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The following are the core beliefs of the Hangzhou International Christian Fellowship. All functions, studies and services conducted by HICF will be guided by these beliefs:

  • We believe that there is one living and true God who created all things. We also believe and uphold the unity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in the Godhead (the Trinity).
  • We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, written by the writers under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and is supreme in authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit was born of the Virgin Mary. He lived on earth, one person, being both fully man and fully God. 
  • We believe that sin came into the world after Satan tempted man and mankind (both Adam and Eve) disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden. Through this disobedience they fell from their original state of innocence and communion with God and became spiritually dead in sin.
  • We believe that, as result of the fall of man, all mankind is now dead in sin, corrupted in nature, and inclined towards evil and under condemnation to eternal ruin without any defense or excuse.
  • We believe Jesus Christ died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins, rose from the dead, ascended into heaven and is now sitting at the right hand of God as our High Priest and Advocate. 
  • We believe that there is no other name by which people may be saved except through the name of Jesus Christ. Anyone who believes in Jesus receives eternal life. We believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to God.
  • We believe in the justification of the sinner by the grace of God through faith alone and also believe in the indwelling and sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit in the believer.
  • We believe in the one holy universal church which is the body of Christ of which He is the head and to which all true believers belong.
  • We believe that the ascended Christ has given the Holy Spirit to His Church, to strengthen and equip the saints for the preaching of the Gospel and for works of service.
  • We believe that Jesus is coming again in glory. We believe in a new heaven and a new earth where followers of the Lord Jesus Christ will dwell together with Him forever.