MOUNT OLIVE WORD OF LIFE CHURCH
STATEMENT of FAITH
Jesus answered them , and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man
will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether I speak of myself. John 7:16, 17
Inspiration of Scriptures: We believe that the Holy Bible is the written Word of the Living God.
We believe it was inspired by the Holy Spirit and recorded by holy men of old. It is infallible in
content and a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction which is truth without my mixture of error.
The Bible reveals the principles by which God will judge us and the supreme standard by which
all human conduct, creeds, and opinion should be tried. Therefore, we believe this Word should
go into all the world and should be given first place in every believer's life (2 Timothy 3:16;
Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 1:23-25; and 2 Peter 1:19-21).
We believe in one God that eternally exists and reveals Himself in three persons - Father, Son, Holy Spirit - having each the same nature, attributes and perfections, worthy of the same worship and confidence. (Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; John 1:1-2, 14, 10:30, 14:15-17; I Corinthians 8:6; II Corinthians 13:14). We believe in God as absolute and sole Creator and Sustainer of the universe, and that creation was by divine command, from nothing and not through an evolutionary process. (John 1:3, 10; Acts 17:24-25; Genesis 1:1). We believe that God, by His sovereign choice and out of love for men, sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ into the world to save sinners. (John 3:16; I Timothy 1:15; I John 4:14).
God The Son
We believe that Jesus Christ was fully God in the flesh and fully man, that He was born of a virgin and that He lived a sinless life, in which He taught and performed mighty works and wonders and signs exactly as revealed in the four gospels. We believe that He was crucified, shed His blood, died to pay the penalty for our sins and was raised bodily from the dead on the third day. Forty days later He ascended to the Father's right hand where He is Head of the Church and intercedes for believers. From there He is coming again personally, bodily and visibly to this earth to set up His Millennial Kingdom. (Isaiah 7:14, 9:6; Hebrews 1:1-2, 7:25; Luke 1:30-35; Ephesians 4:8; John 1:1-5, 10-14, 14:3; Colossians 2:9; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Acts 1:3,11; Revelation 20:4)
God The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit to be the third person of the Trinity whose purpose in the redemption of man is to convict of sin, regenerate the repentant believer, guide the believer into all truth, indwell all believers, and give gifts to those He wills that they may minister as Christ would to men. We believe that the manifestations of the Holy Spirit recorded in 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 will operate through present-day Christians who yield to Jesus (Luke 11:13; John 7:37-39, 14:16,17, 16:7-14; Acts 2:1-18)
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
We believe with the evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance (1 Corinthians 14), is for all believers as promised by John the Baptist (Matthew 3:11), Jesus (Acts 1:4-8), and Peter (Acts 2:38-41). The fulfillment of this promise was witnessed by early Disciples of Christ (Acts 2:4, 10:44-47, 19:1-6) and operates in many present-day disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. Water Baptism should immediately follow the experience of the new birth as a public witness to one's faith (Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38).
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam's sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature and became alienated from God. We believe that all men are morally corrupt, and of themselves utterly unable to remedy their lost condition. (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 1:18, 3:23, 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12).
We believe that salvation is a gift of God and is received by man through personal faith in Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for sin. We believe that man is justified by grace through faith apart from works and that all true believers, once saved, are kept secure in Christ forever. (Acts 13:38-39; Romans 4:5, 6:23, 8:1, 38-39; John 10:27-29; Ephesians 2:8-9).
We believe the ordinances for the believer are water baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper as a memorial. They are, however, not to be regarded as a means of salvation. But both of which are an evidence of obedience, identification and fellowship with the Lord. (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:38, 41, 8:12, 35-38; Luke 22:19-20; I Corinthians 11:23-29).
We believe that the true Church is composed of all persons who are regenerated by the Holy Spirit through saving faith in Jesus Christ; that they are united together in the body of Christ of which He is Lord and Head; and are commissioned for the God-given tasks of worshiping, fellowshipping, teaching, evangelizing and exercising their spiritual gifts. (Acts 2:42, 47; Romans 12:5; Ephesians 1:22-23, 5:23-24; I Corinthians 12:12-14; II Corinthians 11:2). We believe that the establishment and continuance of the local church is clearly taught in the New Testament Scriptures. (Acts 14:27, 20:17, 28-32; I Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11)
The Christian Life
We believe that a Christian should walk in holiness and not after the flesh, with the goal of being conformed to the image of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As a new creation, walking in the Spirit, the Christian learns to grow in faith, in obedience to Scripture, in prayer, in fellowship with the saints and in a life of service. We believe that the Christian will stand before the judgment seat of Christ to have his life evaluated according to his deeds. (Galatians 5:16-26; Hebrews 10:25; Ephesians 4:20-24; Hebrews 11:6, 12:1-2; John 17:17; Ephesians 6:18; Romans 8:29; II Corinthians 5:10; I Corinthians 3:10-15).
We believe in the saving power of the blood of Jesus and His imputed righteousness (Acts 4:12; Romans 4:1-9, 5:1-11; Ephesians 1:3-14).
We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ (Luke 24:39-43; John 20:24-29).
Ascension: We believe that Christ Jesus ascended to the Father and is presently engaged in building a place for us in His Kingdom and interceding for the saints (John 14:2,3; Romans 8:34).
We believe in the visible, bodily return of Christ Jesus to this earth, to meet His Church (Bride) and to judge the world (Acts 1:10,11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; James 5:8; Revelation 1:7).
Heaven and Hell
We believe Scripture clearly sets forth the doctrines of eternal punishment for the lost and eternal bliss and service for the saved -- a literal hell for the unsaved and Heaven for the saved (Matthew 25:34, 41,46; Luke 16:19-31; John 14:1-3; Revelation 20:11-15).
We believe God has used doctors, medicines, and other natural means as channels of healing; however, we believe divine healing is provided for believers in the atonement made by Jesus' bloodshed on the cross (Isaiah 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24). We believe divine healing may be received by the laying on of hands by the elders (James 5:14-16), by the prayer of an anointed person gifted by the Holy Spirit for healing the sick (1 Corinthians 12:9), or by a direct act of receiving this provision by faith (Mark 11:23, 24).
Same Sex Marriage
We believe that marriage is defined as being the legal union of one man and one woman as husband and wife. We also believe that an only marriage between male and female, as ordained by God, is essential for the procreation of mankind (Genesis 1:27-28; 2:24; Matthew 4:5-6). Mount Olive Word Of Life Church does not ordain nor recognize same-sex unions.
Worship Is Giving
We believe that sharing your monetary gifts with the church is a form of worship and the amount thereof is dictated to the individual by the Holy Spirit. Mount Olive Word Of Life Church does not teach TITHING as a method of sharing monetarily with the church. (II Corinthians 9:6-9; Luke 6:14b).
We thank God that you have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and that He has led you here to become a part of the Body Of Christ family. We urge you to get involved heavily in the study of the Bible. Mount Olive Word Of Life is a church that believes in the necessity of spending time in God’s word. We encourage you to attend Sunday Worship Services and Sunday school, Wednesday Prayer and Wednesday Bible Study the Mount Olive Word Of Life Church spiritual growth continue to be strengthen, with prayer, fellowship and the Word. We are sure that our adversary, Satan, is not happy with your decision to choose the Christian life; therefore, put on the whole armor of God so that you will be able to stand against the attacks of the enemy (Ephesians 6:11-18). Mount Olive Word Of Life suggest that you forsake not the assembling of yourselves together (Hebrews 10:25). Because the Lord has blessed Mount Olive church family, you may conclude that no one will notice your absence from attending a service. First and most importantly of all, Christ knows when you are not worshiping and serving Him. In addition, we miss you and are not blessed by the unique role that God has brought you here to fulfill. We sincerely care about you! The Lord has brought you here for a reason. Our desire is that you would let Him use you by getting involved in the ministries and activities in the church. After attending orientation, prayerfully ask the Lord where He wants you to serve in your church home. We have an open door policy and you are welcome to come see us or call us at anytime. We love you and may God bless you.
Pastor Christopher L Frazier Sr.