STATEMENT OF FAITH   
 
Mt. Sinai Mission Church
We are a New Testament Church believing in Jesus Christ as the Risen Lord and part of the Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

A summation of our beliefs can be found in:
The Apostles Creed
The Nicene Creed 
Luther’s Small Catechism

We believe that Jesus has given us several
direct Commandments including:


John 21: 17
17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.”

Matthew 22:37 - 40
37 Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”  38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

John 13: 34-35
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

John 14:15-16
15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever. 

Further explained by our belief in:

One God
There is one God (Deuteronomy 6:4), who is infinitely perfect (Matthew 5:48), existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). Jesus Christ is the true God and the true man (Philippians 2:6-11). He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary (Luke 1:34-38). He died upon the cross, (1 Peter 3:18), as a substitutionary sacrifice (Hebrews 2:9), and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood (Romans 5:9). He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures (Acts 2:23-24). He is now at the right hand of God the Father as our great High Priest (Hebrews 8:1). He will come again to establish His kingdom, righteousness and peace (Matthew 26:64)

Divinity of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is a divine presence (John 14:15-18), sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer (John 16:13; Acts 1:8).

Authority of the Scriptures
The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine rule of Christian faith and practice (2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:15-16)
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Salvation
Salvation has been provided as a free gift of Grace through Jesus Christ for all people; and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God (Titus 3:4-7).

Baptism of the Holy Spirit
It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly, dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service (Acts 1:8).  

Healing Power
Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body (Matthew 8:16-17). Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age (James 5:13-16).

The Church Body
The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church (Ephesians 1:22-23), which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations (Matthew 28:19-20) . The church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper (Acts 2:41-47).

The Resurrection and Second Coming
There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the just, a resurrection unto life (1 Corinthians 15:20-23). This is the believer's blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service (Titus 2:11-14) .

Holy Sacraments
Baptism
The ordinance of water baptism (Matt. 28:19) shall be administered to all. Babies to adults, are received into the family of God through this Holy Sacrament. (Rom. 6:3-5; Col. 2:12).  

The Lord's Supper
The ordinance of the Lord's Supper shall be observed regularly, as enjoined in the Scriptures (Luke 22:19, 20; 1 Cor. 11:23-26). All who believe that Jesus Christ is their personal Savior and Risen Lord are welcome.
 
This is the Statement of Faith of the Mt. Sinai Mission Church
May 1, 2022