Statement of Faith For your information, Forshia and her husband, Eric, are
members of Faith Fellowship Uxbridge Foursquare Church in MA. She has
also received her ministers license through The International
Foursquare Church. Treasures from the Heart embraces the Foursquare Doctrines of Faith below.
The Holy Scriptures
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God: true, immutable, steadfast, and unchangeable (2 Timothy 3:16, 17).
The Eternal Godhead
believe that God is triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; the Three are
coexistent, co-eternal, and equal in divine perfection (1 John 5:7).
The Fall of Man
believe that man, created in the image of God, by voluntary
disobedience fell into the depths of sin and iniquity, bequeathing
sin’s nature and consequences to all mankind, with their accompanying
loss of intended meaning and purpose (Genesis 1:27; Romans 5:12).
The Plan of Redemption
believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, took our
place, and with His life’s blood purchased the pardon for all who
believe in Him (John 3:16; Titus 2:14).
Salvation Through Grace
believe that salvation is wholly through grace; that no human
righteousness or merit can contribute to our receiving God’s love and
favor (Ephesians 2:8).
Repentance and Acceptance
believe that, upon sincere repentance and a whole-hearted acceptance of
Christ, we are justified before God through Jesus’ sacrificial death
(Romans 10:6-10; 1 John 1:9).
The New Birth
believe that the change that takes place in people at conversion is a
very real one; that having received righteousness in Christ and having
received of His Spirit, people will have new desires, interests, and
pursuits in life (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20).
Daily Christian Life
believe that it is the will of God that those who have been born again
grow in sanctification, become partakers of His holiness, and daily
grow stronger in the faith, power, prayer, love, and service (2
Water Baptism and the Lord's Supper
believe that being baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy
Spirit is an essential response to Jesus’ command, testifying to His
lordship as Christ and King (Romans 6:4). We believe in observing the
Lord’s Supper, receiving the broken bread and the fruit of the vine
with joy and faith as we partake anew of the life and triumph of
Christ’s Cross (1 Corinthians 11:24-26)
Baptism in the Holy Spirit
believe that the baptism in the Holy Spirit empowers believers to exalt
Jesus, to live lives of holiness, and to be witnesses of God’s saving
grace; we expect the Spirit’s incoming to be after the same manner as
that in which He came upon believers in the days of the Early Church
(Acts 1: 5, 8; 2:4).
The Spirit-Filled Life
believe that it is the will of God that believers walk in the Spirit
moment by moment, serving the Lord and living lives of patience, love,
truth, sincerity, and prayer (Ephesians 4:30-32; Galatians 5:16, 25).
The Gifts and Fruit of the Spirit
believe that the Holy Spirit bestows enabling ministry gifts upon
believers, and that these gifts will build up the Body of Christ
through edification and evangelism(1 Corinthians 12:1-11); as evidence
of a Spirit-filled life, believers should show spiritual “fruit”: love,
joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness,
temperance (Galatians 5:22-25).
believe a Christians’ moderation should be obvious to others and that
relationship with Jesus should never lead people into extremes of
fanaticism; their lives should model that of Christ in uprightness,
balance, humility, and self-sacrifice (Colossians 3:12, 13; Philippians
We believe that divine
healing is the power of Jesus Christ to heal the sick in answer to the
prayer of faith; He, who does not change, is still willing and able to
heal the body, as well as the soul and spirit in answer to faith (Mark
16: 17, 18; James 5:14-16).
The Second Coming of Christ
believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent; the
certainty of His coming and the fact that no man knows the hour of His
coming prompt our evangelistic efforts; that the Lord Himself will
descend from Heaven, the dead in Christ shall rise, and the redeemed
will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air (Matthew 24:36, 42, 44; 1
Thessalonians 4:16, 17).
believe that it is our sacred duty to identify ourselves with a
congregation of believers with whom we can worship God, observe the
ordinances of Christ, exhort and support one another, labor for the
salvation of others, and work together to advance the Lord’s Kingdom
(Acts 16:5; Hebrews 10:24).
believe that civil government is by divine appointment and that civil
laws should be upheld at all times except in things opposed to the will
of God (Acts 4: 18-20; Romans 13:1-5).
believe that all shall stand before the judgment seat of Christ: the
redeemed to be delivered unto everlasting life, and the unrepentant
unto everlasting punishment (Revelation 20:11, 12; 2 Corinthians 5:10).
believe that heaven is the glorious habitation of the living God and
the eternal home of born-again believers (John 14:2; Revelation
We believe that hell is a
place of darkness, deepest sorrow, and unquenchable fire, which was not
prepared for man but for the devil and his angels; yet it will become
the place of eternal separation from God for all who reject Christ as
Savior (Matthew 13: 41, 42; Revelation 10:10, 15).
believe that soul winning is the “one big business” of the Church on
earth, and that every hindrance to worldwide evangelism should be
removed (James 5:20; Mark 16:15).
Tithing and Offerings
believe that tithing and offerings are ordained of God to sustain His
ministry, spread the Gospel, and release personal blessing (Malachi
3:10; 1 Corinthians 16: 1, 2).