WIN Statement of Faith - What we believe
We believe that the Holy Scriptures, being the 39 books of the Old Testament and 27 books of the New Testament in their original texts, are fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, are without error in their teachings and instructions, and are the final and highest authority for the lives of all believers and the Church.
We believe that there is only one God, revealed in the Old and New Testaments as eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe God created mankind to be a people who could be in relationship with Him, enjoy Him and glorify Him. However, tempted by Satan, the first man, Adam, disobeyed God and thereby brought all his descendants, the whole world, into sin and into a state of being born separated from God. Because God loved the world, He sent Jesus so that whoever believes and trusts in Him for atonement of their sins will be saved from the power and eternal consequences of sin and can enjoy a relationship with God.
We believe in the absolute deity and full humanity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, the authenticity of His miracles, His sacrificial death on a cross. We believe that Jesus’s death paid the price, that means it atoned to God for the sins of all who call on Him to be saved, that they might receive forgiveness by God’s grace alone for their sins.
We believe in Jesus’s bodily resurrection, His ascension and, His mediation on our behalf in Heaven, until His personal and bodily return to consummate our salvation and to complete the establishment of His Kingdom.
We believe in the person and deity of the Holy Spirit, He gives all believers a spiritually reborn & regenerated life, He sanctifies, He empowers and equips us, He comforts, He helps us interpret the Scriptures, in addition to the Scriputures He convicts us of sin, gives us the power to walk away from sin, and gives us the strength to stand for our faith in adversity. He prepares the Church for the return of Jesus and He strengthens all Believers and the Church.
We believe in the command to all who follow Jesus to go and make disciples of all nations.