Statement of Faith
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There is one God who is the creator and ruler of the universe; eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
1 John 5:7-8
Jesus is the Son of God.
He is fully man and fully God. He is co-equal with the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless life 1 and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all mankind. 2
He rose from the grave three days later demonstrating His power over death, hell, and the grave. He ascended to the Father where He prays for us, 3 is preparing an eternal place for us, 4 and will come again for us. 5
- Hebrews 4:15
- John 3:16
- Hebrews 7:25, 1 Timothy 2:5
- John 14:1-4
- 1 Thessalonians 4:11
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son. He convicts of sin, 1 comforts us, 2 guides us into all truth, 3 and is our deposit, sealing us against the day our salvation is fully realized. 4
- John 16:7-8
- John 14:16-19
- John 16:13
- Ephesians 1:13-14
All mankind needs forgiveness from sin 1 in order to enjoy a full life now and to share eternity with God. This forgiveness is available through God’s free offer of grace, 2 through trusting what Jesus Christ has done for us on the Cross, 3 and by the power of Holy Spirit. 4 This relationship with God is essential to enjoy the wonderful realities of heaven and to avoid the painful realities of an eternal hell. 5
- Romans 3:23
- Ephesians 2: 8-10
- Romans 10:9-10
- Ephesians 2:22
- John 5:24,28-29; Philippians 2:9-10).
The Bible is God’s Word to mankind. It is the inspired and only infallible, authoritative, complete Word of God. As such, it should be viewed as the “owner’s manual” for life.
2 Timothy 3:16
It is God’s intention the Christian life be lived out in community with other members of the church which form Christ’s body. 1 God established the church as the institution through which His wisdom is shown, 2 and in which His Spirit dwells. 3
- Ephesians 1:20-23, Hebrews 10:25, Proverbs 27:17
- Ephesians 3:10
- Ephesians 2:19-22
When a person accepts God’s free gift of grace, he is regenerated and new life in Christ begins. 1 The goal of this new life is to be transformed into a life of “Christ-like” character. 2
However, the supreme evidence of Christian discipleship is not that we keep all the rules, but rather that we have love for one another. 3
- 2 Corinthians 5:17
- Romans 12:1-2
- John 13:35
Matrimony is a holy monogamous marriage between one man and one woman.
“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” Genesis 2:24
“…let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.”
1 Corinthians 7:2-4
“Now to the married I [Paul] command, yet not I but the Lord: A wife is not to depart from her husband.” 1 Corinthians 7:10
“For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body… For this reason [Eve created out of Adam – bone of his bone, flesh of his flesh] a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” Ephesians 5:23, 31
“Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled…” Hebrews 13:4
Marriage is a covenant made between two people, one man and one woman, with God.
The Christian marriage covenant requires the married parties to be faithful, loving and helpful to each other as long as they both shall live.
Malachi 2:15-16; Matthew 5:32; 19:5-6,9; Romans 7:2-3; I Corinthians 7:10-11, 15; II Corinthians 6:14; Ephesians 5:22-25
Marriage is a union ordained by God. It was first instituted by God in the early chapters of Genesis, codified in the Levitical law, the Old Testament prophets compared it to a relationship between God and his people, examples of it are in the historical narratives, and, the scripture discusses the unique unity of this relationship.
Jesus explained the original intention and core elements of marriage, and several New Testament Epistles give explicit instructions on this union.
Marriage is a typology of Jesus Christ and the Church. As such, the Church views marriage as a profound spiritual institution established by God. We believe the term “marriage” has only one meaning, and that is marriage sanctioned by God which joins one man, and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture.
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female
created he them.” Genesis 1:27
This means that man and woman are two distinct genders willed by God, their Creator, in their respective beings, which reflect the image and nature of God. ‘Being man’ or ‘being woman’ is a reality that is good and willed by God. Therefore, to reject one’s biological gender is to reject the work of the Creator and imply that God made a mistake. God does not make mistakes.
Romans 1:24-27, Job 42:1-3, Isaiah 55:8, 9
As God’s image bearers, man and woman have inalienable rights and ensuing responsibilities.
Man and woman should be treated with dignity and respect. They should also lead lives worthy of the dignity of their unique gender. This is done by living chastely – a call all baptized Christians are called to follow.
Due to the importance of marriage in the biblical witness and our belief that man is made in God’s image, Victory Christian Center adopts the following:
Victory Christian Center facilities, or properties may not be used by any individual, group, or organization that advocates, endorses, or promotes homosexuality or transgender life as an alternative or acceptable lifestyle.
This policy applies to events including but not limited to: Birthday parties, Classes, Reunions, Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Weddings, and Renewal of Vows services held at the school facilities or camps or other school supervised activities.
All employees and volunteers of Victory Christian Center represent, by example to their congregants, the outworking of Christ’s mandate to follow in His steps.
Therefore, all employees and volunteers must agree to abide by this Condensed Statement of Faith and not advocate, endorse, or promote homosexuality or transgender life as an alternative or acceptable lifestyle.
Members of Victory Church must agree to this Statement of Faith.
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More of What We Believe
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The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God.
It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible and inerrant.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and co-eternal.
I John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11
Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man.
He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood.
He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory.
John 1:1,14, 20:28; 1Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; 1Timothy 2:5
Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity) in the virgin Mary’s womb; therefore, He is the Son of God.
Matthew 1:18, 25; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18, 23-25; Luke 1:27-35
Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Gen.1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21
For anyone to know God, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
John 6:44, 65
We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ; His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts.
Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22
Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit.
Thus, through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation.
Acts 2:21, 3:19; 1 John 1:9
Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ’s character in us.
It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
1 Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; 2 Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11
The Blood that Jesus Christ shed on the Cross of Calvary was sinless and is 100% sufficient to cleanse mankind of all sin.
Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for both our sinfulness and our sins, enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death.
1 John 1:7; Revelation 1:5, 5:9; Colossians 1:20; Romans 3:10-12, 23, 5:9; John 1:29
Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come and live inside them by His Holy Spirit.
They relinquish the authority of their lives over to him thus making Jesus the Lord of their life as well as Savior.
They put their trust in what Jesus accomplished for them when He died, was buried, and rose again from the dead.
John 1:12; John 14:17, 23; John 15:4; Romans 8:11; Revelations 3:20
Given at Pentecost, it is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth.
Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5, 2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6
The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel.
The Bible’s lists of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations.
All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives.
These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of Biblical parameters.
Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11, 12 :4-8; Ephesians 4:16; 2 Timothy 1:5-16, 4:14; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; 1 Peter 4:10
The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus’ great commission.
Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23
We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image.
Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death.
We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life.
Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38
The Lord’s Supper:
A unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice (the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross.
Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48; 1 Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25
Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus, and included in the commission of Jesus to His disciples.
It is given as a sign which is to follow believers. It is also a part of Jesus’ work on the Cross and one of the gifts of the Spirit.
Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:17-18; Acts 8:6-7; James 5:14-16; 1 Corinthians 12:9, 28; Romans 11:29
It is the Father’s will for believers to become whole, healthy and successful in all areas of life.
But because of the fall, many may not receive the full benefits of God’s will while on Earth.
That fact, though, should never prevent all believers from seeking the full benefits of Christ’s provision in order to better serve others.
John 3:3-11; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10
Mental and Emotional:
2 Timothy 1:7, 2:11; Philippians 4:7-8; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3
Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24
Joshua 1:8; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:6-10; Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Psalm 34:10, 84:11; Philippians 4:19
Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross.
In addition, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation.
Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15; 1 Corinthians 15:42, 44; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21
Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34; John 17:24; 2 Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11:16; 1 Peter 1:4
After living one life on earth, the unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to Hell where they will be eternally tormented with the Devil and the Fallen Angels.
Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8
Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures.
Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7