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Statement of Faith

1. WE BELIEVE the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible, authoritative Word of God. That it is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct, and its normative value is for all people, at all times, in all cultures. ( II Tim. 3:16,17)

2. WE BELIEVE That there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (I John 5:7; John 25:16,17)

3. WE BELIEVE in the Virgin Birth and Deity of Jesus Christ ( Isa. 7:14, Matt 1:2-23, Luke 1:26-38; John 1:1,2,14), in His sinless life ( I Peter 1:19-21), in His miracles, atoning death and bodily resurrection (Acts 2:22-36), in His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Luke 24:50-51).

4. WE BELIEVE that all people are made in the image of God, but that all men are born sinners and alienated from God. (Rom. 3:23; 3:10-12)

5. WE BELIEVE in the Salvation (justification of sinners) by Godís grace, through faith in Christ alone. (Rom. 6:23; Eph 2:8-10; John 3:16) That man must accept this free gift of Salvation. ( John 1:12; Rom. 10:9-10,13)

6. WE BELIEVE in the Holy Spirit and His convicting, regenerating, sanctifying and reviving work. He seals, indwells, infills, guides, and teaches the believer the ways of righteousness. (John 3:5,6; I Cor. 2:9-14; John 14:16,17) [ HAP acknowledges all the gifts and fruit of the Spirit i.e.: sign gifts, but holds to the Apostle Paulís strict discussion and practice of such gifts as found in I Cor. 12,13, and 14. HAP reserves the right to ask that the sign gifts specifically not be practiced in public while ministering on the field.]

7. WE BELIEVE in the unity and priesthood of all believers who together form the one, holy, universal apostolic church. (Rom. 12:5; Eph. 1:22,23; Col. 1:24)

8. WE BELIEVE in the personal imminent return of Jesus Christ in power to rapture out His church (believers). (I Thes. 4:16,17)

9. WE BELIEVE in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust. All those who are justified through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ will spend eternity in full enjoyment of Godís presence, and those who have refused to accept Godís offer of mercy and grace will spend eternity in everlasting punishment in the lake of fire. (John 5:28-29; 14:2-3; II Thes. 1:7-9; Rev. 20:11-15; 21:1-4)

The above statement of faith is Biblical, Evangelical and broad enough to allow all believers regardless of denomination to serve Jesus Christ through the auspices of Hands Across the Pacific. The following quote expresses our position:

ďIn essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.Ē