GCW Statement of Faith

This faith statement reflects the broad, evangelical tradition
which is consistent with the teachings of the Holy Bible
that has stood the test of history.
We attest that the following is true for
God’s Christian Warriors Inc / Kingdom Shield Of Faith.

A. The Scriptures
We believe that the entire Holy Bible is the inspired
Word of God and that men of God “we’re moved
by the Holy Spirit” to write the very words of
Scripture. The Holy Bible is therefore without error
in its original manuscripts. God has
supernaturally preserved the Holy Bible, and it is the
sole and final authority for faith and life, providing
encouragement, guidance, comfort and
instruction for training in righteousness
(2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21).

B. The Godhead (TRINITY)
We believe in one true God eternally existing in
three distinct persons (Father, Son, Holy Spirit)
each of Whom is fully and equally God;
possesses all the divine nature and attributes,
and is totally worthy of our worship and service.
(Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; John 1:14; John 10:30; 2 Cor. 13:14).

C. God the Father
We believe that God the Father is the first person
of the Trinity and is the eternal, unchanging all-
powerful, all-knowing, all-wise, all-loving,
completely just and perfectly holy, sovereign
Ruler and Sustainer of the universe. He is the
Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and
the Father of all true believers.
(Gen. 1:1; Eph. 4:6; John 1:12-13, John 5:19-21,
John 17 :1-5; Isa. 40:21-28; Isa. 46:8-11; Rom. 8:14-16).

D. God the Son
We believe that Jesus Christ is the second
person of the Trinity and is the only begotten
eternal Son of God Who became flesh to reveal
God to man, to fulfill prophecy, and to become
the Savior of the lost world. In becoming man
Jesus did not cease in anyway to be God so
that He is fully God and fully man inseparably
united in one person forever. Jesus was
miraculously conceived by the Holy Spirit; born
of the Virgin Mary; lived a sinless life; died on the
cross as the substitutionary, all-sufficient atoning
sacrifice for all of the sins of all men of all time;
was buried; bodily rose from the dead; physically
ascended into heaven in His glorified,
resurrected body; is seated at the right hand of
the Father performing His ministry of
intercession; will return in the air to claim His
bride the church; and will come again to earth in
bodily form, personally and visibly, to conclude
human history and consummate God’s eternal
plan by executing judgement and ushering in His
Millennial Kingdom reign to be followed by the
eternal state.
(John 1:1,14,18; Luke 1:30-35;
Phil. 2:5-8; Col. 2:3,9; Mark 10:45; Acts 2:22-24;
John 1:29; Rom. 3:25-26; Heb. 10:5-14; 1 Pet. 2:24,
1 Pet. 3:18; John 20:20; Phil. 3:20-21; Heb. 1:3; Rom. 8:34;
1 John 2:1; Acts 1:11; Heb. 9:28; 1 Thes. 4:13-18;
2 Thes. 2:7; Matt. 24:44; Rev. 19:11-21; Rev. 21-22).

E. God the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person
of the Trinity Who specially came into the world
on the day of Pentecost to glorify Jesus Christ and to enable men to appropriate the salvation
wrought by Jesus Christ. He is the primary agent for the
conviction of sin and for regeneration.
Simultaneously with salvation, the Holy Spirit
imparts new life, baptizes the believer into the
body of Jesus Christ (His Church), permanently indwells
the believer, and securely seats the the believer unto
the day of redemption. The Holy Spirit fills
(directs and controls) those believers who are
yielded to Him, enables believers to bear fruit,
and empowers believers to live a life free from
sin’s dominion. We also believe that the Holy
Spirit gives spiritual gifts to believers for the
purpose of edifying the church in accordance
with the teachings of scripture.
(1 Cor. 13:8, 1 Cor. 14:22; John 16:7-8; 1 Cor. 6:19,
1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 1:13-14; Eph. 4:30; Gal. 5:16-17,
Gal. 22-23; Rom. 8:5-13; 1 Pet. 4:10-11; Rom. 12:3-8).

F. Man
We believe that man was created in the image of
God by direct act of God and did not come into
being as the result of evolution. Man was created
to glorify God, worship and serve Him, and have
fellowship with Him. Man fell through sin by
disobeying God, thus incurring both physical a
spiritual death, which alienated him from God.
Man’s nature was thus corrupted and he is
utterly lost, “dead in trepasses and sins,” and
totally incapable of saving himself and coming back
into right relationship with God by his own merit or effort.
(Gen. 1:26, Gen. 2:6,17, Gen. 3:17-24; Isa. 59:1-2;
Rom. 3:9-19,23, Rom. 5:8; Luke 18:26-27; Eph. 2:13).

G. Satan
We believe that Satan is the instigator of evil and
a real spirit being, not simply the personification
of evil. He is a fallen angel who, under the
sovereign permission of God, has been given
temporary rulership of the earth. He was utterly
defeated at the cross, but the execution of his
judgement has been postponed by God until after
the Millennial Kingdom when he will be cast into
the eternal lake of fire. In the meantime, he
deceives the world and seeks to establish his
counterfeit kingdom on earth to discredit and
blaspheme God and to tempt, accuse, attack
and destroy believers. He can be resisted by the
believer through faith and reliance on the
power of the Holy Spirit.
(Gen. 3:1-5; Isa. 14:12-17; Ezek. 28:11-19; Job 1-2;
1 John 5:19; 2 Cor. 11:14; 1 Tim. 3:6; 1 Pet. 5:8-9;
James 4:7; Rev. 12:9, Rev. 20:1-3, Rev. 7:10).

H. Salvation We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ
on the cross provides the sole basis for
forgiveness of sins and salvation, which is the
free gift of God’s grace. Salvation is affected by
the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit and
cannot be secured by man’s works or personal
merit. Salvation is only appropriated by a person
placing his faith in the finished work of Christ.
Repentance is a turning toward God and away
from sin and is a part of but not separate from
believing faith. “The Gospel is the power of God
for salvation to everyone who believes” and
those who receive Jesus Christ by faith are born
again, have their sins forgiven, become children
of God, are a new creation in Jesus Christ,and “are sealed
by the Holy Spirit unto the day of
redemption” being kept by the power of God.
(Eph. 1:7:13-14; John 1:12-13, John 3:1-7,
John 14-16; 2 Cor. 5:17; Rom.1:16, Rom. 10:9-10;
Eph. 2:8-10; Rom 8:14-17, Rom. 31-39; John 10:27-29,
Rom. 14:6; Acts 26:20, 1 Pet. 1:3-5).

I. The Christian Life
We believe that every Christian should live for
Jesus Christ and not for himself and should, by the
power of the indwelling Spirit, allow Jesus Christ to
manifest His life through him to God’s glory. By
ever increasing obedience to the Word of God,
each believer should mature and progressively
Spirit, each believer should live a holy life; not
fulfill the lusts of the flesh; exercise his spiritual
gifts to build up the body of Jesus Christ; witness for Jesus Christ;
be personally involved in making disciples to fulfill the great commission;
perform good works and bear fruit to the glory of God.
(Gal. 2:20; 1 Pet. 1:15-16, 1 Pet. 2:11, 2 Cor 5,14-15;
Rom. 6:11-13; Eph.2:10, Eph. 4:11-12,
Eph. 4:22-24;1 Pet. 4:10-11; Acts 1:8;
Matt. 28:18-20; Col. 1:10, John 15:8,16).

J. The Church
We believe that the church is the body of Jesus Christ
which Jesus Christ is the Head and whose members are those who
have truly received Jesus Christ by faith. The local church is a
tangible expression of the body of Jesus Christ in a particular location.
Since all members of the body of Jesus Christ are united
in Jesus Christ by the same Spirit, they should live in love,
harmony and unity, being intent on the same purpose and
accepting those sectarian or denominational practices which
are based on a sincere interpretation of the Bible, which do not
relate to substantive doctrinal matters, and
which do not in practice cause disunity or hinder
the ministry. The purpose of the church is to make Jesus Christ
know to lost men and to make disciples, and glorify God on earth.
(Acts 1:8, 1 Cor. 12:12-27, Eph. 1:20-23, Eph. 4:1-6,
Eph. 4:12-16, Matt. 28:18-20, John 17, Col 1:24-29).