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Shield Of Hope Ministries believes in the following statements of faith

1. We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three distinctly divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Galatians 4:4-5)

2. We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error and is the complete revelation of Himself. (2 Timothy 3:16, 1 Timothy 4:13)

3. We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed. (Psalms 51:5, Jeremiah 17:9)

4. We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus, the Messiah, was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate. We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation. (John 1:1, Heb 1:3, Heb 5:6, John 3:16, Romans 8)

5. We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He is our deposit of salvation gifting us for the service of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service. (John 14:16-17, Romans 8:27, 1 Corinthians 12)

6. We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer. (Ephesians 3:10, Hebrews 10:25, Matthew 3:16-17)

7. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal joy with the Lord in heaven to the praise of His glorious grace. (John 14:2,1 Corinthians 2:7-9, Philippians 3:20-21)

8. We believe in marriage between one man and one woman, as set forth by the Lord in (Genesis 2:24).

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