As a creative, passionate and relational body of believers proclaiming the Word of God, we purpose in our hearts to become mature believers, bonded in unity and rooted in love.
Below is an overview of what we believe and teach at Door of Hope …
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities revealed to us as: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1, 26-27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2;
2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 John 5:7
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life, and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory, and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-4, 14; John 14:10-30; Titus 2:13;
1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:14-15; Matthew 24:30; Revelation 1:7; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; Hebrews 4:14-15
:: The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily. We believe that the baptism in the Holy Spirit is an endowment of power available to every believer subsequent to conversion. We believe in the present supernatural ministry of the Holy Spirit through the believers by the manifestation of His gifts.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, John 14:16-17, 26; John, 15:26; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16, 12:7-11, 28; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18, 4:7-16;
Galatians 5:22, 23, 25; Luke 24: 49; Acts 2:4; Romans 12:6-8
Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience called “sin”. This attitude separates man from God. We believe that God has a destiny for each believer and that His purpose for us involves the establishing of His Kingdom in our lives.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2;
John 15:16; Ephesians 2:10
:: The Bible
The Bible is God’s Word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error, relevant to contemporary society, and carries power to impart faith in life.2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 119:105, 160; Psalm 19:7-11; Proverbs 30:5; Hebrews 4:12; Romans 10:17
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by confession of faith in His life, death and resurrection.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1; Romans 10:9-10
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; 1 John 2:25; 1 John 5:11-13; Acts 24:15; Romans 6:23;
Revelation 20:15; Matthew 18:8; Matthew 25:44-46; Daniel 12:2
:: Gifts of the Spirit
We understand the Bible to be very specific and clear as it pertains to the Gifts of the Spirit and their manifestations in the present day church. We believe they are both available and operable not only in our church gatherings, but that they should be evident in our everyday lives. We believe that the Holy Spirit has given spiritual gifts to all believers for the purpose of building up the Body of Christ and bringing glory to God.
1 Corinthians 12; 1 Corinthians 14