Some would question why we would even publish this page.
Will it offend anyone? We surely hope not for God’s Epic Story is about loving all people.
So, is it important to list what we beleive to be true?
We believe it is.
Simply stated, if you believe something is true, you should be willing to act as if it were true.
If you are unwilling to act on what you beleive to be true, you shouldn’t claim to believe it.
The words and actions of A Child’s Hope Int’l should be consistent with our beliefs which follow:
- The Scriptures
We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and the Divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and existing eternally in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where He reigns at the right hand of the Majesty on High. Jesus is indeed our only High Priest and Advocate.
We believe in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and that this “Blessed Hope” has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
- The Holy Spirit
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.
- The Enemy
We believe that Satan is a created being, a fallen angel and enemy of God and man. Satan has been defeated through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and one day will be thrown into the lake of fire.
- The Human Condition
We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost. Only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
- Sanctity of Life
We believe in the sanctity of all human life, from the moment of conception to the final breath one takes since each person bears within the image of God.
We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only means for salvation for all who believe and only such as receive Jesus are born of the Holy Spirit, and thus become children of God.
- The Ordinances
We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church during the present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation.
- The Church
We believe that the true Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the Head.
We believe that God has given the Church a great commission to proclaim the Gospel to all nations so that there might be a great multitude from every nation who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.
- Eternal Destiny
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.