Evangelist LaNora Means
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What We Believe
We believe in Creation by God. The Trinity has always existed and in unity of The Godhead (God The Father, God The Son, and God The Holy Spirit). Everything was created by Him. He is The Creator and Maker of all! Gen. Chapters 1-2; Rom. 1:20; Col. 1:16; Heb. 1:12 Jer. 10:12; Ps. 102:25; Is. 48:13; Heb. 1:10; Rev.1:8 God is Omnipotent (All-Powerful) Heb. 1:1-4 God is Omniscient (All-Knowing) Rom. 11:33,36; Psalm 139:1-4 God is Omnipresent (Everywhere At All Times) Jer. 23:24 God is Holy, Righteous, Just, Loving, and Eternal! He is All Truth, All Wisdom, and He is Unchanging! Is. 6:3; Rom. 1:16-17; Rom. 2:6-16; 3:26; John 15:9-13 1 Tim. 1:14; Rev. 1:8; 1 Tim. 1:17; Deut. 32:4; Heb. 1:10-12; Heb. 13:8 We believe in the Redemption and Atonement of the shed Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who willingly offered His Life as The Final Sacrifice by the Will of the Father. He did this to pay the penalty for our sins so that we may eternally live and reign with Him. Rom. 3:24-26; Eph. 1:7,14; Col. 1:14 Heb. 9:12, 14-15, 28; Rom. 5:11; 6:9; John 6:38; Acts 2:21
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We believe in Jesus Christ's literal suffering and His death on The Cross at Calvary: including His burial in a sealed tomb, His Bodily Resurrection on the third day, His ascension to The Right Hand of The Father (where He now sits), and His Soon Return (The Rapture), to get His Church (both dead in Christ shall rise and those alive and remaining who have accepted Him as Lord and Saviour) that will be caught up together with them in the air to meet Him. Matt. 28:5-6; Mark 15:25,46; 16:6,19 Luke 23:33,46; 24:7,46 Heb. 1:3; 10:12 1 Cor. 15:51-54; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Phil. 3:20-21; Acts 1:9-11
We believe in the Sanctification by Regeneration done by the work of The Holy Spirit who dwells in the life of the Believer. Titus 3:5; 2 Cor. 5:17 We believe in the nine Gifts of The Holy Spirit given to the Church with manifestations of the outpouring of The Holy Ghost given on the day of Pentecost according to: Acts 2:3-4; Acts 2:17-18; 1 Cor. 12:1,4-14; Joel 2:28-29 These Gifts are to operate in the Love of God. 1Cor. 13 ...and the Healing work that was given through the Blood of Jesus for All Mankind-Mind, Soul, and Body. Psalm. 103:3-6; Malachi 4:2; Isaiah 61:1-4; Luke. 4:18 We believe in the Holy Communion as symbolic of the broken body and shed blood of The Lord Jesus Christ according to: Luke 22:17-20; 1 Cor. 11:23-34, as often as we do it, in remembrance of him until he comes.
We believe in The Power and Authority of God and what He has given through His Holy Word in The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. …to fulfill The Great Commission in the calling He has placed to go and do His work with every manifestation of every Spiritual Gift God gives through His Holy Spirit whom He places in hearts and lives today! All Glory goes to The LORD JESUS CHRIST in His love to humanity! The Gospel Message is to be preached, making disciples everywhere in JESUS’ Name with His Miraculous Wonders that He blesses with! The lost are won to Christ and miraculous healings take place in lives all around the world. Matthew 28:18-20 Mark 16:15,20 Luke 24:47 Acts 1:8 John 20:31 We believe in the Second Coming of Christ Jesus as pertaining to His judgment in righteousness . Isaiah 26:20-21 Daniel 12:2 Revelation 20:4-6
We believe in the perfect Deity of The Lord Jesus Christ: In His Virgin Birth, His Sinless life, and His Miracles- in everything that attributes to Who He is according to His Word: Both Son of God and Son of Man. Jesus came truly as God in a physical body and lived a perfect life. John 1:1; 1 John 1:1-3; Matt. 1:18-25; Luke 1:31-35; 1 Peter 2:22 John 2:11,23; Matt. 4:23-24; Luke 6:17-19; Rom. 1:3-4; 1 John 5:20
The Holy Bible was written in such a way by what God gave us to know about His recorded Word accepted as Scripture. The “inspiration” of Scripture cannot only be testified by nature, but by those whose hearts and minds were illuminated by His Spirit to reveal His gracious Divine purpose in Christ Jesus, Lord and Savior. His Word is all Truth and is Living and Eternal. His Word is infallible, meaning it is perfect and incapable of error. His Word has all authority in uprightness, for it can certainly be relied upon as trustworthy, dependable, and sound. By God’s grace through Jesus Christ our Lord, His Mighty Word guides our lives in such a way that we may grow spiritually and be sustained in The Holy Spirit’s care to live a morally sound and fruitful life. Psalm chapter 119 (take a special look at verses 89,105,160) Isaiah 40:8 Matthew 4:4 24:35 Luke 4:4 21:33 24:27 John 20:31 2 Timothy 3:15-16 1 Peter 2:2 2 Peter 1:20-21 Hebrews 6:19
There is only One real, true, and actual God whose existence unites individually in three distinct persons; but, yet as One in the triune God-Head. HE IS GOD The Father: The Originator and source of life (who always existed.) HE IS GOD The Son: The Redeemer given, (The redemption paid). He IS GOD The Holy Spirit: The Sanctifier, (The promise sealed). Deut. 6:4; Is. 43:10-11; Mark 12:29; John 10:30; 14:26; 1 John 5:7; Phil. 2:5-7
With regard to baptism, first of all, it must be noted that just because one believes that there is a God does not mean one has a right standing with Him. One must accept, with a repentant heart and a saving faith that comes by “hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17), One must believe the message of The Gospel, placing confidence in the words of Jesus (Luke 4:18-19) which was prophesied of in The Word of God (Isaiah 61:12) Realizing the need to be made right in His sight involves an understanding that there is a deficiency on the part of all to meet the standards of righteousness that could never be met or earned on one’s own part (Ephesians 2:8-9). Accepting the favor of God for salvation in the work of Jesus Christ (Luke 1:77-79) allows The Holy Spirit to come into one’s heart in renewal and gives the right standing with God. This makes one “justified freely by his grace” He extended in Christ Jesus with one being aware to the fact that the sin debt owed was paid by His precious blood making all the difference in one’s life (Romans 3:23-26). Once one accepts this priceless gift, (Ephesian 1:13) it gives one an ability to receive the rights of inheritance in riches far beyond anything deserved (Ephesians 1:17-19). The identification of a believer in Christ Jesus has a spiritual significance in water baptism for those who have accepted the plan of salvation in His death, burial , and resurrection.