The following are the core beliefs of Campus Bible Fellowship | Cleveland based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in these biblical doctrines.
There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son Jesus, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the Creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise. God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom, justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
God has revealed himself to us through his Son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the Holy Scriptures, and through all of creation itself. The Bible is verbally inspired of God and inerrant in the original writing. The Scriptures are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.
Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creation.
When Adam and Eve rebelled against God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God with a sin nature. All of their offspring - the entire human race - is now born with a sin nature that causes them to be sinners in thought, word and deed. Humankind is unable to earn God's favor through works and is therefore separated from God.
Jesus Christ came to reconcile humankind to their Creator. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised Him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.
The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus' plan is to work through the church to accomplish His mission on earth.
Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost.