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Really Good News Ministries accepts the Holy Bible as its authority in matters of faith and practice. The following constitute the Ministry’s Tenets of Belief:

  1. The Bible, containing all Scripture, is our all-sufficient rule for faith and practice. This Statement of Faith is intended simply as a basis of fellowship and agreement among us (I Corinthians 1:10; Acts 2:42). The language employed in this Statement is not inspired or contended for, but the trust set forth is held to be essential to Really Good News Ministries. No claim is made that it contains all Biblical truth, only that it covers our need as to these fundamental doctrines.
  2. The Scriptures Inspired. The Scriptures, both Old and Testaments, are the inspired Word of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. The Scriptures are (II Timothy 3:15-17; I Thessalonians 2:13; II Peter 1:21)
  3. The One True God. There is one true God who has made Himself known to all human kind on earth in the form of a three-fold Godhead, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, demonstrating the essence of His nature in perfect relationship. He has created all things and in Him alone all things exist and have their being. God alone is eternal. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43: 10-11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22)
  4. The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. He was, He is and He is to come. He is the fulfillment of God’s redemptive plan for all mankind because He alone is God. Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, not of a natural born man, born of a virgin, lived a life of perfection without sin, and performed miracles to reveal his Deity to man. Jesus gave His perfect life as a sacrifice on the cross for all. He was resurrected from the dead, appeared to many and ascended to heaven and sits at the right hand of God, the Father. (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31, 35; 1 Peter 2:22; Hebrews 7:26; Acts 2:22; 10:38; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:4; Acts 1:9, 11, 2:33; Philippians, 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:3)
  5. The Fall of Man.Man was created perfect and righteous and in the image of God, but by his voluntary act fell from his created state to both iniquity (the act of committing intentional sin in and of the flesh), and transgression (a state of spiritual death in which a sin nature was taken on) resulting in separation from God. Since Adam’s sin, all mankind born thereafter have been born of Adam’s seed and are therefore, born with a sin nature. (Genesis 1:26-27, 2:17, 3:6; Romans 5:12-19)
  6. The Salvation of Man.Salvation of man reestablishes a right relationship with God. God’s great desire and love for his created and yet fallen man gave birth to His miraculous plan of man’s only hope for redemption which comes through the atoning sacrifice made by Jesus Christ the Son of God, in His shed blood and death on the cross. (Isaiah 43:11;45:8)
    • Universal Availability of Salvation.It is God’s will that all people be saved. Salvation is a free gift of God. (Titus 2:11; Luke 3:6)
    • The Act of Salvation.Man receives salvation through his faith (by belief in the heart) and confession with his mouth that Jesus Christ is the Lord. By God’s grace and mercy, man is immediately therein made completely right with God (attains righteousness) by complete destruction and removal his sin nature. During the act of salvation, God sends his Holy Spirit to recreate and make alive the spirit in the man that was previously dead and thereby the man becomes an heir of God and receives eternal life (Luke 24:47; John 3:3, 11:25; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:11, 3:5-7)
  7. Baptism
    • Water Baptism. Jesus, the Christ, was baptized in water by John the Baptist. Water baptism is performed by man for the repentance of sin.(Matthew 3:11)
    • Baptism of the Holy Spirit. .The Baptism of the Holy Spirit and Fire was promised to believers by the Lord Jesus Christ and occurs subsequent to salvation. The initial physical evidence of Baptism in the Holy Spirit is speaking in other tongues as the Spirit enables. (Luke 24:49; Acts 2: 1-4)
  8. The Holy Spirit
    • Receipt during Salvation. The Holy Spirit enters the non-believer’s spirit and enables him to confess that Jesus is Lord. (1 Corinthians 12:3)
    • The Holy Spirit as Counselor. The Holy Spirit living in the believer is the voice of God through which man communicates with God. (John 14:16, 26)
    • Power from the Holy Spirit. Immediately after Jesus was water-baptized by John the Baptist, the Spirit of God descended upon Him like a dove and lighting on Him. Jesus received divine power to carry out his ministry. This same power is available to all believers and enabling him or her to perform great acts of ministry and receive special endowments of spiritual gifts for fulfillment of the Great Commission. (John 14:12)
  9. Marriage. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. It is God’s unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to Biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race. (Genesis 2:18-25, Prov 31:10-31, Mal 2: 14-16, Matt 19:3-9, Eph 5:22-33; 6:1-4; 1 Thess 2:7, 11; 1 Tim 3: 1-12; 5:4: 1 Pet 3:1-7).
  10. Believers are called to increase faith and grow. Believers have been given the mind of Christ and are called to be changed into the image of Christ through the of renewal of the mind. Renewal of the mind comes through the Holy Spirit as the believer hears and meditates on the Word of God. Daily identification with Christ sanctifies the believer to ever-increasing holiness. (Romans 12:1-2; Romans 10:17; 6:13, 8:1; Galatians 2:20; 1 Peter 1:5, Philippians 2:12-15, 2 Corinthians 7:1)
  11. The Church and Its Mission. The Church is the Body of Christ and God’s hands and feet on earth to reach the lost with His love. The Church accomplishes this mission by sharing Christ’s love and message of salvation in word and deed, thereby offering eternal life. All believers in the church are called to be equipped to and built up for acts of service to fulfill God’s purpose for the world of universal redemption through Christ. (Matthew 28:19; Ephesians 4: 11-13; James 2:14-26)
  12. Return of Jesus Christ and Judgment. Jesus Christ is eternal and will return again to rule the earth. A judgment day is coming on which each one will give an account for himself. On that day, those names that have been written in the Lamb’s book of life will be judged through the shed blood of Jesus Christ and receive eternal life. Believers with eternal life will live forever in the new heaven and new earth forever united in relationship with God. (Revelation 19-20)