At Grace Life International, we believe the following:
1. Verbal inspiration of the Bible
We believe the Holy Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, to be verbally inspired of God in the original manuscripts; infallible, inerrant and God-breathed, a perfect rule of faith and practice.
2 Timothy 3:16 | 2 Peter 1:20-21 | 1 Corinthians 2:12-13
2. The Trinity
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Matthew 3:16-17 | Mark 1:10-11 | Luke 3:21-22
3. The Lord Jesus Christ
We believe that God, the Son, who has always existed, became a man (without diminishing His deity) by virgin birth through Mary. He lived a sinless life and as the infinite God-Man took upon Himself the sins of all men, died in their place and satisfied God concerning their sins.
John 1:1 | Colossians 1:15-17 | Romans 5:8 | 1 John 2:2
We further believe in the literal, physical resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. He was then ascended and exalted to the right hand of God as the Great High Priest of all believers.
1 Corinthians 15:1-8 | Ephesians 1:20 | Hebrews 2:17
4. The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person, who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, sealing them unto the day of redemption and leads believers into all truth.
Genesis 2:2 | John 16:18 | John 14:26 | John 3:6 | Ephesians 1:13
We believe that mankind was created in the image and likeness of God, but, that in Adam’s sins, the race fell and became alienated from God; and, that man is totally depraved in his Adamic spiritual identity and, of himself, is utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.
Genesis 1:27 | Genesis 3:1-6 | Romans 5:12 | Romans 3:23
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (apart from any works by man) whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of sins. Upon receiving salvation, the person receives eternal life, becomes a partaker of Christ’s life and is saved. He becomes a new creation and now has a new identity as a child of God.
Ephesians 2:8-9 | Ephesians 1:7 | 1 John 5:12-13 | 2 Corinthians 5:17 | Romans 8:16
7. Eternal Security
We believe that all who are in Christ will never lose this relationship.
John 10:27-29 | Romans 8:35-39 | Philippians 1:6
8. Satan and Demons
We believe that Satan is a fallen angel who is aided by a host of evil spirit beings called demons. Their design is to destroy believers, their homes and their churches, and to blind the lost to the gospel. Every believer is subject to their attack but may be made victorious through Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 14:12 | Matthew 8:16 | Ephesians 6:10-18 | 2 Corinthians 4:4
Each believer partaking of eternal life (Christ’s life) was united with Christ, thus crucified, buried, raised and enthroned with Christ. The old man died at that point in time. The results of co-crucifixion must become an experiential reality to each believer as he chooses to walk in the Spirit and not after the flesh if he is to walk in victory. Sanctification, then, is Christ living His life out through the believer to love God and people. This is not teaching passivity, sinless perfection or the deification of man. As the believer trusts Christ to live through him/her, he/she will be able to consistently, not perfectly, line up his lifestyle with God’s Word.
Romans 6:1-6 | 1 John 5:12-13 | Romans 8:1-8 | Galatians 2:20