We Believe

bible

The authority and infallibility of the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, to be our rule of faith and conduct.

Trinity

Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

(Deut. 6:4; Isa. 43:10- 11; Matt. 28:19; Luke 3;22.) 

Jesus

Jesus is true God and true Man.

 

His virgin birth

(Matt.1:23; Luke 1:31,35).

His sinless life

(Heb.7:26; I Pet. 2:22).

His miracles

(Acts 2:22; 10:38).

His sacrifice for the sins of all men

(I Cor.15:3; II Cor. 5:21).

Bodily resurrection from the dead

(Matt. 28:6; Luke 24;39; I Cor.15:4)

His exaltation to the right hand of God

(Acts 1:9,11; 2:33; Phil. 2:9-11;Heb 1:3)

humanity

Man was created in the image of God, yielded to sin which produced spiritual death.

healing

Divine healing is an integral part of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Deliverance from sickness and disease is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers.

 

(Isa.  53:4-5; Matt. 8:17-17; James 5:13-15)

salvation

The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the ONLY grounds for justification and salvation. 

 

(Gen. 1:26;  2:17; 3:6 Rom. 5:12-19; Luke 24:27; John 3:3;  Rom. 10:13-15;  Eph. 2:8; Titus 2:11; 3:5-7).

Ordinances

The ordinances of the church during this present age are water baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper. However, these divine ordinances are not to be regarded as a means of salvation. 

 

(Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47;  Rom. 10:13- 15; Eph. 2:8; Titus 2:11; 3:5-7).

SECOND COMING

Bodily resurrection of the dead: Of the believer to everlasting joy with the Lord; of the unbeliever to judgment and to everlasting conscious punishment.

 

(I Thess.4:16-17; Rom. 8:23, Titus 2:13; I Cor.15:51-52).

      

Pre-Millennial return of Jesus for His body (the church). 

 

(Zech.14:5;  Matt. 24:27, 30; Rev. 19:11-14; 20:1-6).

         

The new heaven and the new earth. 

 

(II Pet. 3:13; Revelation 21,22).

holy spirit

Only through the regeneration of the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.

The present, supernatural ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. 

 

He indwells, guides, teaches, instructs and empowers the believer for Godly living and service. 

Every believer should be encouraged to be filled with the Holy Spirit with speaking in Tongues as the initial physical evidence. 

(Luke 24:49; I Cor. 2:1-31; 15:51- 52; Acts 1:4-8; 4:8; 2:42,43; 8:12-17; 10:44-46; 11:14-16;15:7, 9; John 7:37-39;  Heb.12:28; Mark 16:20).

Bethany Full Gospel Church / 3565 NE 56th St, Altoona IA / 515-556-0751