Statement of Faith

Living Well Ministries, Inc. Statement of Faith

    • We believe all Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is without error. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21
    • We believe that natural man is dead in sin and trespasses. Ephesians 2: 1-3
    • We believe that Jesus Christ became the sinner’s substitute when He died on the cross, rose from the dead, and ascended to the right hand of Father God where He sits as the believer’s Advocate and High Priest. Romans 8:34

 

  • We believe it is by grace through faith that one is saved–and it is the gift of God—Ephesians 2:8; Romans 5:1
  • We believe that the church of Jesus Christ is formed by all who receive Him as Savior and Lord. Ephesians 1:22-23; Colossians 1:18

 

    • We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life. Psalms 139
    • We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female, and that these two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person. Genesis 1:26-27; Ephesians 5:21-33
    • We believe that God created marriage to be exclusively the union of one man and one woman, that marriage is a lifetime covenant instituted by God between one man, one woman, and Himself. Genesis 2:18-25

 

  • We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and woman who are married to each other and that no sexual activity should be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. 1 Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4

 

    • We believe that marriage and family also serves as the foundational unit of a stable society. 1 Corinthians 7
    • We believe that because God has ordained marriage and defined it as a covenant relationship between a man, a woman, and Himself, Living Well Ministries, Inc. will only recognize marriages between a biological man and a biological woman. Further, the leadership and staff of LWM, Inc. shall only participate in weddings and solemnize marriages between one man and one woman. Finally, the facilities and property of LWM shall only host weddings between one man and one woman who are in good standing with the ministry.

 

  • We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behaviors, bi-sexual conduct, bestiality, incest and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God. Matthew 15:18-20; 1 Cor. 6:9-10

 

  • We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of LWM as a part of the Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the participants and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by LWM in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement of Belief regarding marriage, gender and sexuality. Matthew 5:16; Phil. 2:14-16; 1 Thess. 5:22
  • We believe that all people can live well regardless of painful life experiences and difficult circumstances and that

God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Acts 3:19-21; Rom 10:9; 1 Cor. 6:9-11

  • We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31) Hateful and harassing behaviors or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of LWM, Inc.
  • We believe that the teaching and discipleship ministry of Living Well Ministries, Inc. is a vital support to, but never a replacement for, active membership in a local, Bible-believing church. It is also not a substitute for professional counseling when needed.

 

Final Authority on Matters of Belief and Conduct: This statement of belief does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all we believe. For purposes of Living Well Ministries, Inc.’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy and discipline, the Executive Board of Directors is LWM’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.

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