What We Believe

STATEMENT OF FAITH

It’s always important to know what you believe and why. At Divine Truth Christian Center, we stand firm in truth and love on the essentials of the faith. Jesus is Lord, and we are saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone…

 

THE SCRIPTURES INSPIRED

The Holy Bible is the inspired word of God, a revelation from God to man; the all-sufficient authority in matters of faith, doctrine, and Christian living (I Peter 2:2; II Timothy 3:15-16).

 

ONE GOD

There is only one true, living sovereign, holy, and eternally existent God. God is infinitely perfect and He exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. The triune God is the creator and sustainer of all things, the source of all truth, and is worthy of worship, confidence, and obedience. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:10-11, Matthew 28:19).

 

MAN, HIS FALL, AND REDEMPTION

God created man in His image. But man sinned, incurring not only physical death but also spiritual death (separation from God, which all people inherit from Adam); therefore, his only redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Genesis 1:17, Genesis 3:1-7, Romans 5:12-23).

 

THE VIRGIN BIRTH

By the miracle of the virgin birth, the Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. He became a man without ceasing to be God, to reveal God and to redeem mankind from sin. Christ died for the sins of all people as a substitutionary sacrifice. He arose bodily from the dead for our justification. Finally, He is now exalted at the right hand of God as Head of the Church. Christ is Lord of the individual believer, fulfilling His ministry as our Great High Priest and Advocate (Isaiah 9:6; I John 2:1-2).

 

THE SALVATION OF MAN

Salvation is God’s free gift to man. Salvation is neither merited nor secured in part or in whole by any human virtue, work, ceremony, or effort. We receive God’s gift only through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. In Christ, all true believers have—as a present possession—eternal life, perfect righteousness, and sonship in God’s family. Christians also enjoy every spiritual resource needed for life and godliness and have the divine guarantee that they shall never perish. God has delivered Christians from all condemnation, and we have eternal security in Christ. (Ephesians 2:8-10; 2 Corinthians 5:21)

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT

Being filled with the Holy Ghost may and should occur subsequent to salvation in obedience to biblical exhortation.
Being filled with the Holy Ghost should not only be a continuous reality but an ongoing characteristic of the believer’s consecrated holiness. (Matthew 3:11; John 1:33; I Corinthians 12:13, Ephesians 5:18)

We believe in speaking in tongues, which builds us up in our most holy faith (Jude 20; Acts 19:2-6; Acts 2:1-4; I Corinthians 14:14-15).

 

BAPTISM IN WATER

The ordinance of baptism by burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures, by all who have repented. In doing so, they have the body washed in pure water as an outward symbol of cleansing, while their heart has already been covered with the blood of Christ as an inner cleansing; Thus they declare to the world Jesus, and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in the newness (Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47-48, Romans 6:4, Acts 20:21; Hebrews 10:22

 

THE LORD’S SUPPER

Jesus instructed His followers to remember His death and resurrection. This ordinance is observed as a memorial of His suffering and death and is a prophecy of His coming (I Corinthians 11:26).

 

ENTIRE SANCTIFICATION

The Scriptures teach a life of holiness without which no man shall see the Lord. By the power of the Holy Ghost, we are able to obey the command. Entire sanctification should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to God’s word (Hebrews 12:14, Thessalonians 5:23-24).

 

THE CHURCH

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 (Eph. 1:22-23). The Church is the people not a building!

We believe the Full Gospel includes:

– the proclamation of both the eternal power of Calvary and the potential power of Pentecost

– the baptizing power of Jesus Christ for salvation because of Calvary

– the filling/controlling power of the Holy Ghost for service and Holy victorious living because of Pentecost. (Ephesians 5:18, Acts 20:27).

– The local church operates in full autonomy and as an independent entity under the Lordship of Christ, through pastoral authority, with regards to:

1: Government, policy, and operations (Titus 1:5, Acts 15:1 – 35)

2: Discipline (I Corinthians 5:5, Matthew 18:15-17, II Thessalonians 3:6, 14-15)

3: With the added value of the Episcopacy as a covering. (Titus 1:5 Acts 15:1-35).

 

THE MINISTRY AND EVANGELISM

A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a twofold purpose:

1. The evangelism of the world (Mark 16:15-20)

2. The edifying of the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-13)

 

THE CHRISTIAN HOME

In addition to these important beliefs, God has given the parents the responsibility to bring up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4; Proverbs 22:6). A consistent and whole education will occur when home, Church, and school work closely together and are in agreement on the basic concepts of life.

 

THE SECOND COMING/BLESSED HOPE

The personal, bodily, imminent, and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ and His second coming inspires believers for dynamic and zealous life and service for Him while waiting for His return. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; Revelations 11:15)
The bodily resurrection of those who have died in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the blessed hope of the Church. (Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52)

 

THE MILLENNIAL REIGN OF JESUS

The revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven and the millennial reign of Christ on the earth is the scriptural promise and the world’s hope (2 Thessalonians 1:7; Revelations 19:11-14; Revelations 20:1-7).

 

THE LAKE OF FIRE

The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death (Revelations 19:20; 20:10-15).

 

THE GOSPEL

The Gospel is who Jesus is and what he came to do. Watch the video below for more information.

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