What We Believe
DIVINE HEALING—Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the Church today (James 5:14, 15; Mark 16:18; Isa. 53:4,5; Matt. 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24).
For this purpose the Son of God was made manifest, that he might destroy the works of the devil. (1 John 3:8b)
The Deliverance Service affords the congregation the opportunity to experience the delivering and healing power of God.
During this period, members are taken through strong teachings which enable them to discover the root cause of their challenges, confront it and deal with it based on the word of God.
Trained ministers are used to minister to them individually, setting them free from the oppressions of the devil. They are then released into the various departments in church where they find their place and begin to flourish and do exploits for the Kingdom.
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent, self-revealed “I AM” and has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association, i.e., Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isaiah 43:10, 11; Matthew 28:19).
That man was created good and upright, for God said “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” But man, by voluntary transgression, fell, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God (Genesis 1:26-31: 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).
The grace of God, which brings salvation, has appeared to all men, through the preaching of repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ; man is saved by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, and, being justified by grace through faith, he becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life (Titus 2:11; Romans 10:13-15; Luke 23:47; Titus 3:5-7). The “inward” evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The “outward” evidence of his salvation to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness.
The ordinance of baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures, by all who have repented and in their hearts have truly believed in Christ as Savior and Lord. In so doing, they have the body washed in pure water as an outward symbol of cleansing, while their heart has already been sprinkled with the blood of Christ as an inner cleansing. Thus, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4; Acts 20:21; Hebrews 10:22).
The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements, bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4), a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26). It is enjoined on all believers “until He comes.”
That all believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect, and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian church. With it comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:29; Acts 1:4; 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31). This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Acts 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9).
In the baptism of believers as a unique work of the Holy Ghost—an evidence of which is the speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance (Acts 2:4). The manifestation of speaking in other tongues, in this instance, is the same in essence as the gift of tongues (1 Corinthians 12:4-10, 28) but different in purpose and use.
The Scriptures teach a life of holiness without which no man shall see the Lord. By the power of the Holy Ghost we are able to obey the command, “Be ye holy, for I am holy.” Entire sanctification is the will of God for all believers, and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to God’s Word (Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:15-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24; 1 John 2:6).
The church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit with divine appointments for the fulfillment of the great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven (Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:22; Hebrews 12:33).
A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a twofold purpose: The evangelization of the world, and the edifying of the Body of Christ (Mark 16:15-20; Ephesians 4:11-13).
Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement and is the privilege of all believers (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17).
The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation, together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, is the imminent and blessed hope of the church (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Titus 2:12; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; Romans 8:23).
The revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven, the salvation of national Israel, and the Millennial reign of Christ on earth is the Scriptural promise and the world’s hope (2 Thessalonians 1:17; Revelation 19:11-14; Romans 11:26-27; Revelation 20:1-7).
The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death (Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:10-15).
“According to His promise, look for new heavens, and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1).
Salvation is the greatest gift given by God.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
Jesus died for the entire world. Is shed blood was the price necessary to redeem us from our sin. Yet not all men are saved; not all rest in the assurance that they will find their eternal destiny in heaven.
Salvation cannot be earned or bought.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not o works, lest any man should boast.”(Ephesians 2:8-9)
The first thing is that all men have sinned. Perhaps we have not committed murder, or adultery, or stolen things. But most of us have struggled with issues of anger or jealousy. And certainly, we all have neglected God at some time in our live. Many people don’t think of themselves as sinners. But God’s Word says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)
Sin entered the world through Adam. The punishment of sin was death. Death has continued to this day. “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men for that al have sinned.” (Romans 5:12)
“…The wages of sin is death….”(Romans 6:23a) We deserve death because of our sin. But the Bible goes on to say, “…But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (6:23b)
And God made way for us, even while we were sinners.”God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us!” (Romans 5:8)
Receiving salvation requires a step of faith. Faith means that you believe something in your heart regardless of what it looks like on the outside. It is important that you put your faith in action.
“Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved!” (Romans 10:13) Call out to God in the name of Jesus. He will answer your prayers. When you are feeling in greatest need, He will be there to answer.
The Bible tells us that we must believe and confess that belief.
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth he Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness: and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.’ (Romans 10:9-10)
Salvation means that you are free from the penalty of sin. You can look forward to an eternity in heaven! Your life as new! “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is an new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (II Corinthians 5:17) You are “born again.”
All of this has come about because God loves you He desires to be your heavenly Father; he desires you to be His child. “As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believes in His name.” (John 1:12)
THE LORDS SUPPER (or Holy Communion)
was instated by Jesus on the night before His death. There are 2 elements of the Lords Supper; the bread (wafer)which represents the body of Christ and the wine (grape juice) which represents the blood of Christ.
“… the lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.” (1 Corinthians 11:23-25)
When we partake of Holy Communion, we do so in reverence. We consider deeply just how much our lord Jesus did in buying our redemption. We reflect upon our own hearts and thee areas where we are still deficient. We challenge ourselves to see Christ as the example and t follow him.
We give thanks because, no matter how we might try, without His sacrifice, we would suffer an eternity in hell. It is through this sacrifice of love that we have been given eternal life.