Grace World Statement Of Faith

We firmly believe and confidently acknowledge that:

  • Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He was supernaturally born into this earth realm through the virgin Mary, lived a perfect sinless life during His time on the earth, died on the cross for the sins of all of humanity—past, present and future—was raised the third day, and is now seated at the Father’s right hand in heaven.
  • In all things Jesus is to be glorified and exalted.
  • The three-fold nature of the eternal Godhead. One God existing as three distinct Persons in Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • The Holy Bible is the inerrant and authoritative Word of God, written through people by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the author of Scripture.
  • Man is a spirit being and therefore eternal. After death of the physical body eternal life continues either in heaven or hell. What determines which direction a person’s eternity takes has nothing to do with their individual actions, but is based solely upon whether or not they have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
  • Union with Christ is the very heart and the spiritual principle of salvation. When we give our lives to Jesus, we are in that moment spiritually unified with Him. We are saved through being made one spirit with the Lord, which results in our born again re-created spirit already being perfect, spiritually identical to Jesus—created in righteousness and true holiness. (see Eph. 4:24; 1 Cor. 6:17; Titus 3:5; 1 John 4:17)
  • That God’s idea of salvation includes wholeness in spirit, soul and body. Salvation is to impact every area of our lives in a positive way.
  • The baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues is an experience distinct and separate from the born again experience. When we are baptized in the Holy Spirit, we are endued with power from on high. Though it is recommended and encouraged, it is not necessary for a person to be baptized in the Holy Spirit in order to be saved.
  • The believer’s authority. Every individual believer has been given authority in the name of Jesus over Satan, sickness, poverty, sin, and any other types of bondage. We already have the victory in Jesus’ name.
  • Divine healing. Salvation includes healing of the physical body, and as individual believers we have been given the authority and are called to pray for the sick with the expectation of seeing them recover. (see James 5:15)
  • Tithes should be freely given to the local church.
  • It is God’s will for us to thrive and succeed in all of the arenas of life, including the financial realm. Godly prosperity is defined as experiencing wholeness, peace and success in every area of life with nothing lacking and nothing missing.
  • The finished works of Jesus Christ include all things that pertain unto our life and godliness. Grace has freely provided everything we will ever need, yet we must take possession of it by faith.
  • Every Christian is called to walk by faith and not by sight.