The International Charismatic Church Network: Statement of Faith
We believe in the verbal inspiration and inerrancy of the Scriptures and the authority of both the Old and New Testaments.
We believe that God eternally exists in three Persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit-and that these three are one God, having the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and worthy of the same worship, reverence and obedience.
We believe man was created in the image of God, but sinned and fell through disobedience, and that the entire human race shares in man’s lost and depraved nature.
We believe Jesus, the eternal Son of God, took upon Himself the form of a man by means of the virgin birth, lived a sinless life, yet retained His absolute deity, being at the same time very God and very man.
Atonement for Sin
We believe that atonement for sin was made by the sacrificial and substitutionary death of Jesus Christ.
We believe in the literal resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and His priestly intercession.
We believe salvation is the gift of God by grace alone and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and that this faith is manifested in works pleasing to God.
The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is the Promise of the Father, the Comforter who indwells and places every believer in the Body of Christ, bestows spiritual gifts upon the Church and convicts the world of sin and the judgment to come.
Indwelling of the Spirit
While all believers are in-dwelt by the Spirit of God (Romans 8), we believe the baptism of the Holy Spirit is a definite endowment of power for service and is separate from conversion.
We believe that the ordinances of the church, by the command of Christ, are Water Baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper.
We believe in the Church, the body of Christ both local and universal. The priesthood of all believers with the pastoral offices often known as, but not limited to, deacon, priest and bishop; who are given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit’s gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel.
We believe in the ministries that Christ has set in His Church, namely, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers and in the present operation of the manifold Gifts of the Holy Spirit according to the New Testament.
We believe that the Gospel embraces the needs of the whole man and that the Church is therefore commissioned to preach the full-Gospel to the world and to fulfil a ministry of healing and deliverance to the spiritual and physical needs of mankind.
We believe in the eternal salvation of the believers and in the eternal damnation and punishment of the nonbelievers. We believe that the consummation of all things includes the visible, personal and glorious return of Jesus Christ the “Blessed Hope” of the Church.