What we believe

Statement of Faith

A Statement of Faith is a written declaration of the church’s position on matters that pertain to the essentials of  Christianity. The following statements comprise Revival Temple’s Statement of Faith:

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative and inerrant Word of God (2 Timothy 3:15-172 Peter 1:21).

We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1Deuteronomy 6:4Matthew 28:19John 10:30).

We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14Matthew 1:23,Luke 1:34-35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:157:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death by His redeeming blood (1 Corinthians 15:3Ephesians 1:7Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25,1 Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); His personal return to earth in power and glory (Acts 1:11Revelation 19:11-16).

We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of the human nature, and that all are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ, and that only by God’s grace through faith alone are we saved and water baptism by immersion (John 3:16-195:24Romans 3:235:8-9Ephesians 2:8-10Titus 3:5).

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and those who are not unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28-29).

We believe in divine healing. (Exodus 15:26).

We believe in the spiritual unity of the believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9,1 Corinthians 12:12-13Galatians 3:26-28).

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by Whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life  (Romans 8:13-141 Corinthians 3:166:19-20Ephesians 4:30;5:18).

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the present ministry of the Spirit in and through the believer as manifested in the five-fold ministries as they are being restored in end-time revival, the gifts of the Spirit, and the fruit of the Spirit


Salvation

To enter God’s kingdom, you must be born again. Just look to Jesus Christ, who died for your sins on the cross, and believe in Him and His love for you, and that transformation will take place. Thus the question, “Have you been born again by the Spirit of God?” If not, the process is very simple.

Today you’re in one of two camps; it all depends on your relationship to Jesus Christ. You can both believe and look in faith to Jesus, who died for you on the cross; or you can continue going on as you are. It’s an amazing thing—to be lost; you don’t have to do anything. Just keep on doing what you’re doing now and you will perish.

But, if you look to the cross and believe in the One who died for your sins, then the free gift of God is yours… The gift of eternal life.

THE BIBLE SAYS:

  • For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23)
  • Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out (Acts 3:19)
  • For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16)
  • If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9)

If you want a personal relationship with God and the assurance that your sins have been forgiven, here is a suggested prayer…

Father, I come to you, confessing my sin and asking for your forgiveness. I thank you, Lord, for You have promised that if I will confess my sins, You will be faithful to forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I want to turn from my sins, and live in a way that will please You. And so I ask for your help, Lord. I ask that you give me the power through your Holy Spirit to live the right way.

I thank you that Jesus Christ died on the cross, paying the price for my sins, and then rose from the dead. I accept Him now as my Savior, my Lord, and my friend.

I also thank You, because You’ve said that whoever comes to You, You will in no way cast out. Thank you for giving me a new life in Christ. I surrender myself to you. Make me what you want me to be in Jesus’ name. Amen.

WHAT NEXT?
If you have decided to accept Jesus Christ as your savior, you are now born again. Here are a few things that will help you to grow as a Christian…

PRAY—prayer is like a telephone line that goes directly to God. It’s important to spend time talking to Him every day, the more the better (Philippians 4:6).

STUDY THE BIBLE—the Bible is like a love letter from God. The more you read it, the more you’ll fall in love with Him (1 Peter 2:2).

FELLOWSHIP—you need to have friends who share your beliefs and who can encourage you. This is why it’s so important to find a good, Bible-believing church where you can meet other Christians (Hebrews 10:24-25).

WITNESS TO OTHERS—share your faith in Jesus Christ with others. Pray that the Lord will reveal how you should witness and when (Mark 16:15).

God bless you, and we pray that you continue to grow closer to the Lord every day!


Giving & Tithing

We believe that tithes and offering are both Old and New testament principles (Malachi 3:10,Matthew 23:23). This is not a matter of God needing our money or anything from us, but He desires our worship. Giving to God is an act of faith and worship between the believer and the Lord. Giving under the New covenant should be done with a cheerful and willing heart, not out of obligation or guilt (2 Corinthians 9:7). All tithes and offerings  to support the needs and ministry of the local church, orphans and widows in the church, missionaries outside the local church, and the pastoral staff (1 Timothy 5:17James 1:272 Corinthians 8:18-21) .

We have nothing against “passing the plate”, but with the amount of ministries today abusing the church for financial gain, we want your giving to be between you and the Lord. Giving is an act of worship and it’s not something that should be forced or done out of obligation. We have an offering box in the back of the sanctuary where you can give of your tithes and offerings and also offer secure online giving.