|NEW HORIZON EVANGELICAL MINISTRIES|
| WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS.......
... Repentance is the act of turning and forsaking sin. Read Mark 1:15; Luke 13:3; Acts 3:19
... Justification is a state and an act. It is the state of being void of an offense toward God by the act of God's forgiveness of the transgressions for which one has repented. See Romans 5:1-9; Titus 3:7
...Regeneration is an act of God performed in the justified heart whereby new, spiritual life is generated. See Titus 3:5. ...Regeneration is simultaneous with the new birth. Also see Matt. 19:28
... To be born again is to become a new creature in Christ and a child of God. This new birth is a result of repentance, justification, and regeneration and is accompanied by a definite inner witness. SeeJohn 3:3; 1 Peter 1:23. ...The new birth is a prerequisite for the experience of sanctification.
...Sanctification is the second definite work of grace, an instantaneous work wrought in the regenerated heart by the Holy Ghost with the blood of Christ. In regeneration actual transgressions are forgiven, but in sanctification the Adamic nature, or inbred sin, is eradicated. Sanctification restores man to the holy estate of Adam before the fall, and gives him the Grace to live a life of holiness, thus making him eligible for the indwelling of the Holy Ghost. Sanctification is subsequent to justification. See Romans 5:2; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Hebrews 13:12; 1 John 1:9.
...Holiness is the state of being free from sin, a condition made possible by the experience of sanctification. God requires man to live sinless in this present world and provides the means through the shed blood of Christ. See Luke 1:74; 1 Thessalonians 4:7; Hebrews 12:14.
... Water baptism is the act of being immersed in water according to the instructions of Christ. Although this ordinance has no power to wash away sin, it represents the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. Only those who have already been born again are eligible for water baptism. See Matt. 28:19; Mark 1:8-10; John 3:22,23; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47,48; 16:33.
BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY GHOST
... The baptism with the Holy Ghost which is subsequent to sanctification is the enduement of power for service. This baptism is always accompanied by evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit give utterance. It is the filling of the temple already made clean by sanctification and is a gift of God in answer to the prayer of Christ. Read Matt. 3:11; Luke 24:49-53; Acts 1:4-8.
SPEAKING IN TONGUES
...Speaking in tongues as the Spirit give utterance is the initial, physical evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost. This is seperate and distinct from the gift of tongues, which is one of the nine gifts of the Spirit. See Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:6.
FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT
... The Spirit-filled life wil manifest the fruit of the Spirit which is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance. These virtues are divine in origin and spring from a Spirit-filled heart. See Romans 6:22; Galatians 5:22,23; Ephesians 5:9; Philippians 1:11.
FULL RESTORATION OF THE GIFTS TO THE CHURCH
... The gifts of the Spirit were set in the Church to be operated by the Spirit according to the will of God. They are manifested through individual members. The gifts are given to the Church and not to individuals. These gifts were all operated in the early church and were restored to the church in these last days. See 1 Corinthians 12:1, 7-10, 28, 31; 1 Corinthians 14:1.
SIGNS FOLLOWING BELIEVERS
... Miraculous signs will accompany the work and ministry of true believers. See Mark 16:17-20; Romans 15:18,19; Hebrews 2:4.
... The sacrifice of Christ provided not only for the salvation of men but also for the healing of man's physical ailments. Divine healing is healing accomplished by the power of God and is available to all who believe, the same as salvation. Read Psalms 103:3; Isaiah 53:4,5; Matt. 8:16,17; James 5:14-16; 1 Peter 2:24.
ETERNAL LIFE FOR THE RIGHTEOUS
... Those who die in the Lord and those who are serving Him when He returns will recieve a reward of eternal life. Read Matt. 25:46; Luke 18:30; John 10:28; Romans 6:22; 1 John 5:11-13
ETERNAL PUNISHMENT FOR THE WICKED
...The unconverted and the wicked are doomed to eternal punishment, from which there is no escape, liberation, or annihilation. See Matt. 25:41-46; Mark 3:29; 2 Thessalonians 1:8,9; Revelation 20:10-15; 21:8.