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Statement of Faith and Purpose

General:  As a non-profit Christian ministry, the Gospel Center Rescue Mission bases its work on the teachings of Jesus Christ.  We consistently combine our faith with action by serving the homeless, addicted, and less fortunate regardless of their religious beliefs, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity.  We affirm our Christian identity with the following Statement of Faith in our Bylaws pertaining to our Board of Directors, Full and Part-time Employees and Volunteers:We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, infallible and authoritative word of God.  (II Timothy 3:16)

  1. We believe in God as the Bible defines Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  (I Peter 1:2)
  2. We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His death on the cross, His bodily resurrection and His ascension to the right hand of the Father.  (I Corinthians 15: 3-4, II Corinthians 5:21, Romans 6:23)
  3. We believe that salvation of lost and sinful people comes by grace through faith in the work of Jesus on the cross.  (Ephesians 2:8-9)
  4. We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.  (Galatians 5: 22-25)
  5. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life or they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.  (1 Corinthians 15:42-44, 2 Corinthians 5:10)
  6. We believe that God has created humanity as males and females defined as their sex at birth.  That homosexual activity in all forms as well as sexual activity outside of the marital bonds (Marriage defined as meaning between one man and one woman) is against the will of God and therefore sinful.  (Genesis 2:18-25, Ephesians 5:31-33)
  7. We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus in power and glory. (I Thessalonians 4: 16-18)

(Updated: December 2018)