Wise Desire Ministries
The sole basis of our faith and beliefs are in God's
infallible and inerrant written Word, The Bible. We believe all 66 books
of the Old and New Testaments were uniquely, verbally and fully inspired
by the Holy Spirit and that it was written without error in the original
manuscripts. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters of Christian
faith and doctrine.
We accept those areas of doctrinal teaching on which, historically,
there has been general agreement among all true Christians. The historic
Christian doctrines of the church which we outline below are the basis of
our doctrinal statement of faith. We feel there are areas of peripheral
doctrine, such as, the timing of the rapture, mode of baptism, and others
that Christians may differ on that are not essential doctrines to salvation,
that we allow for freedom of conviction on, provided that any interpretation
is based upon the Bible alone.
1) There is one true and living God, eternally existing
in three persons -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit -- each of whom possesses
equally all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality.
2) Jesus Christ is God, the living Word, who became
flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin
birth. Hence, He is perfect Deity and true humanity united in one person
3) He lived a sinless life and voluntarily atoned for
the sins of men by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying
divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him
alone for salvation.
4) He rose from the dead on the third day, in the same
body, though glorified, in which He lived and died.
5) He ascended bodily into heaven and sat down at the
right hand of God the Father, where He, is the only mediator between
God and man, continually makes intercession for those who put their
faith in him for salvation.
6) Man was originally created in the image of God. He
sinned by disobeying God; thus, he was alienated from his Creator. That
historic fall brought all mankind under divine condemnation.
7) Man's nature is corrupted, and he is thus totally
unable to please God. Every man is in need of regeneration and renewal
by the Holy Spirit.
8) The salvation of man is wholly a work of God's free
grace and is not the work, in whole or in part, of human works or goodness
or religious ceremony. God imputes His righteousness to those who put
their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, and thereby justified
them in His sight.
9) Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, His Body,
which is composed of all men, living and dead, who have been joined
to Him through saving faith.
10) The Lord Jesus Christ commanded all believers to
proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to disciple men of every
nation. The fulfillment of that Great Commission requires that all worldly
and personal ambitions be subordinated to a total commitment to "Him
who loved us and gave Himself for us."
We hold to the pre-tribulation, pre-millennial dispensational system
of theology. We believe in the imminent return of our Lord for His Church
(The Rapture), to be followed first by a period of judgment (The Great Tribulation)
and then His final return to Earth with His church to Rule and reign for
1000 years (The Millennium).
That mankind is hopelessly lost due to sin and, destined for destruction,
can only be saved by the completed work of the Lord on the cross through
the regenerative power of the Holy Spirit. No amount of human effort or
good work will suffice in lieu of this and none is required or necessary
to supplement it.
That our salvation is laid up in heaven, free for the asking, granted to
everyone without condition or prejudice, out of the incomparable riches
of God’s grace.
That each human can, and indeed must, individually seek this salvation
by choosing a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus.
That all who ask will receive, all who seek will find, and to all who knock
the door will be opened. It is our Father’s will that all who look
to His Son will be saved.
That once this relationship is sought and granted it can never be revoked
or relinquished. Having been granted irrespective of merit, it will be preserved
in like manner.
That the only true church is that invisible body of believers from all
walks of life and every denomination and faith who have trusted Him and
only Him for their redemption.