(Our Tenets of Faith)
Rodeo Ministries accepts the Scriptures as the revealed Will of God,
and adopts these statements of Fundamental Truths and Doctrine...
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as the revealed will of God and is our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine.
1 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Peter 1:23-24; 2 Peter 1:21; Hebrews 4:12
Our God is one, but manifested in three persons... the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. All are co-equal and co-eternal.
Matthew 28:19 John 1:1-3, 14; John 15:26; I John 5:7
MAN'S FALL AND REDEMPTION
Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam's transgression and fall, sin came into the world. Genesis 1:26-31; 3:1-7
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the works of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God.
1 John 3:8
Man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
Romans 3:10; 3:23; 5:12-21
Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the Law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God. Ephesians 2:8-10
SALVATION -- THE NEW BIRTH
The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced produces eternal life. John 3:3-5; 16-18; 1 John 5:12(a) On the cross Jesus Christ became sin and sickness providing both salvation and healing for all mankind. Psalms 103:3 This salvation comes by believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and confessing with your mouth, Jesus as Lord.
Romans 3:24, 10:8-10; Ephesians. 2:8
(b) The inward evidence, to the believer, is the direct witness of the Spirit. Romans 8:16 The outward evidence to all men is a life of true holiness and love. John 13:35; 1 John 3:23
(c) Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however our works are evidence of our faith and will determine our rewards in eternity. Romans 10:9-10, 14:10-12; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7; James 2:18
Baptism in water is by immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. Acts 8:36-39; 10:47-48
The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian's identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. The baptism in water is a declaration to the world that a believer has died with Christ and that they have been raised with Jesus to walk in newness of life. Matthew 28:19: Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:1
BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the New Birth. According to the command of Jesus Christ... all believers are entitled to, and should expect and earnestly seek, the Promise of the Father... the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 3:11; Luke 24:49; John 14:16,17; Acts 1:4-5, 2:38-39, 10:44-46, 11:14-16, 15:7-9, 19:2-6
Baptism in the Holy Ghost is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance. With this comes the manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and service; and the bestowal of spiritual gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry.
Acts 1:8, 2:4; 1Corinthians 12:1-31
Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the Church today.
Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:17; Mark 16:18; James 5:14
HEALING BELONGS TO YOU !
John 3:3,11; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10
2 Timothy 1:7; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3
Physical Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24 Financial Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:6-10; 3 John 2
The Church is the Body of Christ. The New Birth, by faith and obedience to Christ, places each believer in the Body of Christ. Each believer is an integral part.
Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; 1Corinthians 12:12-13
THE RETURN OF OUR LORD
Jesus the Messiah, the Christ, will return personally to gather all His saints to Heaven.
1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4
HELL AND ETERNAL RETRIBUTION
The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting the redemptive work of Jesus Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the Lake of Fire and therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the gospel or repenting.
Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 20:10-15; 21:8
MILLENNIAL REIGN OF JESUS
Following the Tribulation, the Lord Jesus Christ will return to earth as King of kings, and Lord of lords, and together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests, He shall reign one thousand years.
Romans 11:25,27; 2 Thessalonians 1:7; Revelation19:11-16; 20:1-7
After this, there will be a new Heaven and a new earth. Revelation 21