Children's Haven International

Statement of Faith

We believe:

1. That the whole Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God and it is the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (II Peter 1:21; II Timothy 3:16)

2. That there is one God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (II Corinthians 13:14)

3. That Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and man. (John 1:1, 2, 4; Matthew 1:10; Philippians 2:5-8)

4. That the Holy Spirit is a person, is God, and is co-equal with the Father and the Son; convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment; regenerates and indwells the believer, and is his constant guide and teacher, and enabling power for victorious living and dedicated service. (John 15:26, John 16:7 & 8; Titus 3:5; John 16:13; Acts 1:8)

5. That man was created in the image of God, that he sinned, and thereby incurred for himself and the whole human race not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. (Romans 5:12 & 19; Genesis 1:26&27)

6. That the Lord Jesus Christ died for man’s sins, according to the scriptures, and that all who believe on Him have the forgiveness of sins through His blood. (I Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7)

7. That Christ arose bodily from the dead and ascended into Heaven where He is now the believers High Priest and Advocate. (I Corinthians 15:4; Hebrews 7:25)

8. That the imminent return of Christ from Heaven will be personal and visible, and that He will judge the living and the dead. (Acts 1:11; John 5:28 & 29)

9. That an individual becomes a child of God by being born of the Holy Spirit by the Word of God through a personal faith in Jesus Christ. (John 1:12&13; Titus 3:5)

10. That there will be a bodily resurrection of both the just and the unjust with a state of everlasting blessedness for believers and a state of eternal punishment for all unbelievers. (I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20:11-15)

11. That believers should obey the command of the Lord to be baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. To be eligible for baptism one must repent of his sin and trust in Jesus Christ as Saviour and personal Lord. Baptism symbolizes the death to sin, the resurrection to life in Christ, and the receiving of the Holy Spirit. Baptism is a public confession of ones desires to follow the Lord. (Matthew 28:13-20; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:2-6; Colossians 2:12-13; I Thessalonians 5:23-24; I Peter 3:21)

12. That the Christian life is separated unto God, conforming to the teachings of the Word, and dedicated to the service of Christ. (Romans 12:1&2)