Zoe Life Ministries was created as a teaching ministry to teach the unadulterated word of God to everyone that has an ear to hear what thus says the Lord. Our purpose is to teach, train, and provide truth and encouragement from the Bible to bring lost souls to Christ and to equip the saints to fight the good fight of faith. The ministry was founded on John 10:10(b), "I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]."
Our Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible, all sixty-six books, is the fully inspired and inerrant Word of God. It is the product of holy men who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. We accept the New Covenant as recorded in the New Testament, as our infallible guide and supreme authority in matters pertaining to life, spirit, conduct, faith, and doctrine (Mark 13:31; John 8:31-32; I Timothy 3:16; 1 Corinthians 2:7-14; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; equally divinely perfect; each executing distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption (Genesis 1:1, 26; Matthew 28:19; John 4:24; Ephesians 4:5-6). We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that God mercifully concerns Himself with the affairs of mankind; that He hears and answers prayers; that He saves from sin and death those who come to Him through His son Jesus Christ. We believe that He orders and disposes of all things according to His own purpose and grace (1 Timothy 1:1-2, 2:5-6; 1 Peter 1:3).
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe that He was born of a virgin, that He lived a sinless life while He performed miracles, signs, and wonders. We believe in His substitutionary, propitiatory death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal, visible return to earth. We believe that through His death and resurrection, Jesus Christ assures every believer Zoe Life from the punishment, the penalty and the power of sin, and that He declares all believers justified (righteous) giving each eternal life and spiritual adoption into the family of God (Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:1; Acts 1:11; Roman 5:6-8, 6:9-10, 6:22-23; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:21-23).
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father to convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. We believe that the Holy Spirit is the supernatural sovereign agent of regeneration. It is His work to indwell, instruct, empower for service, sanctify, and seal until the day of redemption all who believe on Jesus as Lord and Savior. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is the abiding Comforter, Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby, Teacher, and Guide. He is a divine person, eternal, and possessing all the attributes of personality and attributes of deity. He is co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and the Son (John 14:16-17, 16:7-15; Romans 8:9, 14-17; 1 Corinthians 3: 16; Galatians 5: 22-25; Ephesians 1:13).
Man, His Fall, and Redemption:
We believe that man is a created being made in the likeness and image of God. Man is a tri-part being who is as spirit, who possesses a soul, and who lives in a body. We believe that all of humanity descended from Adam and that through his transgression and fall sin entered into the world. We believe that all of humanity is thus sinful by nature, by choice, and by divine declaration, spiritually dead in their trespasses and sins. However, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to redeem and restore man back to God by the shedding of His blood and the giving of His life as a sacrificial offering. We believe that those who repent, forsake sin and trust Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are benefactors of God's sovereign grace, are regenerated by the Holy Spirit, become new creatures, are delivered from condemnation, and are recipients of eternal life. We believe salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the law (Genesis 1:26-27, 2:7, 2:16-17; John 3:36; Romans 3:9-12,3:22-25,6:23; Ephesians 2:1-3,2:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:23).
The New Birth, Salvation, and Eternal Life:
We believe that man's first step toward salvation is Godly sorrow that worketh repentance. We further believe that the new birth is necessary for all men and only after it is fulfilled is eternal life produced (2 Corinthians 7:10; 1 John 5:12; John 3: 3-7, 16).
We believe in baptism emersion by immersion in water as commanded and demonstrated by our Lord, Jesus Christ. We believe water baptism is for believers only and is one of the two ordinances of the Christian Church. We believe water baptism is symbolic identification with Christ, His death, burial and resurrection. All water baptisms performed by Zoe Life Ministries will be under the following: "Upon the confession of your faith, we now baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost in Jesus' Name, Amen" (Matthew 3:13-17; 28:19; Romans 6:3-5).
Baptism in the Holy Spirit:
We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to those who have received Him as Lord and Savior (The Born Again Believer). We believe there are diversities of gifts of the Spirit but the same Spirit. The Holy Spirit divides them unto man as He wills. We believe that the gift of speaking in other tongues as He, the Holy Spirit, gives utterance is one of many evidences (manifestations) of His indwelling within the Believer (Matthew 3:11; John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8, 2:4, 38-39, 19:2-6).
We believe that justification is the act of God by which He declares man righteous. The righteousness is apart from any virtue or work of man and involves the imputation of our sins to Christ and the imputation of Christ's righteousness to us. By this means, God is able to "be just, and the Justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus Christ (Romans 3:20, 26, 4:6, 8:33; Ephesians 2:8-9; Colossians 2:14; 1 Peter 2:24; 2 Corinthians 5:21).
We believe that every genuine believer experiences justification before God. Therefore, having been justified, we believe that in the daily life of the believer he/she is being progressively conformed to the likeness of Christ as a result of the work of grace which commences at the time of regeneration and continues until consummation of salvation (1 Corinthians 1:30; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 3:13-14; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 12:14; 2 Peter 3:18).
We believe in the physical healing of the human body, which is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith and by the laying on of hands. Healing is provisional by Christ atoning sacrifice and is the privilege of every member of the Church today (Isaiah 53:45; Matthew 8:17; Mark 16:16; James 5:14-20; 1 Peter 2:24).
Resurrection of the Just and the Return of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ:
We believe that the same Jesus who ascended will in like manner come again. His coming is forthcoming and when He comes, those who are dead in Christ shall rise first. They which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Subsequent to the tribulation, He will return to earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords and He shall reign for a thousand years (Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:6).
We believe that the ministry of deliverance is an essential part of every church and every believer's life. Deliverance should be incorporated into every fellowship and embraced by all of God's Saints. Deliverance is a manifestation of God's mercy and love. It is from God and is a part of the blessing of being in covenant with Him. Deliverance destroys what is of the devil; it never destroys what is of the Holy Spirit. It gives us rest from our enemies. The ministry of deliverance will strengthen the Saint and prepare the believer for a greater manifestation of God's power. Jesus administered deliverance and He commissioned His church to do the same (Mark 16:17; Luke 1:68-72;).
Hell and Eternal Retribution:
We believe that those who physically die in their sins without Christ are hopelessly and eternally lost and will be cast into the lake of fire, having no further opportunity to hear the Gospel or to repent for sin. The lake of fire is a real eternal and everlasting place of punishment of those who refuse to accept Jesus as Savior and Lord (Hebrews 6:1-2, 10:27; Revelation 19:20).
We believe that the Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that this ordinance should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. The bread symbolizes the Lord's broken body. The cup represents the new covenant of His blood, which avails to the Saints' forgiveness and relationship with God. We do not believe that this ordinance nor the ordinance of water baptism holds any salvific value; that is, they do not convey saving grace upon the recipient but are rather acts of obedience subsequent to the New Birth (Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 11:23-31).
The Priesthood of the Believer:
We believe that every believer has a unique relationship with the Lord (1 Peter 2:5, 9). As His children, every Saint has immediate access to the throne of Grace and the ability to manifest the power of the Lord Jesus Christ in ministry.
We believe it is the privilege of all true believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God's Word; however, we also believe that the use of Christian liberty to excuse sinful living or carnality is strictly forbidden by the same Word of God (Romans 6:1-2, 6:15-22; Galatians 5:13, 25-26, Titus 2:11-14).
We believe in the promise regarding the Jewish people and the nation of Israel (Genesis 12:3). We believe that the covenant between the seed of Abraham and God is eternal and that God is faithful to fulfill it.
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God bless you and may His favor richly dwell in you and surround your life!