MICAH JACOB INTERNATIONAL, INC.
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STATEMENT OF FAITH
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES:
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the absolute Word of God. The Scriptures are inerrant, infallible and God-breathed; and therefore, are the final authority for faith and life and are the standards and beliefs that we live by. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament are the complete and divine revelation of God to man. (2 Timothy 3:16-17) (2 Peter 1:20-21)
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; We believe there is one God, who eternally and independently is self-existing. (Colossians 1:16-17) (John 14:10-11) (Deut. 6:4) (Ephesians 4:4-6)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men. We believe that Jesus Christ is the one and only Savior of mankind. We also believe that He lived a sinless life, and offered Himself as a substitutionary sacrifice for sinners and was payment for the forgiveness of sins. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was God manifested in the flesh. (Isaiah 53) (John 1:1-3) (Phillipians 5:2-11) (Isaiah 7:14) (Matthew 1:18-25)
We believe after 3 days Jesus Christ was raised from the dead and after His resurrection He ascended to Heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father making intercession on our behalf and will return for His Bride that will be caught up/raptured and will return again as King to rule and reign for 1000 years. (Acts 17:24-28) (Revelation 20:1-6) (1st Timothy 3:16) (Luke 24:7) (Luke 24:46)
THE HOLY SPIRIT:
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, of judgement and has all the attributes of the Deity. We believe the ministry of the Holy Spirit which we see from the day of Pentecost will continue until the return of Jesus Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit was sent to sanctify, fill, empower and anoint believers who placed their faith in Jesus Christ for ministry and witness. We believe that signs and wonders as well as the gifts of Holy Spirit described in the New Testament are operative today and are designed to testify to the presence of the Kingdom and to empower and edify the Church to fulfill its calling and mission. (Titus 10:2-15) (John 3:5-6) (I Corinthians 3:16) (I Corinthians 6:19-20)
We believe that the Bible teaches that there is only one way of salvation and that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. We believe salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that the only hope for man is a changing of the mind regarding his sinful condition and his inability to change it leading to a turning to Jesus Christ as his ONLY Savior. (Ephesians 1:7) (Ephesians 2:1-18) (Romans 10:13-15) (Romans 10:9-10) (Romans 6:23) (Peter 1:18-19)
BAPTISM AND COMMUNION:
We believe that water baptism and the Lord's Supper are the two ordinances of the Church to be observed until the time of Christ's return. They are not a means of salvation, but water baptism is an act of obedience which should follow one's initial decision to follow Jesus Christ and make Him Lord. Jesus told us to observe the Lord's Supper as a way of bringing to our remembrance His broken body and shed Blood. (Matthew 26:26-29) (Matthew 28:19) (Romans 6:3-11) (1 Corinthians 11:23-34) (1 Peter 3:21)
HEAVEN AND HELL:
We believe that when a Believer in Jesus Christ dies they pass immediately into the presence of Christ, there to enjoy constant fellowship with the Savior until the day of the resurrection and glorious transformation of the body. The saved will then forever dwell in fellowship with their great Triune God. (2 Corinthians 5:1-10) (John 16:8-11)
We believe that those who reject Jesus Christ are already condemned and they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire where they will suffer an everlasting, conscious punishment and torment. (Revelations 20:11-15)