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Doctrinal Statement

Junior deSouza Ministries believes... the divine inspiration of the Old and New Testament Scriptures (2Ti 3:16, 2Pet 1:19-21, 3:15,16), and their absolute uniqueness, inerrancy, truthfulness, and authority (Ps 18:30, Pr 30:5,6, Isa 8:20, Jn 17:17, 1Co 14:37, 2Pet 1:19-21, 3:15,16, Rev 22:18,19). the triunity of God; that He is one God (Deu 6:4, 1Co 8:4-6) and in that oneness He exists eternally in three coequal persons (Gen 1:26, Mt 28:16)--the Father (Php 2:11), the Son (Heb 1:8), and the Holy Spirit (2Co 3:17,18).

...that God's first and highest purpose is to bring glory to Himself (Num 14:21, Ps 72:19, Isa 42:8, Hab 2:14, Mt 6:9,10, Jn 17:4,5, Ro 11:36).

...that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin woman, Mary, the result of a miraculous conception in her womb by the Holy Spirit and not by man (Isa 7:14, Mt 1:18-25). Therefore, He was without a fallen sin nature (Heb 7:26) and lived a perfectly sinless earthly life (Isa 53:9, Heb 4:15, 7:26, 1Pet 2:22).

...that Jesus was both fully God and fully human while upon the earth (Isa 9:6, Mt 1:23, Jn 1:1,2,14, Php 2:5-8, Heb 2:14,17). His humanity gave Him a genuine taste of the human experience (Jn 4:6, 11:35, Heb 2:14,17,18), requiring His full dependence on the Father through the Holy Spirit (Mt 12:28, Lk 4:1,14, 5:16, 22:41-44, Jn 6:57, 12:49,50, 14:10, 17:4, Ac 10:38).

...that Jesus' miracles were literal and actual (Jn 10:38, 14:11, 21:24,25, Ac 2:22, Heb 2:3,4).

...that Jesus' death and bloodshed on the cross is the only sufficient atonement for the sins of fallen humanity (Ps 49:7-9, Ro 3:23-25, 1Jn 2:2), the only medium of reconciliation between sinful humanity and a holy God (Jn 14:6, Ac 4:12, 1Ti 2:4-6). Jesus' bodily resurrection from the dead three days after His crucifixion (Mk 9:31, Lk 9:22, 24:1-8,46, Ac 17:31, Ro 6:4, 1Co 15:4, Eph 1:20), that during a forty day post-resurrection period He presented Himself alive to many of His followers (Ac 1:3, 10:40,41, Mt 28:1-10, Lk 24, 1Co 15:5-8), and that He ascended back to heaven in a cloud from the Mount of Olives (Ac 1:9-12).

...that Jesus will return again personally to the earth (Mt 24:27-30, Ac 1:11, Rev 1:7, 19:11-21) to redeem His people from the presence of sin forever (2Pet 3:13, Rev 21:1-6, 22:14,15), to judge all humanity and all evil (Ac 10:42, 17:31, 2Th 2:8, Rev 12:12, 19:11-21), and to establish a visible kingdom that will never end (Dan 2:44,45, 7:13,14).

...that God the Father in Jesus established the New Covenant church as a spiritual family of born-again believers (Eph 3:14,15), the "body" of Christ on earth (Ro 12:4,5, 1Co 12:12-27) of which He is the head (Eph 1:22,23), in which worship, discipleship, and evangelism are organized, strategized, and practiced. the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit within the born-again Christian (Ro 8:15,16, 1Co 6:17, Eph 1:13,14); that His presence fills, illuminates, and empowers the Christian to live victoriously in every area (Ro 8:5-14, Gal 5:16-25).

...that the Holy Spirit gifts Christians with a variety of supernatural abilities to minister to others with relevancy and fruitfulness (1Co 12, Ro 12:6-8, Eph 4:7-11); that all of the spiritual gifts are existent and operative, and will only be rendered inoperative and unnecessary when perfect knowledge of Christ happens at His coming (1Co 13:8-12, v10).

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