Healing Spirit, Soul & Body
Our purpose is to live out the gospel by helping others receive hope and freedom, light and liberty, healing and recovery for their spiritual, emotional and physical needs by following the call of Jesus Christ in Luke 4:18-19.
The Bible is our Authority
We value the Bible as inerrant, authoritative and relevant to our purpose and structure and all issues of life and practice.
Proclaiming the Gospel
We value the eternal destiny and sanctification of each person who enters MOJ by proclaiming the Gospel and making disciples.
Integration of Care…Ministering to Spirit, Soul & Body
We value the person as a three part being with the health of each part impacting the health of each of the other parts.
We value volunteers as a primary group who effect the ministry of MOJ and grow spiritually through their service at MOJ.
We value serving all people, regardless of their ability to pay, their ethnicity or their professed religion.
Work of the Local Church
We value the role of the local church in the sanctification of the believer and the salvation of the nations.
We value the connection of MOJ to Henderson Hills and seek to replicate such a connection as we assist others in establishing MOJ type clinics.
As a result of these commitments, we will staff, structure, teach, budget, calendar, minister, and build according to the guidance God has revealed in the Bible. This will bring glory to Him through our lives.
We believe the Bible has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. The following constitute our essential beliefs about God, salvation, eternity and other subjects:
1. About God—God is the Creator and Ruler of the Universe. He has always existed eternally in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
2. About Jesus Christ—Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:3, 4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13
3. About the Holy Spirit—The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift, or gifts, when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:1, 6; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18; Galatians 5:25
4. About the Bible—The Bible is God’s word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian belief and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.
2 Timothy 1:13, 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; Psalm 119:105, 160; 12:6; Proverb 30:5
5. About Human Beings—People are made in the Spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a, 59:1-2; Romans 3:23
6. About Salvation—Salvation is God’s free gift to us. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be born again from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Romans 5:1, 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26
7. About Eternal Security—Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure that salvation is for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.
John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5
8. About Eternity—People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is existing in Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is existing in Heaven.
John 2:25, 3:16, 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 1:8, 2:44, 46
9. About Spiritual Warfare—As believers, we recognize that we are in a war zone, not a playground. We have a real enemy—the Devil. When we become believers, our enemy does not cease his activity. Therefore, we recognize the armor of God as our protection from Satan and his demons. As believers, we have authority in Christ over all forces of evil.
Ephesians 6:10-18; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5; John 10:10; Luke 4:18-19, 9:1, 10:17-19
10. About the Church—The universal church is made up of all born again believers. The local church is comprised of born again believers who have joined together, as the Body of Christ, to serve God. The two ordinances of the church are believer’s baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper.
Acts 2:41-47; Luke 4:18-19; Romans 12:4-8; 1 Corinthians 12-14; 1 Peter 4:10-11; Ephesians 4:11-12; 1 Corinthians 11:23-24; Matthew 28:18-20