Snowy Mountains
STATEMENT OF FAITH

Statement of Faith

We believe:

 

The Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

 

That there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father and His personal return in power and glory.

That regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful men.

 

In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit through whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

 

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.

 

In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

In the operation of the gifts of the Spirit, including wisdom, the word of knowledge, faith, healing, the working of miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, tongues and the interpretation of tongues. “But all these work that one and the self-same Spirit, dividing to every man severally as He will.” I Cor. 12:7-11

 

We believe God designed marriage to be a lifelong monogamous covenant relationship between one man and one woman. Marriage so defined is the only permissible context for any intimate sexual expression and is the foundation for human family. We affirm that gender is determined by our biological sex. God who made male and female in His image graciously provides our sexual identity at our conception.

 

We believe in Separation of Church and State and that each minister and their family is self-governing in function and must be free from interference by any governmental, political, or employer authority. We further believe that every human being is directly responsible to God in matters of faith and life and that each one should be free to live—as directed in 1 Corinthians 6:19, “Your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit.” Thus, we allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide our decision-making in all areas of life and healthcare issues, keeping in line with the beliefs of the Apostles: “We must obey God rather than human beings” (Acts 5:29), and worship God according to the dictates of conscience. Furthermore, we believe God is a good God, and He wants us saved, healed, and prosperous (Jeremiah 29:11; 3 John 2; Philippians 4:19; John 10:10)