Chrestos Mission Foundation - Doctrinal Statement
Chrestos Mission - Doctrinal Statement
- We believe in the Triune God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy
Spirit, alone supreme, all holy and all loving. He is the source and reason for all
existence, and the rightful object of all worship, love and obedience. He is constantly
worshipped and obeyed by innumerable glorious angels as, enthroned in the Heaven of
Heavens. He rules all things.
- We believe in Jesus Christ, eternally with God, being himself God. He
is the only begotten Son of God, not in the sense of his origin, but in his position. He
is the Word of God, being the radiance of Gods glory and the exact representation of
His reality. He became man, being conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin
Mary. He came to proclaim the way of salvation and to give his life as a substitutionary
sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sins. He was crucified and rose again from the dead
on the third day, and ascended into heaven. He will come again in power and glory to judge
all who have ever lived, to receive His own to eternal glory, and to reign forever.
- We believe in God the Holy Spirit, who proceeds from the Father and
the Son. He convicts the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgement to come. He
indwells those who truly believe, producing the fruit of righteousness, and He gives gifts
to individuals to minister to the church.
- We believe that the Bible, as originally given, is the word of God.
It contains what God wants to say to us in all generations. It is the life-giving medium,
through which the Holy Spirit speaks to us and through us. It is to be studied with a
careful love of truth, reverence, obedience and prayerfulness, comparing Scriptures in
order to find its true meaning, thereby avoiding the twisting of Scripture to suit our
carnal desires, at the risk of our own destruction.
- We believe that God operates through the local church, teaching
Christians to love one another, and minister to one another in various ways. However, we
also believe in a universal church of all those who truly love the Lord and seek to trust
and obey him. These people show love to one another, and encourage one another as
- We believe that prayer is the vital breath of the Christian in
worship, thanksgiving and intercession. The fervent prayer of a righteous man/woman has
great power to accomplish Gods will. We believe that God is not willing that anyone
should perish, but that all should come to repentance. We therefore pray the Lord of the
Harvest to send out labourers into his harvest, to make disciples of all nations.