GTM BELIEFS

GOD:

We believe that there is one eternal God, who is the creator of the universe, who reveals Himself in 3 divine persons. These co-equal and co-existent divine persons (also referred to as the Trinity or God-head) are God, the Father, God, the Son, and God, the Holy Spirit. (1 John 5:7)

JESUS CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD:

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died for the sins of all mankind, was crucified, rose from the dead, ascended into Heaven, and will return again to fulfill God’ divine plan. Jesus became the perfect sacrifice for our sins by suffering and dying on the cross so that all people could be forgiven for sin and be reconciled to God.

HOLY SPIRIT:

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the God-head and that He in-dwells every person who confessed faith in the Jesus, the Son of God. He convicts individuals of their sin and enables believers to live for Christ. The Holy Spirit empowers believers to be witnesses for Christ and bestows gifts that equip us to fulfill God’s will in the earth.

SATAN:

We believe that Satan is a spirit and the source of evil. He was once an angel in Heaven who because of his pride, rebelled against God and was thrown out of Heaven. It was Satan who deceived the first man and woman which led to their rebellion against God. His purpose is to tempt, deceive, destroy, and prevent them from experiencing abundant life in Christ.

MANKIND:

We believe that God created man in the image and likeness of Himself, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit and that He desired to have eternal relationship with every human being. When the first man and woman sinned, they became separated from God. Because of this original sin, all men we born sinners and needed a savior. Jesus Christ died to restore mankind’s relationship with God. All who would confess their sin and place their faith in Him can now be connected to God.

BAPTISM:

We believe, according to the Bible, that baptism by submersion in water, is an outward declaration of allegiance to Christ. Jesus was baptized and we follow His example through this public demonstration of our faith.

COMMUNION:

Communion is a sacrament or observance when believer’s take time to remember the Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross. Together, we partake of elements that represent the broken body (bread) and shed blood (juice) of Jesus Christ that provided the forgiveness for our sins. We eat and drink together following the pattern that Jesus set when he shared the Passover meal with His disciples on the night before He died on the cross.

THE BIBLE:

We that the Bible is the infallible Word of God, written by men by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. God’s heart and plan for all people is revealed in the Scriptures that have been preserved over thousands of years. Therefore, as believers we believe that the Bible is the authoritative collection of truths that provide instructions for living a life of faith and godliness.