What We Believe

JOY Christian Center accepts the Holy Scriptures as the revealed will of God, the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice, and for the purpose of maintaining general unity, adopts the following statements of fundamental truths:

We believe the Holy Bible to be the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in the blessed hope of His personal visible future return to this earth to receive Himself His blood-bought Church that it may be with Him forever.

We believe that the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ.

We believe that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation.

We believe that the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing of the human body in answer to believing prayer.

We believe in baptism with the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, with the evidence of speaking with other tongues, is given to believers who ask for it; it is a gift.

We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabling us to live a holy life.

We believe in the resurrection of the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other everlasting damnation.

The ordinance of baptism by immersion in water (Acts 8:14 – 16; 19:1-5) shall be administered to all who repent of their sins and who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ to save their souls, and who give clear evidence of their salvation. Romans 6:3-5; Colossians 2:12.

The ordinance of the Lord’s Supper shall be observed regularly as enjoined by the Scriptures. Luke 22:19 & 20; 1 Corinthians 11: 23-26.

We believe that the ministry funding is a result of givers giving free will offerings and gifts of love. Luke 6:38 & St. John 3:16

We believe in ministry to the whole person: Body, Soul and Spirit according1stThessalonians 5:23 and Matthew 25: 31 – 46.