The Nain Hope Gospel Ministries has adopted the following Statement of Faith as its standard and official expression of its doctrine.
We believe in the verbal inspiration of the Bible. The Scriptures are inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind. The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments (66 books), are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct.
2 Timothy 3:13-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Peter 1:20-21 ; 1 Corinthians 15:1-2
We believe in one God, eternally existing in the three persons (commonly known as the Trinity) ; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Deuteronomy 6:4 ; Isaiah 43:10-11 ; Matthew 28:19 ; Luke 3:22 ; 1 Corinthians 8:6 ; Colossians 1:16 ; Hebrews 1:2
God is love, John 17:24-26, 1 John 4:7-16
Love is a new commandment given by Jesus Christ, John 13: 34.
The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ
We believe in the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. As God’s son, Jesus was both 100%human and 100% divine. He was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead; He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as our Intercessor.
The Fall of man
We believe that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sin. Man was created good and upright ; for God said, “Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God.
Genesis 1:26-27 ; 2:17 ; 3:6-7 ; Romans 3:23 ; 5:12-21
God keeps his promises Leviticus 26:40-45, God has a good plans for your life “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11. Jesus raises a Widow’s Son from the dead Luke 7:11-18. The Christians hope to be rewarded when they will reach the end.
The Lord God is merciful and gracious, long suffering and abundant in goodness and truth, Exodus 34:6. God promises the salvation, Psalms 85:4. God reconciles with his people, Hosea 2:16-22. The true reconciliation is perfect in Jesus Christ, mediator between God and men. 1 Tim2:5
Salvation of Man
We believe that every person can have restored fellowship with God through ’Salvation’, Justification, regeneration and the new birth is wrought by faith through the blood of Jesus. Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.
Romans 10.8-13 ; 1 Corinthians 15.3-4, Acts 26.18 ; Titus 2.11, Romans 8.16, Ephesians 4.24, Galatians 5.22
Baptism and Holy Communion
We believe in the Ordinances of the Church : Baptism in Water and Holy Communion. The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded by the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life.
Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 10:47, 48, Romans 6:4
Holy Communion – The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements —bread and the fruit of the vine— is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4, a memorial of his suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26), and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26), and is enjoined on all believers “till He come !”
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit – We believe that the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a Special experience following Salvation The Baptism in the Holy Spirit empowers believers for witnessing and effective service today, just as it did in New Testament times. Among the physical evidences of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is the speaking of tongues.
Acts 2.4-8, 38-39, Acts 1.8,10, 44-46, 19.6
We believe that a man can be under the control of the power of darkness; therefore he needs deliverance. A believer can be under control of the devil and evil spirits either through heredity curses, un-confessed sin. Though some times this bondage cannot prevent someone to inherit the eternal life but can hinder him from living an abundant, prosperous and victorious life.
We therefore believe that God has given to the church the authority over demons and the power to rebuke all the power of darkness that exercises their influence to the people of God ; and the authority to bind and rebuke the demons and declare the inner and physical healing in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
Matthew 18:18 ; Mark 5.6-13, 9. 14-27, Acts 8:13-24 ; 16.16-17, John 11:43-44.
The peace has been taken from earth because of the sins, Revelation 9:4. The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace, James 4:18, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace toward men of goodwill, Luke 3:14, Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man will see the Lord, Hebrews 12:14
We believe that the Church is the body of Christ. The church is an assembly of the believers who confess their faith in Jesus Christ. It is built upon the person of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. The doctrines and practices of the church are based upon His teachings. The church has a mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin ; and to be the light and the salt of the world. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn, which are written in heaven.
Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:22, Hebrews 12:23, Acts 2 : 41-42, 1Corinthians 10 : 16-17,
God alone is worthy of worship, Revelation 22:8-9, There is relationship between music and worship, Psalms 81:2-4.
We have to use the prayer to overcome temptation, Mathew 26:40-41, using it to look holy, Mathew 6:5-6, what constant prayer means, Luc 18:1. Lessons from Jesus longest prayer, John 17:1.Power of prayer, 1Tm 2:1-4. Praying in God’s will 1 Jn 5:14-15
The Five-fold Ministry
We believe in the five fold ministry The five fold ministry is still working today –Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher was given by God to equip the church for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-16
Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Mathew 28: 19-20
The Millennial Reign of Christ
We believe in the Millennial Reign of Christ Jesus will return with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years. This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel and the establishment of universal peace.
Zechariah 14:5, Matthew 24:27,30 ; Revelation 1:7 ; 19:11-14 ; 20:1-6 ; Isaiah 11:6-9 ; Psalms 72:3-8, Micah 4:3-4
We believe that a final judgment will take place. There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to the everlasting punishment in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
Matthew 25:46, Mark 9:43-48, Revelation 19:20, Revelation 20:11-15T