Faith Landmarks Bible Institute was birthed out of a vision God gave
Pastors Randy and Cherie Gilbert over 34 years ago.
Randy Gilbert, with his wife and co-pastor Cherie, founded Faith Landmarks Ministries in Richmond, Virginia in 1980.
In 1989, they founded Faith Landmarks Bible Institute, a two-year program that focuses on ministerial training. They pastor a growing congregation of more than 10,000 people that carries a strong emphasis on fulfilling the Great Commission through helps and equipping the saints to do the work of the ministry.
Pastors Randy and Cherie Gilbert want to welcome everyone to enroll in FLBI. As a student of FLBI, you will receive not only a biblical foundation of who you are in Christ, but also training on how to share your faith to win souls and practical instruction for the day-to-day operations of ministry.
Our instructors are all spirit-filled and have been serving the Lord for many years. They have acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience to impart to you and, more importantly, they want to encourage you in your walk with the Lord to love others as He has loved us.
FLBI HAS A THREE-FOLD PURPOSE
To provide education
in the Word of God
the saints to do the work of the ministry
Walk in the perfect will of God
2 Timothy 2:15
STATEMENT OF FAITH
The Bible is the inspired Word of God – the product of holy men of old that spoke and wrote as the Holy Spirit moved them. (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 2 Peter 1:21, Hebrews 4:12)
The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, is accepted as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine.
Our God is one, but manifested in three Persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. All are co-equal and eternal. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Philippians 2:6, I John 5:7)
God the Father is greater than all, and the Sender of the Word, the Son. (John 1:4, 14:28, and 16:28)
Jesus Christ is God manifested in the flesh, and has existed with the Father from the beginning. (John 1:1, 1:14, and 1:18)
The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son, and empowers the church for ministry, (John 14:16 and 15:26)
Man is a created being, made in the likeness and the image of God. Through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. The Bible says, “…all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God,” and “There is none righteous, no not one.” (Genesis 1:26 and 3:1-7; Romans 3:10, 23)
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the works of the devil. He gave His life and shed His Blood to redeem and restore man back to God. (Romans 5:14; 1John3:8)
Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the Law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God. (Ephesians 2:8-10; James 2:18; Titus 3:5-7)
Man’s only hope of redemption is accepting the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, who shed His Blood (gave His life) to pay the price for sin.
On the cross, Jesus took our sins on Himself, providing salvation for all mankind.
Jesus also, by the stripes He took on Himself, bore the punishment for sickness and disease, providing healing for all mankind; Jesus became poor, defeating poverty and lack, that we might be made rich (experience abundance). By being made a curse, Jesus redeemed us from the curse so that we could live in the blessings of God. (Psalm 103:3; Matthew 8:17; I Peter 2:24; Galatians 3:13-14; II Corinthians 8:9)
The first step towards salvation is recognizing that one is lost and needs a saviour. Salvation comes by believing in the heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and confessing with the mouth Jesus as Lord. (II Corinthians 7:10; Romans 10:8-10)
Inward evidence of salvation to the believer is the direct witness of the spirit. (Romans 8:16)
Outward evidence of salvation to others is a life of holiness and love (John 13:35; I John 3:23)
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a gift from God as promised by Jesus Christ to all believers and is received subsequent to the New Birth.
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance.
With this experience come the endowment of power for life and service, and the bestowing of gifts for the work of the ministry.
The Church is the Body of Christ and each believer is an integral part. (Ephesians 1:22 and 2:19-22)
Each believer has been given gifts and is called to a specific place in the Body of Christ by God. (I Corinthians 12:7 and 12:18)
Baptism in water is by immersion, a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. This ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12; Acts 8:36-39)
The celebration of the Lord’s Supper by eating of the bread (symbol of the Lord’s Body) and drinking of the cup (symbol of the Lord’s Blood) in remembrance of Him.
Spiritual (John 3:3; II Corinthians 5:17-21; Galatians 5:22)
Mental (II Timothy 1:7; Romans 8:6 and 12:2)
Physical (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:17; I Peter 2:24)
Financial (III John 2; Malachi 3:10-11; II Corinthians 9:6-12)
Social (Proverbs 3:4)
Jesus will return again to gather His saints to Heaven (Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:16-17)
Those who die physically in their sins, without accepting Jesus Christ, are hopelessly and eternally lost, separated from God, and will burn in the lake of fire. (Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 19:20)
Jesus Christ will return with His saints from Heaven to rule and reign for one thousand years on earth as the Scriptures promised. (Romans 11:25, 27; II Thessalonians 1:7; Revelation 19:11-16 and 20:1:7)
There will be a new heaven and a new earth. (Revelation 21)