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Mission Statement and Statement of Faith

 

Mission Statement: The Healing Place- A Church of Hope, is a faith-based Christian Church, seeking to proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and to worship and to serve God by learning, obeying, and teaching His Word, encouraging and supporting one another in Christian growth, sharing God's love with others and serving people in the community and in the world in both spiritual and physical needs.

 

We believe: In the whole Bible, rightly divided. It is the inspired and authoritative Word of God. In one God who eternally exists in three persons; namely, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. That Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. He was born of the virgin Mary, crucified under Pontius Pilate, and buried in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea. He was resurrected bodily from the dead on the third day and is now seated at the right hand of the Father as our intercessor. That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Adam was the head of the human race and through his disobedience all his descendants are born with sinful nature and a guilty condition that must find remedy. In the atoning nature of the death of Christ; that Christ became the head of a new humanity and through His obedience His descendants (believers in His name) are born-again with a holy nature and a righteous status before God. That Bible holiness is God's standard for the lifestyle of His justified children. That all Christians are indwelt by the person of the Holy Spirit and are encouraged to seek for a Spirit-filled life as an empowerment of effective Christian service. In water baptism and Holy Communion as the ordinances of the church. That the church is the invisible Body of Christ which transcends ecclesiastical lines of demarcation. Each Christian, baptized by the Spirit into the body, is an integral member and should learn how to receive from and contribute to the dynamics of the Body. In the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, who will return bodily to this Earth to put down evil and establish His righteous kingdom. In the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved will experience resurrection unto life and glory, the lost will experience resurrection unto eternal damnation and shame.

 

 1. Doctrine of Scripture. The Bible is God’s unique revelation to mankind,
the inspired, infallible Word of God. As such, it is the supreme and final
authority and without error in what it teaches and affirms. No other writings
are vested with such divine authority.

 2. Doctrine of God. There is only one true God. He exists eternally as three persons
— Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — each fully God yet each personally distinct from the
other. God is the creator of everything.

 3. Doctrine of Sin. Everyone, regardless of race, gender, social class, or
intellectual ability, is created in God’s image and for communion with God.
But because of sin, that communion was broken and all of humanity was separated
from God, the source of all life. Because of the fall, everyone deserves God’s
judgment.

 4. Doctrine of Salvation. Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life,
and God gives salvation and eternal life to those who trust in him. Salvation
cannot be earned through personal goodness or human effort. It is a gift that
is received by repentance and faith in Christ and his death on the cross and
resurrection from the grave.

 5. Doctrine of Christ. Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Trinity, was
conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary — he was God in human flesh.
He lived a sinless human life, yet willingly took upon himself our sins by dying in
our place and on our behalf. He rose bodily, victorious over death. He ascended to
Heaven and is at the right hand of the Father as the believer’s advocate and mediator.
Some day, he will return to consummate history and to fulfill the eternal plan of God.

 6. Doctrine of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity,
convicts the world of sin and gives new life to those who trust in Jesus. He indwells
all believers and is available to empower them to lead Christ-like lives. The Spirit
gives them spiritual gifts with which to serve fellow believers and reach out to a
lost and needy world.

 7. Doctrine of Judgment. At the final judgment, unbelievers will be separated from
God into condemnation. Believers will be received into God’s loving presence.

 8. Doctrine of the Church. All believers are members of the body of Christ, the one
true church universal. Spiritual unity is to be expressed among Christians by acceptance
and love of one another across ethnic, cultural, socio-economic, national, generational,
gender, and denominational lines. The local church is a group of believers who gather
for worship, prayer, instruction, encouragement, mutual accountability, community with
each other, and as a witness to the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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