April 21, 2014

Our Beliefs

Girlfriends Coffee Hour Statement of Belief

We are an Interdenominational ministry.  We are called to do our part to cross over denominational man-made barriers that are so prevalent in the church today.  This is not to say that we are going to unequally yoke ourselves with anybody who does not acknowledge the deity and Lordship of Jesus Christ, but it is to say that our fellowship of believers will not be hindered by the traditions and religious spirits that have kept us apart in the past. What can the church really accomplish if they link hands together and serve the Master.   God is not interested in denominations. He is interested in His personal relationship with each of us.

What constitutes a believer?  Anybody from any nation, from any culture, from any denomination that believes in their heart and confesses with their mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord!

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, without error, and the final authority for faith and life.  The Bible teaches there is one God, the Creator of all things, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each possessing all the attributes of Deity.

We are called to share the Good News with those who are lost, brokenhearted and in bondage to sin.  We are called to love one another.  We are called to hold each other accountable to sin in our lives.  But, we are not called to judge others or convict others for their beliefs, only God can do that.

We believe God created humans to have fellowship with Him, but they rebelled against God by sinfully going their own way, thus eternally separating themselves from Him. Restoration and forgiveness from the rebellion of sin comes only through God’s saving grace, not human effort, and must be received personally by repentance and faith.

We believe Jesus Christ, fully man and fully God, lived a sinless life on earth and paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute.  His sacrifice on the cross provides salvation for all who receive grace by trusting in Him.  He rose from the dead three days later, ascended to heaven, and is the only mediator between God and man.

We believe the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify Christ and to convict, equip, and empower believers for personal growth.  Our role is to glorify God and to be a reflection of the love of Christ.

We believe Jesus will return to earth, and every individual will experience a bodily resurrection and the judgment.  Those forgiven through Christ will enjoy eternal fellowship with God.  Those who rejected Him will experience eternal separation.