The Holy Bible
We believe the entirety of the Holy Bible are the words of God intended for all people of the world to know. It is inspired by God to: give instruction, impart wisdom, and give guidance in order for all people to know the truth necessary for life and wholeness for spirit, soul, and body. The Bible’s original writings are inerrant, infallible, and the final authority for all doctrinal truth. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26)
We believe in One God who is eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit who are coequal and coeternal. (Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6)
The Virgin Birht
We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ. He was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit in the virgin Mary's womb; therefore, He is the Son of God born in flesh. (Matthew 1:18, 25; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:27-35).
We believe in one Savior – the Son, Jesus Christ. He being fully God (100%) came to earth through a unique virgin birth, and was embodied in human form (100%). The purpose of His earthly existence was to live a sinless life and display healing and deliverance. Jesus Christ became the final sacrifice by allowing Himself to be crucified and by shedding His matchless blood for all people by providing the means to restore relationship between God and the people He created. (Genesis 1-3, John 1:1,14, 20:28; I Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; I Timothy 2:5).
We believe Jesus Christ physically rose from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. Furthermore, we believe according to scripture, that those who are saved through believing in the work of Christ and those who do not believe in Him will be resurrected at the final day; those who believe to the resurrection of life with Christ and those who do not believe to the resurrection of eternal damnation. (Luke 24:13-16, 36, 39; John 2:19-22, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15; Romans 8:11;I Corinthians 15:42, 44).
We believe salvation comes through believing in the mercy and grace of God who through Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection brought reconciliation with God. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts, but through faith in the sacrificial offering of the Savior. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22).
We believe repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin and transgression against God’s ways. Repentance is enacted through the confession of sin. It is the full acceptance of Christ’s redeeming sacrifice and the only way to obtain a renewed life in Christ by the Holy Spirit. Turning from our sins is the way to receive fullness of redemption and newness of life. (Acts 2:21; I John 1:9, Romans 3:23).
We believe people were created in the image of God to be good and upright. By voluntary transgression His image bearers have been marred and caused a separation from their Maker. Through the unmatched sacrifice of Jesus Christ coming to earth and paying the price of restoration to their Maker through the shedding of His blood. (Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).
We believe the Holy Spirit has been sent to the world to teach, counsel, help and guide people into all truth. Those who have received Christ’s redemption can come to know God intimately and receive regeneration through Holy Spirit’s work in the heart of those who have turned back to God. The Holy Spirit’s work is essential for full renewal to life with God. (John 6:44, 65; Matthew 19:28; Titus 3:5).
We believe sanctification is the process every believer in Christ goes through to break off the old ways and yield to new ways. It is the renewal process which develops Christ’s character in the inner person of a believer. Through relinquishing authority to the lordship of Christ, the work of indwelling Holy Spirit, and applying the word of God, Christians are empowered to live a godly life and show the world His redeeming power.
(I Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; II Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11).
We believe the word of God teaches that everyone who surrenders their life to Christ confirms their conversion through water baptism. Water baptism is a display of faith in the finished work of Christ. This belief is displayed through being buried with Him in water of cleansing and rising up out of the water to new life by the will of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48).
We believe the Church is made up of all people who have committed their lives to Christ and joined with others who believe becoming His body on earth. People around the world who belong to Him are the habitation of God through the Spirit. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of His body – the Church.
(Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23).
Baptism in the
We believe at Jesus ascension to heaven, having finished His work on earth, he commanded those who believed in Him to be empowered by the Holy Spirit. Fifty days after his redemptive work and according to the promise of the Father, the Holy Spirit came powerfully upon those waiting to enable them to spread the full good news of forgiveness of sin to all inhabitants of the whole earth. Believers throughout the ages and up to today have had this experience with the Holy Spirit as well. (Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5, 2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47; 11:15-17; 19:1-6).
God's Will for
We believe the Bible speaks clearly of God’s provision to those who believe and trust in Him. The fallen condition of the world should not keep believers from looking to God for His provision and care for them. Instead, it is a powerful testimony of His love and mercy in their lives and enables them to better serve those around them. God provides for:
Spiritual needs (John 3:3-11; II Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10)
Mental and emotional needs (II Timothy 1:7, 2:11; Philippians 4:7-8; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3)
Physical needs (Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:17; I Peter 2:24)
Financial needs (Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Joshua 1:8; Malachi 3:10-11; II Corinthians 9:6-10; Psalm 34:10, 84:11; Philippians 4:19).
Heaven and Hell
We believe the Kingdom of heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34; John 17:24; II Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11:16; I Peter 1:4).
We believe hell is a place of eternal torment made for the devil and his demons. Those who at the end of their lives have not believed in the finished work of Christ’s love and mercy for their sins will stand before God and be judged according to their own merit. Hell waits for those who refused to repent and accept Jesus’ saving grace. (Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Philippians 3:20-21; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8).
The Great Comission
We believe all believers have been commissioned by Jesus to
“…go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."
At SMM, we provide courses that are rooted in our faith statement of honoring God and serving others. We strive to teach our students with Christ-centered values and principles, equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in every aspect of life.
The teaching of Heart For The World School Of Missions & Ministry is based on the following: