Doctrinal Basis

F.O.C.U.S. is committed to defending, proclaiming, and living by the foundational truths of historic biblical Christian faith, including;

  1. The existence of the one, eternal God, Creator and Lord of the universe, who in the unity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, governs all things according to His will and is accomplishing His purpose in the world and in the Church.
  2. The inspiration of the Holy Bible by God’s Spirit’s through the human authors, and its entire trustworthiness. Christians must therefore submit to its supreme authority in every matter of thought and conduct.
  3. The intrinsic value of all human beings, irrespective of sex, age, race, class, “caste” or creed, because made by God in His image; and their sinfulness & guilt since the Fall. This has rendered them subject to God’s holy wrath and has resulted in alienation from His life, suppression of His truth, and hostility to His law.
  4. Salvation from guilt, penalty and all other consequences of sin solely through the work of Jesus Christ His perfect obedience, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection and exaltation as Lord. He alone is truly God and truly man, the only mediator between God and men. There is salvation through no other person creed, process or power. We are justified before God and reconciled to Him only by commitment.
  5. The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit for the individuals new birth, growth to maturity, and for the Church’s constant renewal in truth, wisdom, faith, love, holiness, power, and mission.
  6. The one, holy, universal and apostolic Church, which is the Body of Christ, and to which all true believers belong. The Church’s calling is to worship and serve God in the world, to proclaim and defend His truth, to exhibit His character, and to demonstrate the reality of His new order (His Kingdom) by creative and sacrificial living, the community of love and the quest for righteousness and justice.
  7. The personal and visible return in glory of the Lord Christ to raise the dead and bring salvation and judgment to final completion. God will fully establish His Kingdom when He creates a new heaven and a new earth from which evil and evildoers, suffering and death will be excluded and in which He will be glorified for ever.