Word Of Life Christian Ministries accepts the Scriptures as the revealed Will of God, the all sufficient rule of faith and practice, and for the purpose of maintaining general unity, adopts these Statements of Fundamental Truths and Doctrine.
What we believe:
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 3:1517; 1 Peter 1:2325; Heb. 4:12)
The triune Godhead is manifested as three (3) separate and distinct persons–The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit–who are eternally self existent, self revealed and function as one entity. Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead, coequal and coeternal with The Father and The Holy Spirit.
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 1:2631, 3:17; Romans 5:1221).
The ordinance of baptism in water, symbolizing 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 on Christ as Savior and Lord. In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:38, Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4). Our administration of this command is by total immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ—as done in all instances of the early (Acts 2:38, Acts 10:47-48, Acts)
“And when He had given thanks, He broke it, and said, ‘This is my body which is for Do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood, Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’ Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup” (1 Cor. 11:24; 25, 28).
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. With it comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:48; 1 Cor. 12:131). This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Acts 2:38; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:79).
The full consummation of the Baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is evidenced by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, and by the subsequent manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and service (Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:2-6; 1:8).
The church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in Heaven (Ephesians 1:22; 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23).
Jesus is coming again to gather all His Saints to Heaven (I Cor. 15:51-52; I Thess. 4:16-17; and II Thess. 2:1).
Those who have not accepted the redemptive work of Jesus Christ will suffer eternal separation from the Godhead. The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire which burns with This is the second death, the lake of fire (Rev. 19:20; 20:10-15).
The return of our Lord Jesus Christ, with His Saints from Heaven, to rule and reign for one thousand years on earth as the Scriptures promised (Romans 11:25-27; 2 Thess. 1:7; Rev. 19:11-16; 20:17). After this, there shall be a new heaven and a new earth (Rev. 21). 5:7-8, Revelation 1:7, 20:11-15, 21:8)