…In one God who is the Creator and Master of all the universe.
(Ps 24:1, Col 1:17)
+ That the Holy Bible is the singular document that accurately chronicles the creation of the world, God’s love relationship with mankind, the future of all existence. (2Tim 3:16)
+ That God himself is the author of the Bible (2 Pet 1:21), having inspired human hearts and minds and hands to translate His immutable truth into printed words of inerrant transcendental power. (Hebrews 4:12,13, Ps12:6, Ps 19:7)
+ That all of mankind is created in His image (Gen 1:26,27, Gal4:4-7) and with His essence (Eph 4:6); that all human life is sacred (Gen 9:6,7), and that every person that takes a human life, either through individual violence (Mat 26:52), through abortion
(Ps 139:13-16) or through an act of war (Mat 5:43,44) does so at the displeasure of God.
+ That, since the beginning of time, our one Supreme God has manifest himself in three forms: as our Father, who in our human state we are unable to fully fathom (1 Cor 13:12); as His son Jesus, who descended to our level and took on human form so that we might understand God to the best of our ability (Romans 8:3,4), and know the original and intended purpose of our creation (Romans 8:29,30); and as the Holy Spirit, the essence of God in us, (Acts 1:8) who, upon our continual invitation, awakens within us and dominates our sinful human will (Gal 5: 16), allowing us to be used by God to achieve His purpose.
+ That God has created us to worship (Rev 4:11), serve and obey Him unconditionally (Gen 2:4-17). Because of His love for us, He has given us free will (John 1: 12,13). Our choice to be surrendered to Him in obedience is our expression of love to God. (John 14:15)
+ That God sent his only begotten son Jesus to this Earth, who willingly and lovingly took ownership of all the sins of mankind, past, present and future. (John 3:16; 1 Tim 1:15, John 10:17-18)
+ That through his death on the cross, the power of sin and the power of the enemy have been defeated. (Colossians 2:13-15)Mankind has been healed from both original sin and personal sin. (1 Pet 2:24, Romans 5:12-21) Jesus’ for-once-and-for-all healing is activated in the life of each individual who publicly acknowledges Christ’s free gift of salvation by declaring Him the Lord and Savior of their life. (Romans 10:9)
+ That God desires that those who have been redeemed by the shed blood of Jesus Christ live in a continuous state of invitation, welcoming the Holy Spirit into their lives to dwell forever. (Romans 8: 9-11)
+ That prayer to Jesus is the greatest tool (James 5:16) and weapon (Ephesians 6:18) given to each believer for personal and systemic healing, the realization of social justice on this Earth and the awakening of the Holy Spirit in every man, woman and child.
(1 Thes 5:17)
+ That the greatest manifestation of the love of Jesus in each of us is our self-denying love for each other.
(1 Cor 13:4,5; Romans 12:10; Phil 2:3; John 15:12,13)
Faith Statement of Genesis Christian Church at Everything Jesus! Ranch
Renewed and Adopted in September 2015