ABOUT GOD

We believe the Godhead is comprised of ONE God who has manifested Himself in distinct forms throughout the ages, as the Father in the Creation of the Universe, as the Son in Redemption of humanity, and as the  Holy Spirit in Regeneration of the hearts of believers.

We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, conceived  of the Holy Ghost, yet is the ONE true God (Romans 9:5; 1 John 5:20).  That the same God of the Old Testament and Jesus Christ converge in the Incarnation, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us...” John 1:1,14. That “...without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” 1 Timothy 3:16.  That Jesus Christ is the same as the Hebrew God, with the same attributes, with the belief that Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are manifestations, modes, offices, or relationships that the one God has displayed to all humans.  And the total quality of the Godhead resides in Him, “For in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” Colossians 2:9.

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, promised by God in the Old Testament and poured out by Jesus Christ after He rose from the dead and was glorified in heaven (Joel 2:28-29; John 7:37-39; 14:16-26; Acts 2:1-4, 16-18).  That speaking in other tongues is a sign for our time and the outward demonstration that the person has been baptized with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:4, 10:44-46, 19:6).  We also believe that the Holy Spirit is the divine power that allows us to witness (Acts 1:8), and assists us in the development of a Christian character that is pleasing to God (Galatians 5:22-25).

THE SCRIPTURE
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12).
THE CHURCH AND SALVATION

We believe the church is the body of Jesus Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission (Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 24:46-48). 

We believe that man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let us make man in Our image, after Our likeness.”  But, man, by voluntary transgression, fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21). That salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however, our works will determine the rewards in eternity (2 Corinthians 5:10).

We believe in water baptism, by immersion and in the Name of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38), representing a burial with Christ as observed and commanded in the Scriptures by all who have truly repented of their past deeds.  In so doing, every believer declares to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Acts 8:16; 10:48; 19:6; 22:16; Romans 6:1-11).

We believe all members of the body of Christ must live holy lives, apart from all sin as modeled by Jesus Christ in the Holy Scriptures.  That all members shall strive to serve God with all prudence, avoiding extremism, asceticism, and regulations that have an appearance of wisdom, but lack any value in restraining any type of indulgence (Colossians 2:17-23).

 

We believe Jesus is coming again to gather all His Saints to Heaven (1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; and 2 Thessalonians 2:1).

We believe God has the power to heal our physical bodies.  That divine healing is a result of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ , since He has borne our grief and carried our sorrows (Isaiah 53:4).  The Lord Jesus Christ promised that those who believed in His Name would lay hands on the sick and they would recover (Mark 16:18).  That the sick should be anointed with oil in the Name of Jesus to effect the promise of the lord (John 14:13; Psalm 103:1-4; Luke 9:1-3, 10:9; 1 Corinthians 12:9; James 5:14-16).

What we Believe

Lighthouse
Church

623-412-8917

info@lighthouseaz.org

8625 W Olive Ave

Peoria, Az 85345

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