Statement of Faith

Global Heart Ministries believes…

…in the verbal inspiration of the Scriptures as authoritative, sufficient, and without error in the original manuscripts with the need of the teaching of the Holy Spirit for a true and spiritual understanding of the whole.  (Mark 12:26, 36; 13:11; Luke 24:27, 44; John 5:39; Acts 1:16; 17:2‚ 3; 18:28; 26:22‚ 23; 28:23; Romans 15:4; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 10:11; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21)

…that God eternally exists in three co-equal persons‚ the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and that these three are one God.  (Matthew 28:18‚ 19; Mark 12:29; John 1:14; Acts 5:3‚ 4; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:1‚ 3; Revelation 1:4‚ 6).

…in the deity of Jesus Christ; His perfect humanity; His virgin birth; the authority and infallibility of His teaching; His work of atonement for the sin of the human race by His vicarious suffering and death; His bodily resurrection, and His ascension into Heaven; His present high-priestly intercession for His people; His lordship over His Church as its Head; and His Personal return in power and glory. (John 8:58; John 10:30; Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:27-35; 1 Peter 2:22; John 20:30, 31; Hebrews 2:17; Romans 5:8; John 20:27-29; Luke 24: 50-51; Revelation 9:11-16)

…God the Holy Spirit is a person who restrains evil in the world and convicts people of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He dwells in all who believe in Jesus. From the moment of belief in the Son, the Spirit baptizes believers into the body, seals them for salvation, regenerates them to new life, bestows spiritual gifts on each one, and is fully present to continually fill (control and guide) His own. (John 16:7-11; John 3:8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; 13; John 14:16-17; Ephesians 4:30; 5:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:19)

…salvation is a gift of God and no one can enter the kingdom of God unless born again. We believe man is justified by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone apart from works.  We believe that Jesus Christ is the only means of salvation and that our redemption has been accomplished solely by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Repentance is a vital part of believing, and is in no way, in itself, a separate and independent condition of salvation; nor are any other acts, such as confession of sin, baptism, prayer, or faithful service, to be added to believing as a condition of salvation. (John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 10:9-10; Romans 8:1; 29-30; 38-39; John 10:27-30; Acts 13:38-39; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 1:4-5; 2:8-10; John 1:12; 3:16, 18, 36; 5:24; 6:29; 16:31; Romans 1:16‚ 17; 3:23, 26; 4:5; 10:4; Gal. 3:22)

…man was created innocent and in the image and likeness of God, but that man sinned, bringing both physical and spiritual death to himself and his posterity.  Man can do nothing to merit God’s favor, and as such, is in need of salvation.  We believe that mankind’s sinful nature is rebellious toward God and His good design for life and worship.  Mankind’s rebellion causes confusion about good and evil, and harm to people, ultimately ending in judgment, despair and death. (Genesis 1:27; 2:17; 3:19; Isaiah 59:1-2; Romans 6:23; Isaiah 59:1-2; Romans 6:23; Romans 1:20-24; Ephesians 2:1-3; Genesis 1:31; Galatians 5:16-21; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; James 1:13-15)

…all who are united to the risen and ascended Son of God are members of Christ’s invisible and universal church. We believe that the local expressions of the church, as the Body of Christ, are essential in the plan and purpose of God. (Matthew 16:16-18; Acts 2:42-47; Romans 12:5; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Ephesians 1:19b-23; 2:19-21, 4:3-6; Colossians 3:14-15; Acts 14:23; Ephesians 2:15b-16; Ephesians 4:15-16; Colossians 1:6; 1 Timothy 3:14-15; 1 Peter 2:5)