Spirit & Truth Ministries

God's church for today! SPIRIT AND TRUTH CHURCH'S TENETS OF FAITH & ANSWERS TO FAQ's ABOUT SALVATION, JESUS, AND ETERNAL LIFE SALVATION WE BELIEVE that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, and in Christ alone.

No ordinance, ritual, work, or any other activity of man justifies him before God. This saving grace of God, through the blood of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit, sanctifies us to do what is pleasing in God's sight in order that we might be conformed to the image of Christ. I. Grace and Faith Alone Through Christ Alone Ephesians 2:8-10 John 3:16-18 Romans 5:6 Romans 3:19-28 Titus 3:3-7 II. The work of the salvation of God by the Holy Spirit John 6:31-44 John 10:25-30 III. What must we do to be saved John 3:1-7 Acts 16:30-31 Romans 4:1-5 Romans 10:8-10 BAPTISM OF THE HOLY GHOST/HOLY SPIRIT WE BELIEVE That the believer is baptized into Christ at the point of conversion (according to Ephesians 1:3-14); and that an honest, prepared and obedient heart are the necessary prerequisites for the filling of the Holy Ghost. Ephesians 1:3-14, I Corinthians 12:13, Acts 2:1-4. WATER BAPTISM WE BELIEVE that according to John 1:19-34, 3:1-6 that water baptism could only be performed by prophets, or other authorities. It was the rite of Gentile entrance into Judaism. Baptism is an outward expression of your confession of faith and that one has been baptized into the death of Christ (thus signifying the burial of the old man and his nature and putting on the nature of Christ in the Spirit). Romans 6:4, Galatians 3:27. JESUS CHRIST WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, that He was conceived and born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and offered himself as a penal, substitution sacrifice for sinners. By the blood of His cross He obtained for us eternal redemption, the forgiveness of sins, and life everlasting. He was raised bodily on the third day and ascended to the right hand of the Father, there to make intercession for the saints. God Incarnate (fully God and fully man). John 1:1-14 II. Conceived by the Holy Ghost and born of a virgin. Matthew 1:18-25 III. Lived a sinless life. I Peter 2:18-25, Romans 8:1-4 IV. Offered Himself as a penal, substitution, and sacrifice for sinners. Hebrews 9:1-14, Ephesians2:13-16 V. Resurrection of Christ. I Corinthians 15:1-7, 12-19 THE TRINITY WE BELIEVE that the one true God exists eternally in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The members of the trinity are equal in nature, distinct in person, and subordinate in duties. As the Son (Jesus) is eternally begotten by the Father, He is submissive to do the work of the Father, yet equal in nature to Him. The Father is the source of authority; the Son is the channel, and the Holy Spirit the agent whereby authority is exercised. Genesis 1:26 John 1:1-3, 14 I John 5:7 Matthew 28:19 II Corinthians 13:14 In his concluding benediction, Paul provides one of the clearest expressions in the New Testament on the doctrine of the Trinity. The deity of the Son, of the Father, and of the Holy Spirit are affirmed by virtue of their relation to one another. The distinctive personalities of each are implied by the independent activity denoted in the threefold operation of grace, love, and communion. Ephesians 1:2-3, 15-17 Hebrews 1:1-3 Revelation 1:1-8 ADAM (MANKIND) WE BELIEVE that Adam was originally created in the image of God, righteous and without sin. In consequence of his disobedience, Adam's posterity are born subject to both imputed and inherent sin, and are therefore by nature and choice the children of wrath, justly condemned in the sight of God, wholly unable to save themselves or to contribute in any way to their acceptance with God. God creates man in His image and blesses him. Genesis 1:26-28 God gives man instruction in the garden. Genesis 2:15-17 The consequences and curse of man's disobedience Genesis 3:14-19 Genesis 5:5 God's grace and mercy is greater than the general curse of sin. Romans 3:9, 23 Romans 5:12-21 Restoration comes by grace through faith Ephesians 2:1-8 SATAN (THE DEVIL) ISAIAH14:12-17 WE BELIEVE that Satan, originally created as one of God's highest angels, possessing all angelic attributes, Satan ("Adversary") led angels in a rebellion. He is described as the originator and chief practitioner of sin (I John 3:8), "that wicked one" (I John 5:18), a thief and destroyer (John 10:10), a deceiver (Revelation 12:9), murderer and liar (John 8:44), and the accuser of the brethren (Revelation 12:10). Illustration: Satan's subtle nature is reflected in the first temptation (Genesis 3:1), and in his titles "angel of light" (II Corinthians 11:14) and him that "deceiveth the whole world" (Revelation 12:9). His present-day activities include opposing the will and work of God, counterfeiting the work of God, and destroying all that is good. Application: A Christian can overcome Satan when he remembers four basic principles: First, though Jesus is greater than the Devil (I John 4:4), a Christian must still have a healthy respect for the Enemy; even the archangel Michael did not confront Satan except in the name of the Lord (Jude 9). Second, a wise Christian will evaluate his life and avoid those situations where he is most likely to be tempted (I Thessalonians 5:22). Third, he should resist the Devil by submitting to God (James 4:7).Finally, the Christian should always be prepared by wearing the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:13). PROMISE OF ETERNAL LIFE WE BELIEVE that when the Christian dies they consciously pass into the presence of God immediately, until the resurrection and glorious transformation of the body. The saved will forever dwell in blissful fellowship with their great Triune God. We also believe that when the unbeliever dies they are cosigned to hell, there to await the day of judgment when they shall be punished with eternal separation from the presence of God. The Promises of the Believer Luke 16:19-23 (Abraham's Bosom) Ephesians 4:8-10 (Jesus led captivity captive) Matthew 27:50-54 (Evidence of captivity being released) I Corinthians 15:35-58 (Promise and Expectation of a glorified body) The Promise of the Unbeliever Luke 19:24-31 (Hell he lifted up his eyes, tormented with fire, tormented with thoughts, and the fixed gulf which represents helplessness,) II Thessalonians 2:3-12 (reward of the unbeliever) Revelation 20:11-15, 21:7-8(I John 4:15-19), 22:12-17 PURPOSE OF THE CHURCH WE BELIEVE that the purpose of the local church is to make disciples of all kinds of people. Those who are evangelized and converted should then be baptized, attesting to their identification with Christ and the local body of believers. The final phase of the Great commission is to train disciples in Christian knowledge and for effective service. A church cannot choose one aspect of its responsibility and neglect the others. The Great Commission is a simple command with three steps- evangelism, baptism, and education. Every Christian should determine that their ministry for Christ in the church upholds God's objectives for that institution. Matthew 28:18-20 18. All power or authority is now in the hands of Christ, in heaven and on earth. On the basis of that authority and power the Christian disciple is to carry out the Great Commission of the church. Matthew 10:1,Acts1:8 19. Go ye, conveys the force of a command. Teach all nations (disciple all nations) the commission of the church is world-wide. The church is not to be merely missionary minded. The church is the vehicle of Christ's mission to the world Baptizing the converted disciple is one of the first steps of outward obedience to the Lord. Baptize means to dip or immerse, these converts are to be baptized in name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost. The name is singular, followed by an elliptical clause indicating that one name is the name of each person of the Trinity. Acts 2:38-39, Acts 4:12 20. The closing promise, though given to the apostles, is transmitted by every generation of believers, Christ's promise of His presence, I am with you always, guarantees the phrase unto the end of the world means until the end of the age. John 14:15-26

Mission: Vision: A world-wide ministry that is to assist in building the kingdom of God through restored faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, a renewed focus on the family, and the need for fellowship within the body of Christ. Mission: It is our mission to meet the needs of the masses through anointed, organized, and relevant ministry that will fully convince the new born believer, totally resotre the backslider, and encourage the mature saint to continue to grow by reminding them of what the Lord requires of us, what He has promised us, and to receive by faith what He has willed to us. Purpose: We believe that it is our purpose as a church to build the kingdom of God through anointed and creative ministry that makes Christ approachable, personable, and receivable. Changing our communities, cities, states, countries and our world

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