Statement of Faith
The Father's Heart Ministries Inc is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. We are a faith-based Christian ministry which bases its doctrinal beliefs from within the written pages of The Holy Scriptures, The Holy bible. (66 books, excluding the Apocrypha).
Bible: The Bible is the Word of God, and the Word of God, as given by God, is free from errors and contradictions. The Holy Scriptures, both Old and New Testament, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man; it is the one and only infallible, authoritative, and trustworthy rule for faith and conduct. (2 Peter. 1:21, 2 Tim. 3:16)
God: God is the only Supreme Being with no gods created before or after Him in all of existence, in all places, in all time (Isaiah 43:10; 44:6; 44:8; 1 Tim. 1:17). He has always been God and was never anything else (Psalm 90:2). He is Holy (Rev. 4:8), Eternal (Isaiah 57:15), Omnipotent (Jer. 32:17,27), Omnipresent (Psalm 139:7), Omniscient (1 John 3:20); etc. He is Love (1 John 4:8, 16); Light (1 John 1:5); Spirit (John 4:24); Truth (Psalm 117:2); Creator of all things (Isaiah 40:12,22,26), etc. He is to be worshiped (Gen. 24:26; Ex. 4:31; 2 Chron. 29:28; 1 Cor. 14:25; Rev. 7:11). He is to be served (Matt. 4:10;1 Cor. 6:19; Phil. 3:7; 1 Thess. 1:9; Heb. 9:14). He is to be proclaimed. (Matt. 28:19f.; John 14:15f.; Acts 1:8)
Trinity: There is one God in whom there are three eternal, distinct, simultaneous persons -- the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. All three are the one God, co-eternal, co-equal, etc., yet there is only one God, not three gods, and not one person who took three modes, offices, or forms. (Isaiah 44:6,8; 45:5; Gen. 1:26-27; 3:22; Matt. 3:17; 28:19; Luke 10:35; 2 Cor. 13:14). Despite the reality that the word "Trinity" is not in the bible, the doctrine of the trinity is wholly biblical.
Jesus: We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the eternal Son of God. Jesus Christ is the Word (God) who became a man. He added human nature to His divine nature. He is both human and divine, and, therefore, has two natures. Yet, He is one person, not two. He is not part God and part man. He is one person with two natures where one nature is wholly God and the other wholly man. (Phil. 2:5-11; Col. 2:9; 1 Tim. 3:16; Heb. 1:5-13; John 1:1-3,14). Jesus intercedes for us eternally as a high priest after the order of Melchizedek. (Heb. 6:20; 7:25)
Virgin Birth: Jesus Christ was miraculously conceived and born of the virgin Mary, (Luke 1:42). Jesus Christ's miraculous virgin birth was prophesied (Isaiah 7:14). Mary ceased to be a virgin after the birth of Jesus (Matt. 1:25).
Resurrection: Jesus Christ rose from the dead in the same body He died in after being in the grave for three days. He was raised in a glorified, physical body (still retaining his crucifixion wounds). He ascended bodily into heaven, sits at the right hand of the Father, and rules heaven and earth. (John 2:19; 1 Cor. 15; Luke 24:39). Likewise, we Christians will be raised bodily from the dead and spend eternity with the Lord. Those that have died in their sin will be resurrected to face judgement and will be eternally separated from God.
Salvation: Salvation is being saved from the righteous judgment of God upon the sinner. The salvation of man comes only through the atoning shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Salvation occurs when one believes on the Lord Jesus Christ, repents of sin, and receives Christ as the One and only Savior. Salvation is obtained by grace through faith alone in the work of Jesus Christ (John 3:16) and not by our good works. (Rom. 3:20; Eph. 2:8-9)
Baptism of The Holy Spirit: The infilling power of the Holy Spirit, or the Baptism in the Holy Ghost (Spirit), is accompanied by the initial sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance. (Acts 2:4) Signs of love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control will be the ongoing fruit that is produced from a Holy Spirit-filled believer's life, (Gal 5:22). Jesus Himself was baptized with water and with the Holy Spirit before He began his public ministry. (Luke 3:22)
Divine Healing: Divine healing pertains to the whole man; physically, mentally, and spiritually, and was provided through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Isaiah 53:5; Acts 3:16 )
Evangelism: Part of the purpose of The Father's Heart Ministries is to carry out the work of evangelism, which means that we must teach the gospel of Jesus Christ to all people, in every nation (Matt. 28:19-20). Also, we are to refute false doctrines, false religions, and whatever else might contradict the Word of God, but we are to do this without insult. (1 Pet. 3:15)
Blessed Assurance: The Blessed Hope and assurance of every believer is the imminent, personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ, who will return in glory to receive His redeemed unto Himself.
Ordination: God divinely calls and scripturally ordains ministry, providing a three-fold purpose:
Preaching the Gospel indiscriminately
The equipping of the Body of Christ
The edification of the Body of Christ
Water Baptism: Baptism is an important action of obedience for a Christian and signifies a person's identification with Christ. Baptism is not necessary for salvation, but is an outward manifestation of an inward reality of trust in the sacrifice of Christ, of conversion, and of identification with Christ. The act of water baptism does not save anyone. We are made right before God by faith, not by faith and baptism (Rom. 3:28-30; 4:3,5; 5:1; Gal. 2:16, 21; Phil. 3:9; see also Acts 10:44-48). Baptism in water by immersion is a scripturally-sound practice as it symbolizes burial and resurrection. (1 Pet. 3:21, Rom. 6:4, Col. 2:12 )
Holy Communion: Holy Communion is the Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements of bread and the fruit of the vine. These are symbols expressing our sharing in the divine nature of our Lord.
Marriage: Marriage, as ordained by God in the Garden of Eden, is to be between one man and one woman. (Gen. 2:18-24; 1 Cor. 7:1-7; Heb. 13:4) Marriage between one man and one woman is representative of the revealed mystery of the relationship between Christ and His Bride, the Church. (Eph. 5:22-33; Rev. 19:7-9)