What do we believe?

The core of our faith

First and foremost, Fíladelfía is a Christian church. Fíladelfía can ascribe to all of the primary creeds of the Christian church which have been established throughout the ages and partakes in ecumenical activities. It is very important to us to see faith not as simply as an meaningless custom or a habit.

We believe in God and that he hears our prayers; we follow Jesus, who comforts those who grieve, gives hope to those who have no hope, and a purpose to those who perhaps possess everything but lack what truly matters. We believe in the Holy Spirit, who is a friend on our walk of faith each and every day and gives us the strength to take on challenges and to be the instruments of God and serve others.

We believe that all people need God. We believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to God and if people receive freedom and life from him without deserving it, entirely because of his grace. We believe it is wrong to judge people and we wish to welcome everyone, like Jesus does.

 The Creed of the Pentecostal Movement in Iceland

1. We believe that the Bible is the inspired and reliable word of God. (2. Tim. 3:16)
2. We believe in an eternal God, triadic, Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. (Isa. 40:28; Matt. 3:16-17; Joh. 1:18; 10:30).

3. We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten son, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of Mary. He who was God, renounced everything and came forth as a man, his life was without sin and perfect. (Luke. 1:35; Phil. 2:7; Heb. 4:15).

4. We believe that the forgiveness of sins and peace with God can only be achieved because of the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ. This sacrifice was perfect and redeems those who repent of their sins. Redemption is received through grace, through faith, and is undeserved. It is the gift of God to all those who confess Jesus Christ. (Joh. 3:16; Ephes. 2:8; Col. 2:13-15; Rom. 10:9-10).

5. We believe that Jesus rose from the dead, ascended up to the heavens and sits at the right hand of God the father. (Joh. 20:20; Acts. 1: 1-3, 9; 1 Cor. 15:3-4).

6. We await the coming of Jesus Christ-, when he will carry his church to meet him. We expect the new heavens and the new earth where justice resides. (Acts. 1:9-11;  Rev. 21:1;  2. Pet. 3:13).

7. Those who choose to follow Jesus Christ are given the Holy Spirit. He transforms ways of thinking and behavior-, like the Bible teaches. Christians become more like Jesus in their word, works and attitude. (Gal. 5:22-23; Rom.12:2; 2. Cor.5:17; Heb. 12:14; 2.Pet. 3:11).

8. We believe in the validity of the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the spirit, as they are described in the New Testament. (Acts. 1:8; 1. Cor. 12 and 14; Ephes. 4:11-12).

9. We believe that the Christian Church is founded by Jesus to be a means for God's works to be carried out on earth, that baptism in water is only for those who accept Jesus Christ as their savior. We baptize by immersion, in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord and in the name of the Trinity. Communion only carries meaning for those who have received the grace of God and are the followers of Jesus Christ.  (Col. 1:18, Matt. 28:19).

10. We believe in eternal life for those who have received redemption and eternal perdition for those who reject the salvation of Jesus Christ.  (Matt. 25:46; Joh.3:16; 1. Thess. 4:17).

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