Confession of Faith of Mawar Sharon Church

We believe:
The Bible, which consists of the Old Testament and the New Testament, is the Word of God inspired by the Holy Spirit. The Bible is the supreme authority in establishing the doctrine of truth. In the original manuscripts, the Bible is absolutely perfect, and free from error in contents, writing or printing (Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26; II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21)
Trinity, there is only one God who eternally consists of three persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit, All three are co-equal and co-eternal. (Genesis 1:26; Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 3:16-17; Matthew 28:19; Luke 1:35; I John 5:7)
The Father, creator of all things including the earth and everything in it, sustainer and the one who calls His people to live in obedience and fellowship with Him (Isaiah 40:28, Nehemiah 9:6, John 1:13)
Jesus Christ, is the Son of God, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100 percent God and 100 percent human. He was the only human who was without sin. He was born of a virgin, a miracle worker, died on the cross for mankind and thus redeems our sins through His blood. According to the Bible, He rose from the dead on the third day, ascended to heaven and sat at the right hand of the Father, and will come again in power and glory (Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1, 14; John 20:28; Philippians 2:5-6; I Timothy 2:5; I Timothy 3:16)
Virgin Birth, Jesus Christ was conceived in the womb of the virgin Mary by the power of the Father, through the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity) and therefore, He (Jesus Christ) is the Son of God (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18, 23-25; Luke 1:27-35)
Salvation, we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ: His Death, Burial, and Resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not of our efforts (good works) (Romans 10:9; Acts 16:31; Galatians 2:16; 3:8; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5)
Redemption, men were created good and sinless, but because of willful transgressions, men fell into sin. Mankind only has hope through redemption through Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Genesis 1:26-31; Genesis 3:15; Romans 5:12-21; John 1:29)
The blood of Jesus, which was shed on the cross of Calvary is holy and 100 percent sufficient to cleanse men from all sins. Jesus gave Himself to be tortured and punished for our immorality and sin, so that through Him all believers are freed from death as the wages of sin (John 1:29; Romans 5:9; Colossians 1:20; I John 1:7; Revelation 1:5; Revelation 5:9)
Repentance, is a commitment to turn from sin in every aspect of our lives and a determination to follow Christ, which enables us to accept His redemption and to receive the Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance, we receive forgiveness of sins and salvation (Acts 2:21; 3:19; I John 1:9; Romans 10:13)
Sanctification, is the process of the work of God's Word and the Holy Spirit to develop the character of Christ in us. It is through the Holy Spirit’s ministry and God’s Word that Christianity becomes a life that has divine attributes (1 Corinthians 1:2, I Peter 1:2, 14-16; I Thessalonians 4:3; II Corinthians 7:1)
Jesus lives in all believers, Christians are those who invite Jesus Christ in their lives through the Holy Spirit. They surrender their rights to Jesus and make Him their Lord and Savior. They believe and have faith in the work of Jesus when He died, was buried and rose from the dead (John 1:12; 15:4; John 14:17, 23; Romans 8:11; Revelation 3:20)
The Holy Spirit, is the third person of the Trinity. He comes from the Father as a Helper and lives in believers. He empowers and enables believers to live and bear fruit for the glory of God. The Holy Spirit reveals all things to come. (John 14:16-17, 26; Galatians 5:22-23; John 16:13)
Regeneration, to know God, every human must be renewed by the Holy Spirit (John 6:44, 65; II Corinthians 5:17)
The baptism of the Holy Spirit, is the promise of the Father given on the day of Pentecost. Given after the ascension of the Lord Jesus to empower the Church to spread the Gospel to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8; 2:1-11; 11:15-16; 19:6)
The gifts of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit is manifested through different kinds of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the Church and to prove the true resurrection and the power of the gospel. The spiritual gifts mentioned in the Bible are demonstrated through various manifestations and combinations. All believers should be eager for the gifts of the Spirit in their lives. These gifts work in harmony and do not violate God's Word and His standards (Romans 1:11; Romans 12:4-8; I Corinthians 12:1-13; I Corinthians 14:1-40; Ephesians 4:16; 1 Timothy 4:14; II Timothy 1:5-16; Hebrews 2:4; I Peter 4:10).
The Body of Christ, the Church is the Body of Christ, the dwelling place of God through the Holy Spirit, and is commissioned to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. Everyone who is born again in the Spirit is a part of the Church as a member of the unity of believers in Jesus Christ (John 17:11, 20-23; Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:33; I Corinthians 3:16-17; 6:19-20)
Sacraments, which consist of two sacraments:
  1. Water Baptism, according to faith in Jesus Christ, the Bible commands everyone who wants to repent to be baptized in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:4-6).
  2. Holy Communion, is a sacred time of fellowship in the presence of God where the elements of bread and wine (the symbols of the body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken and eaten as a remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross (Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48; I Corinthians 10:16; 11:3-26)
Healing, is a real part in the life and ministry of Jesus, which is also a mission that Jesus gave to His disciples. Healing is a sign that accompany believers, which is also part of Jesus' work on the cross and one of the gifts given by the Holy Spirit (Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:17-18; Romans 11:29; I Corinthians 12:9, 28; James 5:14-16)
Deliverance from the bondage of sin, the Lord Jesus has become the mighty deliverer for believers on the cross, so that everyone who believes in Him and lives according to His Word will experience true freedom. The deliverance that we receive is deliverance from all bondage of sin and from all the consequences of sin (Romans 8:1-2; John 8:32,36)
God's will regarding blessings, it is the Father's will for every believer to be successful, healthy and whole in every area of life. But because of the fall of man into sin, many people are unable to fully enjoy God's will regarding blessing. This fact should not hinder all believers from pursuing to receive God's blessings so that everyone can also be a blessing to others. The blessings that God provides are as follows:
  • Spirituality (John 3:3-11; Romans 10:9; Romans 10:2; II Corinthians 5:17-21)
  • Mental/soul and emotion (Isaiah 26:3; Romans 12:2; Philippians 4:7-8; II Timothy 1:7; II Timothy 1:7; 2:11)
  • Physical (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:17; I Peter 2:24)
  • Finances (Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Joshua 1:8; Psalm 34:10; Psalm 84:11; Matthew 3:10-11; Luke 6:38: II Corinthians 9:6-10; Philippians 4:19)
Resurrection, Jesus Christ was physically resurrected in a glorified body, three days after His death on the cross. As a result, every human being will experience a resurrection. Those who believe in the Lord Jesus will experience a resurrection of life, and for those who are not saved, a resurrection damnation eternally (Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21; John 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15; I Corinthians 15:42, 44; Philippians 1:21-23; Philippians 3:21)
Heaven, is the eternal house for all believers in the Gospel of Salvation of Jesus Christ (Matthew 5:3, 12, 20; Matthew 19:21; Matthew 25:34; John 17:24; II Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11: 16; I Peter 1:4, Luke 10:20)
Hell, after living once on earth, unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to hell where they will suffer eternal punishment with the devil and fallen angels (Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48 ; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 14:9-11; Revelation 20:12-15; Revelation 21:8)
The Second Coming, Jesus Christ will physically return to earth a second time to establish His kingdom. It will happen at the times or dates that are not mentioned in the Scriptures (Matthew 24:30; Matthew 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; I Thessalonians 4:15-17; II Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7)