Our Statement of Beliefs
"The core doctrine that forms the foundation of what we believe and teach
at Sword of The Spirit Ministries."
We believe in one God, eternally existent in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit having the same nature who are unchangeable in their holiness, justice, wisdom and love. Together, they created, sustain, and judge all things according to their will and for their mutual glory and joy.
THE SON - JESUS CHRIST
The Lord Jesus Christ is the one through whom all the knowledge and goodness of God flows to creation. Begotten of the Father, he is fully God and fully man. He is thus the perfect and only mediator between the Father and the human race. He loves and honours the Father by perfectly revealing who the Father is and what the Father does and he works to raise up a people into the same life that he enjoys with the Father. That work included the following: being conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, and living a sinless life in obedience to the Father. He taught with authority and all his words are true. On the cross he died for our sins, bearing for us the punishment we deserve from God and thus redeeming us by his blood. He rose from the dead and in his resurrection body ascended into heaven where he is exalted as Lord of all. He intercedes for his people in the presence of the Father and mediates God's grace for the sanctification of our humanity and the future renewal of the universe.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is the life giving Lord who is worshiped along with the Father and Son. He proceeds from the Father and the Son to raise up a people into the eternal life of the Trinity. He convicts sinners, imparts spiritual life and gives a true understanding of the Scriptures. He indwells all believers, bringing assurance of salvation and in the baptism of the Spirit, he imparts new abilities and gifts to them. He produces in them the life of the new humanity, which is the life of Christ, in ever increasing measure. He builds up the Church and empowers her members for the obedience of faith.
Our other core beliefs
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, who became wholly man without ceasing to be wholly God.
We believe in the pre-existence of Jesus Christ, incarnation through his virgin birth, his sinless life and miracles.
We believe in the vicarious death and atonement of Christ through his shed blood, bodily resurrection and ascension, and in his present priestly ministry.
We believe that the Bible is the only inspired, infallible Word of God to man revealing all that is necessary for salvation, life and servanthood.
We believe that the salvation/redemption of sinful man is only possible through the shed blood of Jesus Christ after which the practice of discipleship brings one into fuller spiritual maturity.
We believe the baptism of the Holy Spirit is for all believers as an endowment of power, is distinct from conversion as evidenced by spiritual gifts and fruit of the Spirit.
We believe in the Five-fold offices of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher, and their mantles and anointing’s to equip and activate the gifts of the Spirit in the saints for the work of the ministry."
We believe that every Spirit-filled believer has the power and authority to demonstrate signs, wonders and miracles today.
We believe We believe that the ordinances of the Church are water baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper and are administered to those who are born again.
We believe We believe in the doctrine of the laying on of hands for healing, to confer office, and for impartation of anointing.
We believe in and practice discipleship in obedience to our Lord’s command to go and make disciples.
We believe that tithing, accompanied by free-will offerings, is God’s ordained method to finance the spreading of the Gospel and the needs of the Church.
We believe in strong families who create strong local churches and strong communities.
We believe in Christ’s imminent personal return in power and great glory, and in His present and everlasting dominion.
We believe in the visible, personal, glorious return of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the saved unto eternal life and the lost unto eternal punishment.
We believe in the resurrection/translation of the saints, the rapture of the Church in the age to come.