City of Oaks Bible Fellowship

 Mission Statement

The mission of City of Oaks Bible Fellowship is to advance the Gospel of the Kingdom by loving God and loving our neighbor. 

Our Foundational Scripture

"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,

    because the Lord has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor;
    he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
    and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor,
    and the day of vengeance of our God;
    to comfort all who mourn;
to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
    to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
    the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
    the planting of the Lordthat he may be glorified.
They shall build up the ancient ruins;
    they shall raise up the former devastations;
they shall repair the ruined cities,

    the devastations of many generations." -Isaiah 61:1-4 ESV 

What We Believe*

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each equal in being, power, and glory. Matthew 28:19; Acts 5:3–4; Hebrews 1:8

God created the heavens and the earth, including all life, "each after its own kind," by direct act and not by the process of evolution. Genesis 1–2; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16–17; Hebrews 11:3

The Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God and are completely without error in the original writings, and are of supreme and final authority on every subject with which they deal. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21

We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His sacrificial atoning death for our sins, His bodily resurrection, and His personal, literal, imminent return. Matthew 1:23; Luke 24:36–43; John 1:1–3, 1:29, 3:16, 14:1–3; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:24

We believe in the distinct personality of Satan, that he is the "god of this age," ruler of all the powers of darkness, and is destined to the judgment of an eternal justice in the lake of fire. Matthew 4:1–3; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 20:10

Although man was created in the image and likeness of God, in Adam's sin the human race fell, inherited a sin nature, and became alienated from God; and that man is totally depraved, and himself completely unable to remedy his lost condition.Genesis 1:26–27; Romans 3:22–23, 5:10–19; Ephesians 2:1–3, 2:12

We believe that man in his natural state can in no way save himself no matter how good his intentions. God, however, being a loving God, has provided a way for all men to be saved by grace through faith in His only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. When a person exercises their faith in the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, at that moment they pass from death to life. Isaiah 64:6; John 3:16, 5:24, 6:47; Ephesians 2:8–9

We believe that the Holy Spirit regenerates people and at the moment of conversion, seals, baptizes, and indwells all believing sinners. We believe that He sovereignly gives to all believers spiritual gifts for service. 1 Corinthians 6:19; Ephesians 1:13; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 4:10

We believe in righteous living and good works, not as the means of salvation, but as its evidence and fruit. Romans 12:1–2; Ephesians 2:8–10; Titus 3:8

We believe in the eternal security of the believer (that it is not possible for the true child of God to lose his salvation). John 10:28–29; Romans 8:35; Philippians 1:6; 1 Peter 1:5

We believe in the Church which is the body and bride of Jesus Christ, whose purpose is to worship, pray, fellowship, teach, witness for Christ, and observe the ordinances of her Lord (believer's baptism and the Lord's Supper). Matthew 28:20; Acts 8:38; 1 Corinthians 11:23–24; Ephesians 5:25–3

*Adopted from Reston Bible Church