What We Believe We are a Community who firmly believes in Gods word
What We Believe
The core of all Christian beliefs should always be that Jesus Christ is the undeniable Savior who redeemed the world from sin and death. It is this Truth which unites the Body of Christ to overcome darkness and be the light to this world.
When considering a church, it is very important to not only examine their beliefs, but also your own. The bible clearly tells us to “study to show thyself approved” (2 Tim 2:15). Here at Sound of Heaven, we encourage everyone to understand why they believe what they believe. Do not take another man’s word for it, but be like the Berean’s (Acts 17:11) and look to God’s Word as the ultimate authority.
Here is what we believe at Sound of Heaven:
There is One God Who is Omnipotent (all powerful), Omniscient (all knowing), and Omnipresent (in all places) represented through God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Jesus came to earth as God in the flesh to fulfill the promise of redemption that was prophesied since the fall of man. He walked this earth and lived a sinless life. Jesus taught, cast out demons, healed the sick, and paid the ultimate sacrifice for our sins by accepting death on the cross. In fulfillment of the Scriptures, He rose three days later and destroyed the power of sin and death. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life by which ALL men and women can now have a relationship with God, without partiality. Because He has taken His rightful place at the Right Hand of God, all things are possible. There are no covenants with God outside of the belief in Jesus Christ.
Salvation (Being saved, Born Again)
Salvation is a free gift given by God. It cannot be earned. To accept this gift, all we have to do is put our faith in God by admitting that we have sinned and believing that Christ died for us and that He rose from the dead. When we do this, we become a new creation and can have a personal, intimate relationship with God. Jesus said that unless someone is born again, they cannot see the Kingdom of God. (John 3:3) If you have any questions as to whether you are saved, contact us. We would love to talk with you personally.
Baptism by Water
Water baptism is a ceremonial, symbolic expression of the dying to one’s old self, being cleansed, and reemerging as a new person. It is a way for us to identify with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. While it does not have any bearing on salvation, we encourage all believers to be baptized. God loves the outward expression of our inward christian beliefs. Sound of Heaven holds water baptism services several times a year. If you wish to be baptized by water, let us know!
Baptism of the Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts
The baptism of the Holy Spirit is made available to all who have accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior. It is the work whereby God unites the believer with Christ and with other believers through the same Spirit. At Sound of Heaven we teach, encourage, and impart that, through God’s Spirit, the impossible is possible. (1 Cor 12:13) It is our belief that the spiritual gifts that were revealed through the earthly ministry of Jesus and the works of the early church are alive and relevant today. This includes wisdom, faith, miracles, healing, prophecy, discerning spirits, speaking in tongues, and interpretation of tongues.
Restoration of the Apostolic 5 Fold Ministry
We believe in the restoration of the 5 fold ministry. This was the governmental structure of the early Acts church that changed the world. Apostolic ministry is a pioneering ministry and focuses on utilizing Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Shepherds (Pastors), and Teachers to raise up leaders with the goal of expanding and impacting cities for the Kingdom of God.
The gift of prophesy is a conduit which God has used, as exhibited through both Old and New Testament, to speak to His people. Individuals that He chose to speak through could hear His voice and communicate His message to the people. We believe that in the New Covenant the prophetic is still a key component to modern ministry. Today, the believer can still hear the voice of God and use the gift of prophesy to encourage, exhort, edify, and activate the Word and will of God.
The End Times
At Sound of Heaven, we believe that the end times were a reference to the end of the first Jewish age. It was the transition from the Old Hebraic Covenant, which was based on law and limited to a specific group of people, to a New Covenant through Christ. In this New Covenant, a deeper more intimate relationship is available to ALL people. We are living in the fullness of that covenant today which is why if you are simply willing to believe, nothing is impossible for you.
Hebrews 2:14 makes it very clearly that the devil has been rendered powerless by Christ’s defeat of sin and death. We do not believe that he has any authority in this world today.
Deliverance is available to all of God’s children. Many of our life struggles have physical implications, but they are generally symptoms of needing some help spiritually. There is nothing more powerful than the Spirit of God. At Sound of Heaven, we believe that deliverance is something that we all go through to be set free of struggles in our life. It is an amazing gift that further proves God’s love for us and His commitment to His promise that there is freedom in Jesus Christ. If you are struggling in any area, we would love to stand strong with you in seeking victory.
Our Christian beliefs and doctrine shape the way we view the world and how we approach the calling on our lives. As long as we keep Jesus Christ at the center of our Christian beliefs, we can make a great impact for the Kingdom of God.
To gain a deeper understanding of the christian beliefs at Sound of Heaven, please feel free to reach out to us anytime.