The Upper Room Fellowship

Statement of Faith

1. We believe the Bible is Holy, and only the Bible, is 100% the Word of God and true 100% of the time.

2 Timothy 3:16:17; 2 Peter 1:20-21 Heb. 1:1-3; John 10:35; Matt. 5:19, 19:17;
John 2:3-4

We believe the Bible is God-inspired, and is the authoritative rule for our life and practice as a Born Again Spirit –Filled Christians. We believe the Scriptures can be fulfilled and must not be broken to be able to access all the benefits the Lord does not want us to forget Psalm 103:2-3 . We believe that the Old Testament is to help instruct us in righteousness  and was also a type and shadow of the new and better covenant that we now possess. That the New Testament is the perfect expression of God’s will and Character as expressed through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ of Nazareth. That the Epistles are the expression of what Christ has done for us and desires to do through us.  (2 Tim. 3:16-17; Heb. 1:1-3; John 10:35; Matt. 5:19, 19:17; 1 John 2:3-4 )

We base our foundational understanding on the translation from the most reliable Hebrew Masoretic Text and The Greek Majority Text. As translated into English into the Authorized King James Version.

2. We believe in the eternal Godhead as revealed in the Hebrew Masoretic Text and the Greek Majority Text, otherwise known as the Old Testament and New Testament.

Deuteronomy 6:4; Genesis 1:26; Isaiah 48:16; Matthew 28:19; I Corinthians 10:1-11

We believe God is Triune: Therefore Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are equally Divine and therefore equally deity.(John 5:7-8; Matt. 1:20-25; 2 Corinthians 13:14) 

3. We believe that all the purposes of God are now a finished work through Jesus Christ by faith, by whom He created all things, by whom He saved and restored all things, and whom He has made the head of all things, forever. Amen.

Isaiah 48; John 1:1-36; Colossians 1:12-29; Hebrews 1

We believe man was created in the image of God and that his purpose was to have dominion over all the works God created for us here on planet earth. (Gen. 1:26)

4. We believe that Jesus Christ of Nazareth: Is the Living Word of God, He is God the Word, He came in the flesh, as the only begotten Son of God the Father. He was conceived by God through the Holy Ghost in the womb of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus Christ of Nazareth-Messiah Yeshua lived a sinless life as a human being. That He was anointed by God with the Holy Ghost to destroy the works of the devil.
That He showed us the ministry of a believer/priest to preach the good news, call for men everywhere to repent and turn to God, that we the priesthood of believers are to heal the sick and do cures in His all powerful and holy name, and cast out devils.That Jesus Christ of Nazareth died for our sins and the sins of all who believe on His name.
He Is the sacrificial Lamb and by His shed blood we have remission of sins.That because of this the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth has Reconciled us to God by faith and indwells us by the Holy Spirit.
That Jesus Christ of Nazareth lay in the grave 3 days and 3 nights and on the third day God raised Him from the dead, He then walked on this earth for 40 days and was seen by up to 500 people at one time. Jesus Christ of Nazareth then ascended up into heaven and sat down on the right hand of God.
Jesus Christ of Nazareth Is coming again, first in the “First Resurrection” and then 7 years later in the “Day of the Lord.” He comes with all the saints to defeat the anti-Christ and set up His millennial reign as the Messiah.

Zechariah 14:1-5

We believe that all Spirit Beings were created by God. When Lucifer was cast down to earth he took one third of the angels with him and his name changed to Satan or “accuser”.

We believe that there is a literal Devil (Satan) who operates in the earth and that he is the adversary of God and man and that the fallen spirit beings, known as demons, answer to Satan and his earthly kingdom. (1 Peter 5:8; Matt. 8:16; Mark 16:17; Heb. 1:7, 13-14)

5. We believe that as the fullness of the Godhead rested bodily on Jesus Christ of Nazareth as a work of the Holy Spirit, this fullness of the Godhead should rest on the body of Christ in the earth today, the people who are the Church, the present day saints. 1st Corinthians 12

Fall of Man

We believe that by voluntary disobedience man fell from perfection.  (Romans 5:12)   We believe in the doctrines of Christ found in Hebrews 6:1-2:

a. Repentance from dead works

b. Faith towards God

c. Doctrine of Baptisms

d. Laying on of hands

e. Resurrection of the dead

f. Eternal judgment

7. We believe in the sacraments of the Church as revealed in the Scriptures:

a. The Lord’s Supper (Communion)

b. Water Baptism

c. Foot washing as Jesus Christ of Nazareth illustrated servitude.

8. We believe in the Great Commission — a world vision.

9. We believe that the body of Christ, the Church, is:

a. The salt of the earth

b. The light of the world

c. Showing the love of God by the love we have one for another

d. Called to be a gift and servants unto the fast of service

10. We believe that healing and miracles are part of the Atonement and are valid for today; Jesus Christ the same, yesterday, today and forever.

Hebrew 13:8 Psalm 103:3; I Thessalonians 5:23; III John 2; I Corinthians 12

Grace & Repentance From Dead Works

We believe that the grace which came by Jesus Christ of Nazareth is extended to all to the end that they might believe in Him.  We believe His mercy grace and love is both the opportunity and the ability given to men to repent and turn to Christ for the remission of sin. We believe the first steps of salvation include repentance from dead works which is forsaking any works of the flesh or man’s attempts to earn salvation from God.  (John 1:16, 17; Rom. 11:6; Heb. 6:1; 9:14) 

Sin

We believe that whatsoever is not of faith is sin and that our sin has been forgiven and not imputed unto us.  We believe that if we sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, which will cleanse us of all unrighteousness. (Rom. 4:8; 6:14; 14:23; 1 John 1:9-2:1)

Salvation

We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, signing the pardon for all who believe in Him, and that we have no righteousness and must come to God pleading the righteousness of Christ as our only justification. (John 3:16; Rom. 5:8; Eph. 2:8)Sanctification

We believe that Jesus Christ of Nazareth is our sanctification and we are therefore sanctified upon our receiving Him, and that we grow in grace as we grow in Christ therefore ever growing in holiness of life.  (1 Co. 1:30; 1 Thess. 4:3; 2 Thess. 2:13; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Peter 3:18)

Holy Spirit Empowerment

We believe that the Holy Spirit empowers believers to live a life pleasing unto God, to do the works of Christ, and to meet the needs of all humanity.  (John 14:12; 16:7-16; Acts 1:8)Healing In Atonement

We believe Divine Healing is the power of God to heal the sick (in mind or body), that healing for every person was included in Jesus Christ of Nazareth atoning sacrifice, and that it is God’s will for every Christian to minister healing to anyone at any time.  (Psalm 103:2; Isaiah 53:4; Matt. 8:16-17; 1 Peter 2:24; John 14:12) The Church – Which is His Body

We believe the church (on earth) is comprised of all in whom the Spirit of Christ dwells, and that the church is the body of Christ upon the earth and is to grow up into Him in all things. That we should be of one accord and there be no schism  in the body (Rom.8:9; Eph. 1:23; 4:12-16) Acts 1:14 1  Corinthains 12:25      

The Ministry

We believe that God has designated and instituted duly called and equipped persons to function as the overseers of the Body of Christ(the church) upon the earth, and that these persons are charged with the equipping and edification of the saints until such time as the church has grown up into the image of Christ. (Eph. 4:11-15; Acts 20:28; 1 Peter 5:1-3) The Judgment

We believe that the judgment of God has been passed unto Jesus. That God is not judging anyone yet at this time as we are in a dispensation of time called the Age of Mercy. However there is A day of Judgment coming when we shall give an account of ourselves and for every work done in the flesh. John 5:22; 12:47-48; Acts 17:30-31; 1 CO. 6:2) Faith Towards God

The word says that God is the author of faith. He calls things that are not into being and created the world in this way. We believe that we are to have faith toward God based upon the promises of God and that the fulfillment of those promises are based upon God’s own faithfulness. We believe that we are to have faith in God and not in our own works. Our faith is that God has and will keep His Word. (Mark 11:22-23; Heb. 6:1; 11:11; 2 Tim. 2:13) The Kingdom of God.

We believe the Kingdom of God is what Jesus Christ of Nazareth preached and demonstrated when he took authority over the works of Satan and set the people free from the power of sin. We are to continue His ministry in the same manner and with the same results. We also believe that we are to advance the Kingdom of God upon the earth until such time as  Jesus Christ of Nazareth shall entreat us to enter into the joy of our Lord. (Mark 1:15; Luke 4:43; Luke 9:60-10:11; Acts 8:12; 19:8; 20:25; 1 Co. 4:20; 2 Thess. 1:5; Matt. 25:19-23) Christian Mission

We believe that the Christian Mission is to: Love God in every thought, every word, and every deed & to love your neighbour as yourself, that you must also love yourself, which is practiced by doing unto them as you would have done unto you. Your love for God and man will be demonstrated by going and helping in reproducing disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, both domestically and in foreign lands by every Biblical method. (Matt. 7:11-29; Matt. 28:18-20)