Tenets of Faith
Peter Popoff Ministries works as a multifaceted, nondenominational Christian ministry to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The ministry’s message is premised on acceptance of the Scriptures as the revealed will of God, the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice, and the means of maintaning general unity.
TENETS OF FAITH & DOCTRINE
Section 1. The Scriptures Inspired.
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to the conscience and reason, but is not contrary to reason.
Section 2. The One True Godhead.
The triune Godhead is comprised of three separate and distinct personalities, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who are eternally self-existent, self-revealed, and who function as one entity. Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and the Holy Spirit.
Section 3. Man, His Fall and Redemption
Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” (Genesis 1:26). But man, by voluntary transgression, fell; his only hope of redemption is found in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Section 4. The Salvation of Man
a) The hope of redemption. Man’s hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. On the cross Jesus Christ became sin and sickness, providing both salvation and divine healing (Psalm 103:3) for all individuals who are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. “For by grace we are saved through faith.” “The Word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart; this is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth.
Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in rightenousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.” (Romans 3:24; Ephesians 2:8;Romans 10:8-10)
b) The evidence of salvation. The inward evidence of salvation to the believer is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. “And this is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, as He command us” (1 John 3:23).
c) Faith and works. Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however, our works will determine the rewards in eternity (Romans 10:1-9; 2 Cor. 5-10).
Section 5. Baptism in water.
The ordinance of baptism signifies burial and resurrection with Christ and should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures by all who have truly repented and believed declare to the world that they have diedwith Jesus and have been raised with Whim to walk in newness of life (Matt. 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4).
Section 6. The Lord’s Supper.
“…and when He had given thanks, He broke (the bread) and said, “This is My body which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’ In the same way, after supper He took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this whenever you drink it, in remembrance of Me.’: “A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup” (1 Cor. 11:24-25, 28).
Section 7. The Promise of the Father.
All believers are entitled to and should expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the Baptism in the Holy Ghost and Fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church, and with the Baptism comes the endowment of power for life and service and the bestowment of power for life and service and the bestowment of gifts of the Spirit and their uses in the work of ministry. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8: 1 Cor. 12:1-31). This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. (Acts 2:38; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9).
The evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit.