We believe that…
God wants to heal His people and that the Cross of Christ made it possible for Him to do so. For the Christian healing comes first spiritually by salvation through faith in the sacrificial, shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross. The blood of Christ pays for our sins and appeases the just wrath of God. The blood of Christ brings an end to God’s enmity with mankind and reconciliation of our relationship with our heavenly Father.
But it is the life of Christ that saves us from spiritual death. (Romans 5:10). It is the resurrection and life of Christ which comes into us at salvation (Gal. 2:20) to rescue us from our state of spiritual deadness and bring our spirits back to life. We become a new creation (2 Cor. 5:17) in Christ and the adopted sons and daughters of God (Romans 8:15). We have a new identity, a new heart, a new family and a new destiny and inheritance.
The healing of the Christian also comes by sanctification of the spirit, soul and body (1 Thess. 5:23). This is the process whereby the Holy Spirit works outward into our lives that which God has worked into our spirits at our salvation. Sanctification is a life-long process of learning how to live according to who we are in Christ. It is learning how to no longer walk and live according to the ways of the world but to choose instead the ways of God. The Holy Spirit is the sanctifier and empowers us to change. We simply enter into the process by renewing our minds, obeying the leading of the Holy Spirit and relying on God to meet our needs in every area of our life. This is the normal Christian life and it is our mission to participate with the Holy Spirit in His sanctifying work on the Body of Christ.
The following Bible verses are the foundation for our beliefs:
God created humans as a three-part whole consisting of spirit, soul and body. (1 Thessalonians 5:23)
All human beings are sinners by nature (Romans 3:2) by virtue of being born in Adam, and are born with the spiritual birth defect of being spiritually dead (Ephesian 2:1-3) and cut off from God by sin (Isaiah 59:2).
Mankind is lost and destined to eternal separation from God without a savior. (John 3:16-19)
Salvation and sin
Jesus Christ is “the Way, the Truth and the Life” ordained by God to bring salvation to mankind. – (John 14:6)
“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to man by which we must be saved.” – (Act 4:12)
That “if we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.” – (1 John 1:8)
“Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” and can fully redeem and powerfully use even those who consider they have been “the worst”. There is no place where God’s grace can not reach. – (1 Timothy 1:15)
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” – (1 John 1:9)
Heart and will of God
God “is patient, not wanting any to perish but everyone to come to repentance.” – (2 Peter 3:9)
That “there is now therefore no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, and who walk not according to the flesh.” – (Romans 8:1)
God wants to heal His children. (Exodus 15:26)
Although our salvation is secure and there is no longer any condemnation for our failures (Romans 8:1), and though we no longer live under the Law, but under Grace (Galatians 2:19), there are conditions to receiving God’s blessings in our lives, including healing from illness; that we must diligently obey the Lord and be careful to do all His commandments.(Deuteronomy 28: 1-14)
There are consequences, namely curses, including disease, which God promises will come if we live in disobedience to His ways. (Deuteronomy 28: 15)
Mankind’s new creation and sanctification
Every believer in Christ has “been baptized into His death”, “buried with Him” and “raised from the dead” with Him “that we too may live a new life.” – (Romans 6: 3-4)
The Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ and that they are the temple of the Holy Spirit. – (1 Corinthians 6:19)
Every believer in Christ is a new creation and has a new identity; that the old sin-enslaved man is dead and the life of Christ now lives in and through him. Christ not only gave His life for us, but also gave His life to us. – (Romans 6:6)
The believer in Christ is a saint; holy and righteous before God. – (Ephesians 4:24)
Believers in Christ are called to offer their body “as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – which is your true and proper worship.” – (Romans 12:1)
The Holy Spirit has given believers everything they need to live a godly life and can obey God’s commandments. (2 Peter 1:3)
Believers in Christ are called to be a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1) and therefore, should “not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of the mind”. – (Romans 12:2)