Within every major Church or ministry are founding and guiding principles based on the word of God. These principles, or as some would say doctrinal statements, are the guiding statements for that church or organization. It is the same with World Prayr; these statements reflect the cornerstone upon which World Prayr has been built.
The Holy Scriptures. We believe that the Bible in its original documents is the inspired Word of God, the written record of His supernatural revelation of Himself to man, absolute in its authority, complete in its revelation, final in its content, and without error in its statement. All including the Holy Spirit are personal identities and not spirit essences. 2 Tim. 3:16-17; John 10:35; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Luke 24:25-27, 44, 45; 2 Peter 3:16.
The Trinity. We believe there is one God who eternally exists in three Persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, coequal in power and glory, having precisely the same nature, and attributes, and worthy of the same worship, confidence, and obedience. Matt. 28:18-19; Mark 12:29; John 1:1, 14; Acts 5:3-4; 2 Cor. 13:14; Heb. 1:1-3, Rev. 1:4-6
Jesus Christ. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became a Man, without ceasing to be God, and was born of a Virgin that He might redeem sinful men (John 1:2,14; Luke 1:35). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as our substitute and assured us of our justification through His literal, bodily resurrection from the dead (Rom. 3:24-25: 1 Pet. 1:3-5; 2:24). His death provided a payment for the sins (past, present, and future) of all men and, therefore, made eternal life available as a gift to all those who believe.
The Sovereignty of God. We believe that God is absolutely sovereign and, in His sovereignty, It is God’s will that all would be saved and that none should perish. 1 Tim. 2:4; 2 Thes. 2:13; 1 Pet. 1:2; 2 Pet. 3:9; John 6:64-65; Acts 10:34; 1 Cor. 1:21; Eph. 1:5-14; Rom. 8:29-30; 9:30-32.
The Total Depravity of Man. We believe that each member of the human race is fallen, sinful, and lost; and regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of man. The moment a person receives Christ as Savior, he is immediately regenerated, indwelt by the Holy Spirit, and sealed until the day of redemption. Rom. 3:23; John 3:7; 1 Cor. 6:19; Eph. 1:13-14; Luke 24:49; Titus 3:5.
Salvation. We believe that salvation is on the basis of God’s grace and is received through faith. There is nothing man can do to merit salvation; it is a free gift. Man’s efforts, before or after salvation, regardless of how good or well intended, have nothing to do with gaining eternal life. Our salvation is accomplished by the finished work of Christ, and nothing can be added to it. Eph. 2:8-9; Gal. 2:16; Rom. 11:6; Col. 2:13; Titus 3:5; Rom. 3:22.
The Christian Life. We believe the child of God has the privilege of walking in fellowship with God (1 John 1:6-7). Spirituality, of which fellowship is a part, is sustained by the Christian’s yieldedness to the will of God, and obedience to the Word of God. Sin in the Christian’s life interferes with his fellowship with God. 1 John 1:9, which promises forgiveness and cleansing when we confess our sins, does not deal with salvation, but with the restoration of a child of God to that position where he may again walk in fellowship with God. 1 John 1:6-9; 2 Pet. 1:5-8; Col. 1:10; John 15:8; Gal. 5:22; 1 Cor. 11:31-31.
Eternal Reward or Punishment. We believe there will be a resurrection of the saved and of the lost; of the saved unto eternal life, and of the lost unto eternal conscious punishment. These two resurrections are separated by at least 1,000 years. 1 Thes. 4:13-18; Dan. 12:2; Rev. 20:5-15; Matt. 25:41.
Satan. We believe that Satan is a person and the author of sin; and he and his angels shall be eternally punished. Ezek. 28:15,17; Isa. 14:12; Rev. 20:10; Matt. 25:41.
Grace. We believe the true child of God is not under the law, but under grace; he is saved by grace and disciplined by grace. Rom. 6:14-15; 11:6,11; 2 Cor. 3:17.
Physical Healing. We believe that God can heal, but physical healing is not in the atonement. God heals miraculously today when it is His perfect will to do so. Healing cannot be claimed through the guarantee of the atonement. At times, it is God’s will for sickness not to be removed. 2 Cor. 12:8-10; James 5:14-16.