LifeSteps World Ministries accepts the
Scriptures as the revealed Will of God, the all sufficient rule of faith and
1. The Scriptures Inspired. The entire Bible is the inspired
Word of God and that holy men of God “were moved by the Holy Spirit” to write
the very words of Scripture. The Bible
is the living, infallible, and everlasting rule of faith and conduct, and is
superior to conscience and reason. (II Timothy. 3:15-17; II Peter 1:21; Hebrews
4:12; Romans 15:4).
2. The One True Godhead. The triune Godhead is comprised of 3
separate and distinct persons, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, who
are eternally self-existent, self-revealed and function as one entity. Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in the
flesh, is the second member of the Godhead, co-equal and co-eternal with the
Father and the Holy Spirit. (John 1:1-5,
10-14; Matthew 28:18-20; Colossians 1:16-20)
3. Man, His Fall and Redemption. Man was originally created in the
image of and after the likeness of God, and thereafter fell through sin,
consequently losing spiritual life, and becoming dead in trespasses and
sin. This spiritual death and depravity
of human nature has been transmitted to the entire human race, the Man Christ
Jesus alone being excepted; and hence that every child of Adam is born with a
sin nature and separated from God and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus
Christ the Son of God. (Genesis 1:26-31,
3:1-7: Romans 5:12-21)
4. The Salvation of Man.
only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. (Ephesians
2:8-9; Romans 3:21-26; John 3:3 14:6; Acts 4:12) On the cross Jesus Christ became sin for us,
and through faith, justifies us freely by His grace. By faith, Christ’s righteousness is imputed
to us and we are declared righteous by God in Christ. (Romans 5:12-21; 2
Evidences of Salvation. The inward
evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit.
(Romans 8:16; I John 3:18-19, 24) The
outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. "You will know them by their fruits."
(c) Faith and Works. Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not
by human works; however, our works are the external evidences of an abiding,
internal reality, all of which is animated by the power of the Holy Spirit
(Ephesians 2:8-10; James 2:14-26)
5. Baptism in Water. The ordinance of baptism by a burial
with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures by all who have repented
and believed on Christ as Savior and Lord.
In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus
and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Acts 10:47-48)
6. The Lord's Supper. "And when He had given thanks,
He broke it, and said, 'This is my body which is broken for you. Do this in remembrance of me.' In the same way also he took the cup, after
supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood; Do this, as
often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.'
Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the
cup" (I Corinthians 11:24-25, 28).
7. The Holy Spirit. The Third Person of the blessed Triune
God, though omnipresent from all eternity, took up His abode in the world in a
unique manner on the day of Pentecost according the divine promise. The Holy
Spirit dwells in every believer, and by His baptism unites all to Christ in one
body, and that He, as the Indwelling One, is the source of all power and all
acceptable worship and service (John 14:16-17;16:7-15; I Corinthians 6:19;
8. The Church. The church is the body and bride of
Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for
the fulfillment of her great commission.
Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general
assembly and church of the first born, whose names are written in Heaven (I
Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; Revelation 19:7-9).
9. Blessed Hope. Jesus is coming again to receive to
Himself into heaven both His own who are alive and remain unto His coming, and
also all who have fallen asleep in Jesus, and that this event is the blessed
hope set before us in the Scripture, and for this we should be constantly
looking (John 14:1-3; I Corinthians 15:51-52; Philippians 3:20; I Thessalonians
4:13-18; Titus 2:11-14).