Generation Church accepts the Scriptures as the revealed Will of God, the all sufficient rule of faith and practice, and for the purpose of maintaining general unity, adopts these Statements of Fundamental Truths and Doctrine.
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of the Holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The Scripture is our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1;21; I Thess. 2:13).
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. (John 1:1; John 1:14; John 16:28; John 1:18; John 15:26)
(a) Man was created good and upright, for God said,
Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness. But, man, by voluntary transgression, fell, 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) On the cross, Jesus Christ became sin and sickness, providing both salvation and divine healing for all mankind, (Psalm 103:3) being justified freely by his Grace through faith.
The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 3:24; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 10:8-10)
(b) The Evidences of Salvation. The inward evidence to the believer of his salvation, is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness.
(c) Faith and Works. Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works (Acts 16:3; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7; Romans 14:10-12; and 2 Cor. 5:10)
(d) All mankind must receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and be born again before experiencing physical death. Today, when anindividual is born again and experiences physical death, they are immediately in the presence of the Lord in heaven. (John 3:1-18; Ephesians 1:7-10, 2:14-22; Romans 9:6-8; Galatians 3:5-16)
The ordinance of baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures by all who have really repented and in their hearts have truly 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. (Matt.28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4).
The Lord's supper is emblematic of Christ's sacrifice for our redemption. The bread representing his body broken and the cup representing his blood shed.
And when He had given thanks, He broke it, and said, 'This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.' In the same way also the cup, when he had supped, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me. (1 Co. 11:24,25,28)
All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, the Baptism in the Holy Ghost and Fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. With it comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. (Luke 24;49; Acts 1:4-8; 1Cor. 12;1-31).
This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth.(Acts 2:38; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9)
The full consummation of the Baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is evidenced by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, and by the subsequent manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and service. (Acts 1:8; 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:2-6)
The Church is: One New Man, One Body, One Holy Temple of the Living God made up of both Jew and Gentile. The church is 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 however this does not diminish the importance of every believer being connected in relationship to a local expression of the universal Church. ( Ephesians 1:22; 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23)
Sanctification is the ongoing process of being set apart for God, characterized by our yielding to God to complete the development of Christ's character in us. A lifestyle of developing righteousness and holiness is the evidence to all men that Christ's Spirit lives within us. (I Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; II Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18; II Thessalonians 2:1-3; Romans 8:29, 12:1-2; Hebrews 21:11)
Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus and is included in the commission of Jesus to His disciples. Healing is a provision of Christ's atonement on the cross and is given as a sign which is to follow believers. (Matthew 8:16-17; Acts 8:6-7; James 5:14-16; III John 2; Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Mark 16:17-18)
Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His kingdom. This will occur at a time undisclosed by the Scriptures. (Revelation 1:7; Acts 1:9-11; Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64; I Thessalonians 4:15,17; II Thessalonians 1:7-8)
We believe that Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. One day all believers in Christ will also be physically resurrected in glorified bodies to their reward in heaven with God. (Luke 24:16, 36, 39; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21; I Corinthians 15:42, 44; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15)
Heaven is the eternal dwelling place of all who believe in Jesus Christ. (II Corinthians 5:1; I Peter 1:4; Hebrews 11:16; John 17:24; Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34)
After living one life on earth, those who have rejected Christ will be judged justly by God and sent to Hell, where they will be eternally tormented together with the devil and the fallen angels. (Hebrews 9:27; Matthew 25:41-46; Daniel 12:2; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8; Mark 9:43-48)RETURN TO TOP