Win Our Nations
Statement of FaithThe Scriptures Inspired. The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason (2 Timothy 3:15, 16; 1 Peter 2:2).The One True God. 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 Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 28:19).Man. His Fall and Redemption. 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 Salvation of ManA) Conditions to Salvation. The grace of God, which bringeth salvation, hath 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 Spirit, 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 24:47; Titus 3:5-7).B) The Evidence of Salvation. The "inward" evidence of the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The "outward" evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness.Baptism in Water. The ordinances of baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures, by all who have really repented and in their hearts have truly believed in Christ as Savior and Lord. In so doing, he has the body washed in pure water as an outward symbol of cleansing, while his heart has already been sprinkled with the blood of Christ as an inner cleansing. Thus, He declared to the world that he has died with Christ and that he has 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. 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); and a prophesy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26); and is enjoined on all believers "until He comes"The Promise of the Father. All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit 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 24:49; 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).The Evidence of the Baptisms In the Holy Spirit. The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance (Acts 2:4). The speaking in 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 Church. The church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit with divine appointments for the fulfillment other 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 12:23).The Ministry and Evangelism. A divinely called and Scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a two fold purpose: A) The evangelization of the world; and B) the edifying of the Body of Christ (Mark 16:15-20; Ephesians 4:11-13).Divine Healing. 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 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 (1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17; Titus 2:12; 1 Corinthians 5:15,52; Romans 8:23).The Millennial Reign of Jesus. The revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven, the salvation of the 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 Lake of Fire. The devil and his angels, the beast and the false profit, and whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death (Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:10-15). Everlasting punishment is forever in the same way that everlasting Life is forever.The New Heavens and New Earth. We, "according to His promise, look for new heavens, and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness" (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:22).