This Statement of Faith is the Biblical doctrine on which the Life Builders Church is based. The Statement represents the key elements of Christianity that are taught and modeled without our ministry. We believe. . .
The Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason. (John 1:1 & 2; 2 Timothy 3:15-
Man was created good and upright, for God said, "Let us make man in Our image, after Our likeness". But, man, by voluntary transgression, fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God (Genesis 1:26-
The ordinance of baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures by all who have repented and in their hearts and have truly believed on Christ as Savior and Lord. Insomuch that water baptism represents the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, it is proper to baptize by submersion as if one goes into the grave in order to rise to walk in the newness of life. In so doing, one declares to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matthew 3:10 & 11; 28:19; John 3:3-
The Lord's Supper. "And when He had given thanks, He broke it, and said, 'This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.' In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood, Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.' Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup" (1 Corinthians 11:20-
The Promise of the Father. All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the Baptism in the Holy Ghost and Fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian church. With it comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-
The Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. The full consummation of the Baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is evidenced by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, and by the subsequent manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and service evidenced in the lifestyle of the Believer, inclusive of allowing the fruit of the Spirit to be in operation, as well as come to maturity in the life. (Acts 1:8; 2:4; 10:44-
The Church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in Heaven (Ephesians 1:22; 2:19-
That total prosperity is the will of God. (John 3:3, 11; 2 Cor. 5:17-
The lake of fire. Those who have not accepted the redemptive work of Jesus Christ will suffer eternal separation from the God. The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and anyone whose name was not found written in the Lambs book of life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. This is the second death, the lake of fire (Revelation 19:20; 20:10-
The millennial reign of Jesus. The return of our Lord Jesus Christ with his saints from heaven to rule and reign for one thousand years on earth as the scriptures promised (Romans 11:25, 27; 2 Thess. 1:7; Rev. 19:11-
Christian life, scriptural conduct, personal ethics. "I can do anything I want to if Christ has not said no, but some of these things aren't good for me. Even if I am allowed to do them, I'll refuse to if I think they might get such a grip on me that I can't easily stop when I want to" (I Cor. 6:12 LB). "We can always 'prove' that we are right, but is the Lord convinced?" (Proverbs 16:2 LB) "And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you" (I Thessalonians 5:12).