Brian Powers Beliefs

The Official Statement of Faith of Brian Powers Ministries

THE ONE TRUE GOD

We believe in the only one true and living God: infinite in power, holy in nature, attributes and purpose; and possessing absolute, indivisible deity. This one true God has revealed Himself as Father; through His Son, in redemption; and as the Holy Spirit, by emanation (I Corinthians 8:6; II Corinthians 5:19, Ephesians 4:6, Joel 2:28).

THE SON OF GOD

We believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God, in that, the one true God, the Jehovah of the Old Testament, took upon Himself the form of man, and as the Son of man, was born of the virgin Mary. This one true God was manifest in the flesh in His Son Jesus Christ. We believe that in Jesus Christ dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. Jesus on His Father’s side was divine, on His mother’s side, human; Thus, He was known as the Son of God and also the Son of man, or the God-man. (I Timothy 3:16; John 1:11, II Corinthians 5:19, Colossians 1:19; 2:9, I Timothy 2:5, I Corinthians 15:27; 28, Revelation 1:8)

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES

We believe the Bible or the Holy Scriptures to be inspired of God, the infallible Word of God, the revealed will of God, and the all sufficient rule of faith .The Bible is the only God-given authority which man possesses; therefore, all doctrine, faith, hope, and instruction for the church must be based upon, and harmonize with, the Bible. It is to be read and studied by all men everywhere, and can only be clearly understood by those who are anointed by the Holy Spirit. (II Timothy 3:16; I John 2:27, II Peter 1:20; 21)

 THE CREATION OF MAN AND HIS FALL

We believe in the beginning God created man innocent, pure, and holy; but through the sin of disobedience, Adam and Eve, the first of the human race, fell from their holy state, and God banished them from Eden. Hence by one man’s disobedience, sin entered into the world. (Genesis 1:27; Romans 3:23; 5:12).

REPENTANCE

We believe that pardon and forgiveness of sins is obtained by genuine repentance. To repent is to: acknowledge; confess, and forsake all sin. The word “repentance” means a change of views and purpose, change of heart, change of mind, change of life, and transformation. (Matthew 3:2; Mark 1:15; Luke 13:5; Revelation 2:5)

FAITH CONFESSION

We believe that if we repent and confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins. Furthermore, if we confess with our mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in our hearts that God raised Him from the dead, then we shall be saved. (I John 1:9; Romans 10:9; 10)

WATER BAPTISM

We believe that water baptism is the physical expression of the inward work of redemption and regeneration. The scriptural mode of water baptism is immersion in water, and is only for those who have fully repented, having turned from their sins and a love of the world. Water baptism represents the death; burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. As a believer, we are dead, in that, we have put off the body of the sins of the flesh, we are buried with Him, and we are risen with Him to walk in the newness of life.( Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; 8:16; 10:48; 19:5; Colossains 2:11,12)

THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the infilling and the indwelling baptism of the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, we believe the initial sign of receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit is speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance. All believers are positioned to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit and should earnestly seek after it following the work of redemption and regeneration. (Matthew 3:11; Acts 2:4, 33, 39; 10:46; 19:6)

DIVINE HEALING

We believe in physical divine healing. The first covenant that the Lord (Jehovah) made with the children of Israel after they were brought out of Egyptian captivity was a covenant of divine healing. The sufferings of our Lord Jesus Christ paid for the healing of our bodies as well as salvation. (Exodus 15:26; Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:17)

HOLY COMMUNION

We believe in partaking of communion as instituted by the Lord Jesus Christ. This represents a very serious union with the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. There is a deep spiritual significance and blessing in partaking of communion. We believe in fully examining ourselves before we partake of communion as not to partake unworthily. (Luke 22:19, 20; I Corinthians 11:23-34)

HOLINESS

We believe in a standard of holiness and sanctification that is displayed through the life and public testimony of every child of God. Furthermore, holiness is an inward attribute that is displayed outwardly, and is not defined by outward legalism and boasting. (Romans 6:19; I Thessalonians 4:7; Hebrews 12:14)

 TITHING

We believe in paying all tithes to the house of the Lord. We believe the tithe belongs to the Lord, and is the financial plan of God to provide for His work. Regular offerings, seed offerings, special offerings, and love offerings are also apart of God’s plan of provision. (Leviticus 27:30; Malachi 3:10)

THE TRANSLATION OF THE SAINTS

We believe in the literal catching away of the saints of God. The Lord shall appear, then the dead in Christ shall arise, and those who are alive and remain shall be caught up with them to meet the Lord in the air. (I Corinthians 15:15-54; Philippians 3:20, 21; I Thessalonians 4:13-17)

THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST

We believe that Jesus Christ is coming again the second time in person, just as He went away. The Lord Jesus Christ set forth this event, and the apostles and the early Christian church preached and taught the second coming. Furthermore, the people of God today are earnestly, hopefully, looking forward to this glorious event. (Matthew 24:27, 30; Acts 1:11; Philippians 3:20; Titus 2:13)

THE MILLENNIAL REIGN OF JESUS CHRIST

We believe that the distress upon the earth is the “beginning of sorrows” and will become more intense until there “shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time”, and that period of “tribulation” will be followed by the dawn of a better day on earth and that for a thousand years there shall be “peace on earth and good will toward men.” (Mark 13:8; Daniel 12:1; Matthew 24:21; Revelation 20:6)

THE FINAL JUDGEMENT

We believe after the thousand year reign of Jesus Christ is finished, there shall be a resurrection of all the dead, who will be summoned before the great white throne for their final judgment, and all whose names are not found written in the Book of Life shall be cast into the lake of fire, burning with brimstone, which God hath prepared for the devil and his angels, Satan himself being cast in first. (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:7, 15; 21:8)

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