Our Beliefs

 

Discover Hope International’s Statement of Faith is founded upon historic creeds (the Apostle’s Creed and the Nicene Creed) as well as traditional Pentecostal Theology.

 

  1. We believe the Holy Scriptures are inspired by God and serves as the “plumb line” to which every belief and action must be subjected.

  2. We believe in the eternal Godhead (Trinity) composed of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

  3. We believe that man was created in the image of God. Through disobedience man sin entered the world and mankind was condemned to eternal death.

  4. We believe Jesus died for our sins and paid for the sins of man upon the cross.

  5. We believe in salvation through grace through faith alone, not of works.

  6. We believe that sincere repentance and Godly sorrow for sin is a necessary element to salvation and the Christian life.

  7. We believe in sanctification as the believer constantly grows in holiness, faith, power, prayer, love and service.

  8. We believe that water baptism in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost and is an outward sign of an inward work.

  9. We believe in observing communion as a reminder of our covenant with God, Jesus’ work on the cross, and of His imminent return.

  10. We believe the baptism of the Holy Spirit is a gift imparted subsequent to salvation as the promised comforter. This baptism empowers the believer to live in victory and to become a bold witness to all the world.

  11. We believe that the Holy Spirit offers the following gifts for the believer: wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, discernment, tongues, and interpretation of tongues according to the degree of grace and faith possessed by the recipient. The Holy Spirit also imparts Fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance. These should be evident and increasing in every Spirit-filled believer.

  12. We believe that divine healing available to the believer as a part of the redemption plan of the cross.

  13. We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal, literal, and imminent.

  14. We believe that it is the duty of every believer to identify with a church and to serve together for the purpose of advancing the Kingdom of God.

  15. We believe that the civil government is of divine appointment. As such, the church shall pray for, obey, and uphold these authorities unless to do so would violate the Word of God.  

  16. We believe that the dead and the living will stand before God on judgment day. This judgment will make the decision for the final state of each person in heaven or in hell based on the blood covenant as set forth in His Holy Word.

  17. We believe in a literal heaven in which those whose sin is covered by the blood of the Lamb enter into everlasting life.

  18. We believe that hell is a literal place and that the lake of fire wherein shall be cast the unbelieving, the abominable, the murderers, sorcerers, idolaters, all liars, and those who have the rejected the atoning blood of Jesus for their sins.

  19. We believe the church has been given the Great Commission as a command. As such, we should endeavor to preach the gospel to all the world.

  20. We believe tithing is God’s plan to provide for His church and to bring blessings to the children of God. Giving offerings to the ministries of the Lord is an obligation and privilege for the believer.

  21. We believe in promoting unity among all those of the Christian faith.