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Your belief system is very important to your spiritual life. Offered below is what we teach here at Light of the World. This system of belief is the result of years of study and prayer. Please take time to read and study.

1. We believe in the trinity—the eternally self-existent, ―I, Am‖, the creator of heaven and earth and Redeemer of mankind manifested in three persons: Almighty Father, Divine Son and Holy Ghost. 1 John 5:7; Genesis 1:1; John 1:1, 4:24; Matthew 10:20; 2 Corinthians 2:17-18

2. We believe in the Bible as the inspired, infallible word of God, inerrant in the original auto graphics and the only rule of faith, guide for practice and indisputable and ultimate authority of the revelation of God, His will and His way.2 Timothy 3:16-17; Psalm 19:7-11; 2 Peter 1:16-21

3. We believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ, the incarnation of the Father, born of a virgin, very God for whom and by whom all things were created. 1 John 1:1-10

4. We believe in the substitutionary atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ, that He by the grace of God tasted death for every man and that all must be born again through faith in Him or are forever lost. Redemption is accomplished by the cross and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, by grace, through faith, believing in the heart that God raised Him from the dead. Salvation is by Jesus Christ and none other, for God has highly exalted Him and given Him a name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven and of those on earth and of those under the earth and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Hebrews 2:9; John 3:1-18, 6:44-49; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 10:9; Philippians 2:9-11

5. We believe in the physical resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and that He ascended bodily into the heaven and is now at the right hand of the Father as our mediator, high priest and advocate. Acts 3:12-26; John 20; Hebrews 9:24; 1 Corinthians 15:12-28.

6. We believe in water baptism and Holy Communion—the Lord’s Supper as the ordinances of the church to be observed as public declaration of salvation through Jesus and in commendation of His death, burial and resurrection in victory over Satan, death, hell and the grave. 

7. We believe in the baptism and filling of the Holy Spirit. Acts 1:5. We believe that this gift is presently available to all who believe Acts 2:38-39. We believe the Holy Spirit will impart spiritual power to the believer to be a witness Acts 1:8, 5:32. We believe that when believers filled with the Holy Spirit, they will begin to take on His nature and fruit, becoming ―helpers‖ and ―comforters‖, leading others into truth, and testifying of Jesus.

8. We believe in the personal, visible, imminent return of Jesus Christ both ―for‖ His saints and ―with‖ His saints in reign to victory. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:50-55; Revelation 19:19-20, 20:1-6

9. We believe in the authority of the believer over the enemy, Satan and the victory to be gained by the exercise of the authority in the areas of deliverance, healing and holiness. Ephesians 1:20-23, 6:10-17

10. We believe in the personality and reality of Satan as the enemy of the Kingdom of God and the Saints of the Lord; and in his ultimate defeat by the Lord Jesus Christ and potential defeat in the lives of Spirit-filled believers clothed in the armor of God. Revelation 12:9-10; Matthew 4:2-11; Isaiah 14:12-17


The Five Pillars of Our Ministry

Worship – Encourage and inspire individuals towards a lifestyle of worship. Matthew 22:37-38. John 4:23

Relationships - Building relationships (Social networking, fellowship, events, etc.) Matthew 22:39-40; Ephesians 4:16

Spiritual Maturity – Helping people grow in their faith and knowledge of God. Ephesians 4:14-15

Service – Empowering people to serve others. Matthew 23: 10-11

Impact – Evangelism (Sharing our faith with others)/Humanitarian works. Matthew 28:18-19



The Mission of Light of the World International Church is to celebrate Christ and make a transformative Impact in our local community and the World.