Statement of faith

We believe in one God who has manifested Himself as Father in creation, as Son in the redemption and as Holy Spirit in the hearts of believers.  (Isaiah 40:28, Matthew 28:18-20, 1 Timothy3:16, Colossians 1:16, Ephesians 1:7, Acts 2:16-18)

    • The first commandment of all is, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord” (Mark 12:29, Deuteronomy 6:4).
    • “But to us there is but one God…” (1 Corinthians 8:6).

 

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was born miraculously from the womb of the Virgin Mary through the work of the Holy Spirit, and He is, at the same time, the One and only true God. The God of the Old Testament who took upon Himself human form. “And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us…”. “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” - 1 Timothy 3:16  (Romans 9:5, 1 John 5:20, Isaiah 60:1-3, John 1: 14).

 

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as promised by God in the Old Testament and as poured out after the glorification of our Lord Jesus Christ, who sends it. (Joel 2:28-29, John 7:37-39, 14:16 -26, Acts 2:1-4, 16-18)

Furthermore, we believe that the demonstration that the person has been baptized with the Holy Spirit are the new tongues or languages.

We also believe that the Holy Spirit is the power that enables us to testify of Christ. The Holy Spirit helps us develop a Christian character more pleasing to God. The same Spirit endows men with gifts for the edification of the Church. We do not believe, that any man has the power to impart the gifts of God.

(Acts 1: 8, Galatians 5:22-25, Romans 12:6-8, I Corinthians 12:1-12, Ephesians 4:7-13, I Corinthians 12:11, Ephesians 4:7)

All members of the Word Life Family Church are highly encouraged to seek the Holy Spirit and strive to live consistently in the Spirit, as recommended in Romans 8:5-16, Ephesians 5:18, and Colossians 3:5.

 

We believe in baptism in water, by immersion in the Name of Jesus Christ and that it should be administered by an ordained minister. Baptism should be by immersion because only in this way can it represent the death of man unto sin, thus bearing similarity to the death of Christ. (Romans 6:1-5).

Baptism is an outward expression of repentance and an inward change after conversion and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  (Acts 2:38)

Baptism should be done in the name of Jesus Christ because this was the practice of the Apostles and ministers who baptized during the early period of the Church, as recorded in the Holy Scriptures. (Acts 2:38, 8:16, 10:48, 19:6, 22:16).

“If we are baptized in Christ, we are baptized into His death; all of our sins are nailed to the cross. This revelation will free us from guilt.” (Romans 6:4)

 

We believe in personal salvation of believers through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.  (John 20:31, Ephesians 2:3, 1John 1:7, Revelations 1:5)

Salvation consists of deliverance from all sin and unrighteousness through the blood of Jesus Christ. The New Testament experience of salvation consists of repentance from sin, water baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost, after which the Christian is to live a godly life. (Acts 2:36-41, John 3:16).

 

We believe it is essential for man to repent of sin and by faith receive the finished work of Christ by confessing Him as Lord with his mouth and believing in his heart resulting in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Romans 10:8-10)

 

We believe in the biblical interpretation of marriage between man and woman. We promote, support and advocate for the scriptural example of God’s best in sexual practice, marital union, orientation, demonstration and lifestyle. (1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Leviticus 18:10, Romans 1:26-27)

 

We believe in divine healing, through faith in the Name of Jesus Christ, and that healing is included in the Redemption.  (Matthew 8:17, Matthew 9:35, 1Corinthians 12:28)

The healing of the body takes place through a combination of the faith of the believer and power in the Name of Jesus Christ, whose Name is invoked when praying for the sick. The Lord Jesus Christ promised that those who believed in His Name would lay hands on the sick and the sick would recover. (Mark 16:18 )

 

We believe in the imminent return of Jesus and that those who have believed in Him will be resurrected to a heavenly dwelling in an incorruptible body, and those who do not believe will join Satan and his host in everlasting punishment.  (1Corinthians 15:52)

 

We believe the Bible in its entirety to be the inspired Word of God, infallible, unchanging, and authoritative.  (2 Timothy 3:16)

 

We believe in the literal practice of the Lord’s Supper (Communion), which He himself instituted This ordinance shall make use of unleavened bread that represents the sinless body of our Lord Jesus Christ, and unfermented wine that represents the blood of Christ, which consummated our redemption. (Matthew 26:26-29, Mark 14:22-25, Luke 22:15-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26).

The object of this ceremony is to commemorate the death of our Lord Jesus Christ and to announce the day in which He shall return to the world, at the same time to give testimony of the communion that exists among believers.

After partaking of a supper with His apostles, the Lord washed their feet, an act that marveled them at that moment. When He was done, the Master explained to His Disciples the significance of this act, and recommended that they wash one another’s feet. The Church practices this act in combination or indistinctly with the Lord’s Supper as an act of humility and Christian fellowship.  (1 Corinthians 10:15-17, 11:27-28  2 Corinthians 13:5  1 Timothy 5: 10)

 

We believe that God teaches us through his word, that to obtain the funds necessary to carry out the work of the Lord is that of tithes and offerings, and that this system must be practiced by believers alike.  (Genesis 28:22, Malachi 3:10, Matthew 23:23, Luke 6:38, Acts 11:27;30, 1 Corinthians 9:3-14;16:1-2, 2 Corinthians 8:1-16, 9:6-12, 11:7-9, 1 Timothy 5:17-18, 6:17-19, Galatians 6:6-10, Philippians 4:10-12, 15-19, Hebrews 13:16 ).

Giving tithes (10%) is honoring God with our substance and with our first fruit of increase. It is not only an Old Covenant command but also a New Testament blessing.  (Proverbs 3:9, Malachi 3:8-11, Hebrews 3:1; 7:8)

Knowing that the work of the Lord is not only spiritual but also of a material nature, we believe that it is necessary to regulate the acquisition and distribution of the necessary funds to meet the material needs of the work.

 

We believe that all members of the Body of Christ should be holy; that is, separated from sin and consecrated for the service of the Lord. For this reason they must abstain from all practices, entertainment, and other negative activities that affect the flesh and spirit. (Leviticus 19:2, II Corinthians 7:1, Ephesians 5:26-27, 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4, 2 Timothy 2:21, Hebrews 12:14, 1 Peter 1:16)