Jesus Work Ministry Statement of Faith
Jesus Work Ministry is a non-denominational evangelical ministry. It thus holds central Christian beliefs from an evangelical doctrinal perspective. Evangelicals are the largest group among Protestant churches and the most diverse.
Denominational and non-denominational evangelicals are as far right as Pentecostals and Charismatics and as far left as … won’t pick any names. Although Jesus Work Ministry is in the category of far right evangelicals we endeavor to share Christian resources in their truest scriptural sense, outside any misinterpreted versions, whether from the right, middle or left evangelical wings.
It’s important to define our walk with God by solid interpretation of the bible, which is beyond our man-made denominational boxes. Only true biblical principles have heavenly backing with God’s power to overcome evil in our lives and in the lives of those we seek to liberate. Particularly in these extraordinary times we’re in we cannot afford to play religion just by blindly following doctrines that have no true biblical backing to prevail against evil. We need all of God’s mighty and true biblical principles to prevail in these extraordinary times.
For example, the spiritual warfare doctrine endorsed by some right wing circles, particularly among us with Pentecostal or Charismatic doctrinal beliefs, has been given extensive scriptural scrutiny by Jesus Work. It has set up an entire website dedicated to addressing Biblical do’s and don’ts of spiritual warfare (at ChristianWarfare.com). Certain doctrines practiced by some left and mid-line churches are also addressed by Jesus Work and balanced with scripture.
Overall, most Christian resources available at Jesus Work Ministry’s websites are Christian living principles that all evangelicals find common ground. Such areas are where we have found unity and thus been enabled to stand as one semi-united church body throughout the centuries. You will therefore find helpful resources regardless of your church affiliation and personal convictions.
Having said this some may want a traditional Statement of Faith. Here is one in its historical form from the Nicene Creed. The Nicene Creed is the most widely accepted basic Statement of the Christian Faith. It summarizes the major doctrines held by Evangelicals & Catholic Christians. These separate them from those who do not embrace some major sections of the Creed (e.g. Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons and Unitarians).
It was framed as the official position of the church regarding the divinity of Christ, Trinitarian nature of God, and other fundamental doctrines of Christianity. Although the Creed descended largely from Roman Catholic influence it is nevertheless one of those tenets of faith that evangelicals strongly agree with Catholic Christianity.
THE NICENE CREED
We believe in (Romans 10: 8-10; 1 John 4: 15)
ONE God, (Deuteronomy 6: 4, Ephesians 4: 6)
Father (Matthew 6: 9)
Almighty, (Exodus 6: 3)
Maker of Heaven and Earth, (Genesis 1: 1)
and of all things visible and invisible. (Colossians 1: 15-16)
And in ONE Lord Jesus Christ, (Acts 11: 17)
Son of God, (Mathew 14: 33; 16: 16)
Only-Begotten, (John 1: 18; 3: 16)
Begotten of the Father before all ages. (John 1: 2)
Light from Light; (Psalm 27: 1; John 8: 12; Matthew 17: 2,5)
True God from True God; (John 17: 1-5)
Begotten, not made; (John 1: 18)
of one essence with the Father (John 10: 30)
through whom all things were made; (Hebrews 1: 1-2)
Who for us men and for our salvation (1 Timothy 2: 4-5)
came down from heaven, (John 6: 33,35)
and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary (Luke 1: 35)
and became man. (John 1: 14)
And He was crucified for us (Mark 15: 25; 1 Corinthians 15: 3)
under Pontius Pilate, (John 19: 6)
suffered, (Mark 8: 31)
and was buried. (Luke 23: 53; 1 Corinthians 15: 4)
And on the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures, (Luke 24: 1 1 Corinthians 15: 4)
and ascended into heaven, (Luke 24: 51; Acts 1: 10)
and sits at the right hand of the Father; (Mark 16: 19; Acts 7: 55)
and He shall come again with glory (Matthew 24: 27)
to judge the living and the dead; (Acts 10: 42; 2 Timothy 4: 1)
Whose Kingdom shall have no end. (2 Peter 1: 11)
And in the Holy Spirit, (John 14: 26)
Lord, (Acts 5: 3-4)
Giver of Life, (Genesis 1: 2)
Who proceeds from the Father [and the Son]; (John 15: 26)
Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; (Matthew 3: 16-17)
Who spoke through the prophets. (1 Samuel 19: 20; Ezekiel 11: 5,13)
In one, (Matthew 16: 18)
holy, (1 Peter 2: 5,9)
global* (Mark 16: 15)
and apostolic Church. (Acts 2: 42; Ephesians 2: 19-22)
We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. (Ephesians 4: 5)
We look for the resurrection of the dead, (John 11: 24; 1 Corinthians 15: 12-49; Hebrews 6: 2; Revelation 20: 5)
and the life in the age to come. (Mark 10: 29-30)
AMEN. (Psalm 106: 48)
*The global church of Jesus comprises of true believers in the Body of Christ worldwide from various denominations. Every true Christian is marked or sealed in a spiritual sense, as a child of God and member of the body of Christ.