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|About||Christ established His church on earth to represent Him, carry on His work and take care of His people. Fairhaven is one of those local churches.|
What's Special about Fairhaven?
Christ established His church on earth to represent Him, carry on His work and take care of His people. He loved it and sacrificed Himself for the church (Eph. 5:25). Wherever the Gospel has gone, local churches have been established. The Bible does not indicate that it is ever God's will for a single believer to live unattached from a local church. Most of the New Testament letters were written to local churches. Others, like I and II Timothy, were written about local churches. Acts tells us about the establishment of local churches. Revelation contains messages to the local churches.
We welcome all who know and love the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord, Savior and God to our fellowship. We expect them to be undefiled in their walk. We obey the two major memorial observances which the Lord Jesus commanded, believer's baptism (immersion in water of confessing Christians) and the Lord's Supper (taking the communion elements in memory of His body and blood).
We are not perfect in our church or in our lives. Like weak and failing mortals throughout the world, we have our faults and failures. On the other hand, we cannot tolerate the practice of such things as immorality, disruptive behavior and disgraceful conduct by those who claim the name of Christ and fellowship with us.
We are not the only correct local church nor do we have a monopoly on the truth. We do not say that everyone else is wrong and we alone are right. We recognize as fellow believers and God's children all who belong to Christ through the miracle of the new birth and by the effective application of His blood shed upon the Cross.
The great basic doctrines of the Christian faith are those we share with all other true believers. The death of Jesus for our sins, His bodily resurrection from the dead, the deity of Christ, the hope of Heaven for the saved and the eternal punishment of the lost are a few examples. In addition to these truths, we share with many other churc