Statement of Faith

JOSHUA ONE MINISTRIES

BRIEF STATEMENT OF FAITH 

 

GOD

1. There is one God: the God of the Bible, the God of Abraham, the God of Jesus. (Exodus 20:3)

2. God has existed eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)

CHRIST

3. Jesus is God, Son of God, Savior and Lord.  We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, atoning death on the cross, bodily resurrection, ascension to heaven, and promised return.

SALVATION

4. Salvation is possible only through Jesus Christ. (Acts 4:12, John 14:6)

5. Salvation is made possible through Christ’s atoning, substitutionary death on the cross. (Rom 3:25)

6. Salvation is made possible through God’s grace, and not through human efforts. (Eph 2:8,9; Rom 11:8)

MAN

7. Man should respond to God’s grace and Christ’s death by having faith in Christ. (Gal 2:16)

8. Genuine faith should include:

  • proclaiming Jesus as Savior and Lord. (Rom 10:9)

  • confessing and repenting of one’s sins. (Luke 18:13, Acts 2:38)

  • being baptized. (Acts 2:38)

  • serving Christ. (James 2:17)

BIBLE

9. The Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16)

 

Regarding many doctrinal questions:

“In essentials unity; in nonessentials liberty; in all things love.”

It is possible for Christians to disagree on a host of doctrinal questions, as long as we agree on the essentials. Christians and churches should not allow secondary issues to divide us.

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