What We Believe

The Tenets of Faith for Victory Christian Church are intended as a basis of fellowship among us; i.e., that we all be of the same mind and speak the same thing (1 Cor. 1:10, Acts 2:42). No claim is made that they contain all truths in the Bible, only that they cover our present needs as to these matters.

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The Scripture

The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are divinely inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct and the foundation for our doctrine (2 Tim. 3:15-17, 1 Thess. 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21).

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 (Deut. 6:4, Isaiah 43:10-11, Matt. 28:19, Luke 3:22).

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, 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, 2:33; Phil. 2:9-11; Heb. 1:3).

The Fall of Man

Man was created good and upright; for God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God (Gen. 1:26-27, 2:17, 3:6; Rom. 5:12-19).

The Salvation of Man

Mans only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.
a. Conditions to Salvation – 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; Romans 10:13-15; Eph. 2:8; Titus 2:11, 3:5-7).
b. The Evidence of Salvation – The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Rom. 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness (Eph. 4:24, Titus 2:12).

Ordinances of the Church

a. Baptism in Water – The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded in the Scriptures. All who repent and believe in Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38, 10:47-48; Romans 6:4).

b. Holy Communion – The Lords Supper, consisting of the elements — bread and the fruit of the vine — is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4), a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Cor. 11:26), and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Cor. 11:26), and is enjoined on all believers till He comes!

Baptism of the Holy Ghost

The baptism of the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the New Birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives the utterance (Matt. 3:11; John 7:37-39, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8, 2:4, 2:38-39, 19:1-7).

Sanctification

Sanctification is an act of separation and of dedication unto God. The Bible teaches that without holiness, no man can see the Lord. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive, work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation at Christs return (Heb. 12:14, 1 Thess. 5:23, 2 Peter 3:18, 1 Cor. 1:30, 2 Cor. 3:18, Phil. 3:12-14).

The Scripture

The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are divinely inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct and the foundation for our doctrine (2 Tim. 3:15-17, 1 Thess. 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21).

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 (Deut. 6:4, Isaiah 43:10-11, Matt. 28:19, Luke 3:22).

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, 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, 2:33; Phil. 2:9-11; Heb. 1:3).

The Fall of Man

Man was created good and upright; for God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God (Gen. 1:26-27, 2:17, 3:6; Rom. 5:12-19).

The Salvation of Man

Mans only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.
a. Conditions to Salvation - 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; Romans 10:13-15; Eph. 2:8; Titus 2:11, 3:5-7).
b. The Evidence of Salvation - The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Rom. 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness (Eph. 4:24, Titus 2:12).

Ordinances of the Church

a. Baptism in Water - The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded in the Scriptures. All who repent and believe in Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38, 10:47-48; Romans 6:4).

b. Holy Communion - The Lords Supper, consisting of the elements -- bread and the fruit of the vine -- is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4), a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Cor. 11:26), and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Cor. 11:26), and is enjoined on all believers till He comes!

Baptism of the Holy Ghost

The baptism of the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the New Birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives the utterance (Matt. 3:11; John 7:37-39, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8, 2:4, 2:38-39, 19:1-7).

Sanctification

Sanctification is an act of separation and of dedication unto God. The Bible teaches that without holiness, no man can see the Lord. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive, work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation at Christs return (Heb. 12:14, 1 Thess. 5:23, 2 Peter 3:18, 1 Cor. 1:30, 2 Cor. 3:18, Phil. 3:12-14).

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