The LIFE CHURCH
at brown memorial

540 - 289 - 9393

info@thelifechurchbm.org

PO Box 133 - 9843 Town Hall Rd

McGaheysville, VA 22840

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The Life Church at Brown Memorial is a member church of The Free Grace Alliance (FGA). The FGA is an organization/umbrella ministry for individuals and churches whose mission is to "Connect, Encourage, And Equip The Body Of Christ To Advance The Grace Message Throughout The World."  We adhere to the FGA affirmations (listed below) as provided on their website, freegracealliance.com

Beliefs

As members of the Evangelical Tradition, we affirm the Bible alone, and the Bible in its entirety, is the inspired Word of God and is therefore inerrant in the autographs. Furthermore, God is a Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each an uncreated person, one in essence, equal in power and glory. As members of this tradition, we are concerned about the clear understanding, presentation, and advancement of the Gospel of God’s Free Grace.

WE AFFIRM THE FOLLOWING:

[For a detailed explanation of each of the following affirmations, watch the Dr. Charlie Bing video below.]

  • The Grace of God in justification is an unconditional free gift.

  • The sole means of receiving the free gift of eternal life is faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who died on the cross as our substitute, fully satisfying the requirement for our justification, and was raised bodily from the dead. 

  • Faith is a personal response, apart from our works, whereby we are persuaded that the finished work of Jesus Christ, His death and resurrection, has delivered us from condemnation and guaranteed our eternal life. 

  • Justification is the act of God to declare us righteous when we believe in Jesus Christ alone.

  • Assurance of justification is the birthright of every believer from the moment of faith in Jesus Christ, and is founded upon the testimony of God in His written Word.

  • Spiritual growth, which is distinct from justification, is God’s expectation for every believer; this growth, however, is not necessarily manifested uniformly in every believer.

  • The Gospel of Grace should always be presented with such clarity and simplicity that no impression is left that justification requires any step, response, or action in addition to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Read "Characteristics of a Grace Church" 

Dr. Charlie Bing, former President of FGA    (28:55)

brief history of Free Grace Theology (1:51)

Charles Ryrie, God's Amazing Free Grace (animated). (4:48)

Shawn Lazar, Cheap Grace and Free Grace Theology (4:29)