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Grace Mountain Assembly

Articles of Faith

Article I

The Word of God

We believe the word, in the original tongues, to be the inerrant word of God for it came not by the will of man, but by the will of God.1 Much confusion exists in the church today as to which bible is the word of God. We acknowledge that there is no way for man to irrefutably prove one bible to be the word of God over another. For that matter, we recognize that there is no way for man to prove the Bible as opposed to the Koran, the Baghvad Gita or some other writing to be the word of God. Rather, it is God, by His undeniable power, who confirms His own word.2 We of the Fishermen Ministry believe that God has confirmed unto each of us individually that the 1611 Authorized King James Version of the Bible is the sole preserved word of God in the English language and we accept it alone as our standard for preaching, teaching and instruction in English.

Scripture References: 1Exodus 34:27-28, Jeremiah 1:4-10, Ezekiel 1-3, Galatians 1:6-12, Ephesians 3:1-7, II Peter 1:16-21 and Revelation 1:9-19. 2Exodus 4:1-9, Mark 16:20, John 10:22-38, John 14:10-12, Acts 8:5-13 and I Corinthians 2:1-5.

Article II

Interpretation of Scripture

We believe a fundamental rule of scriptural interpretation is that it is only by two (2) or more witnesses that anything can be established. Departure from this standard is what has caused many churches to err concerning the truth. In the natural, this spiritual principle is demonstrated by the fact that through any single point an infinite number of lines can be drawn, but only one straight line can be drawn through any two points.

Scripture References: Genesis 41:1-32, Deuteronomy 17:1-7, Deuteronomy 19:14-19, Matthew 18:15-16, Acts 15:1-29 and Acts 21:25, II Corinthians 13:1 and Galatians 1:8-9.

Article III

The Trinity

We believe in one God.1 This one God is Triune in nature, being the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. 2

Scripture References: 1Genesis 1:26, Deuteronomy 6:4 and Mark 12:29. 2Genesis 1:1-2, Matthew 28:19, John 1:1-5, John 14:1-31 and 1 John 5:7.

Article IV

God, the Father

We believe God, the Father to be the author and finisher of all divine thought.1 He is above all and the will to be, to do, and to complete proceeds forth from Him.2 He is the Father of His family, both in heaven and on earth.3

Scripture References: 1Matthew 26:36-46, John 12:49 and Ephesians 1:1-11. 2Mark 16:19, Acts 7:55-56, I Corinthians 8:6, Ephesians 4:6, I Timothy 2:5, Hebrews 13:20-21 and Revelation 4-5. 3I Chronicles 29:10, Isaiah 64:8, Matthew 6:9 and John 17:6-11.

Article V

God, the Son

We believe Jesus the Christ to be the only begotten son of God.1 He was and is the Word of God and was one with the Father from the beginning.2 Through Him were all things made that were made.3 He being one with the Father from the beginning became flesh through Mary the virgin.4 As man, He walked this earth without sin, perfect in all ways.5 During His life, He demonstrated the nature, divinity and love of the Father.6 Through His sinless life, His death on the cross, His burial and His resurrection He accomplished the redemption of all that will believe on His name.7 He is now seated at the right hand of the Father in Heaven until the time of His return.8

Scripture references: 1John 1:14, John 3:16, I John 4:9 and Hebrews 1:1-9. 2John 1:1-2, John 17:5 and Revelation 1:10-18. 3John 1:3, Colossians 1:12-17 and Hebrews 1:1-4. 4Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1:26-38 and I John 4:2-3. 5Hebrews 4:14-15, Hebrews 9:1-28 and I Peter 2:20-24. 6John 7:14-18, John 14:7-11 and John 17:4. 7Luke 2:25-30, John 1:29-36, John 3:16, Romans 3:19-26 and Colossians 1:12-23. 8Mark 16:19, Acts 7:55-56, Romans 8:34, Colossians 3:1, Hebrews 10:12, and I Peter 3:22.

Article VI

God, the Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit was and is one with God the Father and God the Son, from the beginning.1 It was through the power of the Holy Spirit that the old testament prophets spoke the word of God and revealed God’s power and might.2 God, by the Holy Spirit, did make the virgin Mary to conceive Jesus the Christ.3 Jesus, by the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit, taught the people the word of God and did the works of God.4 To believers, the Holy Spirit is the spirit of promise and the Comforter.5 The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to teach believers all things concerning Christ Jesus, to empower believers to do the works of God, and enable the believers to walk in fellowship with God.6

Scripture References: 1Genesis 1:1-2, I John 5:7 and Revelation 4:5. 2Genesis 41:15-40, I Kings 17:1-24, II Kings 4:1-7:20, II Chronicles 24:20, and II Peter 1:21. 3Matthew 1:18-25 and Luke 1:26-38. 4Isaiah 61-1-3, Matthew 12:22-28, Mark 1:9-13, Luke 4:1-21, John 3:34 and Hebrews 9:14. 5John 14:15-17, John 16:7-15 and Ephesians 1:13-14. 6Matthew 10:16-20, John 4:21-24, Acts 2:1-4, Acts 2:14-18, Acts 11:28, Romans 8:1-17, Romans 15:17-19, I Corinthians 2:1-5, I Corinthians 2:9-13, I Corinthians 12:7-11, Galatians 4:1-6, Galatians 5:13-25, Ephesians 2:1-22, Ephesians 3:1-7, Ephesians 4:1-7, and I Timothy 4:1-5.

Article VII

Original Sin

We believe man was originally made and created by God, without sin.1 That sin entered into the world when Adam ate, in disobedience to God, of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.2 That by Adam’s transgression, all men were made sinners and condemned to die.3

Scripture references: 1Genesis 1:26-28 and Genesis 2:25. 2Genesis 2:7-8 & 15-17 and Genesis 3:1-12 & 17-24. 3Romans 5:12-19, John 3:17-18 and Hebrews 9:27-28.

Article VIII


We believe that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God hath raised Him from the dead you shall be saved.1 Salvation is solely by faith in God alone and not of any works that the believer does lest the believer should boast.2 You can do nothing to receive salvation, except believe, and you can do nothing to forfeit your salvation, but to depart from the living God through unbelief.3

Scripture references: 1Matthew 10:32, Luke 12:8, John 3:16-18, Acts 16:31 and Romans 10:8-10. 2Ephesians 2:8-9 and Galatians 3:1-29. 3 Hebrews 3:5-4:11, Galatians 1:6-9 and Ezekiel 33:10-19.

Article IX


We believe that righteousness is not by the law, but rather is imputed unto the believer by faith alone.1 Believers must stand in the knowledge that it is by faith alone in God and His ability to accomplish His will in and through a believer that the believer is saved and able, by the grace of God, to perform God’s will.2 Walking by faith is not a license to sin, rather faith recognizes that it is God that justifies and that God can even use sin to serve His purpose in completing that perfect work He has begun in you.3

Scripture references: 1Genesis 15:1-6, Romans 4:3 and Galatians 3:6. 2Acts 15:1-29, Galatians 3:1-5, Galatians 4:21-5:6, Ephesians 2:8-9 and Hebrews 3:7-19. 3Romans 6:1-18, Romans 8:28, I Corinthians 1:17-31 and James 1:2-4.