|The doctrine that we hold true, is that of the Father, as recorded in St. John 7:16-18 (i.e., v16-
v18) Jesus answered them and said, “My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man
will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of
myself. He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory but he that seeketh his glory that
sent him the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.”
In The Gap Ministry forms a spiritual unity of which Christ is the divine head (according to I
Corinthians 11:3 & Ephesians 1:22) In this, we profess, one faith, one hope, one God, one
Lord, one King, one Savior, and one baptism.
We believe in the Holy Trinity, which denotes the separate persons of the Godhead (according
to I Corinthians 8:6 & Ephesians 4:3-6).
God the Father, is the creator of all, according to Genesis 1:1 & St. John 1:1-3; ( i.e. In the
beginning God created the heaven and the earth; St. John 1:1-3, In the beginning was the word,
and the word was with God and the word was God. The same was in the beginning with
God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.).
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God according to St. Matthew 17:5 (i.e. While he yet
spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud which
said, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him”).
The Holy Ghost
We believe the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit is the third person or man of the Holy Trinity, which
proceeds from the Father and the Son. The Holy Ghost is equivalent in power and glory, and
is together with the Father and the Son, believed in and worshipped. The Holy Ghost is a gift
from God, which proceeded from the Son when he unselfishly, gave of himself to be crucified,
and “gave up the ghost.” (i.e. St. John 19:30) The Holy Ghost is also the Comforter, whom
Jesus said, would come in his name and teach all things, and bring all things to one’s
remembrance (i.e. St. John 14:26; St. John 16:13). The Holy Ghost comes also bearing the gift of
armor, in that it equips and empowers the believer to be an effective witness for and of the
Kingdom of God (Acts 1:8).
We believe that St. Matthew 28:19-20 is sufficient for baptizing (i.e. Go ye, therefore, and
teach all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you
always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.)
Baptism of the Holy Ghost
We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Ghost is an experience, which occurs after conversion
We believe that the tongue speaking is the evidence of having been in-filled with the spirit of
God (i.e. Acts 2:1-4). We also believe that the Spirit Baptismal experience constitutes that one
will speak with a tongue unknown to oneself according to the will of Christ Jesus.
To be filled with the Spirit, thereby, denotes that one is controlled by the Spirit. To be effective
in the Kingdom of God, we believe that it is essential that all believers encounter this great
experience known as the Baptism of the Holy Ghost.
We believe the bible given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit and is God’s revealed word to
We believe that the Holy Bible and Scripture teaches that there is One and Only One True and
Living God, who has chosen to reveal Himself as The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit
(Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10, 11).
We believe that man was created holy by God, composed of a body, soul, and spirit (I
Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 4:12) However, due to man’s impulsive act of disobedience, all
humanity have been depraved, pulled, and born into what we all have come to know of: Sin;
thereby, making man, by nature, sinful and unholy. We further believe and conclude, that
man is a sinful being desperately in need of redemption, i.e. To be born again, sanctified and
cleansed from all sins by the purifying blood of Jesus. (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7: Psalm 51:5;
Ecclesiastes 7:29; John 6:44; Romans 5:12-21; I Corinthians 2:14).
We believe that man is saved by his confessing and forsaking his sins, thereupon, believing on
Jesus Christ. The aforementioned, therefore, is a MUST, in order that man be restored to his
initial state of holiness (St. John 3:7).
We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ; that He is the Son of God and the son of man.
He came to save man from condemnation of sin by offering Himself and His blood as
compensation. This compensation is readily accessible to all who will exercise their faith in
Him and the redemptive work and power of His saving blood (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31, 35;
John 3:16; I Corinthians 15:3; II Corinthians 5:21).
We believe that for salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance, faith, conversion,
regeneration, and sanctification are all essential (Matthew 3:1-2; 4:17; Luke 7:50; 24:47; Acts 20:
21; Romans 10:13-15;) Repentance, we know is the work of God in man, which results in a
change of mind, regarding one’s life and one’s relationship with God. Faith, on the other hand,
is the sword of conviction brought upon man’s heart by the Spirit of God(Matthew 9:22; Acts
26:18; Romans 1:17; 3:28) Conversion is characterized by the newly “revived” sinner man, who
consciously, turns to Christ in their repentance and faith. Regeneration is characterized by a
deposit of newness in the life of man.
We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling enables the
Christian to live holy and perform good works (Romans 5:6; 6:4; 8:5; Philippians 2:12;
Colossians 2:12; 3:1; I Thessalonians 4:3; I John 2:29).
We believe that the baptism in the Holy Spirit is given to all believers who desire of it (Joel 2:
28; Acts 2:4).
We believe that all mankind is subject to the death of the body as a result of the “original sin,”
(i.e. That which Adam committed by his eating of the forbidden fruit). The soul and spirit do
not die, however, immediately thereafter death enter into what we know as a conscious state
of pure bliss and joy, or torment and misery according to the life one has lived, and their
acceptance or denial of Christ (Ecclesiastes 12:7; Philippians 1:23).
We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost. Those that never received
or accepted Christ as the Lord and Savior will spend their eternity in hell’s damnation, while
on the other hand, those who embraced Christ Jesus spend eternity with the everlasting Father
and King of Kings (Matthew 24:31-46; Acts 24:15; Revelation 22:11).
We believe in the RETURN of our Lord Jesus the Christ (Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:13-18).
We believe that in this SECOND COMING of our Lord and Savior, He shall come from heaven
to earth, personally, perfectly, with dominion and power, wholly, bodily and very visibly. We
the church will be caught up to meet Him in the air (Matthew 16:27; 24:30; 25:30; Luke 21:27;
John 1:14, 17; I Thessalonians 4:16-17).
We believe in Divine Healing and the redemptive work of Christ on the Cross-, which
provides healing for all (Isaiah 53:4, 5; James 5:14, 15; I Peter 2:24).
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