What We Believe
“For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.”
~1 John 5:4
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Doctrinal Statement & Tenants
World Victory Church accepts the Scriptures as the revealed Will of God, the all sufficient rule of faith and practice, and for the purpose of maintaining general unity, adopts these fundamental Tenants of Faith and Doctrine. Membership is open to all who profess faith alone in Jesus Christ and are in agreement with the church’s doctrinal beliefs.
THE SCRIPTURES INSPIRED
The Bible, both Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the living infallible, and everlasting rule of faith and conduct, and superior to conscience and reason. (II Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Peter 1:23-25, Hebrews 4:12)
THE ONE TRUE GODHEAD
We believe the triune Godhead is comprised of 3 separate and distinct personalities, The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit, who are eternally self-existent, self-revealed and function as on entity. Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and The Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:26, Deuteronomy 6:4, John 1:1-5, 10-14, Matthew 28:18-20)
MAN, HIS FALL, AND REDEMPTION
We believe man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness”. However, man, by voluntary transgression, fell, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God. (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7, Romans 5:12-21)
THE SALVATION OF MAN
We believe man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:24; John 3:3) On the cross Jesus Christ became sin and sickness providing both salvation and divine healing for all mankind (Psalm 103:3), being justified freely by his Grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. For by grace we are saved through faith. (Ephesians 2:8) “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart; that is, the word of faith which we are preaching; that if you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation”. (Romans 10:8-10)
We believe the Evidences of Salvation. The inward evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit. (Romans 8:16; 1 John 3:18-19, 24) The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. “You will know them by their fruits”. (Matthew 7:16-20).
We believe the ordinance of baptism by burial with Jesus Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures, by all who have repented and in their hearts and believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and been raised with Him to walk in newness of life.
We baptize in the name of “the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost in Jesus’ name”. (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:3-4; Acts 8:36-38, 10:47-48; Colossians 2:12
BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe Spirit Baptism or being filled with the Holy Spirit, is a promise from God and available to all believers subsequent to their confession of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and their new birth. This experience is evidenced by speaking in tongues as the Holy Spirit gives utterance. Speaking in tongues is an initial evidence, but not the only evidence of the Holy Spirit’s indwelling of a Christian. The Holy Spirit will also enable the believer to pray in a new (heavenly) prayer language. (Matt. 3:11; John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8, 2:38-39, 10:44-47, 19:1-7; I Corinthians 1:7, 14:2-4, 14-15; 1 Corinthians 2:6)
The Church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of the great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and the church of the first born, whose names are written in Heaven. (Ephesians 1:22-23; Hebrews 12:23)