FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2024

 

 

Our Statement of Faith

Step of Faith Ministry – Statement of Faith:

1. THE BIBLE
The Bible is God's Word to all mankind. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of
the Holy Spirit. It’s the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. It’s accurate, authoritative, and
applicable to our everyday lives. It’s totally sufficient and must not be added to, superseded or changed by
later tradition, extra-biblical revelation, or worldly wisdom. Every doctrinal formulation, whether of creed,
confession, or theology, must be put to the test of the full counsel of God in Holy Scripture.
2. GOD
There is one true God who is the loving Creator, Sustainer and Ruler of all that exists, both seen and unseen.
He has eternally existed in three forms: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are equal and are
one God, having the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and are therefore worthy of the same worship
and obedience.
3. JESUS
Jesus Christ is the Son of God and equal with the Father. He is the perfect expression of God’s heart,
character, beauty and love for all people. Jesus became a man, being born of a virgin named Mary. He lived a
sinless life and offered Himself as the innocent and perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross.
He is the only Savior for the sins of the world, having shed His blood and died a vicarious death on Calvary’s
cross. By His death in our place, He revealed divine love and upheld divine justice, removing our guilt and
reconciling us to God. Having redeemed us from sin, on the third day, He rose bodily from the grave, victorious
over death and the powers of darkness and, for a period of 40 days, appeared to over 500 witnesses,
performing many convincing proofs of His resurrection. He ascended into heaven, where, at God’s right hand,
He intercedes for those awaiting His return and rules as Lord over al. He is the Head of the Church and should
be adored, loved, served, and obeyed by all.
4. THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son. He is present in the world to make men aware of their
need for a Savior, to demonstrate the supremacy of Jesus Christ, and to confirm the proclaimed truth of God's
Word through supernatural signs and wonders. He lives inside all who put their faith in Jesus Christ. He
teaches, comforts, guides, convicts and empowers us, giving each follower of Christ diverse gifts for serving
the church and the world in a way that far surpasses their own natural abilities and limitations.
5. THE HOPELESSNESS OF MANKIND
God made man – male and female – in His own image, as the crown of creation so that man might glorify Him
through enjoying fellowship with Him. Tempted by Satan, man rebelled against God and fell into sin and the
worship of created things over and above the Creator. Our acts of disobedience are simply a symptom of our
fallen, sinful hearts, which are under the control of Satan, who is at enmity with God in this world. Regardless
of our achievements or character or religious activity, we are lost and without hope apart from salvation in
Christ alone.
6. MANKIND’S SALVATION
Men are saved through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Christ’s crucifixion is the heart of the gospel, His
resurrection is the power of the gospel and His ascension is the glory of the gospel. Faith in His sacrifice and
shed blood removes sin's penalty and restores our relationship with God. Jesus Christ is the only mediator
between God and man. There is no other name by which men can be saved. Because people are unable to
save themselves from their sinful condition, salvation is altogether the work of God. Neither good works nor
self-improvement nor church activity can make up for our sin. Salvation is the free gift of God secured forever
in Christ alone.

Contact Step of Faith

    Step of Faith Ministry, Inc.
    PO Box 805
    Brick, NJ 08723
    United States of America