Thank you for visiting our statement of faith. We really appreciate you and hope that you stick around to see what God is doing through Elevating Your Life. We want to be upfront and tell you that we appreciate emails and thank you messages, but nothing that we do could have been possible without God. All the glory belongs to God today and forever.
We believe in the 66 books of the Bible. The original manuscripts are free from error and contradiction. His word is forever true, sufficient and infallible. It is inspired by God (Proverbs 30:5; 2 Timothy 3:16). His word will never return void and will complete what it is sent out to accomplish (Isaiah 55:11).
God (Theology proper)
God is the only true supreme being with no other gods before or after Him. We believe in one God that exists in three persons (1 John 5:7; Isaiah 43:10; 44:6). He has always existed as God and never as anything other (Psalm 90:2). God is eternal (Isaiah 57:15). He is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient (Jeremiah 32:17; 1 John 3:20; Psalm 139:7). God is love (1 John 4:8).
Jesus is both human and divine, therefore having two natures (Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 2:9). He is the Word made flesh (John 1:14) and will return one day (Revelation 19:11). Jesus was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life (2 Corinthians 5:21; Matthew 1:18-25).
Salvation is by the grace of God alone. It means placing one’s faith and trust in Jesus Christ and His work on the cross (Ephesians 2:8-9; John 3:16). We are all sinners, and because of our sin we have fallen short of the glory of God. However, Jesus died for our sins so that we can be saved (Romans 6:23; 5:8).
The church is the assembly of believers that belongs to God. We believe in the ordinance of water baptism by immersion as a symbol of something that has occurred inside of a person (Acts 18:8). The ordinance of the Lord’s Supper is a remembrance of Jesus’ death and His blood being shed for us (1 Corinthians 11:23-26). Our mission on earth is to give God glory and to follow the Great Commission until His return (Matthew 28:19-20).