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|Intent of the STATEMENT OF FAITH|
Although we are not a religious organization (church) and do not hold to
any particular denomination, for the glory of God, sake of unity, and cohesiveness,
we have developed a Statement of Faith to help preserve unity within the group.
We do not seek to "convert" or coheres anyone's belief system. We do desire
that members of the group have the same fundamental beliefs and spiritual
like mindedness to promote unity and a common bond.
The Statement of Faith is taken from and rooted in the Bible (Old and New
We require agreement and adherence to the following Statement of
Faith for membership in HEART.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
|How We Believe|
What We Believe
- In the essential beliefs we have unity. "There is one Body and one
Spirit ... there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father
of us all..." (Eph. 4:4-6).
- In the non-essential beliefs we have diversity. "Accept him whose
faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters ... Who are
you to judge someone else's servant? To his own master he stands or falls
... So then each of us will give an account of himself to God ... So whatever
you believe about these things keep between yourself and God." (Rom. 14:1-22).
- In all our beliefs we show charity. "... If I have the gift of
prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have
a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing." (I Cor.
- The Written Word of God: the Bible (II Tim. 3:15-17; I Thess.
2:13; I Pt. 1:21) The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are given
by divine inspiration, and are thus the written Word of God (without error
in the original writings); They are the final authority for the lives of
believers in every culture and age (showing how people can come to faith
in Jesus and live God-pleasing lives), and the infallible rule of faith
and practice. They are to be interpreted according to their context and
purpose in reverent obedience to the living Lord who speaks through them
in power by the Holy Spirit. The primary purpose of Scripture is to lead
to faith in Jesus.
- One living and true God (Deut. 6:4; Is. 43:10-11; Matt.
28:19; Luke 3:22) God exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the
Son, and the Holy Spirit - equal in power and glory. He has revealed himself
to be perfect in love, holiness and righteousness. He created all, upholds
all, and governs all.
- God the Father (Deut. 32:6; Ps. 103:13-15; Jer. 3:19;
II Co. 6:18; John 14:9) God has revealed Himself as a Father who is an
infinite, personal Spirit - perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love.
He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men. He hears and answers
prayer; And He saves from sin and death all who come to Him in faith through
- Jesus Christ (Matt. 1:23; Heb. 1-3; Acts 2:22; II Cor.
5:21; Col. 1:15-20; I Cor. 15:4) Jesus Christ is God's one and only Son,
conceived by the Holy Spirit, and both true God and true man. He was born
of a virgin; lived a sinless life; fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies
of the Messiah; performed miracles as evidence of his messiahship; died
a substitutionary atoning death for our sins; rose bodily from the dead;
ascended into heaven; and offers continual intercession for His people.
- The Holy Spirit (Jn 14:26; 16:5-15; Ro. 8:12-17;26-27;
I Cor. 12; II Cor. 3:17; Gal. 3) The Holy Spirit came forth from the Father
and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, and to regenerate,
sanctify, and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ. The Holy
Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and is an abiding helper,
teacher, gift-giver, and guide. The true believer receives the Holy Spirit
and is baptized into the Body of Christ at conversion, but the Spirit's
empowering for godly living, ministry, and mission must be sought and activated
by faith. Through the indwelling Holy Spirit we can experience repeated
fillings and a progressive liberation from the bondage of sin, Satan, and
- God's plan to save man (Gen. 1:26- 27; 2:17; 3:6; Rom.
5:12-19; Eph. 2:1- 10;Ti 3:5-7) Man was created in God's image, tempted
by Satan, and subsequently rebelled against God. Men and women became corrupted
in their nature, expressing that in sinful deeds. They have come under God's
just condemnation and sentence of death. God regenerates those who repent
of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord. He declares them righteous,
forgives them of their sins, adopts them as His children, baptizes them
with the Holy Spirit as a guarantee of their future inheritance with Christ,
incorporates them into His body, and empowers them for His service. No
one can come to the Father except through Jesus.