J. F. MINISTRIES ASSOCIATION INC.

" Go ye therefore and teach all nations "

Statement of Faith

1. THE SCRIPTURES : The Bible is the inerrant , inspired Word of God [2 Tim. 3:16 , ! Thess. 2:13]

2. THE GODHEAD : There are three persons of one substance , power , and eternity - The Father, The Son , and The Holy Spirit [Phil.2:6 , Matt. 3:15-17 ]

3.  MAN, HIS FALL, AND REDEMPTION : Man is a created being , made in the likeness and image of God. Sin came into the world through Adam's transgression. Jesus Christ, The Son of God gave his life and shed his blood to redeem and restore man to God [ Romans 5:12, Romans 3:2 , Romans 3:9-10 , 1 John 3:8 , Gal. 3:13-14 ] SALVATION : Is the gift of God to man [ Eph 2:8 ]

4. ETERNAL LIFE AND NEW BIRTH : Mans first step toward salvation is Godly sorrow that works repentance. New birth is necessary to all men, and when filfilled , produces eternal life. [ 2 Cor. 7:10 , 1 John 5:12 , John 3:3-5 ]

5. WATER BAPTISM : Baptism in water is a direct command of our Lord , and is for believers only . Water baptism symbolizes the Christan's identification with Christ in his death , burial , and resurrection. [ Matt 28:19 , Romans 6:4 , Col. 2:12 , Acts 8:36-39 ]

6. BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT :The baptism in the Holy Spirit is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ [ Acts 1:8 , Luke 24 : 49 , Acts 1:5 ]

7.  SANTIFICATION : The Bible teaches that without Holiness no man can see God . Santification is a definite yet progressive work of grace , commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation. [ Heb. 12 :14 , 1 Thess. 5:23 , 2 Peter 3:18, 2 Cor. 3:18 , Phil. 3:12-14]

 

8. DIVINE HEALING : Healing is for the physical and emotional ills of the body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands and anointing with oil. [ Mark 16:18 , James 5: 14-20 , 1 Peter 2:24 , Matt 8:17 , Isaiah 53: 4-6 ]

9. LAYING ON OF HANDS : In obedience to the examples and words in the Bible , we believe in laying on of hands for blessings, for healing of the sick , to confer office, to receive the Holy Spirit , to receive anointing and for ordination , to consecerate and receive the necessary ministry tools. [ Mark 10:13-16, Mark 5:22-23 , Acts 8:16-17 , 1 Tim. 4:14]

10.RESURRECTION OF THE JUST AND THE RETURN OF OUR LORD : His coming is imminent when he comes , the dead in Christ shall rise to meet Him , then those believers who are physically still alive shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. He shall return to the earth as King of Kings and Lords of Lords and together with His saints . He shall reign a thousand years. [ Acst1:11 , 1 Thess. 4 1-17 , Rev. 20:6 ]

11. HELL : The one who physically dies in his sin without  Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and therfore has no further opportunity to hear the Gospel or for repentance. [ Heb 9:27 , Rev. 19:20 , Heb. 6 1-2 ]

12. COMMUNION- THE LORD'S SUPPER : We partake of the Lord's Supper to show the Lord's death until He comes. The bread symbolizes the Lord's broken body and the cup symbolizes the new convenant in His blood. We must judge ourselves before we receive it for if we receive it unworthy we are guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. [1Cor. 11:23-31 ]