FYI: Word of Faith Statement of Faith

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  1. Word of Faith Statement of Faith

    1. We believe that when we repent, confess with our mouths that Jesus is Lord, and believe in our hearts that God raised Him from the dead, that we are now justified by His blood, and shall be saved from wrath through Him. (Romans 5:9, Romans 10:9-10)

    2. We believe that we are new creatures made righteous with Christ's righteousness, which is not of ourselves. We are not "unworthy new creatures" nor "sinners saved by grace". We were once sinners, but now we are saved by grace; our spirits born again, created in righteousness and true holiness; Sons of God, and joint heirs with Jesus.(2 Corinthians 5:17, Philippians 3:9, Ephesians 2:5-8, Ephesians 4:24, Galatians 4:6, Romans 8:17)

    3. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration, and continuing until the consummation of salvation at Christ's return. (John 17:17-19)

    4. We believe the Baptism in the Holy Ghost is a gift from God to all believers in this dispensation. It is received separately from the new birth, and is accompanied by the ability to speak in other tongues, as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance. (John 15:26, Acts 2:4)

    5. We believe that water baptism should be by immersion in the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. It is a symbol of the Christian's identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. (Matthew 3:16, Romans 6:1-4)

    6. We believe prosperity is always God's will for all believers; for the whole person, spirit, soul, and body. The Lord has pleasure in the prosperity of those who serve Him. (3 John 1:2, Psalm 35:27)

    7. We believe divine healing is always God's will for all believers; for the whole person, body, soul, and spirit, and is wrought by the power of God. Jesus healed all who were oppressed of the devil. (Acts10:38, 1 Peter 2:24)

    8. We believe that all of the Promises of God are always yes and amen, never no; that they are provided for in the atonement of Christ, and are the privilege of every member of the Body of Christ today who will receive them by faith. (2 Corinthians 1:20)

    9. We believe that the faith to receive any of the Promises of God comes from hearing God's Word alone; that God's Word is alive and powerful, and every Promise therein contains the faith of God, sufficient to bring itself to pass in the life of any person who believes His Promise in their heart, and confesses it with their mouth. What God has so wonderfully provided by His grace we receive by faith. (Romans 10:17, Hebrews 4:12)

    10. We believe that in all things pertaining to life on earth, God is the Author of all that is good; it is only the devil who comes to steal, kill and destroy. God never tempts us, nor uses any element of the curse (Deut. 28) to teach us; He only teaches us by His Holy Spirit revealing to us, the truth of His Holy Word. (John 10:10, James 1:13, Psalm 119:105, John 16:13, Deuteronomy 28)

    11. We believe God gave all mankind free will and dominion over the world that we live in; and gave all Christians His kingdom authority and power, to walk as Sons of God, in the steps of Jesus, Who was our example in all things. By way of the leading of the Holy Spirit, we are to take dominion over circumstances and situations, and enforce His Covenant Promises on earth, through the power of His Words spoken out of our mouth. We believe that when we speak in full agreement with His Word, we can have what we ask. (John 1:12, Mark 11:22-24, Luke 9:1, James 4:7, 1 John 3:22)

    12. We believe Jesus, in His life and ministry on earth, demonstrated God's perfect will for the earth in all matters for all time. He was made to be sin for us, and was spiritually separated from the presence of the Father on the cross in our place; He descended into hell, was raised up by God the Father, loosed from the pains of death, and was the firstborn from the dead. (John 14:9-12, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Matthew 27:46, Mark 15:34, Acts 2:24, Colossians 1:18)

    13. We believe that all scripture, comprised of the 66 Books of the Bible (no apocrypha) from Genesis to Revelation, is the Word of God, and is our final authority over all else for determining faith and practice.

    (I hope this link is permissible!)
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  2. I don't see any reason for the link to be refused thus I feel it can remain.
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  3. 1. Agreed.

    2. Not Biblical.
    The Bible tells us that Christians are both sinners and saints. It is a clear biblical truth that all are born in sin and all have a sin nature. Scripture says that God created humankind originally good and without a sin nature: "Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.’ . . . God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them” (Genesis 1:26–27). However, Genesis 3 records the fall of Adam and Eve, and with that fall sin entered into the two previously sinless creatures. And when they had children, their sin nature was passed along to their offspring. Thus, every human being is a sinner.

    3. Agreed.

    4. Not Biblical.
    The Holy Spirit is received at the moment of salvation. First Corinthians 12:13 declares......
    “For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.”
    Ephesians 1:13-14 teaches us that the Holy Spirit is the seal of salvation for all those who believe:.............
    “Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession—to the praise of his glory".

    5. Agreed.

    6. Not Biblical.
    Jesus denied that wealth is a sign of God's favor or that poverty is God's punishment for sin. This is shown most clearly in His Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31). At least part of the reason the rich man ended up in hell was because of his hard-heartedness toward the beggar Lazarus. His great wealth was obviously not a sign of God's favor. The beggar Lazarus ended up in heaven although he was about as impoverished as a man could be. His poverty was obviously not a sign of sinfulness or foolishness.

    7. Not Biblical.
    We are told God must heal you if you are speaking by faith just like he saved you by faith. No Christian should be sick or have anything physically wrong with them. " Kenneth Hagin teaches, "It is unscriptural to pray, 'If it is the will of God.' When you put an 'if' in your prayer, you are praying in doubt.( K.Hagin, Exeedingly Growing Faith P.10 2nd ed.)

    We are told God must heal you if you are speaking by faith just like he saved you by faith. No Christian should be sick or have anything physically wrong with them.

    Matt 24:9: "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake."

    8. Not Biblical.
    God does not answer all prayer with a YES. Sometimes it is NO.

    9. Not Biblical.

    10. Agreed.

    11. Agreed.

    12. Agreed.

    13. Agreed.

    As I have said many times, IF anyone choose to follow the denominational teaching of the Word of Faith, then have at it.
    It is a Denominational teaching which at some points differs from traditional Bible teaching but again we are all free to believe what we think is right.

    Why biggest question to Euphemia is since she has denied being a Word of Faith believer but agrees with their denominational teaching, then why post these doctrines of faith FROM that position. It is contrary to your said position.
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  4. Are not the statements "We are not ... "sinners saved by grace". and "We were once sinners, but now we are saved by grace" contradictory?
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  5. Using the present tense is not accurate. We WERE sinners but are now saints, saved by God's grace. We are no longer sinners.
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  6. It's ALL biblical. While I am not to be labeled as WOF, these points are all agreeable to the word of God.

    Nothing contrary about it!
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  7. Seems like semantics to me.
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  8. Me, I hope it doesn't preclude me from posting here from time to time but I believe we remain flawed in this life - think we all have a "sinful self". Maybe I'm totally wrong but I thought Paul wrestled with that?
  9. i often hear the word "nondenominational"

    As I understand that word, imo:
    A person is a non-denominational: if that person from “those who eat meat” have the liberty in heart to attend as well the Church services of “those who do not eat meat"...

    That is, they share a common ground: “Both give thanks to God”....

    Romans 14:5-6New King James Version (NKJV)

    5 One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind. 6 He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord;a]'>[a] and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks.
  10. Staff Notice
    We advise all members not to believe that this statement of faith reflects that of CFS; the above is from another source and the moderators here, at CFS, recommend that all members observe our statement of faith by following the link below.
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  11. It's semantics to those who do not get it that we should not be going around claiming to be sinners still.
  12. I agree, but as so many people love to muddy the waters and cast aspersions on people, bandying the label "WOF" about so easily, not really knowing what they are talking about, it is a good thing to have a reference here about it.
  13. Agreed; I have nothing against this, however I do have to make things clear to members if they do not understand.
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  14. Just a though: as I see it:

    “Poverty” “sickness” .... falls in the topic category of “Problem of Evil”….
    am not sure who coined that term, Theologians, Philosophers?

    “Problem of Evil” includes the topic “death”… who can escape “death”? : )

    Western Philosophy I would say tries to avoid the “Problem”….
    ….. while Eastern Philosophy tries to embrace both as “equal” forces: Good and Evil...
    just a thought…. A verse comes to mind, the usual, many times mentioned: There is no Problem : )

    Romans 8:28New King James Version (NKJV)
    28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
  15. Are we not sinners? When was the last time you committed a sin?
    Jesus died to redeem us from all our sins. Those we committed before being saved and those we commit afterwards.
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  16. If, according to the gospel message ALL (past, present and future) your sins have been wiped away by the blood of Jesus, you have a whole new identity---in Christ. You are not a sinner according to God, but you are now a saint. It's what God thinks that matters, and our job is to agree with God.
  17. Why would it keep you from posting here???

    You have an opinion which is just as important and anyone else!

    And you are correct. If the W of F doctrine is Biblical then the whole 7th chapter of Romans will have to be removed....along with many more.
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  18. Romans 6:6..........
    “Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.”

    Notice that Paul says “we should not serve sin” but he never says that we won’t sin .

    Romans 6:15-16.........
    “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.”

    Again, Paul asked if we should sin, meaning that we are still capable of sinning. He again states that we shouldn’t sin. As Christians, we are not to be controlled by sin, but to control our sin. When Christ was tempted in the wilderness by the devil, He used the Word of God to resist temptation.

    1 John 1:8........
    "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us."

    Here, the apostle says that Christians who claim to be sin free are deceiving themselves and he calls into question their very salvation for making such a claim!
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  19. Only to you and me I fear!
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  20. I am not sure I understand your thinking but IMO THE problem now is the same as it was in the Garden of Eden......SIN!
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