We believe

 

The Bible: 

We believe the Bible is the only inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God, inerrant in its original manuscripts, communicating exactly what God desired to communicate to us about himself and his redemptive plan for humankind. The Bible has all authority over issues of faith and life. We believe the canon of Scripture is closed and complete. (2 Tim. 3:16–17; 2 Pet. 1:20–21; Heb. 4:12; Ps. 19:7–11)

Trinitarian God

 We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons and in one essential unity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4; Mt. 28:19; Jn. 10:30)

Jesus Christ

 We believe in the full deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, eternally begotten of the Father and of one being with the Father, who is coequal in power, glory, authority, and dominion with the Godhead; his virgin birth by the power of the Holy Spirit, taking upon himself the flesh and blood of full humanity; his sinless life, who was himself tempted in every way just as we are, yet conquered sin; his miracles, displaying his power and authority over creation, while offering a foretaste of the kingdom of God; his vicarious and substitutionary atoning death through the shedding of his blood on the cross for the forgiveness of sins; his bodily resurrection from the dead after three days as foretold in the Scriptures, the firstfruits of a great resurrection harvest of those who have died; his ascension to the right hand of the Father, where he sits in full glory and power having all things placed in subjection under his feet by the Father; and his bodily return in power and glory. (Jn. 1:1, 14; Lk. 2:1–21; Acts 2:22–36; Heb. 1:1–4; Heb. 2:9–15; Heb. 4:4–5:2; Gal. 4:4; Phil. 2:5–10; Col. 1:13–20, 2:8–12; Jn. 19–20; Acts 1:9–11; Rev. 20:1–6 .

Holy Spirit

 We believe that the baptism with the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, with evidence of speaking in other tongues, is given to Believers who ask for it. (John 14.16-17 , Act 1.8) 

 Infilling of Holy Spirit

We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by Whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a Holy life. (Acts 10:44; 2 Cor. 5:17; Eph. 4:22–24; Rom. 12:1–2; 1 Pet. 1:13–2:3; Rom. 8:5–17; Gal. 5:13–25; Phil. 3:7–14)

Humankind:

 We believe that God created humans male and female in his own image and likeness, creating them as free and responsible moral agents with the choice to faithfully serve him, follow, and obey the Creator God. (Gen. 1–3; Rom. 3:23; Rom. 5:12–14, 17-21; Rom. 6:23; Ps. 51:3–6; Ps. 100:3; Ps 139:13–16)

Salvation

 We believe the Son of God, Jesus Christ, willingly offered once and for all the one supreme sacrifice for the sins of the world—a perfect sacrifice which he has made us perfectly holy and complete in justification, sanctification, and glorification. Salvation is found in his name alone, for there is no one else who has the power to save us; there is no other name by which people can be eternally saved from sin and death, and restored to relationship with God. We believe that personal repentance, faith in Jesus Christ, and the regenerative work of the Holy Spirit are absolutely essential for the eternal salvation of sinful and lost humans. (Jn. 1:12; Jn. 3:16; Acts 17:30; 2 Pet. 3:9; Eph. 1:7–8; Eph. 2:8–9; 1 Cor. 15:20–22; 2 Cor. 5:17–21; Rom. 6:23; Heb. 10:1–18; 1 Jn. 5:11–13)

Baptism of the Holy Spirit:

 Given at Pentecost, we believe the baptism of the Holy Spirit is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after his ascension, to empower the church to preach the gospel throughout the whole earth, and to live holy lives through the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit. (2 Cor. 5:17; Eph. 4:22–24; Rom. 12:1–2; 1 Pet. 1:13–2:3; Rom. 8:5–17; Gal. 5:13–25; Phil. 3:7–14)

Sanctification:

 We believe that God in his great love has called us through his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to be saved from the power of sin and to live lives for him in holiness and effective service for Christ. We believe that through the cross of Christ we can be freed from sin’s control and from selfish desires. Through personal repentance and faith, we can enter into a living, vibrant relationship with Christ by the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is given to fill us, is effective in working Christ’s character within us, and is revealed through us. This experience, which we call sanctification, is initiated by an act of faith and full surrender to God. Sanctification is not the result of human effort, self-initiated works, acts of willpower, or modified behavior. It continues as a process in which we mature in grace, truth, love, understanding, and power. (2 Cor. 5:17; Eph. 4:22–24; Rom. 12:1–2; 1 Pet. 1:13–2:3; Rom. 8:5–17; Gal. 5:13–25; Phil. 3:7–14)

Gifts of the Holy Spirit: 

We believe the Holy Spirit is manifested in the lives of all believers through the continuation of a variety of spiritual grace-gifts, graciously given by God to build up, sanctify, and edify the church, and advance the gospel-mission of the kingdom of God. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire and seek the manifestation of these grace-gifts in their lives. It is the Holy Spirit who determines their distribution, activation, and operation in the body of Christ as he chooses for each believer. These grace-gifts always operate in harmony with Scripture and should never be used in violation of the biblical parameters outlined in the New Testament. (Acts 1:8, 2:1–4; 1 Cor. 12:1–6; 1 Cor. 14:1–25)

Resurrection

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation.

(1Thess. 4:13-18 ;1 Cor. 15:1–50; 2 Cor. 5:1–8; Rev. 20:11–15, 21:1–8)

Water Baptism

We believe in water baptism by immersion in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ and observance of the Lord’s Supper.  (Matt. 28.19)

The Church: 

We believe in the spiritual unity of the communion of saints in our Lord Jesus Christ. Every person who is born of the Holy Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of Jesus Christ, who is the head over the universal church. (Matt. 16:18–19; 1 Cor. 12:12–26; Col. 1:18)

Marriage

We believe Marriage is God created institution between a man and a woman.  No other will be recognized, accepted nor allowed.

(Gen. 2:18, & 21-25 , Lev.18:22, Rom.1:27, I Cor. 6:9 , Lev. 18:3)

 The Vision

Light of the World Ministries International is a non-denominational church who’s mission is to teach you the uncompromised Word of God. To provide hope thru love to bring revelation knowledge of God’s Word. Empowering you to apply the Word of God to your daily life with simplicity and accuracy. Propelling you forward to achieve victory in every area of your life, your community and throughout the world. Declaring and demonstrating Jesus is Lord!