Promised Land Ministries Church
Statement of Faith
 
Bible:
We believe the bible is the divinely inspired word of God (2nd Timothy 3:16). The bible is the infallible word of God. complete and without error. We are commanded to study God’s word and it is essential in maintaining an effective Christian walk (2nd Timothy 2:15).
 
God:
We believe the bible declares there is only one God.  He is the supreme Personal Spirit, perfect in all His attributes.  He is omnipotent and omnipresent.  God is one person (Deut. 6:4) who reveals Himself in three manifestations as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is a Personal Spirit, (John 4:14), with no physical body except in His incarnation in Jesus Christ.
 
Virgin Birth:
We believe the bible is very clear about the virgin birth of Jesus Christ. (Isaiah 7:14) prophesies that…”A virgin shall be with child and bear a son and she will call his name Immanuel“. Matthew 1:25 cites the fulfillment of that prophesy.
 
Jesus Christ:
 Jesus Christ is the incarnation of God the Son. He lived a sinless life on earth, died on a cross, was bodily raised from the dead on the third day, and ascended back to the Father in Heaven.

 Holy Spirit:

We believe the Holy Spirit was sent by God to be a helper to the Christian, dwelling in our hearts as a comforter, guide, & teacher. (John 14:6-17) Through the Holy Spirit we have direct access to God the Father through prayer.

 Trinity:

We believe the Trinity (three-in-one) revelation of God as Father, (Gen 1:1, Mat 6:9) Son, (John 1:34) and the Holy Spirit, (Gen 1:2, John 14:26). We do not worship three Gods, but only one. He reveals Himself as one God existing in three manifestations.
 
Salvation:
We believe salvation refers to redemption from sin (Acts 2:21, Rom 10:10). By Jesus coming to this earth, living a sinless life, dying on the cross in our place and by shedding His blood for our sins, satisfied the demands of a holy and just God. We must hear the word and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ (John 5:24). We are saved by Grace through faith and not by works. (Eph 2: 8-9).
 
Baptism:
We believe scriptural baptism means to immerse or submerge. Christian baptism symbolizes the redemptive work of Christ. Baptism has a two-fold meaning:
 
1.) It symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Christ.
 
 
2.) It symbolizes the old man as dying to self, putting away the old man, and being raised a new creature in Christ Jesus. Baptism is an act of obedience and demonstrates an outward expression of an inward change. Baptism has no saving power and it is not necessary for salvation. Only the redemptive blood of Jesus saves.