BibleWay Assembly
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Preach The Word!

Our Beliefs

 

GOD LOVES US AND OFFERS US SALVATION
 
We live in a fallen world as result of sin. Its destructive effects are seen and felt in nearly every corner of life. It erodes lives, destroys relationships, and separates people from God. Because of this, we all need to be set free from sin and made right with God.
The good news is God loves each of us and wants to form a dynamic relationship with us. But sadly, our sins stand in the way. Yet God so loved us that He gave His only Son as a sacrifice for our sin. And because Christ loved us and was obedient to God the Father, He willingly offered up His own life, dying in our place. Today as a result of His sacrifice, each of us can receive forgiveness through Christ and be set free from spiritual death-the penalty for our sin. This process of being saved and cleansed from sin is what Jesus called "being born-again." The Bible teaches that this gift of salvation brings eternal life. This is the central message of Christianity and the most important decision anyone can make (John 3:3,5,16,17; Romans 10:9,10; Titus 2:11).
 

OUR CORE BELIEFS
                                    
Our church embraces 16 truths as a statement of faith. Four of these are considered core beliefs.
 
1. SALVATION through Jesus Christ who provides the supreme sacrifice for sin (John 3:3,16,17; Romans 10:13; Ephesians 2:8,9).
 
2. BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT for empowered Spirit-filled living (Acts 1:8; 2:4,17,18,38,39).
 
3. DIVINE HEALING for the sick provided through Christ's atoning death and resurrection (James 5:14-16).
 
4. THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST when He returns for all who have accepted Him (I Thessalonians 4: 16, 17; 1 Corinthians 15:51,52).
 

POWER FOR LIVING
 
The teaching that distinguishes our church from many others is the baptism in the Holy Spirit. We believe this infilling of the Spirit gives believers several benefits as indicated in the New Testament. These include power to witness and serve others; a fervent dedication to the work of God; an intense love for Christ, His Word, and others; and the bestowment of key spiritual gifts (Acts 1:4,8; 8:15-17). Like the pattern recorded in the Bible, we believe whenever the Holy Spirit initially fills believers, they will speak in an unknown language like the 120 who were baptized in the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost. This infilling brings joy and power for Christian living, and serves as a gateway to a fuller life in Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit baptism is for everyone, though it is not a requirement for salvation (Acts 2:4).