This Statement of Faith
is that of The
Bridge Bible Fellowship, the home church of For an Answer founder, Robert Hommel. We ask that those
authoring articles on this website agree to the essential doctrines presented here.
We believe …
The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without
error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation
of men and the Divine and final authority for Christian life.
In one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
That Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been
conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on
the cross a sacrifice for our sins according to the scriptures. Further, He
arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of
the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
That the ministry of the Holy Spirit
is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during
this age to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide,
instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.
That man was created in the image of
God but fell into sin and is therefore lost and only through
regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
That the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification
and salvation for all who believe, and
only such as receive Jesus Christ are
born of the Holy Spirit, and thus become children of God.
That water baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances
to be observed by the Church during the present age. They are, however, not
to be regarded as means of salvation.
That the true Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus
Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the
That only those who are thus members of the true Church shall be eligible for membership in the local church.
That Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church, and
that every local church has the right under Christ to decide and govern its own affairs.
In the personal premillennial* and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this
"Blessed Hope" has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
In the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the
believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, of the unbeliever
to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.
* For an Answer does not
consider premillennialism to be essential doctrine, and though we consider it
to be Biblical teaching, do not require those who post articles on this
website to hold this view.