What We Believe
Cadence International’s MISSION STATEMENT
Sharing the gospel and our lives with the military community
STATEMENT OF DOCTRINE
We believe . . .
In the plenary, verbal inspiration of the whole Bible and that it is the supreme and final authority in faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16–17; 2 Peter 1:20–21)
In one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
That Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and that He is true God and true man. (Matthew 1:20–25; John 1:14; Romans 8:3)
That man was created in the image of God, that all men have sinned in the transgression of Adam and subsequently in their personal experience, that they are therefore totally depraved and “the wrath of God abideth on them,” and that the only way to escape eternal condemnation is through the one gracious provision of the love of God. (Genesis 1:25–27; Romans 3:22–26)
That salvation is the gift of God offered to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, that the Son of God gave “His life a ransom for many” and bore “our sins in His own body on the tree,” and that all who truly believe in Him are eternally saved on the ground of His shed blood. (Ephesians 2:8–9; 1 Peter 2:24; John 10:28–29)
In the personal bodily resurrection of our Lord and Savior, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present mediatorial High Priestly office there at the right hand of the Father. (Acts 1:9; Luke 24:6–7; Hebrews 9:24; 7:25)
In “that blessed hope,” the personal, bodily, imminent, and pre-millennial return of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Titus 2:13; Acts 1:9–11)
That all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again by the Holy Spirit and that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer to enlighten, enable, and guide him or her in life and service. (John 3:6–7; 1 Corinthians 2:12; John 14:16, 26; 16:24; Romans 8:14)
In the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting, conscious punishment of the lost. (Mark 9:43–48; Revelation 20:15; 22:3–5, 11)
We believe in doing something about it, that we should “walk worthy of the vocation” to which we have been called and that we have been entrusted with the responsibility and privilege of preaching the Gospel to the lost of this world. (Ephesians 4:1; Titus 2:11–14; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8)
We believe . . .
- That sacrificially serving the military community is a privilege.
- That people in the military community need to know Christ.
- In the power of incarnate ministry.
- That maturity is the fruit of engaging in a relationship with the Word of God, the Spirit of God, and the people of God.
- In equipping believers for Great Commission multiplication.
- In the responsible and strategic deployment of all God-given resources.
- In teamwork that maximizes ministry effectiveness.