Titus 345 – Saved Because Of His Mercy – bases its beliefs and ministry on the following Statements of Faith:
The Deity of Jesus Christ – We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ. He IS God incarnate, God in human form, and the image of the Father, who, without ceasing to be God, became man in order that He would reveal who God is and provide the means of salvation for humanity.
““The deity of Jesus is considered an essential doctrine and is a central non-negotiable belief within Christianity. Also known as the “divinity of Christ,” this doctrine asserts that Jesus Christ was and is the Son of God incarnate. As the apostle Paul stated, “the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily” (Col. 2:9 ESV)”[i]
John 1:1; John 20:28; Romans 9:5; Hebrews 1:8-9; Phil. 2:6; Colossians 1:15; Titus 2:13, 1 John 5:20; John 13:3, John 17:5, 1 Timothy 3:16, and Hebrews 1:3
The Virgin Birth – We believe that Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary. In this, He, Jesus Christ, was not “made” by man. “This doctrine stands at the heart of the Lord’s person and saving work. Without the virgin birth, there would be no salvation for sinners. Jesus Christ would be a sinful human being. If the virgin birth did not occur, then the Bible is not true and cannot be trusted. In short, it is an essential part of salvation and of Scripture.”[ii]
Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:35; Matthew 1:18; Matthew 1:22-25; Hebrews 2:14; Philippians 2:7; Galatians 4:4;
The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ/ The Blood Atonement of Jesus Christ – We believe that Jesus Christ was crucified, suffered and died on the Cross at Calvary. He was crucified as a substitute for each of us as an atonement for the penalty our sinful and fallen lives. It is ONLY through Jesus Christ’s death on the Cross that it is possible for us to be declared righteous, based on their faith in Him. We believe that but for the finished work of the Cross, there is no salvation, there is no hope. The Truth of the Cross is an uncompromising reminder that the atonement of Christ is our gift of grace and mercy from the Throne of God Himself.
Acts 20:28; Romans 3:25, Romans 5:9; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 9:12-14
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ – We believe in the physical resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. We believe the resurrection of Christ was predicted by the Prophets in the Old Testament and by Christ Himself in the New Testament. Jesus Christ’s resurrection is central to the church’s message of forgiveness of sins and assurance of salvation. We believe that by rising from the dead, Jesus Christ demonstrated that He alone cleanses the guilt of our past and provides assurance us that our eternity is safe and secure in Him. We believe that without Christ’s resurrection we would have no salvation from sin and no hope for our own future resurrection. We believe that the empty tomb is proof of Christ’s deity and that one day God will judge the entire world in righteousness.
Job 19:25–27; Psalms 16:9–11; Psalms 22:22; Psalms 118:22–24; Matthew 16:21; Mark 9:30–32; Luke 18:31–34; John 2:19–22; Acts 1:3; Luke 24:33–43; John 20:24–29; 1 Corinthians 15:3–8; Romans 4:24–25; Hebrews 7:25; John 14:19; John 5:26; Romans 1:4; John 14:19; 1 Corinthians 15:20–23; Romans 6:3–4; Ephesians 1:19–21; Acts 17:31
The Second Coming of Jesus Christ – We believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ. His return from heaven will be personal, visible and magnificent, a sacred hope for which we constantly watch and pray. We believe that seven years before His second coming, Jesus will come for His Church. This is commonly called the “Rapture.” At that time those believers that have already experienced physical death and have been buried will be raised, and along with believers that are alive at that time will be raptured (caught up) to meet the Lord in the air and will be with Him forever At the end of a seven year period of tribulation on the earth, Jesus Christ will return with His Church to establish His Kingdom on earth. At this time, every person of every nation will be brought before the Judgment Seat of God to receive the final judgment – eternity in Hell or eternity in Heaven. For a more detailed description, please go to: http://www.moodyglobal.org/beliefs/second-coming/
Romans 8:19-21; Revelation 20:7–9; Revelation 20:10; Revelation 20:11–13; Revelation 20:14 – 15; Mark 9:48; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:2, Revelation 3; Revelation 2:3–5
The Inerrancy of the Bible – We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God. The Bible is the only guide for Christian living; it is the anchor for the soul. It is a “storehouse” of sorts for the wonderful historical events, stories, laws, and parables that were handed down through the generations. It is also the finite resource for information of our future and our eternity. It is the sourcebook for everyday living where we as followers of Christ find standards for our conduct, guidelines for knowing right from wrong, and principles to help us in a confused society where so often “anything goes.”
1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17
The Trinity – We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. “The Bible shows very clearly that there is only one God, and yet that there are three personal distinctions in His complex nature, traditionally referred to as “three Persons in the Godhead”—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Each is distinct from the others but never acts independently. They are one in nature and purpose. This mystery is called the doctrine of the Trinity. Though that term is not used in the Bible, the teaching, however, is present in seed form in the Old Testament and is revealed explicitly in the New Testament”[iii]
Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; John 14:26; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:4-6
The Continuing Work of Holy Spirit in the life of the Church and the Believers – We believe in the present ministry of Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a Godly life. Holy Spirit today plays a key role in the salvation of the individual. It is Holy Spirit who brings conviction to the unbeliever and causes him to see the truth of the gospel. Those who respond to this conviction and place their faith in Jesus Christ receive eternal life, and a new nature. Holy Spirit indwells the believer who surrenders his or her life to Jesus and submits themselves to God’s authority. The believer lives in the power of the Spirit by the gifts He bestows and produces the fruit of the Spirit. The absence of Holy Spirit in the life of an individual is the mark of the unsaved. Holy Spirit seals the believer and guarantees the refuge of the believer “until the day of redemption.
We believe Holy Spirit continues to bestow spiritual gifts and abilities for service to every believer still today. Although His restraint of evil in the world today will cease with the rapture, He will continue to be present in the earth. In the coming kingdom of Jesus Christ, the Spirit will be in God’s people and the Spirit will be upon the King.
John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8; Acts 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10.
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