What We Believe

 

 

  • We believe the Bible to be the verbally inspired, inerrant Word of God; in one God, manifesting himself in three persons as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

  • We believe the Lord Jesus Christ to be the only Savior of all men, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, fully God and fully man. Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again according to the Scriptures. He ascended into Heaven to sit at the right hand of God the Father. Jesus’ finished work (His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension) reversed the curse concerning the spirit, soul, and body of the first man Adam. He is the only way to the Father, the only valid door and entry into the realm of the spirit and that all authority centers in Jesus Christ. He will in the appointed day return personally in and through the saints as well as on the earth in power and great glory forever.

 

  • We believe that one must be born again to see and enter the Kingdom of God. This initial salvation of sinners is by grace through faith in the perfect and all-sufficient finished work of Jesus Christ and that this conversion experience should be followed by water baptism by immersion in the Name of Jesus. The old man is put to death and the new man arises to walk in newness of life.

 

  • We believe that “by grace are ye are saved, through faith and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, lest any man should boast” and that Sanctification is once and for all as well as progressive in nature. First, from the time of conversion, God sets the believer apart and then the believer sets himself apart. The Spirit directed life is one of detachment from the world system and perfecting holiness in the fear of God. That God’s judgements are present, past and future. We shall stand in judgement and every man shall give an account of himself in that day.

 

  • We believe that the Pentecostal experience of Holy Ghost Baptism is separate and subsequent to conversion and that the fruit of the Spirit is the divine nature and character of the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the pattern Son for every believer. That the Gifts, or manifestations of the Spirit, are the supernatural ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. That Spirit filled prayer and intercession, and that fasting (abstaining from food) intensifies prayer.

 

  • We believe in observing often the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper, the ongoing celebration of the New Covenant. That it is healing for man’s mind, spirit and body provided for in the New Covenant. We believe in the doctrine of the laying on of hands; for confirmation, impartation, ordination, healing and blessing. We believe that we are one body, with many members, on the basis of fellowship in Christ and the power of the Spirit and that faith without works is dead. Our faith is an active faith that requires the doing of acts in the world.

 

  • We believe that the Kingdom of God is a present reality and will expand until the knowledge of His Lordship covers the earth. We believe in the restoration of the five-fold ministries that Jesus sent to equip and mature the Church: Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers.

 

  • We believe that resurrection is past, present and future. Our spirit was resurrected from a state of spiritual death and passed unto life when we were born from above and translated into His Kingdom. Our soul is being transformed, our minds renewed, from glory to glory by the Spirit of the Lord; our mortal bodies are being made alive by the same Spirit that raised Jesus Christ from the dead.

 

*Living Stone Church has a complete listing of detailed faith tenets with scripture reference and foundation. Please contact us using the contact feature on the church website or app to request and receive a complete copy.