...And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you. The NKJV (Jn 14:16–17).
...But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you. Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Jn 14:26).
...But the Comforter, even the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said unto you. American Standard Version (Jn 14:26). (1995).
Our mission is all about spreading Jesus' love and helping people grow. We're guided by the Holy Spirit and dedicated to supporting and guiding individuals on a journey of developing a mature relationship with God and personal growth. This journey helps build the Kingdom of God in people's hearts and in the world.
Our vision is to make a lasting difference, one heart at a time. We do this by spreading Jesus's teachings and the message of the cross, helping people transform their lives through God's principles.
Is to "Transform A World, One Heart At A Time"
A. THE SCRIPTURES. The Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God, the product of Holy Men of old who spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The Bible we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine. 2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Thess 2:13
B. THE GODHEAD. Our God is One living and true God, everlasting, of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness, the maker and preserver of all things. And in the unity of this Godhead, there are three persons (or personalities) of one substance, power, and eternity - The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. Philippians 2:6; Matthew 3:15-17
C. MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION. Man is a created being, made in the image and likeness of God. Through Adam's transgression and fall, sin came into the world. Jesus Christ, The Son of God, was manifested to undo the work of the Devil. He gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man to God. Romans 5:12; Romans 3:2; Romans 3: 9-10; 1 John 3:8; Galatians 3:13-14
D. SALVATION is the Gift of God to man, separate from works and the Law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God. Ephesians 2:8
E. ETERNAL LIFE AND NEW BIRTH. Man's first step toward salvation is Godly sorrow which works repentance. New birth is necessary to all men, and when fulfilled, produces eternal life. 2 Corinthians 7:10; 1 John 5:12; John 3:3-5
F. WATER BAPTISM. Baptism in water is a direct command of our Lord and is for believers only. The ordinance is an outward and visible symbol of an inward and invisible work. Water baptism symbolizes the Christian's identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12; Acts 8:36-39
G. BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT. The baptism in the Holy Spirit is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to those who are believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 1:8; Luke 24:49; Acts 1:5
H. SANCTIFICATION. The Bible teaches that without Holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation. Hebrews 12:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 3:12-14
I. DIVINE HEALING. Healing is for the physical and emotional ills of the body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands and anointing with oil. It is the privilege of every member of the Church today. Mark 16:18; James 5:14-20; 1 Peter 2:24; Matthew 8:17; Isaiah 53:4-6
J. RESURRECTION OF THE JUST AND THE RETURN OF OUR LORD. ad in The angels said, "This same Jesus shall so come in like manner." His coming is imminent. When He comes, the de Christ shall rise to meet Him, then those believers who are physically still alive shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-17 He shall return to the Earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords and together with His saints, He shall reign a thousand years. Revelation 20:6
K. HELL AND ETERNAL RETRIBUTION. The one who physically dies in his sins without Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and therefore has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or for repentance. The lake of fire is literal. The terms "eternal" and"everlasting", used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the lake of fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in describing the duration of joy and ecstasy of the saint sin the presence of God. Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 19:20; Hebrews 6:1-2
L. COMMUNION - THE LORD'S SUPPER. We partake of the Lord's Supper to show the Lord's death until He comes. The bread symbolizes the Lord's broken body and the cup symbolizes the new covenant in His blood which provides us with forgiveness and a relationship with God. We judge ourselves before we receive it for we know if we receive it unworthily (without giving it honor as the symbol of our salvation and considering our brothers), we are guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 1 Corinthians 11:23-31
M. LAYING ON OF HANDS. In obedience to the example and words in the Bible, we believe in laying on of hands for blessing, for healing of the sick, to confer office, to receive the Holy Spirit, to receive anointing, and for ordination to consecrate and receive the necessary ministry tools. Mark 10:13-16; Mark 5:22-23; Acts 8:16-17; 1 Timothy 4:14
N. MARRIAGE: Marriage has been established by God. This church defines “marriage” as the exclusive covenantal union of one man and one woman in which such union is a lifetime commitment. A civil government’s sanction of a union will be recognized as a legitimate marriage by the church only to the extent that it is consistent with the definition of “marriage” found in these Articles.
O. HUMAN SEXUALITY: Legitimate sexual relations are exercised solely within marriage. Hence, sexual activities outside of marriage (referred to in the New Testament as “porneia”-- πορνεια) including but not limited to, adultery, premarital sex, homosexuality, and pedophilia are inconsistent with the teachings of the Bible and the Church. Further, lascivious conduct, transgender behavior, and the creation and/or distribution and/or viewing of pornography, are incompatible with the biblical witness.
Fire And Life International (FLIM) is a non-denominational outreach ministry and it is understood that all the ministers may not agree on all points of doctrine but to pray and will to keep the unity of the faith and in all things love.