Statement of Faith
Through the revelation of the Scripture, we believe:
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe.
He exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and one God. God is good all the time. (Genesis 1:1, 26-27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
Mankind is made in the image of God.
Although people have the potential for good, they are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. This sin nature separates people from God. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2)
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead on the third day to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15)
Salvation is a gift from God.
No one can ever make up for his or her sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can a person be saved from sin’s penalty. The moment someone receives Jesus Christ into his or her life by faith, that individual receives eternal life. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26)
There is only one mediator between human beings and God: Christ Jesus.
With the acceptance of Jesus’ death on the cross, believers have direct and immediate access to the throne room of God. Christians have no need for mediators because their relationship with God is direct and personal. (1 Timothy 2:5; Ephesians 3:12)
The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ.
He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides all Christians with power for living, understanding of spiritual truths, and guidance in living according to God’s will. Faithful believers seek to live under His control daily. (2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:3; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18)
The Bible is God’s Word to all people.
Written by human authors, it was created by the divine inspiration of God, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. (2 Timothy 1:13; 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 119:105, 160; Proverbs 30:5)
Through the revelation of His prophets today, we also believe:
We, as disciples of Christ, are to establish the Kingdom of Heaven upon the earth.
Jesus brought His world with Him when He came. His central message was "Repent (change the way you think) for the kingdom of God is at hand." Through Christ's presence, the kingdom of heaven was, and is, established on the earth. As Christians, disciples of Christ, we are to further the advancement of the kingdom of God by doing the works He did and even greater works.
Jesus showed us the true nature of the Father, that He is good. We have access to the presence and resources of a good, loving Heavenly Father. We are living in a dispensation of grace. This is not the age of the wrath and judgment of God, but rather of His grace and favor.
The Seven Mountain Mandate is the operational prophecy to carry out our mission.
The seven mountains of society represent the spheres of influence that operate within our culture—business, education, family, government, media, arts and entertainment, and the church. As disciples of Christ, we are to excel in our ability to establish the presence and work of the Holy Spirit in the spheres of society in which we have influence. This is how we are to disciple nations--to live according to the principles of scripture in whatever area of society we operate within. We are representatives of the kingdom of God. We have His wisdom to release into every arena of life, for the benefit of those we encounter where ever we go.