Statement of Beliefs

The Church of God Fellowship Lansing congregation is a group of believers who observe the seventh ­day Sabbath (Lev. 23:2­3) and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is God who came in the flesh (John 1:1,14; I John 4:15; 2 John 1:7) and died that whoever believes in Him would not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16­,17).

Although we believe that the law of God still is valid today (Matt. 5:17,­18), we understand that strict adherence to the law does not save us (Rom. 3:19­,20; Rom. 8:3­4).

Salvation is by grace and not by the law. We cannot earn salvation by works, because it is by God’s grace and is a gift from God. (Rom. 5:15­18; Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:8­9).

However, those who claim to be believers are expected to live righteously (Rom. 12:1; I Pet. 2:24; Titus 2:12), according to the instructions in the Bible.

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness…” (2 Timothy 3:16).

We believe that the followers of Jesus Christ are known by their love for God and their fellow man. The expressions of that love are based on what the Bible says:

John 13:35 by this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.

John 14:15 If you love me, keep my commandments.

1 John 5:2 by this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments.

1 John 5:3 for this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.

In addition to observing the weekly seventh ­day Sabbath, we also observe God’s other festivals described in Leviticus 23, which we believe picture an outline of God’s plan for mankind as the children of God.  See the Holy Days page