Treasures of Truth Statement of Faith
Preaching The Gospel, Defending The Truth!

Jimmy Stallard
Founder & Director of Treasures of Truth Ministries
Stephen Stallard
Co-Director of Treasures of Truth
Ministries





Statement Of Faith
 






The following is a brief summary of the doctrinal beliefs of Treasures of Truth Ministries. An extensive statement of faith is on file at the offices of the ministry.

1.  The Scriptures

We believe that the sixty-six books of the Holy Bible are the supernaturally inspired and inerrant, Word of the Living God; that they are the only and final revelation of God to man; that the scriptures are the final authority for all matters of faith and practice; and that they have been providentially preserved by God down through the ages (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21; Psalm 119:160; John 17:17).

2. The Person of God

We believe that the God of the Bible is the One and only true and Living God; that He exists in three persons – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit – each person being equal in all divine attributes yet maintaining distinct ministries within the Godhead (Exodus 20:2, 3; 1 Corinthians 8:6; John 4:26; 2 Corinthians 13:14).

3. Creation

We believe that God created the entire universe along with mankind in a literal six day time period with each day being twenty-four hours; that this creation took place about six thousand years ago, not millions of years ago as evolution would teach.  We reject all forms of compromise with evolution which would include the concepts of theistic evolution and progressive creation (Genesis 1:1; Exodus 20:11; John 1:3; Hebrews 11:3; Acts 17:23-26).

4. The Person of Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man; that He was God the Son from eternity past; that He was the promised Messiah of the Old Testament; was born of a virgin; lived a sinless life; died on the Cross as the perfect substitute for sinners; was raised from the dead physically and bodily; that He ascended into the heavens to make intercession for the saints; and will return bodily to set up His future Kingdom (John 1:1-3,14; 8:58; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6, 7; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Acts 1:9-11; Mark 16:1-8; Hebrews 7:25; John 14:1-6).

5. The Holy Spirit

We believe that God the Holy Spirit was active in creation; that He restrains evil in the world; that He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; that He regenerates, indwells, seals, and baptizes the believing sinner the very moment he receives Christ as his Savior; and that He fills or controls believers as they surrender their lives to Him.  We believe that speaking in tongues was never the common or necessary sign of the baptism or filling of the Holy Spirit.  Ultimate deliverance of the body from sickness or death awaits the consummation of our salvation in the resurrection, though God frequently chooses to answer the prayers of believers for physical healing (John 14:16, 17; Ephesians 1:13-14; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 12:12-13; Romans 8:14-16).

6. Satan and the Angelic Realm

We believe that God created the angels; that as one of those angels Lucifer rebelled against God and led a multitude of angels to follow him in that rebellion becoming demons; that in his rebellion he became Satan, the great adversary of God and mankind and will one day be judged eternally in the lake of fire.  The good angels are faithful servants of God ministering to the saints and accomplishing God’s purposes in this world (Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:14-17; Revelation 12:9; Jude 6; Hebrews 1:14; 1 Peter 5:8; Matthew 4:1-11; 1 Peter 1:12).

7. Man and Sin

We believe that man was created by God in His own image; that Adam and Eve were the first humans; that they were created in innocence but fell by voluntary transgression against the law of the Creator.  Man is now a sinner by birth, by position, and by choice.  Apart from the salvation offered through Christ, every man will face eternal judgment in the lake of fire (Genesis 1:26-28; 2:19-24; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-19; Ephesians 2:1-3; Rev. 20:11-15).

8. Salvation

We believe that a person must receive Jesus Christ as his only Lord and Savior in order to be saved; that this reception is through a repentant faith alone and can never be earned or merited by any works or good deeds; that the person who has become genuinely saved can never lose that salvation, but that there is a persevering attachment of God to the believer’s life in which the Lord continues to work His holy purpose to bring that person to become, in this life, and ultimately in heaven, more and more into the image of Jesus Christ (John 3:1-18; 5:24; 10:27-30; Acts 20:21; Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 3:28; 4:5; 8:28-39; 1 Peter 1:3-5).

9. The Church

We believe that the church is the body of Christ and can be viewed as the family of God; that the emphasis of the New Testament is on God’s working His purpose through Bible believing local churches which assemble together for the purpose of worshipping God, equipping the saints, evangelizing the unsaved, and practicing the two ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper.  There are two officers recognized in the New Testament church which are pastors or elders, and deacons (Ephesians 1:16-23; 2:19-22; 3:15; 4:11-16; Matthew 28:18-20; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34; 14:23-25).

10. The Second Coming

We believe in the pretribulational, premillennial return of Christ; that this coming will be personal; that after the rapture or translation of the saints there will be a seven year period of tribulation which will culminate in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ to set up His kingdom on earth which will last 1,000 years with Christ ruling from the literal city of Jerusalem; that the kingdom will then be given up to the Father and continue into the eternal state with a new heavens and a new earth (John 14:2, 3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 5:1-9; Daniel 9:24-27; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3; 2 Peter 3:1-13; Revelation 19:1-20:15).

11.  The Christian Life and Revival

We believe that the Christian should walk by faith in obedience to the Lord and His Word; that this life is an abundant life that is superior to anything this world has to offer; that God has provided for the believer all the necessary weapons to be victorious over the world, the flesh, and the devil, including the believer’s position in Christ, the indwelling Holy Spirit, and the Word of God; that this life should be one of separation from every evil way and doctrine and toward God and His holy principles;  that we should live in a state of perpetual revival where repentance from sin, answered prayer, fellowship with the Lord, and dedication to His will should be a way of life (1 Peter 4:4; Galatians 2:20; 2 Corinthians 5:7; 1 Peter 1:13-16; John 10:10; Romans 12:1-2).

12. Focus of Ministry

We believe that the focus of the ministry should be three-fold:  evangelism, revival, and apologetics.  In evangelism we preach the gospel; in revival we promote God’s way with the believer and the church; in apologetics we declare the truths of scripture to edify the saints and protect the church from error.
We believe that the ministry should identify with all genuine believers who seek the Lord and His truth.  The ministry should not identify with liberalism, modernism, or false teachers (Ephesians 5:11; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; 1 John 2:15-17; Jude 3; Psalm 85:6; 138:7; Isaiah 57:15; Habakkuk 3:2; Hosea 10:12; 14:7; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Psalm 119:63).


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