Statement of Faith

The mission of Bethabara Faith Ministry, Inc.
is to spread the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to people of the world.

As Christians and followers of Jesus Christ, the founders and Board of Directors of Bethabara Faith Ministry believe the following statements to be true. Jesus said, “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32 NLT)

The Triune God

God is the Creator of all things. He is Ruler and Sustainer of the universe. His existence is eternal without beginning or end, and He exists in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  These three are co-equal and are one God. Christians call this mysterious and unique Godhead, the Trinity. Each person of the Trinity participates in the salvation of mankind in a particular way. (Genesis 1:26, Deuteronomy 6:4-5, Isaiah 44:6, Matthew 38:19, I Peter 1:2)

The Father

God the Father is the first person of the Trinity. He is the architect and designer of all creation. Jesus came to earth to carry out the salvation plan of the Father and to fulfill all prophecies concerning the Father’s master plan for man.
(Matthew 5:43-45, Luke 4:16-20, John 5:19-23, 20:17)

Jesus Christ, the Son of God

God the Son is the second person of the Trinity. He is the builder and sustainer of all creation. He came to earth as God/man to show man the way to the Father. He is the visible image of the invisible God, and everything about Him represents God exactly. Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father.

Being born of a virgin, Jesus lived a sinless life. He offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sin of man by suffering and dying on a Roman cross. Jesus Christ conquered death and the grave by rising from the dead after three days. He ascended to heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. He has been given authority over all things and will return to earth to establish His Kingdom and reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
(Matthew 1:22-23, 28:5-7, John 1:2-3, 3:16, 14:10-11, Hebrews 1:2-3, Romans 1:3-4, Revelation 19:16)

The Holy Spirit

God the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. He bears witness to the work and ministry of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son. He was sent by the Father into the world to reveal sin and make man aware of their need for salvation from sin that is offered through Jesus Christ. He lives in every believer and provides power for faith to believe God’s Word, to understand God’s Word, and to apply God’s Word to life situations. He provides power to make right decisions that lead to joy and peace. He gives all believers spiritual gifts when they are saved and seals them for eternal life in heaven with God. Believers in Jesus Christ seek to live under the control of the Holy Spirit who reveals God’s perfect love for man.
(John 16:7-13, 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, I Corinthians 2:12, 3:16, II Corinthians 3:17, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 1:13)

The Bible

The Bible is God’s love letter to His children. The Bible reveals God and His salvation plan for man. It was written by human hands under the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit. It is the inspired or God-breathed Word of God, and is without error. Because it is God’s Living Word, it has the power to change the hearts of men, making them more and more like Jesus Christ.
(Psalm 12:6, 119:105, 119:160, Proverbs 30:5-6, II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21)

Human Beings

Human beings are the supreme object of God’s creation. They are created in His image. They are born into the world with an eternal soul that will live forever. Man has the potential for good, but is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates man from God and is the root of all life’s problems. Every man needs salvation because every man has “sin”.
(Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, 139:13-16,  Isaiah 53:6, 59:1-2, Romans 3:23)

Salvation

Salvation is God’s free gift to man. Salvation can never be obtained through good works. It can only be obtained by trusting in Jesus Christ who is God’s free offer for forgiveness of sin’s penalty. When a person turns to Jesus in faith and away from his self-ruled life, he is saved. Eternal life with God begins the moment he receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. He is made a new creature and is sealed by the Holy Spirit of God. Salvation is maintained by the grace and keeping power of God, not by man.
(John 14:6, Romans 5:1-2, 6:23, Galatians 3:26, Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:5)