Maurice Wylie Ministries

 

WHAT WE BELIEVE

GOD: We believe in the one True and Living God who eternally exists in three equal persons working in unity: The Father, The Son Jesus Christ and The Holy Spirit.

THE FATHER: We believe that God the Father is the CREATOR of LIFE and is the Designer and Author of the Human Race created in His IMAGE, for the purpose of fellowship.

JESUS CHRIST: We believe in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ and that He is the only begotten Son of God the Father. We believe in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in the eternal all-sufficiency of His atoning death on the Cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal future return to the earth in power and glory.

THE HOLY SPIRIT: We believe in the reality of the Holy Spirit who seeks to draw ALL people unto Jesus, to come and live within them, to direct, to empower in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit evident through the Gifts via the Fruits of the Spirit. He is the “REVELATOR” of Holy Scripture and the hidden mysteries of God.

HOLY SCRIPTURE: We believe that the Authority of the Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God and that all sixty six books therein contain the Revelation of Jesus Christ revealing the Father’s Will and Guidance for Our Lives.

SALVATION: We believe through the fall of Adam all persons are born with a sinful nature and that the work of the Cross was to redeem mankind from the power of Sin and reconciliation unto God. It is the conviction of the Holy Spirit and by repentance in faith through the precious Blood of Jesus that brings Salvation. As it is only God who can convict of Sin we abstain from forceful and man-made fearful tactics of forcing people to make a decision through fear.

CHURCH GOVERNMENT: We believe the pattern set forth in the New Testament of the fivefold ministry offices of firstly Apostle (Visionary), secondly Prophet (Seer), third offices of Teacher (Enlightener), Pastor (Shepherd) and Evangelist (Gatherer). Elders of Ministry, Elders of Service, Deacons, etc. The purpose of the Church Government is threefold – to declare through demonstration to the world a life surrendered unto God. To help mature the believer in the freedom of Jesus Christ removing strongholds of the mind including any wrong doctrine. To set in order the Church for the coming of Lord Jesus Christ. It is through this Government that disciples are made.

THE CHURCH: We believe in the need of a local assembly which is part of the universal Church which is the Body of Christ (of which Jesus is the Head). It is made up of all persons who have accepted Jesus as their personal Saviour and Lord. It is a place of Divine purpose, a unified body of believers, in Covenant with God and each other, of love, restoration, understanding, enlightenment where God is foremost in their lives and gatherings. It’s the Church that was birthed in Acts, meeting in houses and temples, wherever He may lead. It’s a place of discovery, fulfillment and knowing God’s Presence.

WATER BAPTISM: We believe in the ordinance of water baptism witnessed by others by full immersion in obedience to the Word of God as Christ Himself. All persons who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour should be baptized in water as a public profession of their faith in Christ and to experience what the Bible calls the "circumcision of the Spirit" as a sign of being buried and rose with Him.

THE LORD’S SUPPER: Jesus instituted the ordinance of the taking of the Bread and Wine. While most churches would teach it is symbolic to the Atoning Death of our Lord. We would also believe that it was set as an altar of “Not my will be done but Yours!” Reminding each person that they have choices like Christ but in surrender we declare, “I will drink of this cup!” This altar is a place of reconciliation, freshness, healing, joy and reminder of the covenant in that which the Master has started in you He is well able to finish. We believe that the Lord’s Supper should be observed as often as possible.

STEWARDS OF LIFE: We believe that all persons are the stewards of their lives and resources, which ultimately belong to God. In the privilege and responsibility of tithing and offering unto God in time, service and money with a willing heart as a measure of obedience.

RECONCILIATION: We believe that Jesus came to not condemn but to reconcile us back to the Father. It is through this that we reach out to the fallen, to those who have been despised, rejected and abused naturally and spiritually. Restoring them back into the Father’s House!

WORSHIP: We believe in a lifestyle of worship before our Lord, referring to our actions, attitude and surrender unto Him. In coming together this can also be manifested through song, ministry, prayer, etc as the Spirit of God would lead. We believe that all worship is only true in nature when led by the Spirit.

EVANGELISM: We believe that God wants each person from the young to the old to be given a chance to know about our wonderful Saviour Jesus. We believe that not everyone is called to an ‘office of an Evangelist’ but each one as Scripture states should be ready to give a word in season and to be committed to the “Great Commission,” of “Go ye into all the world” which starts with our family, friends, associates etc and share the good news.

ISRAEL: We believe that the state of Israel is in the plan of God and that Jesus came firstly to save His own house Israel and then the Gentile. We encourage believers to stand with Israel and where possible to walk in the steps of the Master in Israel. To understand God’s end-time plan regarding Israel.

 

 

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