Sure Foundation Ministries, Inc.
FAITH STATEMENT

1.  The Triune God

We believe in one eternally existent, infinite God, Sovereign of the Universe; that He only is God, creative and administrative, Holy in nature, attributes, and purpose, that He, as God, is Triune in essential being, revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

2.  Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Triune Godhead; that He was eternally one with the Father; that He became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and was born of the Virgin Mary, so that two whole and perfect natures, that is to say the Godhead and manhood, are thus united in one person very God and very man, the God-man.  That Jesus Christ died for our sins, and that He truly arose from the dead and took again His body, together with all things appertaining to the perfection of man’s nature, wherewith He ascended into heaven and is there engaged in intercession for us.

3.  The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Triune Godhead, that He is ever present and efficiently active in and with the church of Christ, convincing the world of sin, regenerating those who repent and believe, sanctifying believers, and guiding into all truth as it is in Jesus.

4.  The Holy Scriptures

We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible Word of God, by which we understand the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, given by divine inspiration, in   revealing the will of God concerning us in all things necessary to our salvation, so that whatever is not contained therein is not to be enjoined as an article of faith.

5.  Baptism

We believe that Christian baptism is an ordinance-signifying acceptance of the benefits of the atonement of Jesus Christ, to be administered to believers as declarative of their faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior, and full purpose of obedience in holiness and righteousness.  Baptism being the symbol of the New Testament, young children may be baptized, upon request of parents or guardians who shall give assurance for them of necessary Christian training.Sprinkling, pouring, or immersion, according to the choice of the applicant, may administer baptism.

6.  The Lord’s Supper

We believe that the Memorial and Communion supper instituted by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is essentially a New Testament ordinance, declarative of His sacrificial death, through the merits of which believers have life and salvation and promise of all spiritual blessings in Christ.  It is distinctively for those who are prepared for reverent appreciation of its significance and by it they show forth the Lord’s death till He come again.  It being the communion feast, only those who have faith in Christ and love for the saint should be called to participate therein.

7.   Divine Healing

We believe the Bible doctrine of divine healing and urge our people to seek to offer the prayer of faith for the healing of the sick.  Providential means and agencies when deemed necessary should not be refused.  We believe that the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing for the human body in answer to believing faith and prayer through the will of God.

8.  The Purpose of the Holy Ghost

The Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit) is a gift bestowed upon the believer for the purpose of equipping and empowering the believer, making him a more effective witness for service in the world.  He teaches and guides one in all truth. (John 16:13; Acts 1:8; 8:39)

9.  Baptism of the Holy Ghost

We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Ghost is an experience subsequent to conversion and sanctification and that tongue speaking is the consequence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the manifestations of the fruit of the Spirit. (Gal. 5:22-23; Acts 10:46; 19:1-6)  The Charismatic manifestations on the Day of Pentecost gave peculiar distinctive qualities to the ministry of those Spirit-filled disciples in Acts, Chapters 4-5.  They were as follows: ) Great Power (Ac 4:33).  2) Great Grace (Ac 4:33).  3) Great Fear (Ac 5:14).   4) Great increases (Ac 5:14).  We believe that we are not baptized with the Holy Ghost in order to be saved, but that we are baptized with the Holy Ghost because we are saved.  (Ac 29:1-6; Jn 3:5) When one receives a baptismal Holy Ghost experience, we believe one will speak a language or tongue according the sovereign will of Christ unknown to oneself.  This language may be foreign or unknown.

10.  Tongue Speaking

We believe in all the nine gifts of the Spirit, which includes tongues.  We do not believe all Christians should possess the gift of tongues, for it is given only to some for the benefit to all.  However, spiritual gifts should be desired by all believers (I Cor 14:1; Ro 11:29) We believe that if one speaks in an unknown tongue, it is for one’s own edification unless an interpreter is present. (I Cor 14:4, 27)  Paul distinctly said that “He that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth Him; howbeit in the Spirit he speaketh mysteries.” (I Cor 14:2)

11.  The Lord’s Day 

We recognize Sunday as the Christian Sabbath or the Lord’s Day