Erika Grey Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith

The Bible: God’s Word
The Bible is the inerrant, infallible, inspired preserved word of God, both literal and figurative in its language, with the creation and all Old and New Testament accounts including the description of the world’s end as literal and imagery and figurative language used in teachings and prophetic forecasts. The Bible is the authoritative source of doctrine and teachings and declare God’s design and plan for mankind.

The One True God
The God of the Bible is the one true God, the creator and supreme ruler of Heaven and Earth. Gen. 17:1; Ps. 83:18; Jer. 10:10

The Trinity
God has a triune nature-3 persons in one- referred to as the Trinity. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God the Father is the first person of the Trinity, the Lord Jesus Christ is the second person of the Trinity. The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity.

Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ
The Lord Jesus Christ is King of Kings and Lord of Lords, was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary and came to earth possessing two natures : God and man; essentially God in the flesh.

Jesus: the Lamb of God
He lived a life without sin and gave Himself as a substitutionary sacrifice (sacrificial lamb of God) for the sins of all men. For without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins (Hebrews 9:22).Jesus arose bodily from the grave, ascended into Heaven where He is seated on the right hand of God interceding for all believers and will return to the earth in keeping with His promises and the fulfillment of the prophetic word.

The Fall of Man
Man was created in God’s image, and after His likeness and was intended to have fellowship with God. The direct fellowship ended when Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden by disobeying God and ate the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The sin caused Adam to fall from his original state, and became corrupted in nature both spiritually and physically and ushered in Death. From that moment man came under condemnation and the sentence of death passed onto all men and women born to Adam and Eve who were now born with sin natures. When Satan tempted Eve and she and Adam disobeyed God, the battle of the ages began.

Battle of the Ages
God created an innumerable number of beings known as angels and the most that many of these continue in their holy state and are the ministers of God; that Lucifer  (now known as Satan or the Devil) and many others rebelled against God; that these fallen angels, though defeated in the cross of Christ, still continue to oppose God and His work.  They will ultimately be judged by God and cast into the Lake of Fire to suffer everlasting punishment, which is their righteous due.

The Consequence of Sin
The consequence of sin is eternal death and separation from God.

 Each person can be saved and reconciled back to God only through the shed blood of Jesus. The only hope for man is to believe on Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who died to take upon Himself the punishment for the sin of mankind, and atone for their sins by shedding His own blood. Only by receiving  Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, man is redeemed by His blood and Death will not have power over him and he or she will follow Christ in the resurrection and live with Him in eternity.

Grace Not Works
Salvation is all of grace and not of works, through the death of Jesus Christ who shed his blood as the sacrificial lamb and paid the redemptive price to atone for our sins. Jesus suffered the death penalty for man's sin and imputed to man His righteousness reconciling men and women to God . Man’s salvation is achieved by placing his or her personal faith in Jesus Christ, by repentance of sin and faith in Jesus alone as Savior. In the book of Joel and Romans it is as simple as calling upon the name of the Lord and being saved. Joel 2:32 , Romans 10:13  

Born Again of the Spirit
Salvation includes becoming born again of the spirit and upon receiving Christ the spiritual birth takes place. In the new birth the believer is sealed, sanctified, redeemed and adopted in to the family of God.  A believer cannot lose his or her salvation as the saying goes, “once saved always saved.” The saved are kept by the power of God unto eternal salivation so that they never fall away or be lost. Jn. 5:24, 10:27-29; Rom. 8:35-39, Phil. 1;6 Jesus tells us that by their fruits you shall know them and not everyone who claims to be a Christian is born again.

'The Work of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit indwells all who are born again, conforming them to the likeness of Jesus Christ. This is a process completed in Heaven. He indwells them and produces in them the fruit of the Spirit. He calls individuals to Christian service and empowers and directs them in that service. The Holy Spirit is also in the world today convincing men of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.

The Church

The Church (the Bride of Christ) is the Body of Christ and is composed of all those who through belief in Christ have been spiritually regenerated by the indwelling Holy Spirit. The Church-comprises of true believers from the day of Pentecost to the time of the rapture and is made up of both Jews and Gentiles. These comprise His body and Christ is the head of it.