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What We Believe — Our Statement of Faith . . .

There are literally hundreds of tools and resources you will find at HisVictory.com. We fully understand that the Body of Christ is made up of many different and differing members who will not agree on the same issues, even when it comes to what the Bible means or says on given subjects. We cannot therefore speak for those who publish these web sites, telling you what they believe.

But in reviewing and selecting the content of these sites, we believe that the information you will find there conforms, for the most part, to the following fundamentals of the faith. Those fundamentals or essentials represent what we believe, and those beliefs have been, combined with fervent prayer for spiritual discernment, used to prepare this "Banquet of Biblical Blessings" for you.

We believe that . . .

. . . is One almighty, eternally existent triune Being in three co-equal Persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit— the Creator of all things in the universe. He is infinitely perfect, holy, unchanging, sovereign, just, loving, merciful and good. He is unsearchable. He is all wise, all knowing, all powerful, all present and worthy of every creature's honor, worship and obedience. He shares His glory with no other created being or thing. He loves mercy, judgment and truth. He cannot tolerate sin in any form and will in the process of time, subdue and put away all rebellion to His perfect will by the Lord Jesus Christ, or by eternal separation of those who reject Christ's provision for sin.

…is deity, true God and true man, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born sinless of the virgin Mary. Without ceasing to be God, He became man and lived the perfect, sinless life, yielded to the perfect will of God, always and only doing those things that pleased the Father. He is the one and only way to God, the only mediator between man and God, the truth about God, and the life of God in Himself. He who never sinned became sin for man as our representative substitute, a sacrifice, satisfying and turning away God's full wrath against all sin. He died for man's sins, in our place, His atonement making us righteous and giving us peace with God as if we never sinned. He rose bodily from the dead and sits at the right hand of God the Father, interceding for believers as their High Priest and Advocate. His resurrection life within man gives us the power, through His Spirit, to live a victorious life pleasing to God. Because He lives in believers through faith, man becomes transformed from glory to glory, faith to faith, into His image as he reads the Word of God and obeys what he reads. In preparing believers, the church, to be the Bride of Christ, He longs for all Christians—His saints—to spend eternity with Him as His eternal companion. He is not ashamed to call us His brethren, His body, His temple, His Bride, and to be called out God! To Him be all the glory in the church, forever and ever. He will return to earth bodily and visibly as King of kings and Lord of lords to judge every angel and fallen angel and every human being who has ever lived, and at the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, every knee shall bow in heaven and on earth, to the glory of God the Father.

…is the deity of the third Person of the Trinity, God the Spirit. Indwelling man, He is the Comforter, the Helper, the Truth, the Life. He leads believers into all truth about God and Christ. He resides in each one who makes Christ Savior and Lord, regenerating them to newness of life. He convicts and convinces man of sin, righteousness, judgment and leads to repentance, revealing the will of God through the Word of God to each child of God. He leads and guides the heart of man to a worshipful, humble dependence and reverence for the Lord Jesus Christ. He gives spiritual gifts to men and women, sealing them until the Day of Redemption when He takes them home to heaven. Through His presence God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all man can ask or think. He sanctifies believers, changing them into the image of Christ progressively, preparing them for the second coming of the Lord Jesus. He produces in the believer love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, meekness, and controls self. He guides man in paths of righteousness to glorify God's holy name. He is a jealous Spirit, not willing that glory should go to any other but the Father and the Son alone.

…is a collection of 66 books in Old and New Testaments in which God has chosen to reveal Himself to man, and man to himself. The Word of God is truth, without error, and inspired and revealed by the Holy Spirit, not by human understanding. Although God used the individual personalities of over 40 human authors to prepare the Bible for man, He superintended every word to assure that each wrote what He moved them to write, without error and without omission. The Scriptures convert the heart of man that he might know and do the will of God. Man has all he or she needs in the words of the Bible to know his Creator, know His will, understand His ways, develop a personal, trusting and intimate friendship with his Creator, and live a life worthy of a holy, loving God and Father. Through meditation and obedience to the Word of God man can experience true victory over self, sin, and the corruption of the lusts of the world in which he or she lives. Other than God Himself, the Scriptures are the only weapon Satan fears, and as the sword of the Spirit, man can overcome all strategies formed against him by a direct application of Scripture. In the volume of the Book it is written of the Lord Jesus Christ and Christ is the complete, all-sufficient revelation of the living God as God the Son. The Bible is the greatest treasure man has ever received, far surpassing all imaginable riches upon earth.

…is God's highest and greatest creation, made in the image and likeness of God Himself, to worship Him, serve Him, know Him, enjoy Him, love Him and ultimately to reign with Him forever. In Adam man rebelled against the revealed will of God and in that sin alienated himself from the life of a holy God (who can tolerate no sin), bringing a defiled and sinful nature to all humankind, in himself became totally depraved and unable to remedy his lost condition. God, being outside of time, knew man would sin against Him before He even formed man in the Garden of Eden, and as the Lamb of God, Christ made atonement for man's sins, dying for them on the Cross, and offering man forgiveness and cleansing form all unrighteousness by the shedding of Christ's precious Blood. Man is the subject of God's love, desiring to spend eternity with man as His Bride, the wife of the Lamb. Man will reign with Christ throughout all ages, seated with Him in heavenly places. Throughout all eternity God will be glorified and His name admired in man and man in Him. He is not ashamed to be called their God because of what His grace has done to make him worthy, without blame in His sight.

…is a gift of God, breathed into man by the Holy Spirit, to be invested in bringing glory to God, His Creator, and leading others to a saving knowledge of His love and His grace in the Lord Jesus Christ. Man receives 1,440 moments each day of his life in which he is permitted the freedom to make choices — to serve self or to serve God. Those choices determine where and how he or she will spend all eternity. All who live will live eternally; either in heaven with God, or in hell separated from His holy presence because of their sin, and their personal choice to reject God's remedy in Christ for their sins. God is not willing that any should perish separated from Him, but as He did in the Garden, He leaves the decision to man, saying, "See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil . . . therefore choose life . . ."

. . . is God's remedy to reconcile sinful man to a holy God, making him fit and worthy for God to indwell and for man to spend all eternity with Himself. Salvation is a free gift of God's grace alone, not earned or deserved because of good works of any kind, and received by man only as he, by faith, believes and receives the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ on his behalf and as man's substitute, paid the full penalty for them. Man is saved from eternal wrath against his sins through faith in Christ's atonement on the Cross, justifying him through faith, turning away all God's wrath by His Blood sacrifice in his place, redeeming him from the power and destruction of sin, and reconciling him to a holy God in love. Those who place their trust in this saving work of Christ are eternally sealed and secure in their salvation, kept by the power and grace of God forever, nothing able to separate them from God's love for them in Christ. Those who are truly saved will demonstrate that reality by living a life pleasing to God, His works on display in their yielding their life to the Holy Spirit, making Christ Lord of their life. Those who are truly saved on these terms alone will never come into judgment, but will appear at the Judgment Seat of Christ to receive their rewards for all that they allowed God to do through them while in the body, and all to His glory.

. . . is not a building but is instead a living, spiritual organism, the Body and Bride of Christ Himself. The church is made up of many members, all born-again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, His saints. Through water baptism the church symbolizes and testifies to their own death in Christ and Christ's resurrection life residing within them. Through the Lord's Supper, Communion, the church symbolically and reverently remembers Christ's death and shed Blood for man until He comes again to take them home. Through prayer, praise, worship, obedience and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit through His Word, the church as the Body of Christ is God's instrument to accomplish His will upon earth. All believers are priests to God and will reign with Christ forever. The purpose and primary mission of the church on earth is to put on display to man God's love and purity and goodness and glory, witnessing of the truths in God's Word, that all may come to repentance and to know Him, to be saved and bring glory to His name. Each member of the church is commanded to die to self, allowing God the Holy Spirit to use him or her, by the light of their lives, to draw men to the God who loves them, shining in a world lost in sin, darkness, deception and despair.

…is the resurrection life and presence of the Lord Jesus Christ, expressing the will and attributes and character of God, in and through the yielded, obedient believer. Victory is a Person, not an achievement or an attainment. The Lord Jesus doesn't give us the victory—He is the victory! As we decrease, He increases, the love of God poured out in our hearts. Victory is observing the Holy Spirit use the surrendered life to manifest His strength and wisdom, His righteousness and peace. Victory is allowing the Spirit of the living God to be the hand while we submit as the glove. The essence of victory is this: Get out of the way and put Him on display. We yield, He works. "For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen"

. . . angels are an innumerable company of real, sinless, spiritual beings created by God to be His servants and His messengers, having awesome power. Angels are now appointed to serve the church in carrying out God's will. Lucifer was one of the created angels who, because of pride found in him, rebelled against God and was cast out of heaven, leading one-third of the angels with him in the fall. These fallen angels became demons who, along with Satan, are God's and man's great enemies. Demonic beings now serve Satan in his evil purpose to steal the glory from God and spoil His handiwork in man. Satan accuses man of unworthiness before God day and night, attempting to drive him away from his God by condemnation, deception, unbelief and disobedience to the will of God. Satan and demonic power can be overcome by a focused and prayerful application of the Word of God — the sword of the Spirit — which they fear and dread. In the fullness of time, God will judge Satan and his demonic forces and they shall receive eternal punishment and torment in the lake of fire, along with any man who rejects God's remedy for sin through the shed Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Eventually even Satan himself will bow the knee at the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, as King of kings and Lord of lords.

. . . We believe in the blessed hope and promise of the personal, bodily, imminent, pretribulational, premillennial second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. In that second coming He will rapture His saints, taking them to be with Him as the Bride of Christ, becoming the Wife of the Lamb. A subsequent visible return of the Lord Jesus to the earth with power and with His saints will take place to establish His promised millennial kingdom reign. There will be a physical resurrection of all who have lived — the saints (all believers) to everlasting joy and bliss in heaven with Christ. We believe that the souls of redeemed believers are, at death, instantly absent from the body and present with the Lord, where they await the first resurrection when spirit, soul and body will be reunited to be glorified together with the Lord. While the souls of unbelievers remain after death in conscious suffering until the second resurrection, when they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment and shall be cast into the lake of fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting and conscious torment, separated from God, because of their own free choice, refusing His atonement for their sins on the Cross. Redeemed mankind will reign with Christ over new heavens and a new earth throughout all eternity, magnifying the glory of God the Father to all His creation. What a future! What a God!

YOU, OUR HisVictory.com VISITOR
. . . We believe that you are not here by accident. We believe the Holy Spirit has led you here. We believe that something you will discover on this site will help you "grow in grace and in the knowledge of Him," and that you will "…be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man" (2 Pet. 3:18, Eph. 3:16). Through that knowledge, and by His grace, your life will be blessed, you will be more useful to Him in the kingdom of God, and your life will bring the Lord more glory. In short, you will live out His victory.

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