OUR Beliefs 

Hebrews 13:8Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever! 

 

At Praise Embassy we believe and receive the love of God through Jesus Christ, and we seek to communicate this by sharing God's love with everyone we come in contact with. Below we provide some of our core believes, please do not hesitate to contact the pastor for clarification or a detailed explanation of our believes. 

The Bible

We believe that the entire Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, were written by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit (2 Tim. 3: 16-17). We believe that the Bible is the written and revealed Will of God. The teachings of the Bible are holy and we accept these as the revealed will of God which remain unchangeable. Heavens and Earth may pass away but the Word of God stands forever (Deut. 4:22; Rev. 22:18, 19; Matt. 24:34-38).

About God

We believe that there is only one God, the creator of both visible and invisible creatures (Gen. 1:1; Ps. 86:9-10; Is. 43:10-11; John 1:1-3). Only God will be in existence forever (Ez. 3:14) and in Him, every creature receives life (John 5:26)

We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God was born of a virgin. He took away our sins and is the Saviour of the world. He is God revealed in the flesh. John 1:1-14; John 14:9; Matt. 1:18-25, Is 9:6; Is 53:5-6. We believe in His death on the Cross, and resurrection, by which He brought redemption – Is. 53:4-10; I Pet. 2:24; John 10:11; Gal. 3:13, Matt. 20:28; I Cor. 15:3; Rom. 4:25; II Cor. 5:14; Heb 2:9; Heb 9:26.

About Man

We believe that God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, thus transforming him into a living soul (Gen. 2:7). 

Salvation 

Salvation is a gift from God through grace and faith in Jesus Christ; that all who believe in Him may be saved by turning from sin to righteousness through repentance, trusting in His death and resurrection and are born again by the Holy Spirit.

About the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third Person in the TRINITY. He has the same power, the same glory with God the Father and God the Son (John 14:16-17; John 15:26; Matt. 3:16; Acts 13:24). He teaches, He speaks to men, and bears witness in us (Acts 16:6-7). He performs the work of regeneration (John 3:5-6), (John 16:8; Eph 1:17-19; II Thess. 2:13; I Cor. 6:11). This same Holy Spirit endows believers with gifts and abilities. (I Cor. 12:7, Acts 1:8).

About the Trinity

We believe that God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are one God, manifested in three persons – they are ONE IN TRINITY (Gen. 1:16-29; Matt. 3:16-17; Matt. 18:19).

Water Baptism

We believe that all members of the Church should be baptised by immersion in water in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We believe that water baptism is a sign of true repentance of a sinner and that anyone who is baptised is joined with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection (Rom. 6:1-23; Col. 2: 1-13, Gal. 6:14).

Baptism of the Holy Spirit

We believe that all born-again souls should ask for the Holy Spirit from above, just as the Apostles were ordered to wait in Jerusalem until they were filled from above. It is the promise of the Father. It is God’s gift which He gives to those who obey Him (Luke 24:49; John 4:14-26; Acts 1:4-5; Acts 5:32; Acts 8:14-17). It is God’s promise to everyone called by God (Acts 2:38-39). 

Divine Health and Healing

It is possible to be healed through the administration of medicine and also through divine intervention (Matt. 4:23; Ps. 103:3). The Lord Jesus has commanded us to go into the world not just to teach His Word to the nations but to also heal the sick (Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 10:1, Mark 16:15-18). 

Holy Matrimony

We believe that marriage is a honourable institution (Heb. 13:4). Therefore, all those who wish to marry can do so in the church.

Holy Communion 

We believe that the Holy Communion was instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ shortly before His death when He commanded all Christians to gather regularly to share bread and wine till He comes back again (Luke 22:17-20; Matt. 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; I Cor. 10:18, 21; Acts 2:42; 20:7; I Cor. 11:23-30).

The Church

We believe that the born-again souls are the Church of God (Eph. 1:22; Col. 1:1-18; Eph 3:10; 5:24-29). The Church is the assembly of all believers, the sanctified souls in Christ Jesus, those who we call the Holy people of God (I Cor. 1:2; Acts 14:23; Phil. 4:15; Acts 13:28). They accept Christ as the Head of the Church and gather from time to time to worship God in truth and Spirit. Their major assignment is to spread the Gospel of Christ to all Nations (Matt. 28:19).

The Second Coming of Christ

We believe in the Second coming of Jesus Christ; that it will be in physical form and will be visible to all in the manner as He was seen ascending up to heavens (Acts 1:9-11; John 14:3). His return will be in two stages: first, a return in the sky, following which the Saints or the Bride of Christ will be raptured or caught up in the air to meet Christ in the sky (I Thess. 4:15-17; I Cor. 15:51-52; Matt. 24:40-44; Matt 25:10); and (b), Christ’s return to the earth when He will judge sinners and the ungodly (Rev. 19:19-21; II Thess. 1:7-10; Jude 1:14-15; Zech. 14:3-4).

New Heaven and New Heart 

We believe that after God’s judgement, this wicked world will be removed. God will create a new Heaven and a new Earth in which holiness will reign (Matt. 24:35; II Peter 3:12-13; Rev. 21:1-3

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Basingstoke, Hampshire UK.

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