What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Door of Faith - Honolulu based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

The Bible

We believe that the entire Bible is the inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit to write the books of Scripture (2 Pet 1:20-21). The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct.The words of the Bible are the primary source for teaching and equipping Christians for a life of righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16-17).

God

We believe there is one God who is the Creator and the Ruler of the universe (Gen. 1:1). He eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19).

Jesus

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, in His virgin birth (Matt. 1:23), His sinless life (Heb. 4:15; 7:26), His atoning death on the cross (1 Cor. 15:3), His resurrection on the third day (John 11:25; 1 Cor. 15:4), His exaltation to the right hand of the Father (Heb. 1:3), and that He will return again to reign as Lord of lords (Acts 1:11; 1 Tim. 6:13-16).

Holy Spirit

We believe in the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit that empowers each Christian to live a godly life (Rom. 8:11). The body of each believer is a temple in which the Holy Spirit is present (1 Cor. 6:19-20). Therefore, God wills to baptize every believer in the Holy Spirit, a post-salvation experience that provides power for effective witness, understanding of spiritual truth, guidance in godly living, and the outpouring of spiritual gifts to edify the church (Luke 24:49).  The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘Speaking in Tongues,’ as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.

Humanity

We believe that human beings were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him (Gen. 1:26), but became alienated from that relationship through sinful disobedience (Gen. 3). As a result, humanity is totally incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by one's own effort (Rom. 5:12-19).

Salvation

Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.

The Ordinances of the Church
By the ordinances, we mean those outward rites which Christ has appointed to be administered in his church as visible signs of the saving truth of the gospel. They are signs, in that they vividly express this truth and confirm it to the believer. The ordinances prescribed in the N. T., are two and only two, viz. :—
Baptism and the Lord's Supper.
I. Baptism.
Christian Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water, in token of his previous entrance into the communion of Christ's death and resurrection,— or, in other words, in token of his regeneration through union with Christ.
II. The Lord's Supper.
The Lord's Supper is that outward rite in which the assembled church eate bread broken and drinks wine poured forth by its appointed representative, in token of its constant dependence on the once crucified, now risen Savior, as source of its spiritual life; or, in other words, in token of that abiding communion of Christ's death and resurrection through which the life begun in regeneration is sustained and perfected.

About the Christian Life

We believe that for every Christian the old way of living for oneself is in the past and the new way of living for Christ is for the present and for the future (2 Cor. 5:17). By obedience to the Scriptures and daily yielding to the Spirit we will mature and become conformed to the image of Christ, which should be exhibited by love for God and for one's neighbor (Matt. 22:37-39).

The Church

We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus is the Head (Col. 1:18). The purpose of the church is to gather believers to glorify God by being a powerful witness for Jesus Christ in a lost world (Matt. 28:18-20). God wants to edify and build up His church, this is why the Holy Spirit gives a variety of spiritual gifts to believers such as; encouragement, serving, teaching, healing, prophecy, etc. (Romans 12, I Cor. 12,)

About Healing

We believe that Christ's power to heal, evident in the Gospels, is available to all believers today through his atoning sacrifice (Isaiah 53:4-5) The church is to lay hands on the sick, anoint them with oil, and pray faithfully for their recovery (James 5:14-15)..

Second Coming

We believe that Christians who have died will be reunited with those still alive at the second coming of Jesus Christ (1 Thess. 4:16-17). This event will be followed by the millennial reign of Christ (Rev. 20:1-6), a final judgment (Rev. 20:11-15), and the appearance of a new heaven and a new earth (Rev. 21) (Rev. 22).

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