Statement of Faith


Our Statement of Faith represents the fundamental beliefs of It is Finished Ministries. These guiding principles help individuals determine the right path for fulfilling their spiritual and personal goals, and they create an unwavering and unchanging guide for our personal and spiritual journey.

We believe the Holy Scriptures, also known as the Bible, to be the inerrant and infallible Word of God. All scripture is given by inspiration of God. It is the revelation of God in history, written by people who were inspired by God both regarding thought and word.  It contains the account of God’s redemptive work in history, the principles by which God will judge us and serves as the standard by which all matters of conduct, creeds, practices, and opinions should be measured. (2 Timothy 3:16)

We believe that the Bible reveals God to be the self-existent Creator of all things.  We believe the Scripture reveal God to be triune (three in one); Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  (Genesis 1:1, Exodus 3:14, Psalms 83:18, )

We believe that the Bible reveals that Christ is true God and true Man.  He was active in creation and is eternal, He is the Son of God who became flesh by the power of the Holy Ghost moving upon a virgin named Mary.  This made Him both fully human and fully divine.   He is the complete revelation of God.  We also believe that in obedience to the will of God the Father He was crucified for the sins of humanity.  He died for the sins of humanity.  We believe that God raised Jesus from the dead and that Jesus ascended into heaven.  Christ will return to raise the dead, destroy death, gather the believers, completing the banishment of the wicked, issuing the final judgment, and glorify and reward believers.

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person in the Trinity. He is God with us present tense, empowering the Christian disciple through continuous filling, energizing the church and encouraging the Body of Christ that God is still with us. The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin, points us to truth and leads us into righteousness.

We believe that God created humanity, male and female in the image of God. With the image of God, humanity receives the capacity for self (understanding, definition, determination), creativity, and community.  We believe that humanity fell into a condition of sin through an act of disobedience.   The state of innocence was lost and placed humanity under the judgment of God and made subject to the miseries of life, the certainty of death, and the threat of permanent separation from God. (Genesis 1:26-31, 2:4-25,3). We believe all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God and are in need of God and in need of salvation.

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person in the Trinity.  He is God with us present tense, empowering the Christian disciple through continuous filling, energizing the church and encouraging the Body of Christ that God is still with us.  The Holy Spirit convicts us of sin, points us to truth and leads us into righteousness.

We believe that the Bible reveals salvation to be by grace and through faith in the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ.  We believe that through the acceptance and confession of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, one is pardoned of sin and given a new nature, made one with God, set apart by God and for God, and guaranteed life eternal.  We further believe that evidence of salvation is repentance, faith and newness of life.  Finally, we believe that the finished work of Christ on the cross and the indwelling and sealing ministries of the Holy Spirit establishes the eternal security of the believer. (Romans 3:23-24)

The Church consists of all who have received Christ as their personal Savior. We believe that the visible church is the visible expression of Christ within the world. It is the body of baptized believers, who are associated by the covenant in the faith and the fellowship of the gospel.

The Church exists within the world to serve as the instrument for the reconciliation of humanity to God.  Its activity includes the proclamation of the gospel and the fleshing out of the gospel through practical ministry. The church exists to edify believers in Christ, through the five main areas of ministry-corporate worship, discipleship, fellowship, stewardship and service.  To prepare the church for works of service, we believe that the Holy Spirit has given the five-fold ministry offices, Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers, who are anointed to equip and serve.  The church is empowered to do so by the Holy Spirit and the gifts given to the members to perform the work of the ministry and to edify the Body of Christ.

We believe that Marriage is a biblical union established by God as described in the Scriptures.  We believe that it us the uniting of one man, born a man and one woman, born a woman in a lifetime commitment. The Bible teaches that sexual relations are to be exercised solely with marriage and that the unmarried are to live a life of celibacy.  We believe in the biblical ethics of compassion, love, and ministry to any who are sexually hurt.  We believe in the availability of God’s grace to all who repent. (Luke 5:30- 32, John 8:1-11, 1 Car. 6:11)

All alternative sexual unions outside of heterosexual marriage including homosexual/bisexual practices, polygamy, adultery and fornication are sin; and such conduct calls for repentance and openness to the transforming power of God (Lev. 18:22; 20:13; Rom. 1:18-32; 1 Car. 6:9-10)

We believe that Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are actions which symbolize important Biblical truths and are to be observed out of obedience to the words of Jesus Christ.  We believe that through water Baptism by immersion one expresses identification with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.  The believer is making the testimony that they have died to a sinful way of life and will now live anew, in submission to Christ.  We believe that the Lord’s Supper (communion) symbolizes the price that Christ paid for our salvation, being the breaking of his body and the shedding of his blood.  We observe this in obedience and remembrance of the Risen Lord