What We Believe
In letting you know who we are and what we believe, you should first know that we, at Mischa Safdie' Ministries are ordained and associated with the Indepenent Assembles of God International (IAOGI) as a true Full Gospel Ministry and therefore believe in the full and uncompromising Gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe that every true Christian church is called to fulfill "The Great Commission" and to preach the "message of the cross" with an understanding of the atonement and victory Jesus accomplished for us through the shedding of His blood and breaking of His body on the cross. We believe that the Bible is the infallible and inerrant Word of God. It is God's directives to the human race and particularly to His people today.
We emphasize salvation, atonement and santification through the cross of Jesus Christ. Apart from Him we can do nothing. We believe in the functioning 5-fold ministries referred to in Ephesians 4 of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. We believe that these ministries were originally given for the proper functioning of the New Testament church and that they continue to function in the church today. A full "Statement of Our Beliefs" is listed below and can also be found under the section of this site entitled "Statement of Beliefs". The information is as follows:
We believe… The Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God. (John 16:13; II Timothy 3:15-17; II Peter 1:21; I Thessalonians 2:13) That there is one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22; John 14:16) In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, (John 1:1, 14; 20:28-29; Philippians 2:6-11; Isaiah 9:6; Colossians 2:9) His virgin birth, (Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:34-35; Isaiah 7:14) His sinless life, (II Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:15; 7:26-27; I John 3:5; I Peter 2:22) His miracles, (Matthew 4:23; Luke 6:17-19; John 3:2) His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, (Colossians 1:14, 20; Romans 5:8-9; Ephesians 1:7) His bodily resurrection, (I Corinthians 15:3-4; Luke 24:4-7, 36-48; Revelation 1:17-18) His ascension to the right hand of the Father, (Acts 2:33; 5:30-31; I Peter 3:22) And In His personal return in power and glory. (Acts 1:11; Philippians 2:9-11; I Thessalonians 1:10; 4:13-18; John 14:1-3) That justification by faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful man. (Rom. 3:24-25; John 3:3-7; I John 5:11-13; Eph. 2:1-16; Rev. 5:9; Acts 4:12; I Cor. 6:11) The prime agency for the work of God’s Kingdom is the Christian local church functioning under the sovereignty of our Lord Jesus Christ. To the church have been entrusted the ordinances of Believer’s Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. (Acts 2:41-47; 16:4-5; Matthew 16:18; 28:18-20; Ephesians 1:22-23; I Cor. 12; 11:23-26) In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit which includes: His indwelling and empowering, by which the Christian is enabled to live a godly life; His supernatural gifting, infilling, and enabling of the Church for its work, life and worship. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit which is evidenced by speaking in Tongues. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 2:1-4; 10:44-46; I Cor. 12; 14)