The Forgotten Initiative is committed to keeping Christ at the center of all we do. We strive to follow the example of Jesus and extend His radical love to others as we walk in faithful obedience to God’s Word.
The following foundational statements reflect the personal and corporate beliefs of our national and local teams.
The Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God, our supreme authority and is fully trustworthy for faith and conduct. (Proverbs 30:5; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
There is one eternal God, the Creator of all things, who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and He is the sustainer, ruler, redeemer and judge of the world. (Isaiah 45:5-7; Matthew 28:18-20; Colossians 1:15-18)
Jesus Christ, the Son of God was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, fully human and fully divine, and lived a sinless life. (Matthew 1:18; Philippians 2:5-8; 1 Peter 2:21-23)
The Holy Spirit resides in the hearts of believers who have come to Him in repentance and found salvation in Jesus through faith and is evidenced by a spiritual rebirth, reconciliation with God and obedience to God’s word. (John 16:13-14; Romans 8:9)
All people, made male and female in God’s image, have dignity, worth and value, starting at conception, and yet are corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgment, separating mankind from God. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 139:13-14; Jeremiah 1:5; Romans 3:9-20)
The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross, dying in our place, shedding His blood and rising again from the grave is the hope of the world. Man is justified by the grace of God through faith in the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ alone. (Romans 3:24-25; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 2:24)
Believers seek to live out the teachings of Jesus, pursuing holiness and refraining from practices and places that hinder growth in a believer’s relationship with Jesus and others, including pursuit of sexual purity both in and outside of marriage, which has been designed by God to be between a man and a woman united in a lifelong union. (Mark 10:6-9; Romans 12:1-2; Galatians 5:16-26; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8)
The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, is given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit’s gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel. (Acts 1:8; Acts 2:42; Romans 12:4-5; Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Peter 4:7-11)
The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ is to fulfill the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth. (Acts 1:10-11; Revelation 20:12-15; Revelation 21:1-4)