Here are the core beliefs for Eternal Truth Ministry. We realize there are hundreds of doctrinal beliefs that are not covered in this beliefs section, but these are what we believe are the basic, fundamental beliefs of Christianity, the basic core doctrine of the Gospel message.
- The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit exist as one being, eternally existing in three persons. (Genesis 1:26, Matthew 3:16-17, John 1:1-2)
God the Father
- The Lord is the one true God. (Jeremiah 10:10)
Jesus the Son
- Jesus, being God, lived a perfect and blameless life, so that He could take the punishment of sin for us. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
- Jesus died on a cross to take the punishment of sin in our place, and was raised from the dead three days later. (Luke 24:6-7, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Acts 4:10)
- Jesus will return at the end of the Tribulation and establish the Millennial Kingdom where we will reign with Him for 1,000 years. (Revelation 20:4-6)
- ONLY through Jesus can man be saved from his sinful state and forgiven by God of all wrongdoings against Him. (John 14:6, Acts 4:10-12)
The Holy Spirit
- It is the Holy Spirit that convicts us of our sin, confirms that we are regenerated after repentance, empowering us and encouraging us to keep a lifestyle void of sin.
The Word of God
- We believe that the Bible in its entirety is the Word of God, inspired and protected by God to be inerrant and perfect It is the only book that we can fully trust and need to model our lives by.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)
- Sin greatly offends God, to Him every sin is horrible and disgusting.
- All men have sinned, greatly offending God and falling short of His perfect standard. (Romans 3:23)
- Our sin nature is inherited from Adam and will continue as long as we are in these fleshly bodies.(Romans 5:12-14)
- The penalty of sin is death, an eternal separation from God.
- Hell is the place where these people are sentenced to spend for all eternity (2 Thessalonian 1:8-9)
- Salvation (forgiveness) of our sins comes solely through faith in Jesus Christ, repenting of our sins, and His grace to us, (Ephesians 2:8, Romans 10:9, Acts 3:19, John 3:16, John 14:6) not by any works or anything man can do. (Ephesians 2:9)
NOTE:Repentance is not regret, repentance means that you know what you did is wrong
and you make a commitment to turn your life around.
Regret means that you feel sorry for what you did, or for getting caught,
and you do not turn your life from sin.
- The law of God shows us how sinful we are, and that is the only way we can know the need for our salvation and be fully prepared to turn our lives over to Jesus. The 10 Commandments are just an example of God’s law for us and how we cannot keep it.
Life of a Christian
- Being a Christian does not require any works, but a true faith in Jesus Christ will produce works, and it will produce a desire for us to follow God’s law and stay far away from sin. (2 Timothy 2:19)
- You cannot live for both the world and for God, you choose one or the other. (add verse link)
- If you are choosing to live a lifestyle of sin then you are not following Jesus. (add verse link)
- It is the responsibility of the church to confront those who call themselves Christians with love when they are sinning. (add verse link)
- If the person continues to live in sin even after several confrontation, then the person is to be excommunicated from the body of Christ until that person comes to repentance. (add verse link)
- We believe in a literal seven-year tribulation where God pours His wrath on this unbelieving world.