GRACE INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Statement of Faith
We Believe . . .
The Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God. (Psalms 119; Matthew 4:4; Luke 24:27)There is one God, eternally existent as: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (I John.5:7)
In the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His Virgin Birth, in His Sinless Life, in His Miracles, in His atoning Death, in His Bodily Resurrection, in His Ascension to the Right Hand of the Father, in His personal future return to this Earth in Power and Glory to rule a thousand years. (John1:1-4; Ephesians 2:13-18; Revelation Chapters19-20)
In the Blessed Hope--the Rapture of the Church at Christ's Coming. (I Thessalonians 4:13-18)
The only means of being cleansed from sin is through Repentance and Faith in the Precious Blood of Christ. (Romans 5:1; Ephesians 2:8-9,13-18)
New birth, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal Salvation. (John. 3:5-8; Titus 3:5)
The Redemptive Work of Christ on the Cross provides healing of the human body in answer to believing prayer. (Exodus 15:25-26; James 5:14-15; I Peter 2:24)
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. Salvation is by faith alone through grace alone. Both justification and sanctification are the works of the Holy Spirit in those who trust in Jesus. (John 3:5, 6; Titus 3:5, 6; Ephesians 2:8; Galatians 3:2-3; I Peter 1:2)
The Baptism in water by immersion. (Acts 2:38-41)
The Baptism with the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, is given to Believers who ask for it. (Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:1-7)
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:9-11, 13-15; 15:18,19; II Corinthians 1:21, 22; Ephesians 3:14-19; 5:18-20)
We believe in the personal baptism with the Holy Spirit as received by believers "at the beginning." We believe in the present day manifestation ofall the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Church. (John 1:33; 20:21-23; Acts 1:8; 2:4; 4:31; 8:17; 10:44-46; 19:3-6; Romans 12:6-8; I Corinthians 12:13, 27-31; 14:1-40; Ephesians 5:18)
We believe in obeying the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great Commandment. (Matthew 22:37, 38; 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:46-48; John 20:21; Acts 1:8)
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost-of those who are saved unto the resurrection of life and of those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (John 5:28, 29; I Corinthians 15:20-23; Revelation 20:11-15)
In the Sanctifying Power of the Holy Spirit by Who's indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life. (Romans 6:3-14;8:1-2,11)
We believe that marriage and family are institutions ordained by the Lord God Himself from the very beginning of human history and these are sacred institutions. Marriage is between one man and one woman. Any other definition of marriage is contrary to the clear teachings of the Holy Bible and hence against the expressed will of God. (Genesis 1:27-28; 2:20b-24; Corinthians 7:2; Hebrews 13:4)
We believe that God created men and women as sexual beings. Sexuality is an integral and beautiful part of creation. The Bible clearly teaches that any sexual act outside of marriage whether in thought, word, or deed is sin. (Genesis 1:27-28; Matthew 5:27-28; Proverbs 6:25-26; I Corinthians 6:9-10,18; I Thessalonians 4:3-8)
We believe that unity regarding the foundational doctrines clearly taught in the Holy Bible is absolutely essential. At the same time we also affirm that we must accept one another in the love of Jesus recognizing that there are different styles and expressions of worship. All the members of the Body do not look alike. Together, we are the Body of Christ, called to build the Kingdom in harmony and agape love. (John 17:11; Romans 12:1-13; 14:1-23; Corinthians 12:4-6; 27-28; Ephesians 4:1-6)
In the Resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to Everlasting Life and the other to everlasting damnation. (Revelation 20:5-6,11-15)
Dr. Joel R. Jeune
Grace International, Inc.