Our Statement of Faith and Beliefs

Listed below is our Statement of Faith and Fundamental Beliefs here at the LoudCry Christian Ministry:

  1. Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven (John 14:6).
  2. Baptism is a step of obedience to God and is a picture of what Jesus has already done (Acts 8:36-37).
  3. There are only TWO ordinances: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Mat 28:19,1 Cor 11:23-30).
  4. There are only TWO offices: Pastor and deacon (1 Tim 3). The Biblical terms ‘Bishop’ and ‘Elder’ are in effect the same office as that of the Pastor.
  5. Individual soul liberty. That everyone must answer to God for his or her beliefs and not to a pastor, deacon, church, denomination, or ruling council (Rom 14:12).
  6. That the scriptures are the final authority for all faith and practice—not the pastor, deacon, church, or denomination (2 Tim 3:16-17).
  7. The deity of Christ. In other words, that Jesus is as much God and part of God as God the Father and The Holy Spirit. This is known as the Trinity, or the belief that God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit comprise a single God (John 1:1-14).
  8. The blood atonement. We believe that Jesus had to shed His blood for our sins and His vicarious death provides the only way to heaven (Heb 9).
  9. The virgin birth. We hold that Jesus’ birth was supernatural and that Mary conceived by the Holy Ghost before she knew any man (Mat 1:20).
  10. The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. We hold that Jesus rose from the dead, appeared to men, ascended into Heaven, and now sits at the right hand of God the Father (1 Cor 15:13-20, Acts 2:33).
  11. The imminent return of Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus Christ will come to claim His own, at any moment (Mat 24:27-31).
  12. That the mission of the church and individual Christian is threefold: First, to walk with God (Micah 6:8), secondly, to magnify God (Ps 34:3), and thirdly, to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to anyone and everyone (Mar 16:15).