We Believe

Banner of Love Church is a Christian assembly of born-again believers, burning with love for the presence of God and the Truth of His Word.

We Believe

WE BELIEVE there is one God who lives forever in three persons; the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matt. 28:19)

WE BELIEVE that the Bible is God’s Word to the world, speaking to us with authority and without error. (2 Tim. 3:16-17)

WE BELIEVE in the divinity of Jesus Christ the Son, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His death for us on the cross, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the Father, and His personal, physical return to rule the earth in power and love. (Jn. 1:14-18; 1 Thess. 4:16-18)

WE BELIEVE that the primary purpose for Jesus Christ’s life on earth was to fully reveal the love of God the Father for the people of this world through His ministry, life, death on the cross and resurrection. (Jn. 3:16; Jn. 5:19-20)

WE BELIEVE that mankind is lost in sin and needs to turn from it and trust personally in the Savior, Jesus Christ; all need to be born anew by the Holy Spirit’s power into God’s family. (Eph. 2:1-10; Jn. 3:5-7)

WE BELIEVE the Holy Spirit lives in us as believers and brings love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control into our lives. He works in and through us with His presence and charismatic gifts. (Gal. 5:22-23; l Cor. 12:7-11)

WE BELIEVE in the resurrection of every person; to eternal life for the believer and eternal judgment for the lost. (Matt. 25:31-46)

WE BELIEVE in unity for all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and seek community together. We want to become more like Him in every way, who is the head of His body, the Church. We are called to love Him and one another and are enabled to do this as His life flows in and through us. (1 Cor. 12:12-13; Matt. 22:37-40)

WE BELIEVE that God has kept His ancient promise to bring the children of Israel back from the ends of the earth and establish them in their ancient land which He gave to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He then promised to reconcile them with Himself and the Messiah Jesus Christ (Ezekiel 36:24-28). We believe that the present state of Israel is the fulfillment of that promise and that God is at work now to bring the nation back to their faith in Him. We acknowledge that the church of Jesus Christ is a spiritual body and does not replace the nation of Israel or inherit the same promises.

WE BELIEVE that marriage is the basic human relationship between a man and a woman, and as such is intended to reflect the relationship between Jesus Christ the Bridegroom and His bride the church. (Gen. 2:18-25, Eph. 5:25-32)

 

We Value

Intimacy with God: We believe that there needs to be an intimate and passionate love for Jesus Christ continually burning in our hearts and a wholehearted pursuit of His presence in our lives individually and corporately. John 17:3 , 1 John 1:3, Rev. 2:4

The Word of God: We believe that the Bible is God’s inerrant word and a guide for our faith and practice. We believe that teaching and preaching the Bible is essential to our growth and character. “All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. ” 2 Tim 3:16-17

The Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit is Lord in the church and that we are called to walk in His supernatural power. All believers are exhorted to be filled with the Holy Spirit and to pursue the gifts which He gives for the building up of the church. 1 Cor 14:1, 2 Cor 3:17

Prayer: We believe that prayer is an essential discipline of the spiritual life. No Christian can maintain a healthy relationship with Christ without it. Therefore, we seek communion with God through private and corporate devotional and intercessory prayer. Mt. 6:6, Acts 2:42

Praise & Worship: Praise & Worship are extremely important to us here at Banner of Love. We seek to praise the Lord by publicly declaring His person and deeds and we endeavor to worship Him in corporate celebration and devotion. Ps 2:11, 150: 1-6, John 4:24

Holiness: The Scriptures admonish us to live holy lives that are worthy of the calling we have as Christians. We are to be holy as He is holy. We must be under His Lordship in every area of our lives and a testimony to all. Therefore, we teach and exhort holiness of character and integrity of heart for all ages. 1 Peter 1:14-16

Love: The heart of the Father is full of love for His children and for the world. The Scripture tells us that all of the Law can be summed up in love. Therefore, genuine love for one another must be the underpinning for our relationships and the motivation for everything we say and do. John 15:12, Rom 13:8-10, 1 Cor 13

Evangelism & Outreach: Someone once said that the church is the only organization that exists for those outside of it. This is true. God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son and it is not His will that any would perish. We as Christians are called not only to be salt and light to a dark world but to preach the good news of the Kingdom of God. It is our desire at Banner of Love to be an effective witness for Christ in our area and to gather in a harvest of souls for the kingdom. John 3:16, Mt 28:18-20, 2 Peter 3:9

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