Doctrinal Affirmations

I recognize that there is only one true and living God Exodus 20:2-3 (who exists as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), and that He is worthy of all honor, praise, and worship as the Creator, Sustainer, and the Beginning & End of all things.  Revelation 4:11,Revelation 5:9-10, Isaiah 43:1, 7, 21

I recognize Jesus Christ as the Messiah, the Word who became flesh and dwelt among us John 1:1, 14I believe He came to destroy the works of Satan 1 John 3:8,  that He disarmed the rulers and authorities and made a public display of them, having triumphed over them.  Colossians 2:15

I believe that God has proven His love for me, because when I was still a sinner Christ died for me.  Romans 5:8I believe that He delivered me from the domain of darkness and transferred me to His kingdom, and in Him I have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.  Colossians 1:13-14

I believe that I am now a child of God 1 John 3:1-3 and that I am seated with Christ in the heavenlies.  Ephesians 2:6I believe that I was saved by the grace of God through faith, that it was a gift and not the result of any works on my part. Ephesians 2:8,

I choose to be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Ephesians 6:10I put no confidence in the flesh, Philippians 3:3The weapons of my warfare are not of the flesh.  2 Corinthians 10:4I put on the whole armor of God, and I resolve to stand firm in my faith and resist the evil one  Ephesians 6:10-17.

I believe that Jesus has all authority in heaven and on earth, Matthew 28:18, and is the head over all rule and authority.  Colossians 2:10. I believe that Satan and his demons are subject to me in Christ because I am a member of Christ’s body. Ephesians 1:19-23I therefore obey the command to resist the devil, James 4:7, and I command him in the name of Jesus to leave my presence.

I believe that apart from Christ I can do nothing, John 15:5, so I declare my dependence on Him.  I choose to abide in Christ in order to bear much fruit and glorify the Lord.  John 15:8I announce that Jesus is my Lord, 1 Corinthians 12:3. and I reject all idols and counterfeit gifts of the enemy in my life.

I believe that the truth will set me free, John 8:23 and that walking in the light is the only path of fellowship. 1 John 1:7Therefore, I stand against all lies by taking every thought captive in obedience to Christ.  2 Corinthians 10:5. I declare that the Bible is the only authoritative standard 2 Timothy 3:15-17 and I choose to speak the truth in love. Ephesians 4:15,

I choose to present my body as an instrument of righteousness, a living and holy sacrifice, and renew my mind by the Word of God in order that I may prove that the will of God is good, acceptable and perfect Romans 6:13Romans 12:1-2.

I ask my heavenly Father to fill me with His Holy Spirit, Ephesians 5:18 to lead me in all truth John 16:13and to empower my life so that I may live above sin and not carry out the desires of the flesh.  Galatians 5:16. I crucify the flesh and walk by the Spirit.  Galatians 5:24.

I renounce all selfish goals and choose the ultimate goal of love. 1 Timothy 1:5 With God’s help, I choose to obey the greatest commandment, to love the Lord my God with all my heart, soul, and mind, and to love my neighbor as myself.  Matthew 22:37-39.

(excerpted and derived from “The Bondage Breaker” by Neil Anderson)

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