Statement of Faith 宣道會信仰

  • Statement of Faith of the Christian & Missionary Alliance of Canada

     

    1 - God

    There is one God,1 who is infinitely perfect,2 existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.3

     

    1  Isa. 44:6; 45:5-6

    2   Matt. 5:48; Deut. 32:4

    3   Matt. 3:16-17; 28:19 
     2 - Jesus  

    Jesus Christ is true God and true man.4 He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.5 He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust, as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures.6 He is now at the right hand of the Majesty on high as our great High Priest.7 He will come again to establish His kingdom of righteousness and peace.8

     

    4   Phil. 2:6-11; Heb. 2:14-18; Col. 2:9

    5   Matt. 1:18; Luke 1:35

    6   1 Cor. 15:3-5; 1 John 2:2; Acts 13:39

    7   Heb. 4:14-15; 9:24-28

    8   Matt. 25:31-34; Acts 1:11
     3 - Holy Spirit  

    The Holy Spirit is a divine Person, sent to indwell,9 guide, teach and empower the believer, and to convince the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment.10

     

    9   John 14:16-17

    10  John 16:7-11; 1 Cor. 2:10-12
     4 - Bible  

    The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of people. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.11

     

    11   2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21

     5 - Sin  

    Humankind, originally created in the image and likeness of God,12 fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All people are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ.13 The destiny of the impenitent and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment, but that of the believer is everlasting joy and bliss.14

     

    12  Gen. 1:27

    13  Rom. 8:8; 1 John 2:2

    14  Matt. 25:41-46; 2 Thes. 1:7-10
     6 - Freedom from Sin  

    Salvation has been provided only through Jesus Christ. Those who repent and believe in Him are united with Christ through the Holy Spirit and are thereby regenerated (born again), justified, sanctified and granted the gift of eternal life as adopted children of God.15

     

    15  Titus 3:5-7; Acts 2:38; John 1:12; 1 Cor. 6:11

     7 - Christian Living  

    It is the will of God that in union with Christ each believer should be sanctified thoroughly16 thereby being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to God, receiving power for holy living and sacrificial and effective service toward the completion of Christ's commission.17

    This is accomplished through being filled with the Holy Spirit which is both a distinct event and progressive experience in the life of the believer.18

     

    16  1 Thes. 5:23

    17  Acts 1:8

    18  Rom. 12:1-2; Gal. 5:16-25
     8 - Healing  

    Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body. Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil as taught in the Scriptures are privileges for the Church in this present age.19

     

    19  Matt. 8:16-17; James 5:13-16

     9 - Church  

    The universal Church, of which Christ is the Head, consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, regenerated by the Holy Spirit, and commissioned by Christ to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the Gospel to all nations.20

    The local church, the visible expression of the universal Church, is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together to worship God, to observe the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper, to pray, to be edified through the Word of God, to fellowship, and to testify in word and deed to the good news of salvation both locally and globally. The local church enters into relationships with other like-minded churches for accountability, encouragement and mission.21

     

    20  Eph. 3:6-12; 1:22-23

    21  Acts 2:41-47; Heb. 10:25; Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 1:8, 11:19-30; 15
    10 - Life after death

    There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life;22 for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.23

     

    22  1 Cor. 15:20-23

    23  2 Thes. 1:7-10
    11 - Second Coming of Christ

    The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal and visible.24 As the believer’s blessed hope, this vital truth is an incentive for holy living and sacrificial service toward the completion of Christ's commission.25

     

    24  1 Thes. 4:13-17

    25  1 Cor. 1:7; Titus 2:11-14; Matt. 24:14; 28:18-20
  • 加拿大宣道會信仰

     

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    敬奉獨 一真神,無限至善,永存三位一體:聖父、聖子、聖靈。

     

    (賽44:6,45:5-6;太5:48;申32:4;太3:16-17;太28:19)

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    相信耶穌基督既為真神亦完人為聖靈感孕,藉童貞女馬利亞而生。捨身十架,為贖罪祭牲,義者代不義,使信者藉寶血得生,稱義得救。又按聖經所記死後三日復活。今尊為吾等大祭司榮上主右邊。不日再來建立公義和平國度。

     

    (2:6-11;來2:14-18;西2:9;太1:18;路1:35;林前15:3-5;約壹2:2;徒13:39;來4:14-159:24-28;太25:31-34;徒1:11)

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    聖靈乃受遣聖者,內住信徒心中,引領及教導信徒,賜予能力,使世人為罪為義為審判自責。

     

    (約14:16-17,16:7-11;林前2:10-12) 

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    神默示新舊約聖經,其原稿正確無誤,完全顯明神使人得救的旨意,為基督徒信仰生活法典。

     

    (提後3:16-17;彼後1:20-21)

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    按己形造人,後世人用悖逆墮落,咎取身體靈魂死亡,後代人類生具罪性,遠離生命之主,惟主耶穌基督代贖鴻恩,信者蒙恩得救,永享恩福。頑梗不信者被罰受苦。

     

    (創1:27;羅8:8;約壹2:2;太25:41-46;帖後1:7-10) 

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    耶穌基督成就普世救恩;悔改相信者自聖靈重生,蒙受永生救恩,貴為上主兒女。

     

    (多3:5-7;徒2:38;約1:12;林前6:11) 

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    信徒當按神的旨意被聖靈充滿,全然成聖,與罪和世界分別,完全奉獻,遵行神旨,領受聖潔生活,有效事奉的能力。在信徒生活中,這是一個得救後而有的獨特及繼續不斷的經驗。

     

    (帖前5:23;徒1:8;羅12:1-2;加5:16-25)

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    耶穌基督成就救恩,包括使人肉身得蒙醫治,信徒當照聖經教訓為病人抹油禱告,乃教會於今所當享特權。

     

    (8:16-17;雅5:13-16)

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    教會乃由所有信靠耶穌基督,蒙寶血赦罪得贖,藉聖靈重生信眾(信徒)所組成,教會元首基督曾差遣使徒將福音遍傳天下向各國萬民作見證。地方教會由信奉基督之信徒組成,旨在同心敬拜,互為肢體,領受主道,同心禱告,被此交接。廣傳福音,奉行聖禮,受洗歸主,同領聖餐。

     

    (弗3:6-12;太28:19-29;弗1:22-23;徒2:41-47;來10:25)

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    將來死人復活,義者復活得生,不信者復活受審。

     

    (林前15:20-23;帖後1:7-10)

    (十一)

     

    主耶穌基督必復臨,隨時顯現此項重要真理帶來聖徒活潑盼望,激勵信徒生活分別為聖,事奉熱切忠誠。

     

    (帖前4:13-17;林前1:7;多2:11-14)