Spirit of the Word Church Statement of Faith
What does SOTWC believe about God?
We believe that there is only one true God known as Monotheism. (Isaiah 43:10)
We believe that God is the creator of all things. (Genesis 1)
We believe that God is from everlasting to everlasting. (Psalms 90:2)
We believe that God loves mankind in which Jesus came to give His life to offer eternal life to anyone who would receive Him. (John 3:14-21)
We believe that God will reward or judge mankind according to what they have done. (Christians - 2 Corinthians 5:10/ non-Christians - Revelation 20:11-15)
What does SOTWC believe about the Trinity?
We believe that the Trinity doctrine is Biblical and can be understood.
We believe that the Trinity is the one true God revealed in three distinct persons as the Father, the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Father is identified as God. (Galatians 1:3)
We believe that Jesus is identified as God. (John 1:1-3, John 1:14-18, 1 John 1:1-4,1 John 5:20)
We believe that the Holy Spirit is identified as God. (John 14:16-17, John 16:7-15, Acts 5:3-4, 1 Corinthians 12:4-18, Hebrews 10:15-18)
What does SOTWC believe about the coming of Jesus Christ?
We believe that Jesus was the Messiah to come, born of a virgin, crucified and rose again bodily on the third day. (Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 53, Matthew 1:18-23, Luke 2:10-11, Luke 4:18, Luke 24:39-49, John 2:19-21, John 20:25-29, Acts 2:22-36)
We believe that Jesus is the only way unto the Father. (John 14:6)
We believe that Jesus was the God-man. That means that Jesus was a distinct person from the Father but was by nature God in the flesh. (John 1:1, John 1:14-18, John 5:18-23, John 8:24, John 8:58, John 20:28-29, Philippians 2:5-8, Colossians 2:9, 1 John 1:1-4, 1 John 5:20, Revelation 1:17-18, Revelation 22:12-20)
We believe that Jesus came to reveal the heart of the Father, and that Jesus was grace and truth manifested in the flesh. (John 1:17-18)
We believe that Jesus Christ is the true Savior for mankind and that salvation is found in no one else. (Matthew 10:32-33, John 8:24, John 14:6, Acts 4:12, 1 Corinthians 15:1-17)
What does SOTWC believe about sin and the need for being saved?
We believe that mankind is fallen with the nature of sin. (Romans 3:23, Romans 5:12-21)
We believe that sin is not mystical or a myth, but that sin is a reality which mankind must be saved from by turning to God's way of being saved. (Romans 5:8-11, 1 Timothy 1:15)
We believe that sin is lawlessness. That means anyone that goes against what God has revealed to us to live by and trust in. (Romans 14:23, James 4:17, 1 John 3:4)
We believe that all mankind has fallen short to the glory of God and that no one is without sin. (Ecclesiastes 7:20, Romans 3:23, 1 John 1:10)
We believe that salvation is available for anyone to receive. (John 3:14-18, John 5:24, John 20:31, Romans 10:9-13, 2 Peter 3:9, 1 John 1:7-9, 1 John 5:10-13, Revelation 3:20)