What We Believe
Journey Life Church is built on a core set of beliefs that we call our Essential Beliefs. These are the beliefs in which we have unity and on which we base our fundamental decisions.
1. The Bible is the Inspired Word of God.
The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct (2 Tim. 3:15-17; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21 ).
2. The One True God
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and earth, and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (Trinity). (Deut. 6:4; Isa. 43:10-11; Matt. 28:19; Luke 3:22)
3. The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The scriptures declare:
a) His virgin birth (Matt. 1:23; Luke 1:31-35 ).
b) His sinless life (Heb. 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22 ).
c) His miracles (Acts 2:22; Acts 10:38 ).
d) His substitutionary work on the cross (1 Cor. 15:3; 2 Cor. 5:21 ).
e) His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matt. 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1 Cor. 15:4 ).
f) His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9-11; Acts 2:33; Phil. 2:9-11; Heb. 1:3 ).
4. The Fall of Man and His only hope for salvation is found in the Savior, Jesus Christ
Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.
Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life (Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Rom. 10:13-15; Eph. 2:8; Titus 2:11; Titus 3:5-7 ).
5. The Present Day Ministry Of The Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit enables believers to achieve supernatural results through His gifts. Without the Holy Spirit, no person could live for Christ successfully. We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit and Gifts of the Holy Spirit, including divine healing, operating through believers in the present day. (Acts 2:4; Rom. 12:1-2; 1 Thess. 5:23; Heb. 13:12; Rom. 6:1-13; Rom. 8:1-13; Gal. 2:20; Phil. 2:12-13; 1 Peter 1:5 ).
6. The Church and Its Mission
The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the Church. (Eph. 1:22-23; Eph. 2:22; Heb. 12:23 ).
7. The Return Of The Lord Jesus Christ And The Final Judgment.
Christ will come for his Church first (I Thess. 4:17) then come to set up His millennial kingdom. There will be a final judgment for both the living and the dead, a new heaven and a new earth. (Rom. 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Cor. 15:51-52; Zech. 14:5; Matt. 24:27-30; Rev. 1:7; Rev. 19:11-14; Rev. 20:1-6; Ezek. 37:21-22; Zeph. 3:19-20; Rom. 11:26-27; Matt. 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Rev. 19:20; Rev. 20:11-15; Rev. 21:8; 2 Peter 3:13 )
For a brochure, defining our full doctrinal statement, please order a copy of “Who We Are and What We Believe – Our 16 Fundamental Truths” by calling the church at 517.694.1002