Glad Tidings Family Church
Glad Tidings Family Church

Statement of Faith

WE BELIEVE the Bible to be the inerrant and authoritative Word of God.


WE BELIEVE that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons:  God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.


WE BELIEVE in the Deity of Jesus Christ our Lord: that He is the Second Person of the Godhead, the Son of God; and we believe in the Incarnation:  that is, that the Son of God was born in the Virgin Mary into humanity, through conception by the Holy Spirit, to be the Savior of the world.


WE BELIEVE there is a devil, called Satan, who, with all evil spirits, will be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire, which was prepared for him and his angels.


WE BELIEVE that Regeneration, or the New Birth, is essential to the salvation of man, and that it is received only through faith in Christ’s Redemptive Work on the Cross and in His Resurrection and His Ascension.


WE BELIEVE in Water Baptism by single immersion, in the name of the Father, and the Son, and Holy Spirit, according to Christ’s command in Matthew 28:19.


WE BELIEVE in the Holy Spirit, proceeding from the Father and the Son, and that the Holy Spirit comes within us as the presence of Christ, to be the believer’s Teacher and Revealer of, as well as his guide into, all Truth. We believe that He gives power to witness for Christ. We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit according to Acts 2:4, where the account of Christ’s Ascension to the right Hand of Power is followed by the pouring out of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost. We believe that the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is an experience subsequent to Regeneration, given usually to believers who ask for it.


WE BELIEVE the fivefold ministry of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers as given by God to the church, for the edifying of the body of Christ. We believe in the operation of the nine gifts of the Spirit, as revealed in 1 Corinthians 12, in a manner that brings honor to Christ.


WE BELIEVE that the Gospel of Christ’s Death and Resurrection, with the Truths of the Overcoming life which it embraces, is the only basis of Salvation, Holiness, Victorious Living, and the attainment of all God’s spiritual provision for mankind.


WE BELIEVE that Jesus bore all our diseases in His body on the Cross, and thus provided Divine Healing for the body of man through His Atonement.


WE BELIEVE in the impending bodily return of Jesus Christ to the earth in the judgment of all nations and men; and in the ultimate manifestation of the everlasting Kingdom of our God.


WE BELIEVE in the Resurrection of the Just, unto eternal life and eternal bliss; and we believe in the Resurrection of the Unjust unto eternal punishment in the Lake of Fire, which is the Second Death.