The PowerHouse Holyghost Ministry Church functions for the following reasons:
1. To further the cause of Trinitarian worship (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).
2. To preach and teach God’s Word, the Holy Scriptures, systematically edify believers, organize the church, and save the lost.
3. To carry out, to the extent permitted by God, Matthew 28:19-20’s divine commission to win people to Christ, baptize them, and instruct them in the entire counsel of God.
The Holy Bible
We believe that every word of the Holy Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments (in their original languages before translation), is equally and completely inspired. The Holy Scriptures have been preserved in their purity due to His extraordinary care. The Scriptures are infallible and without error. They are the final and highest authority on all subjects they address and the standard for faith and behavior. The Old and New Testaments contain the entirety of God’s revelation to man. Romans 3:2; Matthew 5:18; John 10:35; Psalms 19:7-11; 2 Timothy 3:15-17).
We believe in a Triune God who resides in three different people at the same time for all of eternity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Each is co-eternal in nature, identical in power and splendor, and gifted with identical traits and perfections. Matthew 28:19; Exodus 3:14; John 1:14-18; 14:10-11; 15:26) (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2nd Corinthians 13:14; 1st John 5:6-8; Exodus 3:14; Matthew 28:19; John 1:14-18; 14:10-11; 15:26).
Christ’s Person and Work
1. We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God. God’s eternal Son became human without relinquishing his divinity through the Holy Spirit’s conception and the birth of the virgin Mary. He lived an exquisitely pure life to bring God’s glory to light and save sinful men. (John 1:1–2; Luke 1:35; Philippians 2:1–5; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; 2 Corinthians 5:19–21; Galatians 4:4-5).
2. We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God. His substitutionary death on the cross redeemed us from our sins, and that His literal, physical resurrection from the dead ensures our redemption. (1 Peter 1:3-5; 2:24; Romans 3:24–25; Ephesians 1:7).
3. We believe in the ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ to Heaven, where he now rules. “above all principality, power, might, and dominion” at God’s right hand, where He also acts as our High Priest, carrying out the Ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate. Acts 1:19–10; 2:33–36; Ephesians 1:20-23; Rev. 1:5; 3:21; Heb. 9:24–27; Rom. 8:34; 1st John 2:1–2).
The Holy Spirit’s Person and Work
1. We hold the Bible in high regard because we value the Bible because we believe it is inspired by the Holy Spirit, who convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and calls, regenerates, and baptizes Christians into the body of Christ, sealing and indwelling them until the Day of redemption., regenerates, and baptizes Christians into the body of Christ, sealing and indwelling them until the Day of redemption..1 Corinthians 2:8-14; Ezekiel 36:26-27; Rev. 22:17; 2 Corinthians 3:6; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Rom. 8:9; Ephesians 1:13-14; 4:40; Ephesians 4:30; Ephesians 4:30).
2. We think He is the Divine Teacher who teaches Christians how to interpret and apply the Scriptures correctly. Both their privileges and obligations are filled with the Holy Spirit (John 16:13; 1st John 2:20,27; Eph. 1:17-18; 5:18).
3. We believe God is sovereign in bestowing spiritual skills on all Christians. God uses evangelists, pastors, and instructors in a unique way to equip Christians to carry out the ministry’s mandate. (12:4–11,28; Romans 12:3–8).
4. We believe that the manifestation gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as tongues and healing, were transitory in nature. Speaking in tongues was never required or characteristic of Holy Spirit baptism or filling with the Holy Spirit. Additionally, while we believe in restoring the body to health and immortality at the resurrection, God routinely grants believers petitions for bodily healing.. 13:8–14:22; 1 Peter 1:1–3; James 5:13–15). 13:8–14:22; 1 Peter 1:1–3; 1 Peter 1:1–3; 1 Peter 1:1–3; 1 Peter 13:8–14:22; 1 Peter 1:1–3; James 5:13–15). 13:8–14:22; 1 Peter 1:1–3; 1 Peter 1:1–3; 1 Peter 1:1–3; 1 Peter
Man’s Complete Depravity
While we believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, we believe that the human race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God as a result of Adam’s transgression. On his own, man is entirely incapable of redressing his lost situation or gaining the Spirit’s gifts (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 3:23; 5:12; Eph. 2:1-3;4:17-19; Jer. 13:23; Rom. 5:6; 1st Cor. 2:14).
We believe that God gives salvation as a gift. Freely given by divine grace and earned through repentance and personal trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. His precious blood was spilled for our sins on Calvary. Before the world’s creation, the Father picked people for His good pleasure; the Son redeems them, and the Holy Spirit regenerates them. Except for blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, we pardon all sins. (Eph. 2:8-10; Luke 13:3; 1 John 1:9; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Eph. l:4-5,7; Titus 2:14, 3:5; Matthew 12:31-32).
Believers’ Perseverance and Confidence
1. We believe that everyone who has been effectively called and sanctified by Christ is sustained by God’s power and will never fall from grace but will most assuredly persevere in grace to the end and be eternally saved. (John 6:37-40,44,65; Romans 8:1,38-39; 1 Corinthians 1:4-8; Philippians 1:6; 1 Peter 1:4-5).
2. We think that anybody who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ and loves Him with all their heart, wishing to live according to His will, can be convinced that they are currently in a condition of grace. This trust is grounded on Christ’s blood and righteousness as revealed in the Gospel, the interior evidence of the Holy Spirit’s graces, and the Holy Spirit’s testimony on the Spirit of adoption. (Titus 2:11-15; Romans 13:13-14; 1st John 2:3; 3:14, 18, 19,21,24; 5:13; 1st John 5:4-9; Romans 5:1-5; 8:14-16; 1st John 5:4-9; 1st John 5:4-9; 1st John 5:4-9; 1st John 5:4-9; 1st John 5:4-9; 1st John 5:4-9; 1st
Christian Liberty and Conscience Liberty
1. We believe that Christ purchased liberty for all believers through the Gospel. It entails release from the guilt of sin, deliverance from the condemnation that follows guilt, deliverance from God’s anger, and deliverance from the severity and curse of God’s law. Additionally, it suggests unrestricted access to God and infantile surrender to Him. (1st Corinthians 15:56–57; Galatians 3:13–14; Hebrews 10:19–21; Acts 26:18; 1st John 3:3, 7, 9, 4:18).
2. We believe that God is the single Supreme Consciousness Lord. He has released it from any need to adopt or obey created teachings or demands incompatible with or contradictory to His Word. Acts 4:19; 1 Corinthians 7:23; 2 Thessalonians 2:20–23; Acts 5:29) (Romans 14:4; James 4:12; Matthew 15:9; Acts 4:19; 1 Corinthians 7:23; 2 Thessalonians 2:20–23; Acts 5:29).
3. We believe that committing any evil or harboring the awful desire of sin under the guise of Christian liberty subverts the primary objective of gospel grace.
Galatians 5:13, 2 Peter 2:18–21, and Romans 6:1-2).
The Supercharged Church
1. We believe that the church in its entirety is immune to the Spirit’s internal work in the truth of grace. The complete elect who have been, are being or will be collected into one body under the headship of Christ, the church, have been, are being, or will be gathered into one body. The church is Christ’s wife, body, and fullness, which “satisfies all in all.” (1 Corinthians 1:18; Hebrews 12:22–23; Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:23,27,32;
2. We think that the local church should be made up of people who profess faith in the Gospel and are willing to submit to God through Christ. (See Romans 1:7, 1 Corinthians 1:2, and Acts 15:22,28-30.)
3. We think that the New Testament Scriptures contain instructions on organizing and maintaining local churches. Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:25; Titus 1:5).
4. We see the Lord’s Supper and immersion baptism as the church’s two sacraments of obedience. (Acts 2:41–42; Matthew 28:19–20; 10:16; 11:23–26).
The Day of the Lord
We think that Lord’s Day is a regularly observed Christian institution for public and individual worship, spiritual devotion, and recreation. It is permitted to carry out charitable and humanitarian acts. (Matthew 28:1; Exodus 31:12-17; Acts 20:7; 1st Corinthians 16:2; Revelation 1:10; Genesis 2:2-3; Exodus 20:10-11; Luke 13:15-16; Matt. 12:11-12; Revelation 1:10; Genesis 2:2-3; Exodus 20:10-11; Luke 13:15-16; Matt. 12:11-12).
We think that all redeemed individuals should conduct themselves not to dishonor their Saviour and Lord. God compels His people to abandon all forms of religious apostasy and all evil pleasures, habits, and affiliations. 2nd Corinthians 6:14–7:1; 2nd Timothy 3:1–5; 1st John 2:15–17; 2nd John 9–11).
Christ’s Second Advent and the Eternal State
We believe in Jesus’ imminent bodily return to Earth. Job 19:25; Matthew 24:36–51; Matthew 25:31–34. 1st Thessalonians 1:10; 4:13–18; 2nd Thessalonians 1:7–10; Titus 2:13).
2. We believe that all individuals will physically rise from the dead, with those saved receiving eternal life and unsaved receiving eternal punishment. (Job 14:12; 19:25–27; 1st Corinthians 15:50–54; Daniel 12:2, 13; Matthew 25:46; John 6:39-40,44,54; Revelation 20:12–13).
3. We believe that the redeemed’s souls are at death, separated from the body and present with the Lord, where they await their bodily resurrection and eternal glory with the Lord. 1st Corinthians 15:51-53; Luke 23:43; 2nd Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23; 3:21; 1st Thessalonians 4:16-17).
4. We believe that unbelievers’ souls continue to experience conscious punishment and anguish after death until they are thrown into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer eternal conscious punishment and torment. Revelation 20:11–15 (2nd Thessalonians 1:7-9). (Luke 16:19–26; Matthew 25:41–46; Mark 9:43–48; 2nd Thessalonians 1:7-9; Mark 9:43–48; 2nd Thessalonians 1:43–48; Mark 9:43–48; 2nd Thessalonians 1:43–48; Mark 9:43–48; 2nd Thessalonians 1:43–48; Mark 9:43–48; 2nd Thessalon
As believers, we believe that Satan is a real person who has caused Man’s Fall and will spend the rest of eternity in Hellfire. (Job 1:6-7; Matthew 4:12–11; John 8:44; Isaiah 14:12–17; Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10).
The universe, according to our religious beliefs, was created in six literal 24-hour days by God. As unscriptural origin ideas, we reject evolution, the Gap Theory, the Day-Age Theory, and Theistic Evolution. (Genesis 1-2; Exodus 20:11; Psalms 33:6-9; 89:47; Matthew 10:6; Matthew 13:19; Acts 4:24; Romans 1:20; 2nd Cor. 4:6; Heb. 1:2; Heb. 11:3; Rev. 4:11; Rev. 14:7).
All authority, we think, was decreed and created by God. Three fundamental institutions bind each individual: (1) the family, (2) the church, and (3) the state. Everyone (even rulers) is accountable to God and subject to His Word. God endows each organization with distinct Biblical responsibilities. Peter 2:13–14; Hebrews 13:17; Ephesians 5:22–24) (1 Peter 2:13–14; Heb. 13:17; Eph. 5:22–24) (Rom. 13:1–7; 1 Peter 2:13–14; Heb. 13:17; Eph. 5:22–24)
Sexuality in Human Beings
1. We believe God commanded that no man and woman have an intimate sexual relationship outside of marriage. According to us, homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornographic perversions are all aberrations of God’s sex gift. We think that any attempt at gender alteration by surgery or physical appearance is condemned and forbidden by God. (1st Thessalonians 4:1-8; Genesis 2:24; Leviticus 18:1-30; Romans 16:26-29; Matthew 5:8; 1st Corinthians 5:1; Heb. 13:4; 1st Corinthians 6:9).
2. We think marriage is only valid between a man and a woman. (See 1 Corinthians 7:2,39; 1 Timothy 3:12,12; Genesis 2:24).
Relationships inside the Family
1. We believe that men and women are equal spiritually in God’s eyes. On the other hand, God has uniquely and distinctively ordained spiritual roles for men and women in the family and church. The spouse is the household’s head, while males serve as church leaders (pastors and deacons). As a result, men are not eligible for church licenses or ordination. (1 Timothy 2:18–15; 3:14–12; Galatians 3:28; Colossians 3:18).
God, we believe, established the family as the fundamental unit of human civilization. Husbands are commanded to love their wives with the same intensity Christ loves the church. The wife submits to her husband’s spiritual leadership in the same way that the church submits to Christ’s authority. We think that God despises divorce and that marriages are intended to last until one partner dies. Children are a gift from God to their parents and are expected to submit to them. Parents are accountable for instilling spiritual and moral values in their children and modeling the right discipline, including biblical corporal punishment, through consistent lifestyle models and appropriate discipline. (Gen. 1:27-28; Eph. 5:21-33; 1st Pet. 3:1-2, 5; Mal. 2:14-16; Mk. 10:4-12; Col. 3:18-21; Psa. 127:35; Eph. 6:1-4; Deut. 6:4-9; Prov. 19:18; 22:15; 23:13-14;
Human life begins at conception, and we think the unborn child is a living human being. Abortion is the unjustified and irrational end of an unborn child’s life. Abortion is a kind of murder. We reject any teaching that abortion is appropriate for pregnancies resulting from rape, incest, congenital impairments, gender selection, birth control, or the mother’s emotional or mental health (Luke 1:31-57; Psalm 139:14-16; Isaiah 44:24; 49:1,5; Jeremiah 1:5; Exodus 21:22-29; Jeremiah 1:5).
We believe that we should show love to everyone, not only Christians but even unbelievers. We are to converse politely, mildly, calmly, and respectfully with those who disagree with us. God is opposed to sowing discord, seeking vengeance, threatening, or performing acts of violence to resolve personal conflicts or attain personal justice. While God teaches us to abstain from immoral behavior, he also commands us to love and pray for those who engage in it. (Lev. 19:18; Luke 6:31; John 13:34–35; Rom. 12:9–10, 17–21; 13:8–10; 1st John 3:17–18; Matt. 5:44–48; 1st Corinthians 13:4–8; Titus 3:2; Phil. 2:2-4; 2nd Timothy 2:24–26).
We believe that God has entrusted the church with a huge commission to “Go and teach all countries, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, and instructing them to obey all I have taught you.” As Christ’s ambassadors, we must make every effort to proclaim the Gospel in our country and worldwide. (Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:15, Luke 24:46–48, John 20:21, Acts 1:8, 2 Corinthians 5:20).
As stewards of their portion of God’s wealth, we believe that every Christian is required to assist their local church financially. We believe that God instituted the tithe to lay the groundwork for generosity. Every Christian should willingly and selflessly contribute to the maintenance of the church, assistance to those in need, and gospel advancement. (Matthew 25:14-30; Proverbs 3:9-10; Galatians 6:6; 1st Timothy 5:17-18; Genesis 14:20; 1st Corinthians 16:2; 2nd Corinthians 9:6-7; Ephesians 4:28; 1st John 3:17).