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ARTICLE OF FAITH

Welcome to the Mercyland Ministries International web site. Foremost, this ministry is dedicated to the preaching of the Gospel world wide through demonstration of resurrection power of our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ.
 

                OUR ARTICLE OF FAITH -  WHAT WE BELIEVE

 1. The Scripture
We believe the Bible both old and new Testaments to be verbally inspired word of God, and are revelation of God to man. It is the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct as it is expressed in II Timothy 3:15-17; Thessalonians 2:13 and II Peter 1:21

 2. The Trinity
We believe in the one true God, who has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent.

He is the creator of heaven and earth and the redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, but of the same God.

(Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:10-11, Matthew 28:19 and Luke 3:22)

 3. The Doctrine of Sin (The Fall of Man)
We believe that man was created good and upright in the beginning, for God said “let us make man in our image, after our likeness,” However, man through Adam was deceived by the devil and by voluntary transgression, fell and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God his creator. Genesis 1:26-27; 2:17; 3:6 and Romans 5:12-19.

 4. The Incarnation of Jesus Christ and Virgin Birth
We believe that Jesus is 100% God and 100% man. He is the Word of God that manifested as man; the manifestation of God that became flesh. He was conceived and birthed supernaturally by the Holy Spirit. John 1:1-14; I Thessalonians 2:13 and I Timothy 3:16.

 5. Eternal Life and Salvation
We believe in the atonement which God perfected through His son Jesus Christ that gives eternal life. God redeemed man back to Himself through sacrificial death of Jesus on the Cross of Calvary. Through Christ, man can now return to God and receive regeneration of heart that results into salvation.

I John 5:12, II Corinthians 7:10.

6. The Blood Atonement
Man can only enjoy everlasting eternal life with God through the shed blood of Jesus Christ that washes away sins and gives new life. Romans 3:10; 5:14.

 7. The Resurrection of Jesus
We believe that the work of the Cross is made complete by the indisputable fact of the resurrection and ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Matthew 28 and Acts 1.

 8. The Return of Jesus
We believe in the Blessed Hope, that Jesus, our Lord and Messiah, will return in the near future.

James 5:8 Matt 16:27

 9. Water Baptism
We believe that water baptism is a direct command of our Lord and is for true believers only. Water baptism is a symbol of the Christians identification with Jesus in his death, burial and resurrection and it should be done in the name of Jesus.

Matthew 28:19 Acts 2:36, Acts 8:36-39.

 10. Resurrection from the Dead
We believe that after this earthly life, we’ll all be resurrected, some to eternal life and some to eternal damnation.

I Thessalonians 4:17-18

 11. Eternal Judgement
We believe that someday, all will stand in judgement before our creator. Those who have placed their faith fully in Christ for their salvation will be judged as righteous, based on the blood of Jesus. Those who have died without a relationship with Christ will be hopeless and eternally lost and condemned to the lake of fire. Matt 25:31-32 Heb 9:27

 12. The Ministry
We believe in divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry that has been provided by our Lord for a two fold purpose.

1.      For the evangelization of the world.

2.    For the edifying of the body of Christ.

Mark 16:15-20 Ephesians 4:11-13

13. Healing and Deliverance
We believe in divine healing and deliverance that comes from the Holy Spirit (the Healer, deliverer and Comforter) which He does through His vessel (anointed minister). It is the devil that puts sin, sickness and other bad things in the lives of people, but Jesus has come to give life and also to destroy the works of the devil.

(John 10:10)

The Gospel of Jesus has given the awareness that healing and deliverance from all forms of satanic oppression has been provided for in the atonement on the Cross of Calvary by Jesus. It is the privilege and right of all believers to enjoy it by faith and through faith.

Isaiah 53:4-5 Matthew 8:16-17 James 5:14-16.

 14. Laying on of Hands and the Use of Anointing Oil
We believe that the power and anointing of God can be transferred from a Spirit-filled believer to others through the laying on of hands. Mark 16:17-18

Is anyone of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord

James 5:13-14 NIV

 15 .Spiritual Gifts
We believe that every Christian is given various spiritual gifts. Every Christian has the responsibility before God to discover what these gifts are and to use them for His glory, for the church's edification and for the fulfilling of the Great commission.

Romans 12; I Corinthians 12; Ephesians 4:11

 16. Sonship
We believe that every Christian has the right and responsibility to manifest Sonship that fully matures spiritually into the image of Christ. This includes maintaining high standards of holiness and discipline as well as taking on the full responsibilities and privileges of sons and daughters of God.
Matthew 5:48; Romans 8:29; Ephesians 3:19 Ephesians 4:12-16  

 

Shalom