Bolivian Youth Ministries Doctrinal Statement of Faith
The Bible is the inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God.
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension and His personal future return to gather together a triumphant Church that has been displaying the manifold wisdom of God.
The only means of being cleansed from sin is through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ and that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation.
That God provides healing in body, mind and spirit to the believer through the atoning work of Jesus’ shed blood.
In the Spirit-filled life by whose indwelling the Christian is given to power to live a victorious and effective life.
In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to eternal separation from God.
In the Spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
This is the basis for our belief in Christ. Additionally, we would like to state that we firmly believe in the unity of believers (see that last one). You see, the world is looking at us to see how we react to each other and those outside the faith. Too many times the world sees fighting, bickering and bitterness; what a shame. We are salt and light folks...
We have been burdened by the inability of some to live in unity. When it comes to Hymns Vs. Choruses, Jeans Vs. Suits or a pastor's parking place; does it really matter? Are those issues worth splitting the Church?
We believe that those that hold this statement of faith true to their hearts should “get along or get along...” That is, we should show the world the love of God or move on to another place where we can. As the body of Christ we should be able to 'agree to disagree' in areas that are unimportant or gray; being careful to adhere to Biblical standards of living.
We will continue to be doctrinally conservative while allowing for individuality.