Victory North Church

Statement of Faith

The Scriptures...

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant (New Testament), we accept as our infallible guide in all matters of life and doctrine. (I Timothy 3:16; I Thessalonians 2:13; II Peter 1:21)

The Trinity...

There is one God, eternally existent three persons - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit being coequal. (I John 5:6-8; Philippians 2:6) God the Father is the sender of the Word. (John 16:28; John 1:14) The Son is the Word made flesh and has existed with the Father from the beginning. (John 1:1; John 1:18; John 1:14) The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal. (John 15:26)

Man, his fall and redemption...

Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam's fall, sin came into the world. "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God". Jesus Christ, came in the form of man and gave His life to restore us back to God, undoing the work of the Devil. (Romans 5:14; Romans 3:10 & 23; I John 3:8). Salvation is the gift of God to man, which we receive by faith in Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:8)

Eternal life and the new birth...

Man's first step toward salvation is godly sorrow through repentance. The New Birth is necessary for all men, and when experienced produces eternal life. (II Corinthians 7:10, I John 5:12; John 3:3-5; Romans 10:9-10)

Hell and eternal retribution...

The one who dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the Lake of Fire and, therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The Lake of Fire is literal, the terms "eternal" and "everlasting", used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the Lake of Fire, carry the same meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of the saints in the presence of God. (Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 20:15)

Water baptism...

Baptism in water by immersion is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian's identification with Christ, His death, burial, and resurrection. (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4, Colossians 2:12; Acts 8:36-39)

Baptism in the Holy Spirit...

The promise of the baptism in the Holy Spirit as a commensurate experience is available to all believers with the evidence of speaking in other tongues as well as the demonstration of spiritual power in daily life. (Acts 2:4;Acts 10:44-46; Acts 19:6; Acts 1:8; Mathew 3:11)

Sanctification...

The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, beginning at the time of salvation, and continuing until the consummation of Christ's return. (Hebrews 12:14; I Thessalonians 5:23; II Peter 3:18; II Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 3:12-14; I Corinthians 1:30)

Divine healing...

Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is available to us by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and/or by the laying on of hands. Jesus Christ made this available to all believers at Calvary. (Mark 16:18; James 5:14-15; I Peter 2:24; Matthew 8:17; Isaiah 53:4-5)

Resurrection of the just and the return of our Lord...

The angels said to Jesus' disciples, "This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven." His coming is imminent. When He comes, "... And the the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air..." (Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:16-17) Following the Tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of kings, and Lord of lords, and together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests, He shall reign a thousand years. (Revelation 20:6)