|Statement of Faith|
The programmes and activities governing the form of worship of Rain International shall be based upon and at all times be consistent with the following creed and beliefs:
1. We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in their original writing as fully inspired of God and accept them as the supreme and final authority for faith and life.
2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
3. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary and is true God and true man.
4. We believe that God created man in His own image; that man sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of sin which is death, physical and spiritual; that all human beings inherit a sinful nature which issues (in the case of those who reach moral responsibility) in actual transgression involving personal guilt.
5. We believe in the principle of heterosexual relationships between a natural man and a natural woman within the confines of lawful matrimony.
6. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins a substitutionary sacrifice according to the Scriptures and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood.
7. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus, His ascension into Heaven, and His present life as our High Priest and Advocate.
8. We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
9. We believe that all who repent of their sin and receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
10. We believe in the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, empowering and equipping believers for service, with the accompanying supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit; and in fellowship with the Holy Spirit. We believe in the divinely ordained ministries of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, and Teacher.
11. We believe in the resurrection of both the just and the unjust, the eternal blessedness of the redeemed and the eternal banishment of those who have rejected the offer of salvation.
12. We believe that elders carry the responsibility for oversight and care of the staff and members. Where necessary elders must carry out biblical discipline for the protection of the Local Ministry.
13. We believe that the one true Ministry is the whole company of those who have been redeemed by Jesus Christ and regenerated by the Holy Spirit; that the Local Ministry on earth should take its character from this and that the new birth and personal confession of Christ are essentials of Ministry membership.
14. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ appointed two ordinances - Baptism in Water and The Lord's Supper - to be observed as acts of obedience and as perpetual witnesses to the cardinal facts of the Christian Faith; That Baptism is the immersion of the believer in water as a confession of identification with Christ in burial and resurrection and that the Lord's Supper is the partaking of the emblems symbolic of the Saviour's broken body and shed blood, in remembrance of His sacrificial death, till He comes.
15. We believe that divine healing was provided for in the Old Testament and is an integral part of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
16. 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, commencing at the time of the new birth and continuing until the consummation of salvation.
17. The Ministry is open to any further truth, which the Holy Spirit may illuminate from the Scriptures.
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