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Three Cord Ministries
What We Believe In

(Our Faith and Life Statements)

We hold to the Apostle's Creed as written below
and to all the additional Faith and Life Statements following.

The Apostle's Creed

"We believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended into hell. The third day He arose again from the dead.

He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy universal church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting."

Amen.



Faith and Life Statements

THE BIBLE

We believe that the Bible, as originally penned by people under the direction of the Holy Spirit, is the infallible Word of God for doctrine and life.

                                                        


SALVATION

We believe that salvation is the free gift of God offered to man by His grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

                                                        


THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third part of the Trinity and that He enters each believer at the time of salvation for the purpose of equipping them for God's good works. We believe that He must be made welcome in a believer's heart or else His presence will have little or no effect in a believer's life if He is ignored.

                                                        


GIFTS of the HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit as described in the Bible are valid today for believers, including healing, prophecy and miracles.

                                                        


WATER BAPTISM

We believe that baptism by submersion represents an outward sign of a new life in Jesus Christ.

We believe that baptism is not a means of salvation but is a means of grace, freely given by God.

We believe that infant baptism is not a true baptism of choice and baptism before salvation is not a baptism by the Holy Spirit since the Holy Spirit has not entered a person until salvation has taken place.

                                                        


FOREGIVENESS and GRACE

We believe that God is able and willing to forgive all believers who repent of (turn away from and do not habitually continue in) their sins.

We believe that grace and mercy trump legalism but do not negate the law of "sowing and reaping" (consequences flowing from actions) and can not contravene any other physical or spiritual laws.

                                                        


FREE WILL and ELECTION

We believe that God chose from before the foundations of the earth those who would come to Him.

But He also gave mankind (believers and non-believers) a free-will to make choices in life that can detract from His perfect plan.

                                                        


OTHER RELIGIONS

We believe when Jesus said "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)" that all other ways to God therefore must not be the real way, must not be the truth and must not lead to life.

                                                        


MARRIAGE and SEXUALITY

We believe in the sanctity of traditional marriage of one man to one woman as taught in Christian scripture and that the marriage relationship is made complete by dependence upon Christ.

We believe that man's attempts to redefine marriage as any other union is contrary to the Word of God and brings eternal judgment.

We believe that no intimate sexual activity should be engaged in outside of marrriage. We believe that any sexual activity within a marriage should only be between a man and a women.

                                                        


ABORTION and EUTHANASIA

We believe that life begins at conception and that ending life by abortion or euthanasia is contrary to God's will and is to be considered murder.

                                                        


CENTRALITY OF CHRIST IN LIFE

We believe that all human relationships are enhanced and made complete when Christ is made central in the relationship and when His will is humbly obeyed.

                                                        


HIGHER LIFE CALLING

We believe that Christians are called to a higher standard of conduct in terms of speech, thought and attitude and in all public and private behaviours.

                                                        


LIFESTYLES OF THE TRUE CHRISTIAN

We believe that it is inconsistent for a person professing Jesus Christ as their Lord and Master to continue living a lifestyle that is contrary to God's Word in terms of ...

substance abuse

non-traditional marriage partnerships

continued involvement in activities such as

Free-Masonry and other cults

Horoscopes, Wicken, Taro cards, Oiji boards
any "new age" movements.


END TIMES

We believe in the Pre-millenial return of Christ as described in the Book of Revelation and we believe that the Rapture will occur before the Tribulation such that the Saints will not be afflicted by the Tribulation events.


January 24, 2003, February 20, 2006, June 10, 2009
This page was last updated on June 25, 2012.