man. Lived a sinless life and offered him as a sacrifice for the sins of all. Through his death on the cross, Jesus fully paid the penalty for mankind’s sin, thus accomplishing salvation for all who place faith in Him alone. After his resurrection on the third day from the dead, Jesus intercedes for His own as the advocate and only mediator between God and man. And He will return to remove His Church from the earth and to judge the wicked, reward the righteous and establish the rule over His millennial Kingdom.
(Romans 3:23; Ephesians 2:8 – 10; 1 John 1: 7 – 9; Hebrew 1:1 – 2; Romans 4:25; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; I John 2:2; 2 Corinthians 5:10, 21; Revelation 11:15; Revelation 20:1 – 9)
The Holy Spirit:
Third person of the Trinity was sent by the Father and Son to convict the world of sin and enable people to repent and believe in Christ. The Holy Spirit permanently indwells each believer, giving new life, uniting with body of Christ and giving specials abilities (supernatural gifts) with which we can serve the Church. In everything, the Holy Spirit’s primary mission is to glorify Jesus Christ through the worship and witness of the Church.
(Matthew 28: 19; Acts 5:3 – 4; John 7:39; Acts 10: 44 – 49, 1 Cor. 12: 4 – 12; 12: 26 – 31; John 16:8; 1 Peter 4:10; Romans 8:15 – 16; Hebrew 2:3- 4; Revelation 22:17)
The Baptism: Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Romans 6: 1 – 8.
The Lord’s Supper/Holy Communion: Acts 2:41 – 42.
The Church/Congregation: Acts 13: 1; Colossians 1: 18.
The Salvation: Romans 3:23; Romans 3:13; Ephesians 2:8 – 10; 1 John 1:7 – 9.
Destiny of Mankind: John 3: 16 – 18; 2 Cor. 5: 1 – 10; Revelation 21: 22 – 27; Matthew 25: 31 – 47.