Extended Hand Ministries
16 December 2017
Equipping the Saints for Life and Ministry

We Believe


 

We believe

That the Bible is God's Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our every day lives. It is the final authority in matters of faith and practice. It not only contains the Word of God it is the word of God. As such we receive the 66 books as the only infallible rule of faith and practice.

In one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy. He is totally loving, completely Holy and infinite in being perfect in holiness.

That sin separated man from God and His purpose for our lives. Man was created in the image and likeness of God but fell by way of voluntary sin.

That in order to receive salvation, forgiveness and the 'new birth' we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.

In Water Baptism by single immersion and is enjoined to all who have believed and received Jesus as Saviour.

In the person of the Holy Spirit - He was given as the gift at Pentecost and indwells the believer.

In the Baptism of the Holy Spirit evidenced by speaking in a heavenly language known as tongues. This is separate and distinct act.  The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts., and the present day operation of those gifts.

That God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfil our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.

In Divine healing in accordance with Scriptures. That God wants to heal, restore and transform us and that He enables Divine healing this includes physical, emotional and complete wholeness. The Bible declares "we were healed by Jesus' stripes" - 1 Peter 2:24

That our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.

The church is the Body of Christ with divine appointments for the fulfillment of the great commission. Each believer is a member of that body.

In the uniqueness of the local church - we vaue the ministry of the Spirit through the local church and seek to express our faith by belonging to a local church and to exercise our ministry by the power of the Holy Spirit as part of that Body.

In the complete restoration of man Spirit, Soul and Body

That the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.

In the present day operation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

In sign and wonders and miracles following believers.

In the Lord's Supper, (communion), consisting of the elements of bread and fruit of the vine as memorial to the finished work of our Lord Jesus as He requested.

That Holiness is God's standard of living for His people . in the pursuit of holiness in our personal lives and relationships generally will reflect more of His character. (1 Peter1:15)

 

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