Statement of Faith
Forgiven Much Ministries (FMM) believes that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are completely inspired by God and should be the single authority for instructions on healthy and godly living.
We believe in one God who exists in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, and that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and lived a sinless life. He was crucified and buried and rose from the dead to sit at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to the earth in power and glory.
We believe that only through true faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord can a person enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
We believe that God’s Holy Spirit empowers us to grow closer to our Heavenly Father and to obediently walk in His will.
We believe that a successful recovery journey requires transformation based on the surrender of our lives to Jesus Christ and the principles in the L.I.F.E. Recovery Model.
Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Gen 1:26-27). Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen 2:18-25.) We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb 13:4.) We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God. (Matt 15:18-20; 1 Cor 6:9-10.)
We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of FMM as a local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to FMM’s associates, customers and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by FMM in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement of Faith, Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality. (Matt 5:16; Phil 2:14-16; 1 Thess 5:22.)
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19-21; Rom 10:9-10; 1 Cor 6:9-11.)
We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31.) Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of FMM.
Statement of Final Authority for Matters of Belief and Conduct
The statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of FMM’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our board of directors is FMM’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.