BETHEL WORLD MISSION CHURCH

"JESUS IS LOVE"

BELIEFS

 

The Lord Jesus Christ

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God.  We believe in His substitutionary death for all men, His resurrection, and His eventual return to judge the world.

 

 

Salvation

We believe all men are born with a sinful nature and that the work of the Cross was to redeem man from the power of sin.  We believe that this salvation is available to all who will receive it.

 

 

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the existence of the Holy Spirit as the third person of the Trinity and in His interaction with man.  We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as manifested by the fruit and the gifts of the Spirit.

 

 

The Sacred Scripture

We believe in the scripture as the inspired Word of God and that it is the complete revelation of God's will for mankind.  We believe in the absolute authority of the scripture to govern the affairs of men.

 

 

Stewardship

We believe that every man is the steward of his life and resources which ultimately belong to God.  We believe that tithing is a measure of obedience to the scriptural principles of stewardship.

 

 

The Church

We believe in the Church as the eternal and universal Body of Christ consisting of all those who have accepted the work of the atonement. We believe in the need for a local assembly of believers for the purpose of evangelism and edification.

 

 

Prayer and Praise

We believe in the worship of the Lord through singing, clapping, and the lifting of hands. We believe in the authority of the believer to ask freely of the Lord for his needs.

 

 

Body Ministry

We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit to the Church body through the anointing of oil by the elders of the church.

 

 

Evangelism

We believe that evangelism is the obligation of every follower of Jesus Christ. The Lord commands us to go out and make disciples of all the earth. We believe that each person is first responsible to evangelism in their own family as the Holy Spirit leads them and gives them the ability.

 

 

Water Baptism

We believe in the ordinance of water baptism by immersion in obedience to the Word of God. All those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal savior should be baptized in water as a public profession of their faith in Christ and to experience what the Bible calls the "circumcision of the Spirit."

 

 

Our Commitment to Israel

We believe in the promise of Genesis 12:3 regarding the Jewish people and the nation of Israel. We believe that this is an eternal covenant between God and the seed of Abraham to which God is faithful.

 

 

The Priesthood of the Believer

We believe that every believer has a unique relationship to the Lord. As His children, every Christian has immediate access to the throne of Grace and the ability to manifest the power of the Lord Jesus Christ in ministry.

 

 

Believing

 

Thus far I have sought to establish two basic ideas. The first is the way in which our lives were corrupted with inherited sin. The second is that Jesus came as the remedy. According to the Bible, these are completely dependable facts.

 

Now, I want to consider the relationship between these two realities and the possibility that we can build on them to be personally transformed.

 

The key in appropriating these truths is to believe them and apply them to ourselves. (The word “believe” conveys the same meaning as “have faith in…”) Let’s look more closely at the concept of believing as it is used in the Bible, for in the New Testament we find the word used nearly 250 times!

 

First, what believing is not. Believing is not wishful thinking or unfounded hope. It is not about earning a relationship with God. It is not about doing good deeds or just being a “good person.”  We do not become believers simply by affiliation with a religious institution or by following tradition or by being born into a Christian family.

 

Believing requires an object. It is to place our confidence in someone or something. It is an action word. It involves making a conscious decision.  We choose to believe – or we choose not to believe.  Both involve a decision.

 

In the biblical meaning, believing engages the depths of our hearts, not just our minds. When we believe, we link the realities mentioned earlier with a commitment to anchor our hope in the person of Jesus.

 

When we believe, we are responding to God’s love towards us. That love is so profound and so comprehensive it provides the overarching context for all he has done for us, and all he expects of us. Jesus passionately wants us to be complete in our relationship with him.