WE BELIEVE in one God who is eternally existent in
three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit - and that He created everything
out of nothing for His own purpose and pleasure.
WE BELIEVE in the existence and personality of
Satan, his complete opposition to God and his power over the unregenerate.
WE BELIEVE that the 66 books that comprise the Bible
are the plenary, verbally inspired Word of God, inerrant and infallible in
the original manuscripts, and the guide and final authority in matters of
faith and day to day life, interpreted by the Holy Spirit to each individual
WE BELIEVE that man was created perfectly in the
image of God, and when he sinned, mankind incurred both physical and
spiritual death; thus man became eternally separated from God and is
incapable of providing redemption for himself.
WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal
Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived of
the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin.
WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ lived a
perfect and sinless life that fully pleased His Father; that He gave Himself
of His own free will to be the sacrifice for the redemption of man and that
He bore the judgment required by God's holy justice against sin, thus making
it possible for God to remain just and yet at the same time to justify those
who believe in His Son Jesus Christ.
WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ rose bodily
from the dead, never to die again, and ascended to the right hand of the
Father where, as high priest of His church, He mediates between God and man
for those who are repentant believers.
WE BELIEVE that those who by faith alone and through
no merit of their own receive the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour are
miraculously born again of the Holy spirit and become children of God and
partakers of His divine nature and eternal life.
WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit baptizes all true
believers into the one true Church, His Body; that He indwells believers,
bestows spiritual gifts upon them, and empowers them for service and holy
WE BELIEVE that by His word and power God has given
us everything pertaining to life and godliness, including not only salvation
from the penalty of sin but instruction in righteousness for present
sanctification and victorious living to the glory of God.
WE BELIEVE that two ordinances, neither of which is
essential to salvation, are to be observed by all believers in obedience to
our Lord until His return: baptism and the Lord's Supper.
WE BELIEVE that at death the souls of the redeemed
pass immediately into Christ's presence, to remain there until the
resurrection of the body at Christ's return for His church. We also believe
that at death the souls of the lost go to Hell, where they will remain until
they are brought before Christ at the Great White Throne final judgment to
be judged according to their works and cast into the Lake of Fire, there to
WE BELIEVE that our Lord Jesus Christ will one day
return for His church to gather them as He promised.
The Word of Hope Ministry, Ontario, Canada
Back to Home Page