Statement of Faith

SCRIPTURE. We believe that the Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God, both old and new testaments. It is the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as the Holy Spirit moved them. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine. The Word of God holds the words to eternal life and the keys to the Kingdom of God. The Bible shows us God’s principles and standards for living, and it is spiritual food that sustains us in all circumstances. (II Timothy 3:16; I Thessalonians 2:13; II Peter 1:21; Hebrews 4:12)

THE GODHEAD. We believe our God is One, but manifested in three persons – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. All are one representing the Holy Trinity, Tri-unity, or Godhead. (Genesis 1:1-4; Matthew 3:16-17;
John 1:1-6, 14; Philippians 2:6)

MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION THROUGH JESUS CHRIST. We believe that Man was created in the likeness and image of the Father, but through Adam’s transgressions and fall, sin came into the world. Consequently, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God”, as it is written, “There is none righteous no, not one”. Jesus Christ came into this world to redeem mankind back to the Father and undo the works of the devil. His blood was shed to pave the way of salvation for all that will believe and accept him. When Jesus died on the cross, He became sin and sickness for us, providing salvation and healing for all. Salvation comes by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works. Salvation comes by believing in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead and confessing with our mouths Jesus as Lord and Savior of your life. (Psalm 103:3; John 1:14, 3:16-17; Romans 3:23, 5:20-21, 6:23, 10:8-10; Ephesians 2:8) 1 John 3:8

ETERNAL LIFE & NEW BIRTH. Man’s first step toward God is godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The new birth is necessary to all men, and when it is fulfilled, it produces eternal life. (John 3:3-5, 3:16; II Corinthians 7:10,
I John 5:12)

HOLY SPIRIT. We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Holy Trinity, and He proceeds from the Father and the Son and is eternal. (Matthew 3:16; John 14:16, 15:26)

WATER BAPTISM. Baptism in water is by IMMERSION at the House of Overflow Ministries (HOMe) and is for believers only. This ordinance is a symbol of a Christian’s identification with Christ in his death, burial and resurrection. It is a statement to the world that a believer has died or put away the old way of life and has been raised to a new way of life in Christ. It is an outward show of an inward change, which has taken place in the life of the believer. (Matthew 28:19, Acts 8:36-39; Romans 6:4, Colossians 2:12)

BAPTISM OF THE HOLY GHOST. We believe the Baptism of the Holy Ghost is a gift from God as promised by Jesus Christ to all believers and is received subsequent to salvation. The “initial” evidence of speaking in tongues accompanies this experience as the Holy Spirit gives utterance. Evidence of this baptism, according to scripture, is an uncompromising love for others, a boldness to witness the testimony of Jesus Christ, and an earnest desire for Christian service. Believers are entitled to God’s promises and should expect and earnestly seek them. (Matthew 3:11; Luke 24:49; John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 2:4; 2:38-39; 19:1-7)

SANCTIFICATION. The Bible teaches that “Without holiness, no man shall see the Lord”. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite progressive work of grace, beginning at salvation and continuing until Christ’s return. It is a lifestyle necessary to keep you free from lust of the flesh, lust of the eye and the pride of life. By the power of the Holy Spirit, the command of holiness can be obeyed. (I Corinthians 1:30; II Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 3:12-14; I Thessalonians 5:2, 23; Hebrews 12:14; I Peter 1:13-16; II Peter 3:18)

COMMUNION. We believe communion is the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, a time of remembrance of what God has done for us. We partake in the Lord’s Supper to “show the Lord’s death until He comes”. The bread symbolizes the Lord’s body broken. The cup represents the new covenant of His blood, which provides us forgiveness and relationship with God. (Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 26:26-28; I Corinthians 11:23-25)

DIVINE HEALING. We believe by the working of the power of God in divine healing, that divine provision is made for the physical, mental, and spiritual healing of the believer through the prayer of faith and by the laying on of hands. It was provided through the Atonement of Christ and is a privilege of every believer. (Isaiah 53:4-5; James 5:14-16; I Corinthians 11:23-25; I Peter 2:24 )

LAYING-ON OF HANDS. This is a simple belief that the power of God and anointing or any other necessary quality can be transferred from one person to another. The Levitical Priesthood practiced laying-on of hands. Jesus did it in Mark 10:13-16. We also practice it for healing (Mark 5:22, James 5:16); to confer an office (Acts 6:2-6); to impart or receive the anointing and for ordination or to receive ministry tools (gifts). (I Timothy 4:14;
II Timothy 1:6)

PROSPERITY. We believe in total prosperity. (III John 1:2)

  • Spiritual (John 3:3; Romans 10:9-10; II Corinthians 5:17)
  • Mental (Isaiah 26:3; Romans 12:2; II Timothy 1:7)
  • Physical (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:17; I Peter 2:24)
  • Financial (Malachi 3:8; Luke 6:38; II Corinthians 9:6-10)

We believe that each believer is a contributing part of the Body of Christ. Individual members of the family of God give their share because God equips everyone with something to offer to others. All are important in God’s eyes and all work together to establish His kingdom in the earth. (Romans 12:3-8; I Corinthians 12:14-27)

RETURN OF CHRIST. We believe in the blessed hope of Jesus Christ coming back again in person to rule in the earth, to gather all His saints to Himself, and to be a visible Savior to all; and there will be a new heaven and a new earth. (I Corinthians 15:51-52; Titus 2:13; Revelation 21:1)

RESURRECTION AND JUDGMENT. We believe in the resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment, the resurrection of both the saved and the lost. They who are saved will be resurrected to eternal life and those who are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation. Both the saved and the lost will stand before God. The believer will stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ and the lost will stand before the Great White Throne of Judgment.
The person who dies in his sins without Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and unfortunately has no further opportunity to hear the Gospel for repentance and salvation. The Lake of Fire is literal; we do not ascribe to a “holding place” where someone can pray for a more final determination as to where a person will spend eternity. (Isaiah 11:1; I Corinthians 4:5, 15:42-44; II Corinthians 5:10; Hebrews 6:1-2, 9:27; Revelation 19:20, 20:10-15)