As Christian believers of Lighthouse Christian Church, we herein declare the things which are "believed among us" (Lk. 1:1) so there will be no division or differences among us, and so that all our church will preach, teach and proclaim the following in love, by the Word of God and the direction of the Holy Spirit.
The Scripture- We believe that the Scripture (The Bible) is the inspired Word of God, and that it is to be taught and believed in its entirety (2 Tim. 3:16, 2 Pe 1:20). The Scriptures gives us complete revelation of God's will and His divine plan of salvation.
The Trinity- We believe there is one God who exists in three distinct Persons- the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being co- existent, co-equal and having precisely the same nature, attributes and worthy of the same worship, confidence, and obedience. Mt 28:18-19; Mk 12:29; Jn 1:1; Ac. 5:3-4; 2 Co 13:14; Heb 1:1-2; Rev 1:4-6.
Salvation- Salvation for man is attained by the grace of God through Jesus Christ His Son; by His death upon the cross; through the Holy Spirit's conviction; by repentance, and through an experience of the new birth. This is accomplished by grace, and is made effectual through faith in Jesus Christ and by accepting Him as personal Savior (Tit. 2:11; Ro. 10:13-15; Lk. 24:47; Tit. 3:5-7).
The Church- We believe that the church is the body of Christ (Col 1:18, Eph 4:15) and that Jesus is the Head. The Church consists of born-again believers which are born of the Spirit (John 3:6) and by the Word. (1 Pe. 1:23) The church is delegated authority and offices to instruct, and rules to govern it and its members to enable it to fulfill Christ's great commission. (Mt. 28:19-20; Mk 16:15-20) .
Water Baptism- Baptism in water is by immersion and is a direct commandment of our Lord (Mt 28:19) and is for believers only. It is not essential for salvation, but rather a testimony to the world (Col 2:12; Ac. 8:36-39).
The Gift of the Holy Spirit- The baptism of the Holy Spirit occurs when the Spirit of God comes upon a believer. The Holy Spirit fills the believer's mind with a genuine understanding of truth, takes possession of the believer's abilities, and imparts gifts that qualify the believer for service in the body of Christ (the church). The Holy Spirit also speaks to the hearts of unbelievers, showing them their need for salvation (see Jn 16:7-11). When a person accepts Jesus Christ as Lord, the Holy Spirit dwells inside him or her ( Jn 14:15-17; 1 Co. 3:16; 12:13).
Sanctification- We believe the doctrine of Sanctification to be a definite, yet progressive work of grace in the believer's life starting at the time of the born-again experience. Heb 13:12; 2 Th 2:13; 1 Pe 1:2; Eph 5:26; Jn 17:17).
Communion- We believe that the ordinance of The Lord's Supper is a commandment of our Savior and that its time or frequency of observance is left to the church (1 Co 11:26).
Divine Healing- Divine healing is for the physical ills of the human body. It is wrought by the power of God, by the laying of hands, and by prayer through faith (Mk 16:18; Jas 5:14-15).
The Coming of the Lord and Eternity-We hold that the coming of the Lord is imminent and is blessed hope of the Church. One who dies without Christ will be bast into the lake of fire (a literal place), being hopeless and eternally lost (1 Thess 5:1-10).
Giving (Offering, Tithing, and Stewardship)- We recognize the duty of all people to give for the support of the ministry and the propagation of the Gospel and the work of the Lord. This includes financial giving, (1 Cor 16:1-2; Matt 23:23; 2 Cor 9:5-11), as well as the giving of time and talents.
"Faith is believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe"
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase"