Statement of Faith

The Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers-USA (FCPO) bases its ministry on the following statement of faith: 

We believe the Old and New Testament scripture of the Bible to be the inspired, inerrant, authoritative Word of God and that it is the supreme and final authority for our faith and life. 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21

We believe that there is one God, eternally existing and manifesting himself to us in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is merciful and loves us, but is just and must punish sin. Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6; John 14:6, 10; Exodus 34:6-7; John 3:16

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, that He is the only begotten Son of God, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:26, 35; John 1:1-4, 1:14 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15

We believe that all people everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, that eternal life is a free gift and cannot be earned; we are saved by grace and not by our own works, and that for the salvation of a lost and sinful human race, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23 and 6:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7

We believe that the Holy Spirit is God, that He indwells all believers, having baptized them into the body of Christ at the time of regeneration, and that His indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life. John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14 and 12:13-14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 4:4-5 and 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; that the saved will be resurrected to eternal life and the lost will be resurrected to judgment and punishment for sin. They will be separated from God eternally. John 3:36 and 16:7-11; 1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Jude 14-15; Revelation 20:11-15

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the Church. 1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23

We believe that, as redeemed followers of Jesus Christ, we are to dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism and discipleship. Matthew 9:35-38, 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15

We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9

We believe that all human life is sacred from conception to its natural end, and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellow men. Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10