Doctrinal Statement of 
Lifestyle of Learning Ministries

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Correct understanding and belief is of crucial importance for the Christian. For there are many false prophets, false christs, and many who teach a different Jesus; a person with the same name as the Jesus of the Bible but with a completely different identity. We at Lifestyle of Learning Ministries are committed to the following statement of belief concerning teachings of Scripture.

~ Jim Howshall

The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments in their original manuscripts, are inspired of God, and good for doctrine, reproof and correction that all God’s children can be thoroughly equipped for every good work. The Bible is a testimony of God, who He is and who man is, what man’s sin has done and what God’s love for man has done. From the book of Genesis, how it started, to the Revelation, how it all will end, God has revealed Himself and His plan of salvation.

There is one God existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 4:35, 39; Isaiah 44:6-8). The Father is God (many references including Ephesians 6:23; Philippians 1:2). The Son is God (John 1:1; Colossians 1:15, 2, 9; Titus 2:13). The Holy Spirit is God (Acts 5:3-4; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18). The three are not identical as to person but in unity. The three persons of the godhead do not exist or work separately or independently of each other.

God the Son manifested in the flesh in the person of Jesus Christ. He is both God and man in that God the Son took on the nature of man. Jesus Christ never stopped being God at any time. He emptied Himself of the glory He had with the Father (Matthew 1:23; 1 John 4:2, 10, 14-15; Revelation 1:17-18; Philippians 2:5-11; John 17:1-5).

He was born of a virgin (Matthew 1:23). He lived a sinless life (Hebrew 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22). He performed many miracles (Acts 2:22).

He died on the cross as a sacrifice for the sins of the world (1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Isaiah 53:1-12 “...and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all”). He did not become sin, as some modern teachers preach, rather sin was laid upon Him as the scapegoat (Leviticus 4:4, 24, 33; Leviticus 16:21-22).

He was buried and on the third day He rose from the dead in His own body (Matthew 28:1-7; 1 Corinthians 15:4). The Father raised Jesus (Galatians 1:1). Jesus raised himself (John 2:19-21). The Holy Spirit raised Jesus (Romans 8:11).

He is exalted and is seated at the right hand of God (Acts 1:9, 11; Philippians 2:9-11). He is coming again in power and glory to judge the world in righteousness (Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:27; Revelation 19:11-24).

The Holy Spirit of God, third person of the godhead, was sent by God to convict of sin, effect regeneration and glorify Jesus Christ. He indwells and comforts the believers. He baptizes all believers into the body of Christ and bestows gifts to all believers. The fruit of the Spirit is the evidence of maturity in the Spirit (John 4:24, 14:16-1, 15:26, 16:8-11; 1 Corinthians 12:3-13; Gal 5:22-26; 1 Peter 2:22).

All mankind inherited, from Adam, a depraved nature and are lost sinners in need of a savior (Romans 3:9-19; Ephesians 2:1-3).

Salvation is a free gift from God apart from any work or deed of man. Salvation is given in repentance of sin, by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ and His work alone (Matthew 4;17; Romans 3:23-27, 10:9-10; Ephesians 1:7, 2:4-10; Galatians 2:20). At salvation, through the power of the Holy Spirit, one surrenders his will to Christ. The redeemed are secure in Christ forever as they embrace the process of sanctification and persevere toward moral and spiritual maturity (John 6:37-40; Romans 8:1, 38, 39; Colossians 1:10-22; Philippians 2:12-13; Titus 2:11-14)