Doctrinal Statement

While we are a church without denominational affiliation, the spiritual covering and oversight for Christ Victory is provided by Worship Center Global Ministries in Lancaster, PA. We share with them the following statement of belief and core doctrine:

The Scriptures Inspired: The Bible is the inspired Word of God, revealing the will of God. It is the infallible rule of faith and practice for our journey through life.  2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12; Psalm 119:89; Matthew 5:18; Isaiah 40:8

The One True God: The One True God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent, self-revealing “I AM,” and has further revealed Himself in the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isaiah 40:10-31, 43:10; 1 Timothy 6:15-16; 1 John 5:7; Matthew 28:19

Man, His Fall, and Redemption: Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” Man, by voluntary transgressions, fell into sin, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  Genesis 1:26, 31; Psalm 8:4-8; Genesis 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21; 1 Corinthians 15:21-22; 2 Corinthians 5:17

The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ: We believe that Jesus, eternally with the Father, took upon Himself the form of man, being born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life and gave His life on the cross as the supreme sacrifice for our sins, purchasing our redemption with His blood. Being raised the third day from the dead, He ascended into heaven and is seated at God the Father’s right hand.  Matthew 3:17, 17:5; Luke 3:22; John 1:14, 18; John 3:16, 18; 1 John 4:9; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:33, 34; Matthew 1:18-25; Philippians 2:7-11

The Salvation of Man: Salvation is found only in Jesus Christ. Christ came to seek and to save the lost. It is in Him that we have redemption through His blood and the forgiveness of sins. While salvation was provided by the shed blood of Jesus Christ our Lord, it is our responsibility to receive this salvation of grace through faith, knowing that it is not of ourselves but is indeed a gift of God. The inward witness to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Holy Spirit to our spirit that we are the children of God. The outward witness is a life lived in obedience to the will of God in all holiness by the power of the indwelling Christ. John 3:16, 17; Hebrews 12:2; Acts 4:12; Luke 19:10; Ephesians 1:7; John 10:9; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 8:16

Baptism in Water: Believers are commanded to be baptized after they have repented of their sin and believed in the Lord Jesus Christ. In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. We believe immersion in water is the scriptural expression of baptism (the Greek word used for baptism = “to be made fully wet”).  Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:3-5; Colossians 2:12; Acts 8:36, 38; Acts 16:14, 15; Acts 10:47, 48

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit: This is the promise of the Father that all believers are entitled to and should expect to receive. This was the normal experience of all the early Christian churches. With it comes power for life and service, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and their uses in the work of the ministry. Speaking in tongues as a prayer language is available to all who are baptized in the Holy Spirit. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is distinct from and subsequent to the New Birth.  Acts 1:4-8; Luke 24:49; Acts 2:1-4; Acts 10:44-46; Acts 19:1-6; John 7:37-39; Joel 2:28-29; Mark 16:17; 1 Corinthians 12-14

Communion: Jesus Himself instituted this ordinance of communion, and we are to observe it until He comes again. The bread and the wine represent the broken body and shed blood of Jesus Christ and are a memorial of His suffering and death and a prophecy of His Second Coming. All believers are encouraged to participate with reverence and understanding.  Luke 22:19-20; Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 14:22-25; John 6:48-58; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

Sanctification: The Scriptures teach a life of holiness. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we are able to obey the Word of God and not be dominated by sin.  Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24; 1 John 2:6; Romans 8:3

Divine Healing: Sickness and death are the result of the curse that came upon the earth when man sinned in the Garden of Eden. Christ came to set us free from the law of sin and death and purchased our physical healing in the atonement. The words of Jesus before He ascended into heaven were, “They shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.” All believers have been given this privilege. Healing can also be received through faith in God’s Word, the gifts of the Spirit, and by anointing with oil.  Romans 5:12; Romans 8:2; Galatians 3:13; 1 Peter 2:24; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:15-20; James 5:14-15; Matthew 9:29

Tithing: We believe and teach the giving of ten percent of one’s income to be an integral part of the Christian’s walk with the Lord. Abraham paid tithe before the Law was given, and in the New Testament Christ affirmed the paying of tithes. God’s blessings of prosperity are promised to those who tithe. Tithing demonstrates God’s ownership in our lives.  Genesis 14:20; Genesis 28:22; Leviticus 27:30; 2 Chronicles 31:5; Malachi 3:8-10; Matthew 23:23; Luke 11:42; Hebrews 7:6-8

The Rapture of the Church: The resurrection of the dead in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain at Jesus Christ’s Second Coming is imminent, and is the blessed hope of the church. We are looking for the coming of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ when we will be changed and will be like Him.  1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; Titus 2:11-14; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; Hebrews 9:28; 2 Thessalonians 2:1; 1 John 3:2

Heaven and Hell: Heaven is a real place that God the Father has prepared for all those who follow after His Son, Jesus Christ. There will be a new heaven and a new earth where we will forever be with our Lord. The Devil and his angels, the Beast and the False Prophet, and whoever is not found written in the Book of Life, will be confined to everlasting punishment in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone. This is the second death.  Revelation 19:20; Mark 16:16; Revelation 20:10-15; John 14:2-3; Revelation 21:1-3; 1 Corinthians 2:9