Foundations Church

building a biblical community on family at a time

Foundations Church | Lafayette, Louisiana
Building a biblical community one family at a time.

Our Beliefs:

HOLY BIBLE: We believe that the Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is 100% of the Word of God. It is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. The Bible, in its original writing, is both inspired and inerrant (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26).

TRINITY: We believe that there is one God, who is a Trinity, or Tri-Unity, of three distinct persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. They are all co-equal and co-eternal (1 John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11).

JESUS CHRIST: We believe that Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. Jesus Christ is 100% man and 100% God. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life (John 1:1-14, 20:28; 1 Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; 1 Timothy 2:5).

VIRGIN BIRTH: Jesus Christ is the only-begotten Son of the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit in the Virgin Mary. Therefore, Jesus is the Son of God (Matthew 1:18, 20, 23; Luke 1:27; Romans 5:12-21).

SALVATION: We are saved by grace (which is undeserved and unearned) through faith in Jesus Christ, His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16; 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22).

CHRIST’S BLOOD: Because Jesus Christ lived a sinless life, His blood shed on the cross of Calvary is 100% sufficient to cleanse us of all sins when appropriated individually through repentance and faith. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for the sins we have committed, enabling all who believe to be freed from the penalty of sin (which is death) (1 John 1:7; Revelation 1:5, 5:9; Colossians 1:20; Romans 3:10-12, 23, 5:9; John 1:29).

REPENTANCE: Repentance is a commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ. Through repentance we receive forgiveness of our sins and appropriated salvation (Acts 2:38, 3:19).

CHRIST INDWELLS ALL BELIEVERS: A Christian is a person who has invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come and live inside him by the Holy Spirit. He is putting his trust in what Christ accomplished for him when He died, was buried, and rose again from the dead (John 1:12, 14:17, 23, 15:4; Romans 8:11; Revelation 3:20).

WATER BAPTISM: After believing in the Lord Jesus Christ the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the name of the Lord (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38).

THE CHURCH: The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Christ’s great commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23).

THE LORD’S SUPPER: The Lord’s Supper is a unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and wine (or grape juice), representing in some mysterious, spiritual way the body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, are taken by believers in remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross (1 Corinthians 10:16, 1 Corinthians 11:23-25; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38, 10:47; Matthew 26:26-29).

BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT WITH EVIDENCE OF SPEAKING IN TONGUES: Initiated at Pentecost, Holy Spirit baptism is the promise of the Father, given by Jesus after His ascension, to empower the Church to preach the gospel throughout the whole earth. The primary purpose of speaking in tongues is to bring edification to the believer by enhancing his prayer life (Acts 2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6; Mark 16:17; Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11).

SANCTIFICATION: Sanctification is the ongoing process of being set apart for God, characterized by our yielding to God to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. The lifestyle of developing righteousness and holiness is the evidence to all men that Christ’s Spirit lives within us (1 Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; 2 Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3; Romans 8:29, 12:1; Hebrews 2:11).

HEALTH AND PROSPERITY: We believe that, as a part of Christ’s work of salvation, it is the Father’s will for believers to become whole, healthy and successful in all areas of life: 1) Spiritual (John 3:3, 11; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10). 2) Mental and Emotional (2 Timothy 1:7; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3). 3) Physical (Isaiah 53:4; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24). 4) Financial (Joshua 1:8; 3 John 1:2; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:6-10; Deuteronomy 28:1-4; Psalm 34:10, 84:11; Philippians 4:19).

HEALING OF THE SICK: Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus, and is included in the commission of Jesus to His disciples. Healing is a provision of Christ’s atonement on the cross, and is given as a sign which is to follow believers (Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16; 3 John 2; Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Mark 16:17-18).

SECOND COMING: Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a time undisclosed by the Scriptures (Revelation 1:7; Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64; 1 Thessalonians 4:15, 17; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8).

RESURRECTION: We believe that Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. One day all believers in Christ will also be physically resurrected in glorified bodies to their eternal reward in heaven with God (Luke 24:16, 36, 39; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21; 1 Corinthians 15:42, 44; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15).

HEAVEN: Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all who believe in Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:1; 1 Peter 1:4; Hebrews 11:16; John 17:24; Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34).

HELL: After living one life on earth, those who have rejected Christ will be judged justly by God and sent to Hell, where they will be eternally tormented together with the devil and the fallen angels (Hebrews 9:27; Matthew 25:41; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8; Mark 9:43-48).

MARRIAGE AND SEXUALITY: We affirm chastity for Christian single men and women, fidelity for Christian married men and women, and the sacredness of Christian marriage. We define marriage as a union between one born a man and one born a woman and that romantic and sexual contact between the same sex is sinful (Exodus 20:14, Leviticus 20:13, Romans 1:26-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10).