Kingdom Shield of Faith Statement of Faith/Prayer
This faith statement reflects the broad, evangelical tradition
which is consistent with the teachings of the Holy Bible that has stood the test of history.
We attest that the following is true for God for God's Christian Warriors Inc/Kingdom Shield of Faith.
A. The Scriptures
We believe that the entire Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men of God "we're moved
by the Holy Spirit" to write the very words of Scripture. The Holy Bible is therefore without error
in its original manuscripts. God has supernaturally preserved the Holy Bible, and it is the
sole and final authority for faith and life, providing encouragement, guidance, comfort and
instruction for training in righteousness
(2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21).
B. The Godhead (TRINITY)
We believe in one true God eternally existing in three distinct persons (Father, Son, Holy Spirit)
each of Whom is fully and equally God; possesses all the divine nature and attributes,
and is totally worthy of our worship and service.
(Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; John 1:14; John 10:30; 2 Cor. 13:14).
C. God the Father
We believe that God the Father is the first person of the Trinity and is the eternal, unchanging all-
powerful, all-knowing, all-wise, all-loving, completely just and perfectly holy, sovereign
Ruler and Sustainer of the universe. He is the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and
the Father of all true believers.
(Gen. 1:1; Eph. 4:6; John 1:12-13, John 5:19-21, John 17 :1-5; Isa. 40:21-28; Isa. 46:8-11; Rom. 8:14-16).
D. God the Son
We believe that Jesus Christ is the second person of the Trinity and is the only begotten
eternal Son of God Who became flesh to reveal God to man, to fulfill prophecy, and to become
the Savior of the lost world. In becoming man Jesus did not cease in anyway to be God so
that He is fully God and fully man inseparably united in one person forever. Jesus was
miraculously conceived by the Holy Spirit; born of the Virgin Mary; lived a sinless life;
died on the cross as the substitutionary, all-sufficient atoning sacrifice for all of the
sins of all men of all time; was buried; bodily rose from the dead;
physically ascended into heaven in His glorified, resurrected body; is seated at the right hand
of the Father performing His ministry of intercession; will return in the air 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 by executing judgement and ushering in His
Millennial Kingdom reign to be followed by the eternal state.
(John 1:1,14,18; Luke 1:30-35; Phil. 2:5-8; Col. 2:3,9; Mark 10:45; Acts 2:22-24;
John 1:29; Rom. 3:25-26; Heb. 10:5-14; 1 Pet. 2:24, 1 Pet. 3:18; John 20:20; Phil. 3:20-21;
Heb. 1:3; Rom. 8:34; 1 John 2:1; Acts 1:11; Heb. 9:28; 1 Thes. 4:13-18;
2 Thes. 2:7; Matt. 24:44; Rev. 19:11-21; Rev. 21-22).
E. God the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity Who specially came into
the world on the day of Pentecost to glorify Jesus Christ and to enable men to appropriate
the salvation wrought by Jesus Christ. He is the primary agent for the conviction of sin
and for regeneration. Simultaneously with salvation, the Holy Spirit imparts new life,
baptizes the believer into the body of Jesus Christ (His Church), permanently indwells
the believer, and securely seats the the believer unto the day of redemption. The Holy Spirit
fills (directs and controls) those believers who are yielded to Him, enables believers to
bear fruit, and empowers believers to live a life free from sin's dominion. We also
believe that the Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to believers for the
purpose of edifying the church in accordance with the teachings of scripture.
(1 Cor. 13:8, 1 Cor. 14:22; John 16:7-8; 1 Cor. 6:19, 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 1:13-14;
Eph. 4:30; Gal. 5:16-17, Gal. 22-23; Rom. 8:5-13; 1 Pet. 4:10-11; Rom. 12:3-8).
We believe that man was created in the image of God by direct act of God and did not
come into being as the result of evolution. Man was created to glorify God, worship
and serve Him, and have fellowship with Him. Man fell through sin by disobeying God,
thus incurring both physical a spiritual death, which alienated him from God.
Man's nature was thus corrupted and he is utterly lost, "dead in trepasses and sins,"
and totally incapable of saving himself and coming back into right relationship with
God by his own merit or effort.
(Gen. 1:26, Gen. 2:6,17, Gen. 3:17-24; Isa. 59:1-2; Rom. 3:9-19,23, Rom. 5:8;
Luke 18:26-27; Eph. 2:13).
We believe that Satan is the instigator of evil and a real spirit being, not simply
the personification of evil. He is a fallen angel who, under the sovereign permission
of God, has been given temporary rulership of the earth. He was utterly
defeated at the cross, but the execution of his judgement has been postponed by God
until after the Millennial Kingdom when he will be cast into the eternal lake of fire.
In the meantime, he deceives the world and seeks to establish his counterfeit kingdom
on earth to discredit and blaspheme God and to tempt, accuse, attack and destroy believers.
He can be resisted by the believer through faith and reliance on the power of the Holy Spirit.
(Gen. 3:1-5; Isa. 14:12-17; Ezek. 28:11-19; Job 1-2; 1 John 5:19; 2 Cor. 11:14;
1 Tim. 3:6; 1 Pet. 5:8-9; James 4:7; Rev. 12:9, Rev. 20:1-3, Rev. 7:10).
We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the sole basis for
forgiveness of sins and salvation, which is the free gift of God's grace. Salvation is
affected 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. Repentance is a turning toward God and away from sin and is a
part of but not separate from believing faith. "The Gospel is the power of God
for salvation to everyone who believes" and those who receive Jesus Christ by faith
are born again, have their sins forgiven, become children of God, are a new creation
in Jesus Christ,and "are sealed by the Holy Spirit unto the day of redemption"
being kept by the power of God.
(Eph. 1:7:13-14; John 1:12-13, John 3:1-7, John 14-16; 2 Cor. 5:17; Rom.1:16, Rom. 10:9-10;
Eph. 2:8-10; Rom 8:14-17, Rom. 31-39; John 10:27-29, Rom. 14:6; Acts 26:20, 1 Pet. 1:3-5).
I. The Christian Life
We believe that every Christian should live for Jesus Christ and not for himself and should,
by the power of the indwelling Spirit, allow Jesus Christ to manifest His life through him
to God's glory. By ever increasing obedience to the Word of God, each believer should mature
and progressively Spirit, each believer should live a holy life; not fulfill the lusts of
the flesh; exercise his spiritual gifts to build up the body of Jesus Christ; witness for Jesus Christ;
be personally involved in making disciples to fulfill the great commission; perform
good works and bear fruit to the glory of God.
(Gal. 2:20; 1 Pet. 1:15-16, 1 Pet. 2:11, 2 Cor 5,14-15; Rom. 6:11-13; Eph.2:10, Eph. 4:11-12,
Eph. 4:22-24;1 Pet. 4:10-11; Acts 1:8; Matt. 28:18-20; Col. 1:10, John 15:8,16).
J. The Church
We believe that the church is the body of Jesus Christ which Jesus Christ is the Head and whose
members are those who have truly received Jesus Christ by faith. The local church is a
tangible expression of the body of Jesus Christ in a particular location. Since all members
of the body of Jesus Christ are united in Jesus Christ by the same Spirit, they should live in love,
harmony and unity, being intent on the same purpose and accepting those sectarian or denominational
practices which are based on a sincere interpretation of the Bible, which do not
relate to substantive doctrinal matters, and which do not in practice cause disunity or hinder
the ministry. The purpose of the church is to make Jesus Christ know to lost men and
to make disciples, and glorify God on earth.
(Acts 1:8, 1 Cor. 12:12-27, Eph. 1:20-23, Eph. 4:1-6, Eph. 4:12-16,
Matt. 28:18-20, John 17, Col 1:24-29).