Statement of Purpose
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
I John 3:18
I John 3:1 ¶ For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.
13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
14 ¶ We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
17 But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
Statement of Belief
The Inspiration of the Bible:
We believe the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God. (Jer. 30:2; II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20,21)
The Person of God:
We believe God is supreme in His Person, eternal in His Being, absolute in His attributes, glorious in His perfection. We believe in the Trinity. (Gen. 1:1; Isa. 6:1; Deut. 6:4; Matt. 6:9)
The Person of Jesus Christ:
We believe in the virgin birth of Christ, His deity and sinless life, His vicarious death, His bodily resurrection, and in His personal return. (Matt. 1:18,20; II Cor. 5:21; I Cor. 15:3-4)
The Person of the Holy Spirit:
We believe the Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Godhead. We believe that He executes the plan of God for our conviction and salvation. From the time of conversion, the Holy Spirit resides in the body of the believer and empowers the believer for His service. (Col. 2:9; Matt. 10:16; John 14:16)
The Fall of Man:
We believe that man was created in the image of God and by choice fell into sin and death. Hence, every person is sinful and under condemnation to eternal judgment. (Gen. 2:16; Gen. 3:1,7; Rom. 5:6,11)
The Salvation of Sinners:
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace, and that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation. (Eph. 2:8,9; John 3:16; John 5:24; John 3:36)
The Freeness of Salvation:
We believe that the blessings of salvation are made free by the Gospel to all who repent of their sins and accept Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner but his own inherent depravity and voluntary rejection of the Gospel. (Rom. 3:24; Eph. 2:8,10; Titus 3:5)
The Security of the Believer:
We believe that those who receive Jesus Christ as their Savior are eternally secure. Only our willful rejection of God and the Holy Spirit can separate us. Our security rests on the finished work of Jesus Christ. As a result, we have assurance. (II Tim. 1:12; Rom. 8:35,39)
The Doctrine of the Church:
We believe that the visible church is a congregation of baptized believers, practicing New Testament principles, believing its doctrine, observing its ordinances, and exercising its autonomy. (Matt. 16:18; Eph. 3:10,11; I Cor. 3:11)
The Doctrine of Heaven and Hell:
We believe in the eternal blessedness of the saved in Heaven and the eternal punishment of the lost in Hell. (I Thes. 4:13; John 14:1,6; Matt. 25:31,46; Rev. 20:10,15)
Deed & Truth Ministries is a 501-C-3 tax exempt Ministry
Board of Directors: Andrew Yoder Chairman, Calvin Nissley Treasurer, Jonathan Stiles Secretary