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What We Believe


The Doctrinal Statement of "Yes Lord" Ministries / Bible Studies Net





"Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians,
for they received the message with great eagerness
and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.
Acts 17:11 niv 




The Bereans, in the Apostle Paul's day, did not unquestioningly accept what Paul said. Rather,
they examined the Scriptures to see if what Paul (and others) taught was in agreement with or contradictory to the Scriptures (the Word of God). We should do no less today.

Unfortunately, today, there is much error and departure from the sound teaching of God's word.

Therefore, it is only right for you to know what "Yes Lord" Ministries believes. In that way, you will be better able to understand and know the direction and emphasis of our Ministry and of the Bible Studies you will be downloading and studying.




This, then, is what "Yes Lord" Ministries believes !
This is our Doctrinal Statement of Faith:




1. THE SCRIPTURES (THE BIBLE)

We believe that the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men of God "were moved by the Holy Spirit" to write the very words of Scripture. The Bible is, therefore, without error
(inerrant) in its original manuscripts. God has supernaturally preserved the Bible and it is the final authority for faith and practice.


2. THE GODHEAD (TRINITY)

We believe in one true God, eternally existing in three distinct Persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), each of Whom is fully and equally God. Each possesses all of the Divine nature and attributes and is totally worthy of our worship and service.


3. GOD THE FATHER

We believe that God the Father, the first Person of the Trinity, is eternal, unchanging, completely just and perfectly Holy. He, along with His Son and the Holy Spirit, is the Creator, Sustainer, and Sovereign Ruler of the universe. He is the Father of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as well as the Father of all true believers.


4. GOD THE SON (JESUS CHRIST)

We believe that Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Trinity, is the only begotten eternal Son of God. He became flesh and lived here on earth among us for a time. As man, He did not cease in any way to be God, so He is fully God and fully man, inseparably united in one Person forever.

We believe that Jesus was miraculously conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin, Mary, and lived a sinless life while on earth. As our only Savior and Redeemer, He died on the cross as the substitutionary, all-sufficient atoning Sacrifice for sin. He was buried, rose bodily from the dead, and physically ascended into heaven in His glorified, resurrected body. He is now seated at the right hand of the Father, performing His ministry of intercession. He will return to claim His Bride, the Church, and will come again to earth in bodily form, personally and visibly, to conclude human history and consummate God's eternal plan.


5. GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity, as the primary agent for the conviction of sin and for regeneration, glorifies Christ and enables men to appropriate the salvation wrought by Christ. The Holy Spirit permanently indwells the believer and securely seals the believer unto the day of redemption.


6. MAN

We believe that God created man in His image to glorify God, worship and serve Him, and have fellowship with Him. Man deliberately chose to disobey God, thus corrupting his own nature, incurring physical and spiritual death, and alienating himself from God. Man is utterly lost, dead in his trespasses and sin, and is totally incapable of saving himself and coming back into right relationship with God by his own merit or effort.


7. SALVATION

We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the only basis for forgiveness of sins and salvation. Salvation is effected by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit and cannot be secured by man's works or personal merit. Salvation is only appropriated by a person placing his faith in the finished work of Christ.


8. FUTURE THINGS (ESCHATOLOGY)

We believe that Jesus Christ will return again to reign with the saints. His return will be a literal return. Those justified by salvation through the shed blood of Jesus Christ will be bodily resurrected to live eternally with God in Heaven.




If you have not yet accepted the Gift of Salvation which Jesus provided by the sacrifice of His blood and sinless life in substitutionary payment of the death penalty for your sin--and if you would like to know how to accept this gift-- click here for information.