Finland Mennonite Church upholds the 1995 Mennonite Confession of Faith. In addition, Finland Mennonite Church believes:

1. That there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, Ephesians 4: 4-6, Genesis 1:26, John 14, Isaiah 9:6-7, 2 Corinthians 13:14, 1Peter 1:2


2. The Bible to be inspired by God: the only infallible, authoritative, written Word of God. The point of the Bible is God, who is fully revealed in Jesus Christ; and the purpose of the Bible is to transform us into the image of Christ.

2Timothy 3:15-16 Hebrews 4:12 Psalm 119 Isaiah 40:8 1Peter 1: 22-25 Luke 24:44 John 1:1-16 John 5:39 1John 1:1-5


3. That human beings are created in the image of God but rebelled against God and are therefore fallen, lost, estranged from their Creator, and in need of salvation.

Genesis 1:27 Romans 3:23


4. That Jesus Christ was God in human flesh, at once fully divine and fully human. We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary and atoning death on the cross, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, His present ministry of intercession, and His personal return in power and glory.

Colossians 2:9 Luke 1:26-33 2Corinthians 5:21 Luke 24:36-39 Acts 1:9-11 Ephesians 1:19-21 1Timothy 2:5 1Thessalonians 4:14-18


5. That only those who, in repentance and faith, receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are transformed, born again of the Holy Spirit, and thus become children of God.

John 3:1-16 John 10:27-29 Ephesians 2:8-10 1John 1:9 Titus 3:4-6


6. It is the present ministry of the Holy Spirit which convicts of sin and enables the Christian to pursue a life characterized by personal holiness and faithful discipleship in obedience to Jesus Christ.

John 16:7-15 Acts 1:8 Galatians 5:22-24


7. That the Church, the "body of Christ," is composed of all those of every nation who through saving faith have entered into a vital relationship with Jesus Christ. We further believe that the Church is at the very center of God's cosmic purpose, and that He has committed to the Church and every member of it the task of making Christ known throughout the world.

Matthew 28:18-20 Ephesians 2:11-22


8. That local congregations of baptized believers exist to equip the body of Christ--through such means as worship, teaching, fellowship and prayer--to spread the Gospel of Christ; to extend the influence of the Kingdom of God in the world; and to turn themselves outward to their local communities in evangelistic witness and compassionate service.

Colossians 1:28-29 1Corinthians 3:9


9. That the reality of sin, inborne in every human heart, leads to a separation between God and man, which is ultimately the cause of all suffering, injustice, strife, and moral decay in society.

Isaiah 59:2 Galatians 5:19-21 Romans 5:12


10. That in Jesus Christ, the way of love and reconciliation is revealed as God's way for His people and that the people of God are called to value the sanctity of human life, alleviate suffering, oppose injustice, refrain from force and violence, work for peace in all relationships, and to live as responsible stewards of all of God's creation.

Romans 12:18-21 Micah 6:8 Luke 12:24


11. In the resurrection of all people, those who are saved unto the resurrection of everlasting blessedness with the Lord, and those who are lost to eternal separation from God.

John 5:28-29 Revelation 20:11-15


12. That in the fullness of time, God will bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, the Lord Jesus Christ.

John 5:22 Philippians 2:9-11


13. That those who repent and believe should be baptized with water as a symbol of the baptism of the Spirit, cleansing from sin, and commitment to Christ.

Matthew 28:18-20 Acts 2:38-41