STATEMENT OF CHRISTIAN INFORMATION MINISTRIES, INT.
CHRISTIAN INFORMATION MINISTRIES is a non-denominational, non-affiliated
service ministry. Since it is the goal of the ministry to serve
a broad spectrum of the Church of Jesus Christ, the following doctrinal
statement is limited to those cardinal doctrines which are considered
to be in the mainstream of orthodoxy since the early days of the
The Bible (the Old and New Testaments) is the inerrant, verbally
inspired Word of God and is the final authoritative guide to faith
and the abundant life. It is completely trustworthy in all areas
in which it speaks, whether in the areas of history, science, or
spiritual matters. II Tim. 3: 16,17; II Pet. 1:21; I Cor. 2: 13;
I Cor. 10:ll; John 10:35.
There is one true God, eternally existing in three persons--Father,
Son, and Holy Spirit--each of whom possesses equally all the attributes
of Deity and the characteristics of personality. The Triune God
is the source of all truth. Matt. 28:19; John 10:30; Acts 5:3,4;
II Cor. 13:14.
3. Jesus Christ, the Eternal Son, became incarnate through the virgin
birth, lived a sinless life, died on the cross as a substitute for
man’s sins, rose bodily from the grave, and ascended into
heaven where He now acts as Mediator and Advocate. Matt. 1:16,20,23;
Luke 1:34,35; Heb. 4:15; II Cor. 5:21; I Cor. 15; Acts 1:9-11; I
Pet. 2:5-9; I John 2: 1.
The Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity, convicts men of
sin, imparts spiritual life at the moment of salvation, and indwells
all believers. By His baptism He unites all to Christ in one body,
and when allowed to control the believer, the believer’s works
are acceptable to God and the believer is enabled to produce the
fruit of righteousness. John 16:8-l 1; Titus 3:5; I Cor. 6:19; Rom.
8:9b; I Cor. 12:13; Eph. 5:18; Gal. 5:22,23.
By a special act of creation, man was created in the image of God
with the ability to reason and communicate as a person. As a result
of a historic fall in the Garden of Eden, all men are born with
a sin nature, are spiritually dead and in need of salvation. Gen
1:26,27; 3; Eph 2:l; Rom 1:18; 3:20; 5:12; 7:21-25.
The salvation of man is wholly a work of God’s free grace,
and is not the result, in whole or in part, of human works, goodness,
or religious ceremony. God imputes His righteousness to those whom
He has chosen, those who repent and place their trust in Christ
alone for their salvation. Rom. 3:23-25; 5: 10; 6:23; 8:28-30; II
Cor. 5:21; Eph. 1:4; 2:8,9; Titus 3:5-7; Heb. 9:15.
The Church of Jesus Christ consists of regenerate believers irrespective
of their affiliation with Christian organizations. The role of the
Church today is to carry out the work of Christ on earth until His
literal, bodily return to earth to consummate His Kingdom. John
14:3; Acts 1:ll; I Cor. 12:12,13; Eph. 1:22,23.
The main responsibility of believers today is to be Christ’s
ambassadors on earth until He comes. That is, Christians are to
represent Christ’s viewpoint, i.e. the Christian Worldview.
We are to carry out the Cultural Mandate of Gen. 1:26-28, and the
Great Commission of Matthew 28: 18-20. See also Acts 1:8; II Cor.