Waldoboro Word of Life Church
STATEMENT OF FAITH

WE BELIEVE:

1. THE BIBLE TO BE THE VERBALLY INSPIRED WORD OF GOD, THE ONLY INFALLIBLE RULE OF FAITH AND PRACTICE. 1 PETER 1:25; 2 TIM. 3:16

2. IN THE UNITY OF THE ONE TRUE AND LIVING GOD REVEALED IN THE FATHER, SON, AND HOLY SPIRIT. ISA. 43:10,11; MATT. 28:19

3. IN THE ETERNAL DEITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, HIS VIRGIN BIRTH, IN SALVATION BY FAITH THROUGH HIS SHED BLOOD, IN HIS BEARING OUR SICKNESSES AND AFFLICTIONS, IN HIS DEATH AND BODILY RESURRECTION AND ASCENSION TO THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER, AND IN HIS RETURN TO EARTH IN POWER AND GLORY. HEB. 7:3; JOHN. 17:5; MATT. 1:23

4. THAT ALL MEN ARE LOST APART FROM THE SAVING GRACE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. ACTS 4:12; ROM. 10:9

5. THAT SIN IS CLEANSED ONLY THROUGH PERSONAL REPENTANCE AND FAITH IN THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS. MATT. 26:28; ACTS 2:38

6. THAT PERSONAL SALVATION IS THE RESULT OF REGENERATION BY THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHO BAPTIZES THE BELIEVER INTO THE BODY OF CHRIST. TITUS 3:5; I PETER 1:3

7. IN WATER BAPTISM BY IMMERSION AS COMMANDED BY THE SCRIPTURES. ACTS 22:16; MARK 16:16; ACTS 10:47

8. IN HOLY COMMUNION CALLED THE LORDíS SUPPER AS OBSERVED IN 1 CORINTHIANS 11:23-26.

9. IN BAPTISM OF THE HOLY GHOST ACCORDING TO ACTS 2:4 WITH THE EVIDENCE OF SPEAKING IN TONGUES AND /OR THE MOVING AND WORKING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE LIVES OF MEN, TO BRING EACH ONE INTO A WALK OF HOLINESS AND FRUITFULNESS.

10. IN DIVINE HEALING AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE ATONEMENT AND IS FOR ALL WHO BELIEVE AND CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD THROUGH THE GUIDANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. ISA. 53:4,5; LUKE 4:18; MATT. 8:16

11. IN THE CHURCH WHICH IS THE BODY OF CHRIST CALLED OF GOD TO BE A WITNESS UNTO ALL THE WORLD. THE CHURCH IS TO GO YE AND ALSO TO EDIFY ITSELF AND BUILD ITSELF UP IN LOVE THROUGH THE MINISTRY THAT GOD APPOINTS AND ORDAINS FOR THIS PURPOSE. 1 CORINTHIANS 12:12; ACTS 2:8

12. IN THE PERSONAL RETURN OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST TO THIS EARTH AND THE CATCHING UP OF THE SAINTS, OF THE LITERAL ESTABLISHMENT OF HIS KINGDOM ON THIS EARTH, THE THOUSAND YEAR MILLENIUM REIGN, AND THE FINAL JUDGMENT, THE WHITE THRONE JUDGEMENT. I THESS. 4:13-17; REV. 1:7; 19:11-14; 20:1-6; 20:12; MATT. 24:27; 25:46