Our Beliefs

Army Rising believes:

There is One Living and True God in three persons of one substance, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory. Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10, 11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22; John 14:16; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6

God’s Kingdom is everlasting and He created all things very good. From His throne, through His Son, His eternal Word, God created, upholds, and governs all that exists: the heavenly places, the angelic hosts, the universe, the earth, every living thing, and mankind. Psalm 145:13; Colossians 1:17; Luke 2:13

That God did not abandon His rule over the earth which He continues to uphold by His providence. In order to bring redemption, God established covenants which revealed His grace to sinful people. God is the Eternal King. He is an infinite, unchangeable Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, goodness, justice, power, and love. Deuteronomy 31:6; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Timothy 1:17

The Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God revealing the love of God to the world. 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; John 3:16

We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, as fully God and fully man in one person. Jesus was anointed as God’s Messiah and empowered by the Holy Spirit, inaugurating God’s Kingdom reign on earth, overpowering the reign of Satan by resisting temptation. John 1:1, 14; 20:28-29; Philippians 2:6-11; Isaiah 9:6; Colossians 2:9, through the course of:

• His virgin birth, – Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:34-35; Isaiah 7:14
• His sinless life, – 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:15; 7:26-27; 1 John 3:5; 1 Peter 2:22
• His miracles, – Matthew 4:23; Luke 6:17-19; John 3:2
• His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, – Colossians 1:14, 20; Romans 5:8-9; Ephesians 1:7
• His bodily resurrection, – 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Luke 24:4-7; 36-48; Revelation 1:17-18
• His ascension to the right hand of the Father, – Acts 2:33, 5:30-31; 1 Peter 3:22
• and; His personal return in power and glory. – Acts 1:11; Philippians 2:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 4:13-18; John 14:1-3

All men/women are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. Furthermore we believe that God will reward the righteous with eternal life in heaven, and that He will banish the unrighteous to everlasting punishment in hell. Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7

The Holy Spirit brings the permanent indwelling presence of God to us for spiritual worship, personal sanctification, building up the Church, gifting us for ministry, and driving back the kingdom of Satan by proclaiming the word of Jesus through evangelism and obeying the commands of Jesus. John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10

In obedience and following the commandments of Jesus by: preaching the good news of salvation in the ministry of evangelism; healing the sick; casting out demons; and raising the dead. Also, discipleship, i.e. helping followers of Christ grow up into maturity in Christ, is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15

That we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism. Matthew 9:35-38, 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15

In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all biblical gifts of the Spirit, including the Five-Fold ministry of the Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers. Ephesians 4. We practice the laying on of hands for the empowering of the Spirit, for:
• healing,
• impartations of gifts of the Holy Spirit,
• and for recognition and empowering His disciples.
We also recognize that God empowers people through individual or corporate prayer, and waiting upon Him or being still, where there is no laying on of hands but through God’s sovereignty. We value both of these ways of receiving impartations and empowering experiences from God.

God created mankind in His image, male and female, for relationship with Himself and to govern the earth. God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9

In the return of Jesus Christ, to consummate His Kingdom, in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
John 5:28-29; Mark 14:62; 2 Thessalonians 1:2-10; Revelation 1:5-7; 20:4-5; 11-12

The spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church, His bride. 1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23