Statements of Faith

Statements of Faith

Fourteen Statements of Fundamental Truths

(1) The Scriptures Inspired
The Scripture, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. (2Tim.3:15-17: 1Thess.2:13; 2Peter1:21)

(2) The One True God
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I Am,” the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Ghost (deut.6:4; Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew28:19; Luke3:22).

(3)The deity of the lord Jesus Christ
The lord Jesus Christ is the Eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare:
a) His virgin birth (Matthew 1: 23; Luke1: 31, 35).
b) His sinless life (Hebrew 7: 26; 1Peter2: 22).
c) His miracles (Acts2: 22; 10: 38).
d) His miracles (Acts 2:22; 10:38).
e) His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28: 6; Luke 24: 39; 1Cor.15: 4).
f) His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9,11; 2:33: Philippians 2:9 -11; Hebrews1-3).

(4) The Fall of Man
Man was created good and upright; for God said, “ Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God (genesis1: 26,27; 3:6; Romans 5:12-19).

(5) The Salvation of Man

Man’s only Hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.

a) Condition to Salvation
Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward The Lord Jesus Christ. By the Washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, being justified by grace through faith, man became an heir of God according to hope of eternal life (Luke 24:47; John3:3; Romans 10: 13-15; Ephesians 2:8; Titus2:11; 3:5-7).

b) The Evidences of Salvation:
The inward evidence of Salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Rom.8: 16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness (Eph.4: 24; Tit.2: 12).

(6) The Ordinances of the Church
a) Baptism in Water
The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded in the Scriptures.
All who repent and believe on Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized.
thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matthew 28:19; Mark16: 16; Acts 10:47, 48; Romans 6:4).

b) Holy Communion
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 (2Peter 1:4) a memorial of His suffering and death (1Cor.11:26) and a prophecy of His second coming (1cor.11:26) and is enjoined on all believers "till He Comes."

(7) The Ministry of the Holy Spirit
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. This was the normal of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke24: 49; Act 1:4-8; 1Cor. 12:1-31). With the baptism in the Holy Ghost come such experiences as an overflowing fullness of the Spirit (John 7:37-39; Acts 4:8), a deepened reverence for God (Acts 2:43; Heb.12: 28), an intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work (Act 2:42), and a more active love for Christ, for His Word and for the Lost (Mark 16:20).

(8) Sanctification
Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God (Rom.12: 1,2; 1Thess. 5:23; Heb.13: 12). The Scriptures teach a life of holiness without which no man shall see the Lord. (Heb.12: 14). By the power of the Holy Ghost we are able to obey the command: “ Be ye holy, for I am holy.” (1Peter1: 15,16).
Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit. (Rom.6: 1-11, 13; Rom.8: 1,2,13; Gal. 2:20; Phil. 2:12, 13; 1Peter 1:5)

(9) The Church
The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit with divine appoints for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the General Assembly of the First-born, which are written in heaven (Ephesians 1:22; Heb.12: 23).

(10) The Ministry
Our Lord has provided a divinely called and scriptural ordained ministry for a twofold purpose:
1) The evangelization of the world, and
2) The edifying if the Body of Christ (Mark 16:15-20; Ephesians 4:11-13).

(11) Divine Healing
Divine Healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers (Isaiah53: 4,5; Matt. 8:16,17; James 5:14-16).

(12) The Blessed Hope
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 (1Thess. 4:16, 17; Romans 8:23; Titus2: 13; 1Cor. 15:51).

(13) The Final Judgment &
There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angles, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to ever lasting punishment in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death (Matt.25: 46; Mark9: 43-48; Rev.19:20; 20:11-15; 21:8).

(14) The New Heavens and the New Earth:

We, according to His promise, look for new heaven and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness” (2Peter 3:13; Rev.21: 22).
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The Holy Spirit University Affirms the Apostles' Creed:
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated in the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy universal Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. and the establishment of universal peace.

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