"Our Declaration of Faith"
To whom it may concern:
The following declaration is what we believe and what we feel is the mind of God in the church and for the Body of Christ today. Our directive is simply to show that Jesus is the Christ. Our goal is to sow seeds of kindness and show peace in spreading the Gospel of Christ around the world. For those desiring to know, and for those that work with us, the following "Declaration of Faith" is given.
1. Of the Scripture;
We believe that the scripture is the inspired Word of God and written by men of old as they were moved on by the Holy Ghost. It reveals the truths by which God will judge us, and it's present form is the standard God has given man that he might live a life fully furnished unto all good works.
2. Of Living an Overcoming Life;
We believe in living a pure, clean, Biblical life, as Gods standard for His people.
3. Of God;
We believe that there is One true God. He is an infinite, intellegent Spirit and His Name is Jehova. In the unity of the Godhead there are three personalities, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. All three equal in divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices, all to complete the perfect work of redemption, cleansing, and the bestowing of Spiritual Gifts.
4. Of the Son of God;
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, concieved of the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary.
5. Of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ;
We believe that Jesus was crucified, buried, and on the third day arose from the dead. Thus conquering death, hell and the grave.
6. Of the Position of Christ Today;
We believe that Jesus ascended into Heaven and is presently at the right hand of the Father as our intercessor.
7. Of the Fall of Man;
We believe that man was created in holiness, under the law of his maker. He voluntarily transgressed and fell from his holy state. In consequence, all mankind are sinners, not by constraint but by choice.
8. Of the Way of Salvation;
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly by Grace through Christ and an act of obedience of man to the call of God. By the appointment of the Father, Christ freely took upon Himself, the nature of man, yet did not sin. He honored the divine will of God by His personal obedience, and by His death made a full atonement for our sins.
9. Of Grace in Regeneration;
We believe that in order to be saved, you must be born again. This is wrought by faith in the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is brought about by the power of the Holy Ghost, and it's proper evidence appears in the fruits of repentance, faith and newness of life.
10. Of Water Baptism;
We believe that those that repent should be baptised in water by immersion. Acceptable baptism is in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. Also acceptable, in Jesus Name.
11. Of Sanctification;
We believe that sanctification is the process by which, according to the will of God, we are made partakers of His Holiness. We are sanctified by the Word of God and by prayer. It is begun in regeneration and is carried on in the hearts of believers by our obedience and by the presence, power, and leadership of the Holy Ghost.
12. Of Baptism of the Holy Ghost; (The Infilling)
We believe in the in-filling on the Holy Ghost and we believe that an evidence of the in-filling is speaking in tongues but not nessesarily the only evidence.
13.Of the Gifts of the Holy Ghost;
We believe that all (9) gifts of the Holy Ghost are for the church today just as much as in the days of the Apostles.
14. Of Divine Healing;
We believe that Christ took stripes for our healing. We are healed by faith in Jesus Christ.
15. Of the Lords Supper; (Communion)
We believe that the Lords Supper and the washing of the Saints feet are Biblical and follow the teachings of Christ.
16. Of the Second Coming of Christ;
We believe that the dead in Christ shall rise first and then those that are alive and remain. Eternal life for the righteous and eternal damnation to the wicked.