Non-denominational churches are sometimes charged with being doctrinally indistinct and vague, and sometimes the charge is a valid one. But doctrinal clarity is critical to the Christian faith, based as it is on certain propositional statements such as the deity and humanity of Christ, the substitutionary atonement of His death, and the redemptive power of His resurrection. Fellowship Bible Church has sought over the years to clearly develop a biblically-based evangelical theology to nurture the flock from the saving simplicity of the Gospel to the faith-strengthening doctrines of Christianity. This journey has brought the leadership of FBC to a firm conviction within the Reformed Baptist theological tradition of John Bunyan, John Gill, and Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
While we proclaim the absolute sovereignty of God in the salvation of sinful man (“Salvation is of Jehovah”) we do not believe that this doctrine in any way diminishes the responsibility of man to repent and believe. Man’s inability to repent and to seek after God is a self-inflicted and terminal wound, and therefore cannot mitigate his responsibility of holy obedience to his Creator God. Mysteriously, God’s saving grace works alongside the proclamation of the Gospel to regenerate the hearts of those whom God has chosen “from before the foundation of the world,” changing their nature and making them ‘new creations.’ This is the glorious Good News whereby God has done in Jesus Christ what man must but cannot do for himself. Therefore, with Paul, we are “not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God unto salvation…” (Rom. 1:16)