Kind of Church is Maranatha?
a Christian Church - As a Christian Church, Maranatha stresses the
central importance of Jesus Christ and holds to the foundational
doctrines of historical Christianity, ("The Apostles Creed")
a Protestant Church - As a Protestant Church, Maranatha believes
that salvation is by grace through faith, that all believers are
priests before God and in the authority of the Holy Scripture.
an Evangelical Church - As an Evangelical Church, Maranatha
affirms the inerrancy of Scripture, the virgin birth, substituitonary atonement,
the physical resurrection of Jesus and the imminent return of Jesus
Christ to Earth.
a Pentecostal Church - As a Pentecostal Church, Maranatha believes
in personal piety, the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the operation of
Church is a loving community of Spirit-filled believers committed to five
- expressing our love to God.
- providing an atmosphere of love and acceptance to others.
- communicating Biblical truth with relevance.
- using our God-given talents and gifts in meaningful ministry.
- sharing our faith with the lost.
believe: · In the verbal inspiration of the Bible. · In one God
eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, the Son, and
Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy
Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried,
and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at
the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.
have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is
commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.
justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in
the blood of Jesus Christ.
sanctification through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word,
and by the Holy Spirit and in a lifestyle of personal holiness.
baptism with the Holy Spirit subsequent to a clean heart and the
operation and manifestation of the gifts of the Spirit.
healing is provided for all in the atonement. · In the Lord's Supper
(Communion) and water baptism by immersion, and that all who repent
should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of
the Holy Spirit.
premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the
righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air.
Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years. · In the bodily
resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment
for the wicked.