Kind At Heart Ministries believes the following, based on God’s Word, the Bible.
- The Bible is the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
The sixty-six books that were compiled into the Holy Bible are God’s unmistakable Word to us, having been recognized by church fathers as being authored by God, as He spoke through human writers. These Holy Scriptures, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, are the infallible revelation of His will, and the trustworthy record of God’s acts in history. This is the supreme and final authority for our beliefs.
(Mt. 5:18; Jn.10:35, 17:17; 2 Tim. 3:16–17; 2 Pet. 1:20–21; Psalm 119:105; Proverbs 3:5-6; Isaiah 8:20; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; Hebrews 4:12)
- There is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
God is immortal, all-powerful, all-knowing, above all, and ever present. He is infinite and beyond human comprehension, yet known through His self-revelation. He is forever worthy of worship, adoration and service by all of creation. This one true God exists eternally, and expresses Himself in the form of three persons—the Heavenly Father, His Son (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit. These three are equal in deity, power, and glory, since they are all expressions of one spiritual being. God not only created the world but also now upholds, sustains, governs, and providentially directs all that exists.
(Ps. 104:1–35, 139:1–24; Mt. 10:29–31, 28:19; Acts 17:24–28; 2 Cor. 13:14; Eph. 1:9–12, 4:4–6; Col. 1:16–17; Heb. 1:1–3; Rev. 1:4–6, 14:7; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 1 Timothy 1:17)
- Each person comes into this world as a sinner, and will face God’s judgment unless reconciled to Him.
Although Adam and Eve were created in the image of God (righteous and without sin), they became sinners through disobedience. As their descendants, we have inherited the nature to sin, and we have also acted sinfully ourselves. We are therefore justly condemned in the sight of God. We are unable to save ourselves from His judgment, or to contribute in any way to our acceptance with Him. So unless we depend on Someone else, we will be doomed to eternal separation from God. Jesus called this state “outer darkness, where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Scary. Don’t let that become your destiny.
(Gen. 1:1–3:22; Ps. 51:5; Isa. 53:5; Rom. 3:9–18, 5:12–21; Eph. 2:1–3; Matthew 8:12)
- Jesus Christ is God in the flesh.
Jesus Christ is God in bodily form—He is fully God and fully man. God did not want us to remain under His judgment, so He came after us, by becoming a human Himself, in order to do what no other human could do. He led a sinless life, and then took the sins of mankind on himself, dying the death which we deserved. Jesus then supernaturally returned to life in the flesh, and is now seated at the right hand of the Heavenly Father as our mediator and advocate. One day He will return to this earth in power and glory.
(Ps. 2:7–9, 22:27–28; Jn. 14:12, 17:20–26; Rom. 11:25–32; 1 Cor. 15:20–28, 50–58; Eph. 4:11–16; Phil. 3:20–21; 1 Thes. 4:13–5:11; 2 Thes. 1:3–12; Rev. 7:9–14)
- We cannot be reconciled to God through any personal effort–only through faith in what Jesus Christ did on our behalf.
For those of us who believe this message, God, the righteous Judge, considers that the penalty for our sin has been paid. Thus by faith we are reconciled to God, when we accept Christ’s death on the cross to count for us. At that point we receive eternal life from God—not on the basis of our efforts, or any good we may have done—but only by trusting in what Jesus Christ did on our behalf.
We believe that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. No ordinance, ritual, work or any other activity on the part of man is required or accepted in order to be saved. This saving grace of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, also sanctifies us by enabling us to do what is pleasing in God’s sight in order that we might be progressively conformed to the image of Christ.
(Jn. 1:12–13, 6:37–44, 10:25–30; Acts 16:30–31; Rom. 3:1–4:23, 8:1–17, 31–39, 10:8–10; Eph. 2:8–10; Phil. 2:12–13; Titus 3:3–7; 1 Jn. 1:7, 9)
- The Holy Spirit is active in the earth, reaching out to those who need Him, and empowering those who believe Him.
The Holy Spirit speaks the truth of the Father’s love and Christ’s substitution offer to each person, and awakens spiritual life in all who receive this message.
Led by the Holy Spirit we sense our need, acknowledge our sinfulness, repent of our transgressions, and exercise faith in Jesus as our Lord and Christ (that is, as our King and our Holy Substitute). This faith which truly receives the redemption God is offering comes through the divine power of God’s Word, and is the gift of God’s unmerited favor. Through Christ we are justified before god, adopted as God’s sons and daughters, and delivered from the domination of sin. Through the Holy Spirit we are “born again” and set apart for God. The Spirit renews our minds, writes God’s law of love in our hearts, and we are given the power to live a holy life. As we abide in Him (focused on His presence with us), we become partakers of the divine nature—we grow more and more like Him.
The Spirit remains forever within each believer, supernaturally motivating and equipping us for godly living and service. This gives evidence, here and now, that we can count on the future God has promised to us.
(Mt. 3:11; Jn. 1:12–13, 3:1–15; Acts 4:29–30; Rom. 8:9, 12:3–8; 1 Cor. 12:12–13; 2 Cor. 1:21–22; Gal. 3:1–5, 13-14; Eph. 1:13–14, 5:18, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Galatians 1:4; Galatians 4:4-7; Titus 3:3-7; John 16:8; 1 Peter 2:21-22; Romans 10:17; Luke 17:5; Mark 9:23-24; Ephesians 2:5-10; Romans 3:21-26; Colossians 1:13-14; Romans 8:1-4, 14-17; Galatians 3:26; John 3:3-8; 1 Peter 1:23; Romans 12:1-2; Hebrews 8:7-12; Ezekiel 36:25-27; 2 Peter 1:3-4; Romans 5:6-10)
- Those who receive God’s “good news” receive eternal life—and it begins immediately.
Those who believe God’s message (and receive it as their own gift from God) are immediately transferred from spiritual death into life. Everything is changed. Then when believers die, they pass immediately into the blessed presence of Christ, there to enjoy conscious fellowship with the Savior until the day of the resurrection and the glorious transformation of their bodies.
(Mt. 25:46; Lk. 16:19–31; Jn. 5:25–29; 1 Cor. 15:35–58; 2 Cor. 5:1–10; Phil. 1:19–26, 3:20–21; 2 Thes. 1:5–10; Rev. 20:11–15, 21:1–22:15)
- There is a spiritual union of all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Although there are many local church bodies with various minor beliefs, there is *one* universal Church, made up of all true believers, regardless of their individual denominations. This is the true Church of Jesus Christ—all those who have received Him as Savior and Lord, according to the scriptures. God is fulfilling His redemptive purposes in the earth through this universal body known as His church. Thus it is important for every Christian to be joined with, and actively involved in a local community of believers. And it is important for every local congregation (regardless of denomination) to cooperate with the church-at-large. Shouldn’t we all be joining forces here and now with those we’ll be spending eternity with (regardless of minor differences)?
(Mt. 16:17–19; Acts 2:17–18, 42; Eph. 3:14–21, 4:11–16; 1 Tim. 2:11–15; Heb. 10:23–25; 1 Pet. 2:4–5, 9–10)
- We have an enemy, Satan, but we have victory over him.
We believe that Satan, originally the great and good angel Lucifer, rebelled against God, taking a multitude of angels with him. He was cast out of God’s presence and is at work with the other fallen angels, which are his demonic hosts, to establish his counter-kingdom of darkness, evil, and unrest on earth. This devil is the embodiment of a spirit of rebellion, which he introduced into the earth when he led Adam and Eve into sin. Satan was judged and defeated at the cross of Christ and will be cast forever into the lake of fire which has been prepared for him and his angels.
(Isa. 14:10–17; Ezek. 28:11–19; Mt. 12:25–29, 25:41; Jn. 12:31, 16:11; Eph. 6:10–20; Col. 2:15; 2 Pet. 2:4; Jude 6; Rev. 12:7–9, 20:10)
- God has called the Church to spread His good news and to express His heart to all those in need.
We believe that God has called the Church to preach the gospel to all nations, to especially remember the poor, and to minister to the needy through sacrificial giving and practical service. This ministry is an expression of the heart of the Lord Jesus Christ and is an essential part of the kingdom of God.
(Isa. 58:6–12, 61:1; Mt. 5:1–7:28; 28:18–20; Lk. 4:18, 21:1–4; Gal. 2:10; 1 Tim. 6:8)