What We Believe

We believe in One God who is God The Father, God The Son (Jesus) and God The Spirit (Holy Spirit).

God was, is and always will be.  God is alive!  God is real! God is amazing! God is love!   He is all knowing, ever present and all powerful.  He is Elohim, the creator of all things in the Heavens and on the Earth.  God is our Heavenly Father who created man in their image.  “Their image” being the image of the Trinity.  The Trinity: God the Father (the Ruler), God the Son, Jesus Christ (the Redeemer) whom through we receive Salvation and God the Holy Spirit (the Resider) who dwells in all believers of Christ Jesus.  God tells us in Isaiah 45 and 46, “I am the LORD, and there is no other, apart from me there is no God…  I am the LORD, and there is no other.  I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things.  I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.  I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come.” God is “I AM”…He is all and everything we need.

Supporting Scriptures:

Genesis 1, 2, 3; Genesis 1:2; Genesis 1:26, 27; Matthew 28:19; 1John 4:7, 8, 16; Job 38:4

Jesus is the 2nd person in the Trinity, the Son of God, and the Son of Man, made flesh through the birth of a virgin, Mary.  Through this birth Jesus is fully man but without sin.  Jesus was with God in the beginning; all things were created through him.  He was sent by God the Father to teach us how to live a life set apart from this world. He came to teach us how we can live in the Kingdom here and now.  He came to be the atoning sacrifice for all our sins.  He came to bring us salvation through his death on the cross so that we can have a personal and intimate relationship with God our Father.  Jesus is the only way to this relationship with God.  Jesus is alive! God resurrected Jesus from the grave to declare the power and victory over death and to prove that He is the source of life.     

Supporting Scriptures:

Matthew 28:19; Matthew 3:17; 17:5; Luke 1:35; 9:35; John 6:27; 13:3, Isaiah  7:14; 9:6; Matthew 1:18-24; Luke 1:26-37; Matthew 1:20-23; 26:59, 60; 27:19; Luke 23:15; 23:41; Micah 5:2; John 1:1-4, 10, 14, Matthew 5, 6, 7; Romans 12:2; 1John 5:4; Lev 17:11; John 1:29; Romans 3:25; 5:8; John 3:16; Acts 4:12; 16:31; Romans, 8:16; John 14:6; Ephesians 2:8-10; Colossians 1:15-17;

John 3:36; 11:25; 1Corinthians  15:3-8, 56-57

Holy Spirit is the 3rd person in the Trinity; the Spirit of God.  He is sent to live in believers of the Lord, Jesus Christ at the moment of our Salvation.  The Holy Spirit is the source of God’s presence and power living within us.  He guides us, counsels us, comforts us, empowers us and convicts our spirit.   He produces in us the Fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  He guides us in using the Gifts of the Spirit from God; preaching, teaching, prophecy, hospitality, healing, administration, tongues, interpretation of tongues, miracles… These Fruits and Gifts of the Spirit are to help us become more like Jesus and to help us carry out the Ministry of Jesus until His return. The baptism in the Holy Spirit, releases the fullness of the Spirit and is evidenced by the fruit and gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Supporting Scriptures:

Genesis 1:2, Is 11:2, 61:1-3; Joel 2:28; Matthew 3:11; Mk 1:8; 16:15-18; Luke 11:13; John 4:24; Acts 1:5, 8; 2:4, 38-39; 1Corinthians 6:17 & 19; 1Corinthians 12, 13, 14; Galatians 4:6; 5:16, 22-23; Titus 3:4-6

Baptism in water by man for repentance; dying to self, to sin, to the ways of the world, symbolizes to all that we have died with Christ and have also been resurrected with Christ to walk in the newness of life.  Baptism in the Holy Spirit by Jesus Christ is the receiving of power from God to do the will of God and carry on the works of Jesus Christ in its fullness. Baptism is a command from God to be immersed in the life of Christ as His follower.

Supporting Scriptures:

Exodus 30: 17-20; Leviticus 16:4; Matthew 3:6, 11; 28:19; John 1:33;  Luke 3:16;Acts 1:5; 2:38; 11:16;  Romans 6:1-6; 1 Corinthians 10:2; Colossians 2:11, 12; 1Peter 3:20;

The Bible We affirm that the Bible containing the Old and New Testaments is the infallible, inspired Word of God, and that God’s Word is authority, ultimate, final, and eternal. It cannot be added to, subtracted from, or superseded in any regard. The Bible is the source of all doctrine, instruction, correction, and reproof. It contains guidance in godliness and practical conduct.  It gives instructions on a Christ-like life, pleasing to Father God and it shares the heart of God.

Supporting Scriptures:

Psa.ms 12:6; 119:89; 30:5-6; Isaiah 40:8; 55:11; Jeremiah 29:11-13; Matthew 5:18; John 1:1, 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1Peter 1:18-21; Revelation 22:18-19   

The Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of the death of our Lord Jesus and is done in remembrance of Him  until He comes again; it is a sign of our participation in Him; it is a testimony of what He has done for us.  Communing with the Lord, eating His flesh and drinking His blood symbolically, both which He shed willingly in His death for all encourages the intimacy in the relationship He wants us to share with God.

1 Corinthians 11:23-29; Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:14-20; John 6:53-59

Salvation  The Word of God declares clearly that salvation is a free gift of God, based on the merits of the death of His Son, and is appropriated by faith. Salvation is affected by personal repentance, belief in  Lord Jesus, and personal acceptance of Him into one’s life as Lord and Savior. The new life in Christ includes the privileges of adoption and inheritance in the Kingdom of God. Salvation is an act of free will in response to God’s personal love for mankind and Jesus’ sacrifice. It is predestined only in the sense that God, through His omniscience, foreknew those who would choose Him. It is secure in the eternal, unchanging commitment of God who does not lie and is forever the same. Salvation should produce an active lifestyle of loving obedience to God and service to Jesus Christ.

Supporting Scriptures:

John 3:16; Mark 16:16; Luke 19:10;  Ephesians 2:8,9, Romans 10:9-13; Hebrews 7:25; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:31; 2 Timothy 1:9;

Link to Prayer for Salvation

 Man   is created wonderfully and immutably by God as either male or female.  These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God.  Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.  Rejection of one’s biological sex declares that God, who is infallible, has made a mistake.  Not one person created by God is a mistake or mistakenly created but birthed with greatness and for a purpose.  

Genesis 1:26-27; Jeremiah 29:11; Psalm 139:13-16; Job 10:8-12; 33:4; Ephesians 2:10

Sanctification of Life  is sacred in the eyes of God who has created all human life and has given inestimable worth, value in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception.  We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life. 

Psalm 139; Jeremiah 7:6; 29:11; Galatians 1:5; Exodus 20:13; 23:7

Marriage is designed by God and defined by the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive, life-long union as outlined in Scripture.  We believe that God intended for sexual intimacy to take place between one man and one woman who are married to one another.  We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity should be engaged in outside of marriage between a man and a woman.  Any sexual intimacy outside of marriage as stated above is sexual immorality.  This includes adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography all which is sinful and offensive to God.   

Genesis 2:18-25; Ephesians 5:21-33; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 18; 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4;                Matthew 15:18-20

Redemption  is offered by God to all who confess and forsake their sinful nature, turning to seek His mercy and forgiveness through the blood of Jesus Christ.                                                            Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:20-22;            Malachi 4:5-6; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21

A Core Value we have is that every person should be honored, 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 Spirit of Glory Ministries.       Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31; Galatians 5:16,22,23; 1 Peter 2:17-19; John 15:12,13

This Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs.  The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks to the final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all we , Spirit of Glory Ministries, believe.