Hope Media Group
Statement of Faith
The following Hope Media Group Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of
our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inerrant Word of God that speaks with final authority
concerning love, truth, morality, and proper conduct, is the final source of all that we believe.
All board members, employees and volunteers collectively and individually agree they believe in
each of the following statements:
- God, who is Himself Truth and speaks truth only, has inspired His Holy Scripture.
Holy Scripture, being God's own word, is the infallible, divine authority in all matters upon which it
touches; it is to be believed, as God's' instruction, in all that it affirms; obeyed, as God's command,
in all that it requires; and embraced, as God's pledge, in all that it promises. We are persuaded that
to deny the authority, trustworthiness, and inerrancy of Scripture is to set aside the witness of
Jesus Christ and of the Holy Spirit.
- There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.
- People are created in the image and after the likeness of God, but, as a consequence of sin,
are separated from God. Because we have all sinned, we are all in need of salvation.
- The good news of the Gospel is that God sent His Son to become man and to die for our sins and
to be raised again that we might be redeemed. We believe in the deity and humanity of our Lord
Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitutionary
and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the
right hand of the Father, in His present rule as Head of the Church, and in His personal
return in power and glory.
- We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior. Such faith is essential for salvation.
- As a result of our redemption, we are called to pursue holiness, to live following the Holy
Spirit's guidance, and to grow in the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In doing so, we
are called to follow what Jesus identified as the two greatest commandments:
to love the Lord our God with all of our heart, soul, and mind and love our neighbor as ourselves.
Through the in dwelling of the Holy Spirit, we, as Christians, are empowered to live a godly life
which includes repentance of sin, as defined in the Bible and as historically interpreted, and not as
interpreted by contemporary culture.
- We recognize that we will nevertheless sin and that we all need to continue to grow and develop our
relationship with Christ. But because God loves us, has adopted us as His children, and Jesus acts
as our intercessor and advocate, God offers us forgiveness and continuing grace and mercy.
- Christians are called to love everyone. As a result, Christians should examine themselves first
in order to avoid hypercritically judging others by a standard to which they do not hold themselves.
Additionally, the Bible commands Christians to hold individuals who claim to be Christians to a
higher standard of obedience to God's Word than those who do not claim to be Christians.
- We believe that God has blessed people with the institution of marriage for His glory and to
reflect the union of Jesus and the church. God established marriage as a lifelong,
exclusive covenant relationship between a man and a woman as God biologically created them
male and female at birth. Therefore, all intimate sexual activity outside this biblically
defined marriage relationship is not in accordance with God's plan and therefore sin.
We believe that God created the human race male and female and that all conduct with the
intent to adopt a gender other than one's biological gender is not in accordance with God's plan
and therefore sin.
- God created us to live forever. Those who place their trust in Jesus Christ as Savior will
be raised to go to heaven. Those who do not will be eternally separated from Him. Believers
in our Lord Jesus Christ are united in the Holy Spirit.