Statement of Faith
Ekklesia of Texas is a movement of Christians dedicated to presenting Jesus personally to this generation, to mobilizing as many as possible to help in this task, and to the training and equipping of believers for their part in fulfilling the Great Commission.
As citizens of God’s kingdom, we are called to love, worship, and obey our Lord, to love and serve His Body, the Church, and to present the whole gospel for the whole person throughout Texas and beyond into the world.
We the people of Ekklesia of Texas believe:
- That the Bible is the inspired, and the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
- That there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His future personal return in power and glory.
- That God created mankind in His image, distinctly male and female and different in calling while equal in value, and that all people everywhere are lost and sinful and face the judgment of God.
- That Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that no amount of good works can save man, but exclusively by repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ and the substitutionary atonement through His blood, virgin birth, sinless life, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension.
- In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is regenerated, sanctified, and enabled to live a life that glorifies God.
- In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; for those who are saved by faith in Jesus Christ unto the resurrection of eternal life with God, and those that are lost and are apart from Jesus Christ unto the resurrection of eternal damnation and separation from God.
- In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
- That God designed marriage as a covenantal bond between one man and one woman, and God’s intent for sexual expression is to occur only in the covenant of marriage.
- That human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for both physical and spiritual needs.
- That the right response to salvation in Jesus Christ is to dedicate ourselves to daily prayer, daily study of the Bible, ongoing involvement in a community of Christians, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism.
- That the Holy Spirit’s power is demonstrated in and through us for the accomplishment of Christ’s last commandment, “… Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” (Mark 16:15).