Our Core Beliefs

House of Prayer International  is a Church of God (Cleveland,Tn.) congregation. We are in full agreement with its teachings and Doctrine.

The Church

The church in its community and around the world is a clear and concise presentation. The witness of the church to the world is summarized in the following basic beliefs of the Christian faith.

God

There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise.  God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom,  justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

The Trinity

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (1 John 5:7).

The Bible

We believe in the Bible as God’s only inspired, inerrant and authoritative revelation of Himself to man in written form.  (2 Timothy 3:16,17).

Jesus Christ

We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. (John 1:1)

We believe that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life. (2 Corinthians 5:21)

The Virgin Birth

 We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ. (Matt 1:18)

Miracles, Signs, and Wonders

We believe in miracles, signs, and wonders  and that they are still at work in the lives of the believer today. (Acts 10:38)

The Cross

We believe that Jesus's vicarious death is the only sacrifice for the sin of the world. (1 John 2:2)

The Resurrection

We believe in Christ's  bodily resurrection from the dead. (Luke 24:39)

Christ's Ascension

We believe in Jesus's ascension to the right hand of God as our intercessor. (Hebrews 4:14),

Christ's Return & The Rapture 

We believe in Christ's  future return in glory, first to rapture His church and second, to establish the kingdom of God upon the earth.
(1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 & Revelation 20:6).

The Virgin Birth

 We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ. (Matt 1:18)

Christ is our Mediator

We believe in the finality of Christ’s mediatorial work for the redemption of humanity and the present freedom of access to the Father (1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:25).

The New Birth & Eternal Life

We believe in the new birth as the only means of receiving eternal life. The new birth involves a cleansing and deliverance from the penalty and power of sin. It is effectuated through faith in Jesus Christ and repentance from sin.
(John 3:3,5,7; Ephesians 2:8,9; 1 Peter 1:18-20).

Divine Healing

 We believe in divine healing for the total man, spirit, mind and body and that this healing is accomplished in the redemptive work of Christ on the cross and appropriated in the believer’s life through prayer.
(Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24; James 5:13-15)

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as an enduement of power for all believers . This baptism results in a deeper expression of spiritual fruit, a greater growth in Christ-likeness, a genuine manifestation of spiritual gifts, and a more effective prayer life. (Acts 2:4,38-39; 10:44-46; 19:1-6; Ephesians 5:18, Galatians 5:22,23, 2 Corinthians 3:18, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Romans 8:26, 27).

Sanctification

We believe in the process of spiritual development (Sanctification) wrought in the believer’s life by the Holy Spirit. The growth involves daily dying to sin and living unto righteousness, finds expression in a holy life and will be culminated at the return of Christ. (Romans 6:1-23, Hebrews 12:24, 1 John 3:2)

The Resurrection of the Dead

We believe in the resurrection from the dead. First, the righteous unto eternal life and second, the ungodly unto eternal damnation
 ( Daniel 12:2; John 5:28,29; Revelation 20:4-6, 11-15).

The Sacraments: Water Baptism & Communion

We believe in the sacraments of the church established by Jesus Christ our Lord; the Lord’s Supper  and baptism by immersion as a symbol and witness of the new birth.
(Matthew 26:26-30; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)(Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 3:20-22).

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