Our Doctrinal Beliefs
The 16 Fundamental Doctrines of Living Word True Gospel
What We Believe
AUTHORITY OF GOD'S WORD
The Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is inspired by God. It is the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct.
1 THESSALONIANS 2:13
2 TIMOTHY 3: 15-17
2 PETER 1:21
ONE TRUE GOD
There is only one true God who has revealed Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
DEITY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The scriptures declare:
A. His virgin birth: MATTHEW 1:23 and LUKE 1:31,35
B. His sinless life: HEBREWS 7:26 and 1 PETER 2:22
C. His miracles: ACTS 2:22 and ACTS 10:38
D. His substitution work on the cross: 1 COR 15:3 and 2 COR 5:21
E. His bodily resurrection from the dead: MATTHEW 28:6, LUKE 24:39 AND 1 COR 15:4
F. His exaltation to the right hand of God: ACTS 1:9,11, ACTS 2:33, PHILIPPIANS 2: 9-11 and HEBREWS 1:3
FALL OF MAN
Man was created good and upright but by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred physical and spiritual death, which is a separation from God.
GENESIS 1:26,27; 2:17, 3:6 ROMANS 5:12-19
SALVATION OF MAN
Man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
A. Conditions to salvation. Salvation is received through the repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. LUKE 24:47 JOHN 3:3 ROMANS 10:13-15 EPHESIANS 2:8
TITUS 2:11, 3:5-7
B. Evidences of salvation. The inward evidence is the direct witness of the Spirit
The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and holiness
EPHESIANS 4:24 TITUS 2:12
ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH
A. Baptism in water by immersion is commanded in the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized.
This declares to the world that they have died with Christ and been raised with Him to walk in the newness of life.
MATTHEW 28:19 MARK 16:16 ACTS 10:47,48 ROMANS 6:4
B. Holy communion, or the Lord's Supper, consists of the elements- bread and the fruit of the vine. It is a symbol of our sharing the divine.
Nature: 2 PETER 1:4
A reminder of His Suffering and death: 1 CORINTHIANS 11:26
And the prophesy of His second coming 1CORINTHIANS 11:26
BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the Baptism in the Holy Ghost.
With it comes endowment of the power for life and service.
LUKE 24:49 ACTS 1:4,8 1 CORINTHIANS 12: 1-31
It is distinct from and subsequent to the new birth.
ACTS 8:12-17 ACTS 10:44-46 ACTS 11:14-16 ACTS 15:7-9
INITIAL PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OF THE BAPTISM 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.
Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication to God.
ROMANS 12:1,2 1 THESSALONIANS 5:22 HEBREWS 13:12
Scriptures teach a life of " holiness without which no man shall see the Lord"
CHURCH AND ITS MISSON
The Church is the body of Christ of which each believer is a part.
EPHESIANS 1:22,23 EPHESIANS 2:22 HEBREWS 12:23
A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry is for the threefold purpose of the leading of the church in: evangelizing the world: MARK 16:15-20
Worshipping God: JOHN 4:23,24
Building a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son. EPHESIANS 4:11,16
Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel, provided for in the Atonement, and is the privilege of all believers.
ISAIAH 53:4,5 MATTHEW 8:16,17 JAMES 5:14-16
There will be a final judgement of the wicked dead according to their works.
Whoever is not found in the Book of Life will be consigned to everlasting punishments' in the Lake of Fire.
MATTHEW 25:46 MARK 9;43-48 REVELATION 19:20 REVELATION 20:11-15 REVELATION 21:8
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