Foursquare NHQ Church, Yaba

WHAT WE BELIEVE

THE 22 TENETS OF FAITH

 

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1. The HOLY SCRIPTURE

We believe that the Bible is God-inspired; perfect, with no mistakes; that God told certain men thousands of years ago what to write in it; that it is there to help us and to show everybody Jesus-the Son of God, the Savior of mankind; that it tells people how to live and be saved. (Matt. 24:35;2 Timothy 3:16,17; Psa. 119:105; 2Pet. 1:19-21; 2Tim. 2:15).

2. THE ETERNAL GODHEAD

We believe THAT THERE IS ONE God, Creator of the universe, eternal, holy, loving, all-powerful and deserving of our praise and thanks; and that, in the unity of Godhead, there are three, equal and divine: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit;

The Father the King of the Universe, full of Glory and Majesty, whose justice demands that sin be punished, but whose love sent His own Son to take that punishment for us.

The Son Jesus Christ, who has always been with the Father, who was born to the virgin Mary by the power of God in Israel about 2000 years ago, who taught and healed people, who died on the cross to take away sins, who lived again to defeat death, who lives with those who believe in him and defends them in heaven.

The Holy Spirit the Spirit of God, always with the Father and Son, but now also with believers in Christ, sent by him to guide and help them and also in the world to draw people to God and salvation. (Deut. 6:4; John 1:1-3; Matt.1: 23; 1John 5:7; Isa.9: 6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1Jn. 5:7).

3. THE FALL OF MAN

We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that by voluntary disobedience he fell from perfection. (Gen1: 27; Gen 3:1-24; Rom. 5:12; Rom. 5:19)

4. THE PLAN OF SALVATION

We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, signing the pardon of all who believe on Him-Jesus. (John 3:16; Romans 5:8; Isa. 55:7; Heb. 7:25;).

5. SALVATION THROUGH GRACE

We believe that we have no righteousness and must come to God pleading the righteousness of Christ (Ephesians 2:8;Rom. 3:10; Rom. 3:23; Isa. 64:6; John 6:47; Eph. 2:13).

6. REPENTANCE AND ACCEPTANCE

We believe that upon sincere repentance, and a whole-hearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God (I John 1:9; Rom. 5:1,2; Rom. 8:1; Luke 1:77-79; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20).

7. THE NEW BIRTH

We believe that the change, which takes place in the heart and life at conversion, is a very real one (John 3:3; 2Cor. 5:17; John 15:19; Gal. 2:20; Psa. 1:1,2).

8. DAILY CHRISTIAN LIVING

We believe that the change, which takes place in the heart and life at conversion, is a very real one (John 3:3; 2Cor. 5:17; John 15:19; Gal. 2:20; Psa. 1:1,2).

9. BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S SUPPER

We believe that baptism by immersion in water is a sign to the world of our new birth; that, just as Christ was placed in consider our old self and nature dead and so are we “buried” in water and come up again to eternal life. (Matt.28: 19;Rom.6:4; Acts 2:41).

We believe in the commemoration of the Lord’s Supper by the symbolic use of the bread and juice of the vine (I Corinthians 11:24, 25; 1Cor. 11:26; 1Cor. 11; 28; 2Cor. 13:5)..

10. BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Baptism with the Holy Spirit is to endue the believer with power; and that His incoming is after the same manner as in Bible days (Acts 2:4).

11. THE SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE

We believe that it is the will of God that we walk in the Spirit daily (Ephesians 4:30-32).

12. THE GIFT AND THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon the Christian; and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life (I Corinthians 12:1-11; Galatians 5:22).

13. MODERATION

We believe that the experience and daily walk of the believer should never lead him into extremes of fanaticism (Philippians 4:5).

14. DIVINE HEALING

We believe that divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the physically sick in answer to the prayer of faith (James 5:14-16).

15. THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST

We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent (I Thessalonians 4:16, 17).

16. CHURCH RELATIONSHIP

We believe that we have no righteousness and must come to God pleading the righteousness of Christ (Ephesians 2:8;Rom. 3:10; Rom. 3:23; Isa. 64:6; John 6:47; Eph. 2:13).

17. CIVIL GOVERNMENT

We believe that rulers should be upheld at all times except in things opposed to the will of God (Romans 13:1-5).

18. FINAL JUDGEMENT

We believe that all shall stand some day before the judgment seat of God, and there receive eternal life or death (2 Corinthians 5:10).

19. HEAVEN

We believe that Heaven is the glorious eternal home of born-again believers (John 14:1-3; Revelation 7:15-17).

20. HELL

We believe that hell is the place of eternal torment for all who reject Christ as the Savior (Revelation 20:10,15).

21. EVANGELISM

We believe that soul winning is the most important responsibility of the Church (James 5:20).

22. TITHE AND OFFERING

We believe that the method ordained of God for the support and spread of His cause is by giving of tithes and free-will offerings (Malachi 3:10; 2 Corinthians 9:7).

The Creed

Our Doctrine

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THE SAVIOR

THE BAPTIZER

THE HEALER

THE SOON-COMING KING

We believe that

Jesus Christ is the saviour of the World

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him…” – Isaiah 53:5

“Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” – Titus 2:14

Foursquare NHQ Church, Yaba

We believe that

Jesus Christ is the baptizer of the Holy Spirit

for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” – Mathew 8:17

“Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? ” – Mark 16:17-18

We believe that

Jesus is the healer

That it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying: Himself took our infirmities, and bare our diseases..” – Mathew 8:17

“And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they[a] will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will.” – Mark 16:17-18

Foursquare NHQ Church, Yaba
Foursquare NHQ Church, Yaba

We believe that

Jesus is the soon-coming king

“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. ”

– 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

“So Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.” – Hebrew 9:28

“Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” – Titus 2:14