Doctrinal Statement...What We Believe
The Holy Bible is the divinely inspired, the only infallible, authoritative word of God.
The Holy Bible reveals God and His will to man. The Holy Bible has God as its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error. The Holy Bible is the sole authority for Christian living.
Jesus Christ, The Only Son of God
Jesus Christ, our Lord, is God in the flesh. He is God and man in one person. He is the only Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, fully God and fully man. He lived a sinless life, performed miracles, vicariously atoned for sin through His shed blood and death. He died on the cross in our place for our sins, was buried, resurrected from the dead, ascended into Heaven, and now sits at the right hand of God the Father as our Advocate and will personally return in full power and glory to judge the living and the dead. There is spiritual unity of all true believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Man is made in the image of God. Man is created to worship God, to glorify Him and to have dominion over the earth. Sin separates man from God, and man is eternally doomed unless he receives salvation in Jesus Christ’s shed blood.
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
Baptism by immersion follows Christ’s example, symbolizing death, burial and resurrection to new life in Christ. It serves as a public testimony of faith and act of obedience after accepting Christ as personal Savior and Lord. The Lord’s Supper is an act of obedience and a testimony of faith. It symbolically memorializes the death of Jesus Christ. Self examination and confession of sins should proceed participation in the Lord’s supper.
The “SO THAT” Principle
Believing that whatever God has allowed in an individual’s life can become their platform from which to minister, we teach and disciple the “SO THAT” principle.
GOD THE FATHER
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We worship the one and only unchanging, sovereign God, the Creator and Ruler of all things in heaven and earth. God is manifest in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity exalting Christ and convicting us of our sin and need for Jesus Christ. He fully lives in every believer from the moment of salvation He comforts, teaches and empowers us to live in righteousness. He equips every believer with spiritual gifts for service in the body of Christ. The Holy Spirit indwells all true believers and enables them to live a godly life.
Since all persons are separated from God by sin and are in need of forgiveness, God offers the free gift of salvation. Each person must individually receive (appropriate) this gift, repent of sin and place their faith in Jesus Christ and confess Him as Savior and Lord.
Eternal Security of the Believer
We believe our true salvation, provided by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ alone, is eternally secure. It is imperishable and no man or circumstance can snatch us out of the powerful hand of God because Jesus Christ has made an everlasting covenant with us.
The Cross and the Exchanged Life
Sonflower Ministries teaches the healing and transforming power of the cross. The term “exchanged life” is directly related to the believer’s discovery of a new identity in Christ. Most Christians have been taught that Christ died for their sins, but few have been taught the truth of their death with Him. Consequently, few Christians find victory in their lives. Although they have been set free from the penalty of their sins, they have not yet experienced freedom from the domination of the flesh.