Statement of Beliefs

The Bible

The Bible, being fully inspired by God in its entirety, is His perfect Word and is the only authority for all faith and life. (Psalm 119:89; Ephesians 6:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 2 Peter 1:9-21)

God

There is one God, eternally existent in three Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Acts 6:4; Genesis 1:1-2; Deuteronomy 28:19; John 1:1-3; Romans 1:20; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 2:18; Colossians 1:15-16; Hebrews 11:3; Revelation 1:4-6; 4:4)

Jesus Christ

Jesus is true God and true man, was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died in our place on the cross, and rose bodily from the grave. He ascended into heaven and sat down at the right hand of the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man, continually makes intercession for His own. (Matthew 1:18-24; 24:37-44; John 1:1-3; Romans 8:34; I Corinthians 15:3-4; 51-58; I Thessalonians 4:14-17; Hebrews 9:24; Revelation 14:11-16)

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is a Divine person who convicts people of sin, regenerates, indwells, and empowers the believer, dispensing spiritual gifts and developing holiness. (John 3:5-6; 14:16-17; 16:8-11; I Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 1:13-14) Humanity All men are sinful and lost and can be saved only by grace through faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:26; 2:17; John 5:40; Romans 3:9-10, 19-23; 6:23; Ephesians 2:1-3; I John 3:8)

Human Destiny

The resurrection of the dead includes all men – the believer to life everlasting and the unbeliever to eternal condemnation. (John 5:28-29; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Revelation 20:11-15)

Salvation

Salvation comes to us only by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, apart from any human merit. (John 1:12; 5:24; 6:37-44; Romans 3:20, 27-28; 5:1-8; 10:9-10; 13:1; 1 Corinthians 1:29-31; 6:19-20; Ephesians 2:8-10; Colossians 1:13-14; 2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 3:4-5; 1 Peter 1:3-5; 1 John 2:19; Jude 1:24)

The Church

The Church who is the body of Jesus Christ, for which He will bodily return, is comprised of all who have accepted the redemption provided by Him. The presence of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit in the believer will result in a life of personal holiness and a walk of obedience to the will of God. (Matthew 16:18-19; 28:18-20; Acts 2:41-47; 13:1-3; 20:28; Ephesians 1:22-23; 4:1-16; 5:25-27; Colossians 1:17-18; Hebrews 10:25; 1 Peter 5:1-2)

Every associate of the Miami Valley Women’s Center, (staff, board, volunteers and intercessors), affirms these statements to be true. We respond to these truths, in part, through our service at the Miami Valley Women’s Center.