We believe that the born-again believer should live by hearing, meditating, confessing and acting on the Word of God. This is the process of faith that brings victory into the lives of God’s people. (Isaiah 34:16, John 15:7, Mark 16:20)
The statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of Word of God Ministries’ faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, the Senior Pastor of Word of God Ministries is the final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. Jesus is 100% God and 100% man. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, and died on the cross for all mankind. He redeems us from the debt of our sins through His shed blood. He rose from the dead according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory. (John 1:1,14, 20:28; I Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; I Timothy 2:5). (John 3:16; Hebrews 1:1-8; 10:7-13)
We believe that the Bible is the written Word of God inspired by God. We believe that Jesus is the Manifested Word of God. We believe that faith is acting out on the Word of God. (John 1:1,14; Hebrews 10:7; 1 John 5:7) The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible and inerrant (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26)
It is the Father’s will for all believers to become prosperous, healthy and successful in all areas of life. But because of the fall, many may not receive the full benefits of God’s will and blessing while on earth. However, this should never prevent all believers from seeking the full endowment of God’s Blessings offered through Jesus Christ. Biblical wholeness affects at least four areas of one’s life:
Spiritual (John 3:3-11; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-13)
Mental or Emotional (2 Timothy 1:7; Philippians 4:7-8; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3)
Physical (Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24)
Financial (Joshua 1:8; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:6-10; Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Psalm 34:10, 84:11; Philippians 4:19; 3 John 2)
The Holy Spirit manifests Himself through a variety of spiritual gifts to build & equip the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and to confirm the power of the Gospel. The Bible’s list of these gifts is not necessarily exhaustive, and they may occur in various combinations. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of biblical parameters. (Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11; 12:4-8; Ephesians 4:16; 2 Timothy 1:5-6; 1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; 1 Peter 4:10-11)
We believe in the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the Spirit. We believe one is born-again by the regeneration of the Holy Spirit. (John 3:3-8; Ephesians 1:13; Romans 8:11; John 7:37-39; Titus 3:5)
We believe in water baptism in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit – we believe the name that represents the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is the Name of Jesus. Baptism represents the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. We believe that water baptism is an ordinance to be followed upon belief and is not necessary for salvation. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:38; 8:12, 35-37; 10:47-48, Romans 6:4; 1 Corinthians 1:17)
We believe in tithing the tithe and bringing offerings into the church. We believe tithing is a covenant practice initiated by Abraham 430 years before the law. We also believe in caring for the poor, sick, homeless, etc. (Genesis 14:18-20; Hebrews 7:1-4; Psalms 110:4; Galatians 3:29)
We believe in a literal heaven and a literal hell. We believe that after death eternal life begins either in heaven or in hell; where one spends eternity is based on their decision to accept or reject Jesus and His Word. We believe Jesus died for all mankind, and that the gift of salvation is offered to all. Salvation is by faith through grace and not by works. (Romans 10:9; John 5:24; Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16; Titus 3:5, 1 Timothy 2:4-6.)
We believe that term “marriage” has only one meaning and that is marriage sanctioned by God which joins one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to only occur between a man and a woman who are married to each other. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
We believe that any form of sexual immorality, such as adultery, fornication, homosexuality, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, pornography or any attempt to change one’s sex, or disagreement with one’s biological sex, is sinful and offensive to God.
We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of the church as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the church members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by the church, theology school or its academy in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, should abide by and agree to this confession of faith regarding marriage and sexuality and conduct themselves accordingly.
Because we believe the biblical teaching that marriage is between one man and one woman, marriages outside those parameters will not be performed by church ministers or on church property.
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of the church.
We believe that Jesus is the manifested Word of God. (John 1:1, 14, 1 John 5:7, Matthew 24:35) We believe that the born-again believer should live by hearing, meditating, confessing and acting on the Word of God. This is the process of faith that brings victory into the lives of God’s people. (Isaiah 34:16, John 15:7, Mark 16:20)
We believe that the just shall live by faith and that faith is the victory over the world. We believe that faith comes by hearing the Word of God. (Romans 1:17, 1 John 5:4, Romans 10:17)
We believe in the burden-removing yoke destroying power of God. We believe that Jesus is the Anointed One and that He has anointed His church with wisdom and power to carry out His plan. (Isaiah 10:27, Luke 4:18, 1 John 2:27)