Declaration of Faith

The Declaration of Faith consists of biblically founded doctrines and beliefs that the JILCW is more than willing to live and die for. These are the major doctrines that serve as the foundation of the distinctives of the Church. Furthermore, these doctrines are the bases of all spiritual and theological principles that guide all operations, activities, policies and programs of the Church. The Jesus Is Lord Church (Worldwide) believes on the following major doctrines:

1.LORDSHIP OF JESUS CHRIST
Philippians 2:6-11(NIV) “6 Who, being in very nature GOD, did not consider equality with GOD something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, He made Himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! 9 Therefore GOD exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the Name of JESUS every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue acknowledge that JESUS CHRIST is LORD, to the glory of GOD the Father.”

2.HOLY SCRIPTURES
2 Timothy 3:16-17(NIV) “All Scripture is GOD-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of GOD may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

3.ETERNAL GODHEAD
1 John 5:7-8 (KJV) “For there are three that bear record in heaven – the Father, the Word and the Holy Ghost: and these three are ONE…”

4.FALL OF MAN
Romans 5:12(NIV) “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, in this way death came to all men, because all have sinned.”

5.PLAN OF REDEMPTION
John 3:16 (NKJV) “For GOD so loved the world that He gave His only begotten SON, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

6.SALVATION THROUGH GRACE
Ephesians 2:8-9(NKJV) “For by GRACE you have been saved through FAITH, and that not of yourselves; it is the GIFT of GOD, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”
1 John 5:11-12 (NKJV) “And this is the testimony: that GOD has given us ETERNAL LIFE, and this life is in His SON. He who has the SON has life; he who does not have the SON of GOD does not have life.”

7.REPENTANCE AND ACCEPTANCE
1 John 1:9 (NIV) “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
John 1:12 (NKJV) But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of GOD, to those who believe in His name.”

8.NEW BIRTH
John 3:3 (NIV 1984) “In reply, JESUS declared, ‘I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of GOD unless he is BORN AGAIN.’”

9.WATER BAPTISM AND LORD’S SUPPER
Matthew 28:19-20 (NKJV) “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.”
1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (NKJV) “…The LORD JESUS on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’ In the same manner, He also took the cup after supper saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in My blood; this do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.’ For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the LORD’s death till He comes.”

10.BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
Acts 2:4 (NIV) “All of them were filled with the HOLY SPIRIT and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.”
Acts 1:8 (NKJV) “But you shall receive power when the HOLY SPIRIT has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to ME in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

11.GIFTS AND FRUIT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
1 Corinthians 12:7-10 (NKJV) But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: 8 for to one is given the word of WISDOM through the Spirit, to another the word of KNOWLEDGE through the same Spirit, 9 to another FAITH by the same Spirit, to another gifts of HEALINGS by the same Spirit, 10 to another the working of MIRACLES, to another PROPHECY, to another DISCERNING OF SPIRITS, to another different kinds of TONGUES, to another the INTERPRETATION OF TONGUES.
Galatians 5:22-23 (NKJV)  “But the FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT is Love, Joy, Peace, Long Suffering, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control. Against such there is no law.”

12. DIVINE HEALING
James 5:14-15 (NKJV) “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the NAME OF THE LORD. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the LORD will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.”

13. SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 (NIV) “For the LORD Himself will come down from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of archangel and with the trumpet call of GOD and the dead in CHRIST will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the LORD in the air. And so we will be with the LORD forever.”

14.TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Malachi 3:10 (NKJV) “Bring all the TITHES into the storehouse that there may be food in MY house, and try ME now in this,” says the LORD OF HOSTS, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.”

15.KINGDOM DOMINION
Matthew 6:9-10 (NKJV) “This, then, is how you should pray: “Our FATHER in heaven hallowed be your NAME, YOUR KINGDOM COME, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
Revelation 11:15b (NKJV) “…The kingdoms of this world have become the Kingdoms of our LORD and of His CHRIST, and HE shall reign forever and ever!”