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Doctrinal Statement of Faith:
(1) The Bible, in its original documents, is the inspired Word of God, the written record of His revelation of himself to man, absolute in its authority, complete in its revelation, final in its content, and without any errors in its statements. II Tim. 3:16; John 10:35; Psalm 89:34; Hebrews 6:18; II Pet. 3:16.
(2) There is one God, eternally existent, Creator of heaven and earth. He is manifested in three persons Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Isa. 7:14; Isa. 9:6; John 14:9; I Tim. 3:16; I John 5:7; Gen. 1:2.
(3) The Lord Jesus Christ is fully God who took on flesh and dwelt on earth. He was sinlessly perfect and gave Himself as a substitutionary sacrifice by shedding his blood and dying on the tree. He then came back from the dead. This was to pay for all sins (past, present, and future) for all who believe. II Cor. 5:21; Heb. 10:10-14; Heb. 9:2-28; Acts 13:38-41; I Peter 2:24; I John 3:5.
(4) God is absolutely sovereign and in His sovereignty gave man a free will to accept or reject the salvation that He has provided. It is God's will that all would be saved and that none should perish. God foreknows, but does not predetermine, any man to be condemned. God permits man's destiny to depend upon man's choice. I Tim. 2:4; II Thess. 2:13; I Pet. 1:2; II Pet. 3:9; John 6:64, 65; Acts 10:34; I Cor. 1:21; Eph. 1:5-14; Rom. 8:29, 30; Rom. 9:30-32.
(5) Each member of the human race is fallen, sinful and lost, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of man. The moment a person receives Christ as his Saviour, immediately, the Holy Spirit indwells the believer who is
sealed until the day of redemption. Rom. 3:23; John 3:7; John 7:39; I Cor. 6:19; Eph. 1:13, 14; Luke 24:49; Titus 3:5.
(6) Man is saved by undeserved mercy through faith and nothing of man enters into his salvation. It is a free gift. Man's efforts, regardless of how good or well intended, before or after salvation, having nothing to do with it. Salvation is by the finished work of Christ and nothing can be added to it. Eph. 2:8, 9; Gal. 2:16; Rom. 11:6; Col. 2:13; Titus 3:5; Rom. 3:22.
(7) The Church began with the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and is composed of all true believers. By the Holy Spirit we are all baptized into the one Body of Christ. Water baptism is not essential for salvation but serves as an act of obedience as well as a testimony to the world of one's salvation. Acts 1:8; I Cor. 6:19, 20; Acts 2:1-4; I Cor. 12:13; Eph. 4:5; Acts 10:47.
(8) Every true child of God possesses eternal life, being justified by faith, sanctified by God, sealed with the Holy Spirit, is safe and secure for all eternity, and he cannot lose his salvation. However, a Christian can, through sin, lose his fellowship, joy, power, testimony, and reward; and incur the Father's chastisement. Relationship is eternal, being established by the new birth. Fellowship, however, is dependent upon obedience. I Cor. 3:11-17; Heb. 12:5-11; I Cor. 5:1-5, 11:30-32.
(9) A true child of God has two births: one of the flesh, the other of the Spirit, giving man a flesh nature and a Spirit nature. The flesh nature is neither good nor righteous. The spiritual Man does not commit a sin. This results in a warfare between the Spirit and the flesh, which continues until physical death, or the return of the Lord. The flesh nature of man does not change in any way with the new birth, but can be controlled and kept subdued by the new man. John 3:3-7; Rom, 8:8; Rom. 7:15-25; Gal. 5:17; I John 3:9; I Peter 1:23; I John 5:18; I John 1:8.
(10) There will be a resurrection of the saved and of the lost; of the saved unto eternal life, and of the lost unto eternal conscious punishment. I Thess. 4:13-18; Dan. 12:2; Rev. 20:1-5; Matt. 25:41.
(11) We believe in the personal return of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. I Thess. 5:9-11; I Thess. 1:10; II Thess. 2:1-8; Rev. 3:10; Luke 21:36; Titus 2:13; Isa. 26:17-21; Isa. 27:1; Rev. 4:4.
(12) Satan is real, the author of sin, and he and his angels shall be eternally punished. Ezek. 28:15; Ezek. 28:17; Isa. 14:12-14; Rev. 20:10; Matt. 25:41.
(13) God does perform divine healing and it is part of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and man can be healed through faith by the power of God. James 5:14-16.
(14) The true child of God is not under the Law but under Grace, saved by grace and disciplined by grace. Rom. 6:14; Rom. 11:6; II Cor. 3:17.
(15) Repent (metanoeo) means a change of mind. Repentance in salvation means a change of mind from any idea of religion that many may have, and to accept God's way of salvation. . Acts 20:21; II Cor. 7:8-10; Matt. 21:32.
(16) It is every Christian's privilege and duty to make clear God's plan of salvation wherever and in whatever vocation he or she may be. Mark 16:15; I Thess. 2:4.
(17) The general plan of salvation in God's Word is a brief outline that is believed and practiced by the PROMISE LAND MINSITRIES LIGHTHOUSE, Inc. is as follows:
Obtaining Spiritual Birth
First, realize the need for spiritual birth that we are all sinners all of us. Write Rom3:23
Second, understand that God loved us so much that even though he knew the awful things that we would do he sent His son to die for us. Write Rom 5:8
Third, that for our sin we deserve to die, but God gives us a free gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ as our Lord, (Lord means to rule over to be ruler of) Write Rom 6:23
Fourth, that we can't just decide to come to God when we want to, we have to come when God draws us otherwise we may miss the chance. Write John 6:44
Fifth, that if we repent, we will be changed and our sins forgiven by the presence of the Lord Write Acts 3:19
Sixth, that all of us who will answer that drawing and go to Jesus will never be forgotten or refused no matter what sins we have committed. Write John 6:37
Seventh, that if we will believe, not just say it but really believe in our hearts and confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord of our lives we will be saved. Write Rom 10:8-13
Eighth, If you hear him knocking on the door of your heart today, and you open that door he will come in and be with you forever. Write Rev 3:20