Christ Life Evangelical Ministries is a Holy Spirit led outreach.
The ministry is built around these basic fundamentals:
2. Perfecting saints for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16).
What We Believe
We believe the bible to be given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, infallible, and God's revealed word to man. "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. " 2 Timothy 3:16
We believe that scripture teaches that there is only one true and living God who has chosen to reveal Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 3:22 & Philippians 2:6).
We believe man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam's transgression and fall, sin came into the world. "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" "As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one." Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the work of the devil. He gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God. (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Psalm 51:5; Ecclesiastes 7:29; John 6:44; Romans 3:9-10, 3:23; 5:12-21; 1 Corinthians 2:14; 1 John 3:8 & Galatians 3:13-14)
We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, that He is the Son of God and the Son of Man, that He came to save man from condemnation of sin by offering His blood as an atonement and making it available to all who repent of their sin and exercise faith in Him (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31, 35; John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 15:3;& 2 Corinthians 5:21).
We believe salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the law. We believe that for salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential (Luke 7:50, 24:47; Romans 10:13-15; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 2:15; Ephesians 2:8-9; 2 Timothy 1:9; & Titus 2:11, 3:5-7).
Man's first step toward salvation is Godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when believed with the heart and confessed with the mouth produces eternal life. (John 3:3-5; 2 Corinthians 7:10; & 1 John 5:12)
See Also Romans Road to Salvation
We believe baptism in water is by immersion and is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian's identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12; & Acts 8:36-39)
We believe the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to those who are believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the new birth (salvation). This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance. (Matthew 3:11; John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8, 2:4, 2:38-39, & 19:1-7)
We believe the Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace. (Romans 8:5; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 2:12-13, 3:12-14; 1 Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; Hebrews 12:14; 2 Peter 3:18 & 1 John 2:29)
We believe in the redemptive work of Christ on the Cross provides healing for the human body and is ministered to the body by God; through the prayer of faith (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:17; Mark 16:17-18; James 5:14-15; & 1 Peter 2:24).
We believe in the resurrection of the just and the return of our Lord. The angels said, "...this same Jesus...shall so come in like manner..." His coming is imminent. When He comes, "...the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air..." (Acts 1:11 & 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)
Following the tribulation, He shall return to earth, as King of kings and Lord of lords and together with His saints. He shall reign a thousand years. (Revelation 20:6)
We believe that the one who physically dies in their sins without Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire, and therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or for repentance. The lake of fire is literal. The terms "eternal" and "everlasting" used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the lake of fire carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in noting the duration of joy and ecstasy of the saints in the Presence of God. (Matthew 24:31-46; Acts 24:15; Hebrews 6:1-2, 9:27, 19:20 & Revelation 22:11)
We partake of the Lord's supper to show the Lord's death 'till He come. (1 Corinthians 11:23-31) The bread represents the Lord's body which provides us wholeness for body. (Isaiah 53:5 & 1 Corinthians 11:24) The cup represents the new covenant in His blood which provides us forgiveness and relationship with God. (1 Corinthians 11:25 & Hebrews 9:1 )
We believe in laying on of Hands. A simple belief that power, anointing or any other necessary quality can be transmitted by one person touching another. Laying on of hands was practiced by the Levitical Priesthood. Jesus practiced it in Mark 10:13-16 as a blessing, and it is our grounds for baby dedication.
Laying on of Hands to confer office (Acts 6:2-6);
Laying on of Hands to receive the Holy Spirit (Acts 8:16-18);
Laying on of Hands to believe words spoken, to receive anointing and to cultivate the anointing (1 Timothy 4:14);
Laying on of Hands for Ordination to consecrate and receive the necessary ministry tools. (1 Timothy 4:14)
Christ also said "My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.? John 4:34