|Statement of Faith
GOD: There is one true God, the Creator of the universe, including mankind. He eternally exists in the three persons of the Trinity-the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each person of the Trinity possesses equally all the attributes of deity.
Jesus: Jesus Christ is God, the living Word, who became man. He is perfectly God and true humanity united in one person. He lived a sinless life and in perfect obedience paid for the sins of mankind by dying on the cross as their substitute. So He is both just and justifier, to all who trust in Him alone. He rose from the dead bodily, and ascended into heaven and sat at the right hand of God the Father. He is the only mediator between man and God.
Man: Man was originally created in the image of God and sinned by disobeying God. Death was the result (separation). All mankind's nature is corrupt and it is impossible for man by his own efforts to stand acceptable in God's sight. Every person is in need of regeneration by the Holy Spirit.
Salvation: The salvation of mankind is wholly a work of God's grace and is not the work, in any degree, of human works, goodness or religious ceremony. God imputes His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation and declares them right in His sight. Each person must be born again of the Holy Spirit and can be assured of their salvation immediately upon trusting Christ as Savior. The Word and the Spirit of God alone are the basis of this assurance.
The Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ, and to apply the saving work of Christ to men. Every believer is called to live a holy and fruitful life by the power of the indwelling Spirit.
The Church: Jesus Christ is Head of the Church. The Church is the Body of Christ, which is composed of all persons who have been joined to Him by saving faith. God admonishes all His people to assemble together locally for regular worship, participation in ordinances, the ministry of the Word, and personal encouragement.
Second Coming: Jesus Christ will come again to the earth - personally, visibly and bodily - to complete and fulfill God's Plan.
Our Commission: Jesus Christ commanded all believers to be involved in the preaching of the gospel and disciplining of the entire world. His purpose requires that all worldly and personal ambitions be subordinate to Him. This is true discipleship.
The Bible: We believe that the scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation of men and the Divine and final authority for Christian faith and life.
Mission – Pura Vida Ministries is dedicated to living out the Great Commandment and Great Commission in our local community and beyond.
Vision – Pura Vida Ministries will accomplish its mission by serving the local church through alternative and contemporary ministry.