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What We Believe


We believe there is one eternal God who is

the Creator of all things. He is all-powerful,

all-knowing, and all-loving. We believe this

world and all humanity began with Him and

is all held together by Him. God is eternally

existent in three persons: The Father,

the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three

are co-equal, also known as The Trinity.

(see Genesis 1:1,26,27; Genesis 3:22;

Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19;

1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14).



We believe Jesus Christ is God the Son,

the second person of the Trinity. He was

born of a virgin to God as His Father and

Mary as His earthly mother. While on earth,

Jesus was 100 percent God and

100 percent man. He is the only man ever

to have lived a sinless life. He died on

the cross for humankind and thus atoned 

for our sins through the shedding of His blood.

He rose from the dead on the third day,

ascended to the right hand of the Father,

and will return again in power and glory.

 (see Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1, John 1:14;

John 20:28-29; Philippians 2:5-6;

1 Timothy 2:5, 1 Timothy 3:16).



We believe the Holy Bible, and only the Bible,

is the authoritative Word of God It alone is the

final authority for determining all doctrinal truths.

In its original writing, the Bible is inspired,

infallible, and inerrant and therefore fully

reliable and relevant to our lives today.

(see Proverbs 30:5, Romans 16:25,26;

2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21).



In order to receive forgiveness and “new birth,”

we must believe in the Lord Jesus Christ

and submit to His will for our lives.

We believe we are saved by grace through faith

in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.  

Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of

our good works or of any human effort.

(see Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31;

Galatians 2:16; Galatians 3:18;

Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Hebrews 9:22).



We believe repentance is the commitment

to turn away from sin in every area of our lives

and to follow Christ. In order to receive

forgiveness, we must repent from our sins, 

which allows us to receive His redemption

and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit.

(see Acts 2:21; Acts 3:19; 1 John 1:9).



We believe that the Holy Spirit was given

at Pentecost and is the promise of the Father,

sent by Jesus after His ascension.

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit gives us the

“Dunamis” (power) of God to live how

He wants us to live and to be witnesses of

Jesus Christ to the whole earth.

The purpose of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is

to empower the Church to preach, teach,

and spread the Gospel throughout

the whole earth.

(see Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11;

Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5; Acts 2:1-4,17,38-39;

Acts 8:14-17; Acts 10:38,44-47;

Acts 11:15-17; Acts19:1-6).



We believe the Holy Spirit is manifested

in our lives through various spiritual gifts,

or tools, that are meant to build and

sanctify the Church, demonstrate the validity

of the resurrection, and confirm the power

of the Gospel. The Bible’s list of these gifts

is not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts

may occur in various combinations.

All believers have a combination of the gifts

working in their lives on a daily basis

and that, on certain occasions, believers

who are baptized in the Holy Spirit

have access to all the gifts or tools as needs

arise in their world around them.

These gifts always operate in harmony with

the Scriptures and should never be used

in violation of Biblical parameters.

(see Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11,

Romans 12:4-8; Ephesians 4:16;

1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Timothy 1:6-7;

1Corinthians 12, 1 Corinthians 14).



We believe people were created to exist forever.

We believe we will either exist eternally

separated from God by sin or eternally with God

through forgiveness and salvation.

We believe that Heaven is the eternal dwelling

place for all believers in the Gospel of

Jesus Christ.

After living one life on earth, the unbelievers will

be judged by God and sent to Hell, where they

will be eternally tormented with the Devil and

the Fallen Angels.  

(see Matthew 5:3,12,20; Matthew 6:20;

Matthew 19:21; Matthew 25:34,41;

John 17:24; 2 Corinthians 5:1;

Hebrews 11:16; 1 Peter 1:4;

 Mark 9:43-48; Hebrews 9:27;

Revelation 14:9-11; Revelation 20:12-15;

Revelation 21:8).



We believe Jesus Christ was physically

resurrected from the dead in a glorified body

three days after His death on the Cross.

As a result, both the saved and the lost will

be resurrected. Those who are saved, are

saved to the resurrection of life; and those

who are lost, are lost to the resurrection of

eternal separation from God.

(see Luke 24:15-16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21;

John 20:26-28; John 21:4; Acts 24:15;

1 Corinthians 15:42, 44; Philippians 1:21-23;

Philippians 3:21).



We believe the church is the Body of Christ,

the habitation of God through the Spirit,

with divine appointments for fulfillment of Jesus

’ Great Commission. Every person who

is born of the Spirit is an integral part of

the church as a member of the body

of believers. There is spiritual unity

of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. 

(see Ephesians 1:22, Ephesians 2:19-22;

Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23).

Turning Point Fellowship
108 S. Collins (Po Box 876), Gentry, AR 72734
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