JESUS OUR SURETY MINISTRY'S
S T A T E M E N TаааO FаааF A I T H
THE SCRIPTURES - The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.ааThe New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine (2 Tim. 3:16; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).
THE GODHEAD - Our God is one, but manifested in three Persons - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being coequal (Phil. 2:6). God the Father is greater than all; the Sender of the Word (Logos) and the Begetter (John 14:28; John 16:28; John 1:14).
The Son is the Word flesh-covered, the One Begotten, and has existed with the Father from the beginning (John 1:1; John 1:18; John 1:14).
The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal (John 15:26).
MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION - Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam's transgression and fall, sin came into the world. "...all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God..."аа"As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one."ааJesus Christ, the Son of God, came in the flesh to undo the work of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God (Rom. 5:12; Rom. 3:23; 1 John 3:8).
Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God (Eph. 2:8).
ETERNAL LIFE AND THE NEW BIRTH - Man's first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that worketh repentance.ааThe New Birth is necessary for all men, and when experienced, produces eternal life (2 Cor. 7:10; John 3:3-5; 1 John 5:12).
WATER BAPTISM - Baptism in water is by immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only.ааThe ordinance is a symbol of the Christian's identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12; Acts 8:36-39).
BAPTISM IN THE HOLY GHOST - The Baptism in the Holy Ghost is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the New Birth.ааThis experience is often accompanied by the initial manifestation of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance (Matt. 3:11; John 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38,39; Acts 19:1-7; Acts 2:4).
SANCTIFICATION - The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord.ааWe believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation at Christ's return (Heb. 12:14; 1 Thess. 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Cor. 3:18; Phil. 3:12-14; 1 Cor. 1:30).
GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT - These are manifestations of the Holy Spirit and have not ceased in operation, for HE is still here.ааAs long as the Church remains, the gifts, administrations, operations, and manifestations of the Holy Spirit will always be available to all believers to profit with all (1 Cor. 12:1-12; Rom. 11:29).
DIVINE HEALING - Physical healing is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, the laying on of hands, and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.ааIt is provided for through the redemption of Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the Church today (James 5:14,15; Mark 16:18; Isa. 53:4,5; Matt. 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Cor. 12:7-10).
RESURRECTION OF THE JUST AND THE RETURN OF OUR LORD - The angels said to Jesus' disciples, "...this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven."ааHis coming is imminent.ааWhen He comes, "...the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air...." (Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:16,17).
Jesus shall return to earth as King of kings, and Lord of lords, and together with His saints, He shall reign on earth a thousand years (Rev. 20:6).
HELL AND ETERNAL RETRIBUTION - The one who physically dies in his sins without receiving the Lord Jesus is hopelessly and eternally lost and will spend eternally in the Lake of Fire, and has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting.ааThe Lake of Fire is literal.ааThe terms "eternal" and "everlasting," used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the Lake of Fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the Presence of God (Heb. 9:27; Rev. 19:20).
JESUS OUR SURETY MINISTRY'S
V I S I O NаааA N DаааM I S S I O N
OUR VISION - Change the body of Christ's perception of God by preparing leaders to proclaim the Truth of the Gospel throughout America and the World.
OUR MISSION - Equip faithful men and women for the work of the ministry by teaching spiritual truths, imparting biblical knowledge, providing practical ministry opportunities, and grounding them in the message of God's unconditional love and grace.