LifeSprings USA

what we believe


There is one true God, the Creator and Ruler of the universe who has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent "I AM," the Creator of heaven and earth, and the Redeemer of human beings. He has further revealed Himself in three separate, unique and distinct persons with their own personality; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (the Trinity). They are co-equal with no point of origin and have always existed together as infinite love that defies any human description, understanding, or comprehension. Because they are love, they trust one another without any hesitation and will do whatever the other asks. They desire to find those who will love and trust them as they love and trust each other (Gen. 1:1,26,27; 3:22; Deut. 6:4; Isa. 43:10,11; Psalm 90:2; Matt. 28:19; 1 Pet 1:2;  2 Cor. 13:14; 1 Jn. 4:16, 5:7).


God, the Father, is an infinite personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. He is eternally co-equal with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of human beings, hears, and answers prayer, and saves from death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ (John 16:23-27; Gal. 4:4-6).


Jesus Christ is Eternal God, the Son, who willingly chose to humble Himself by becoming 100% human through His virgin birth without ceasing to be 100% God. He is eternally co-equal with the Father and is not His offspring. By living a sinless human life He offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a Cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death and ascended to Heaven's glory. He will return again to earth to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords (Isa. 9:6; Matt. 1:22,23, 28:1-66; Lk. 1:28-35, 24:39; Jn. 1:15,14:10-30, 20:26-28; Acts 1:9-11; Rom. 1:3,4; 1 Cor. 15:1-4; 2 Cor. 5:21; Heb. 1:3,4;14-15, 6-8; Col. 1:20-22; Phil. 2:5-11; 1 Tim. 6:14,15; Titus 2:13; 1 Pet. 2:21-23; 1 Jn. 5:20).


The Holy Spirit is eternally co-equal with the Father and the Son, as God. He is not the "ghost," "effluence,""apparition," or "spirit" of God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He lives and dwells in every Christian, baptizes, imparts gifts as needed, and seals all Believers from the moment of salvation. He endows them with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Believer seeks to live daily under His control (Jn. 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 2:12, 3:16; 2 Cor. 3:17; Eph. 1:13, 5:1; Gal. 5:25),

Human Beings were originally created good and upright in the spiritual image of God to be like Him in character. They are the supreme object of God's creation. Although people have a tremendous potential for good, they are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. Humanity, by voluntary transgression, fell and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. Their only hope of rescue is through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. God's purpose concerning all people is to seek and to save those who are lost, to be worshiped by them, and to build a body of Believers in the image of Jesus Christ (Gen. 1:26-31; Ps. 8:36; Isa. 53: 6a, 59:1,2; Rom. 3:23, 5:9, 12-19; 1 Pet. 1:18,19; Rev. 1:5).


Salvation is a gift from God and is received through faith alone in Jesus Christ. Human Beings can never make up for their sin by self-improvement or good works. Through repentance of sin, people can be reconciled to God by trusting in Jesus Christ as His offer of forgiveness and be saved from sin's penalty. Being justified by God's grace through faith, any person can become an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life. Eternal life begins the moment a person receives Jesus Christ into their heart by faith. Those who have so trusted in Christ are indwelt by the Holy Spirit and are enabled to live a godly life through submission to Him. The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Holy Spirit. The outward evidence of salvation is a life of righteousness and true holiness (Jn. 14:6; Rom. 6:23, 8:16, 10:9,10; Eph. 2:8,9; Titus 2:11-14, 3:5; Gal. 3:26,5:24; Ac. 20:21).


Human Beings were created to exist forever. There will be a final judgment in which those who have rejected the free gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ will exist eternally separated from God. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. Those who accept the free gift of eternal life are in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven (Matt. 1:8, 2.44,46; Jn. 2:25, 3:16, 5:11-13; Rom. 6:23; Rev. 20:15).


There will be a final judgment for the unbeliever who has rejected Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. They will appear before God and be sentenced to everlasting punishment in the Lake of Fire (Jn. 3:36; 1 Th. 1-9,10; Rev. 20:11-15, 21-8).


The Bible (both the Old and New Testament) is God's word to mankind. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance and verbal inspiration of the Holy Spirit. It is the infallible and supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and the authoritative rule of faith and conduct. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error  (Ps. 119:105,160, 12:6; 2 Tim. 1:13, 3:15-17; 2 Pet. 1:20,21; 1 Th. 2-13).


The Church is the Bride and universal Body of Christ. All Believers are saints, united to Christ Jesus as their head, and are united to one another in His love (Gk: agape) which is greater than any difference they possess and without which they have no right to claim themselves Christians (Jn. 3:29; Rom.1:7,7:24; 1 Cor.12:12,27; Eph.1:18,4:12; Rev.18:23,19:7,21:2,22:17).


Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil and of dedication to God. The Bible teaches that Christians are to live a life of holiness without which no man shall see the Lord. By the power of God the Christian is able to obey the command, "Be ye holy, for I am holy". Sanctification is realized in the Believer by recognizing their identification with Christ in His death and Resurrection; by faith trusting daily upon the fact of that union; and by offering one's life continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit (2 Chr. 30:12; Rom. 6 & 8, 12:1,2; 1 Th. 5:22,23; Heb. 12;14, 13:12; 1 Pet. 1:15,16; Phil. 2:13).


Because Jesus is the giver of all gifts and is the same yesterday, today, and forever, we believe that the Supernatural Gifts of the Holy Spirit are for the Church today and are available to every Believer. The purpose of the gifts are for the glory of God the benefit of all people, and the edification of the Church (1 Cor. 12:1-31; Eph. 4-11; Rom. 12-6-8).


Living in Divine Health is possible and healing for sickness and disease is available to all Believers who actively trust in Jesus Christ (Ex. 15:26; Isa. 53:4-6; Ps. 103.-2-3; Matt. 8:16-17; 1 Pet. 2,24; James 5:14-16).


All who repent and trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior should be baptized in water by immersion. Baptism does not bring about salvation. Rather, it is declaring to the world that they have died with Christ and have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Matt. 28:19).


The Lord's Supper, known as Holy Communion, is a symbol, a memorial of the suffering and death of Christ, and is to be shared by all Believers in contemplative reverence with a repentant and forgiving heart until He returns. It consists of two elements; bread, and the fruit of the vine (1 Cor. 11:23-34).