Therefore thus says the Lord God, Behold, I am laying in Zion for a foundation a Stone, a tested Stone, a precious Cornerstone of sure foundation; he who believes (trusts in, relies on, and adheres to that Stone) will not be ashamed or give way or hasten away (in sudden panic). (Isaiah 28:16 amplified Bible)
Assured Foundation Ministries Church is a place where the uncompromised, anointed Word of God is taught and preached. Our Founders & Pastors, Lawrence Sr. & Rosie Jenkins, love God and the people of God. It is their God given desire that everyone have a strong word based foundation to build their lives and families upon. Through an intense study, preaching, and teaching of the pure Word of God, we will discover who God's Word says that we truly are and the gift that He has placed on the inside of every believer! By building our lives on a sure foundation, we will be able to stand in spite of the storms of life, the attacks of the enemy, and walk in Total Victory in every aspect of our lives. Equipped with the power of God, the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and the power in the Name and the Blood of Jesus, we will become everything that God planned for us to become before the foundation of the world. We bring Glory to God when we walk in the fullness of who we are in Christ. Jesus Christ is a sure foundation and our lives must be built totally on Him!
The Foundation of Our Faith
ASSURED FOUNDATION MINISTRIES CHURCH embraces the following statements concerning the truth. The Bible is our all-sufficient rule for faith and practice.
THE SCRIPTURES INSPIRED
The Holy Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments were written by holy men inspired by the Holy Spirit and are God’s revealed word to man. They are sufficient, infallible rule and guide to salvation and all Christian worship and service (II Peter 1:20-21; II Tim. 3:15-17; I Thess. 2:13). The Bible is the inspired Word of God, equally in all parts and in the whole is totally inerrant in the original manuscripts. It is the supreme revelation from God and of God, superior to conscience and reason.; and it is therefore our infallible rule in all manners. All the Scriptures center about the Lord Jesus Christ and hence that no portion is properly read nor understood until it leads to Him. (1 Pet. 1:23-25; Heb. 4:12).
THE ONE TRUE GOD
Scripture teaches that there is one and only one true and living God, who is self-existent, and the eternal “I AM,” the creator of heaven and earth and the redeemer of mankind. That He has chosen to reveal Himself as Father, Son, Holy Ghost, the same in essence, though distinct in personality (Deut. 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11; Matt. 28:18-19; Luke 3:22). These three are one God, having the same nature, attributes, and perfection and are worthy of the same homage and obedience. (Mark 12:29; John 1:14; Acts 5:3,4; II Cor.13:14; Rev. 1:4-6). The mode of His existence, however, is a subject far above the understanding of man. He is the fountain of all perfection and joy. He is glorified by the whole of creation and is worthy to be loved and served by all intelligence. He, therefore, is the only proper object of worship (Jeremiah 10:10; Ex. 3:14; Psalms. 90:2; Matt. 28: 19-20; Job 11:7; Psalms 19:1-2; 145: 10; 150:6; Exodus 34:14)
1. Of the World
God spoke into existence the world and all things that it contains, for His own pleasure, and the enjoyment of His creation (Rev. 4:11; I Tim. 6:17).
2. Of Man
Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let us make man in our image (exact duplication in kind) and after our likeness.” (Genesis 1:26) Man is a triune being consisting of spirit, soul (which is made of mind, will and emotions) and a body.
3. Primitive Man and His Fall
Mankind was created neither immortal nor mortal. In the original state (a perfect human body), mankind was created without a sin nature. The willful act of disobedience (high treason) to God caused the fall. By the disobedience act of one man, Adam, the nature of sin entered upon the whole creation. Before he committed sin, he had dominion over all the work of God's hands. Adam turned his legal dominion into the hands of God's enemy, the devil. Man's only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Gen. 1:26-31; Gen. 3:17; Ro. 5:12-21).
THE SALVATION OF MAN
Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God. Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life. Romans 10:9 & 10 states, "that if we confess with our mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in our heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." Ephesians 2:8 &9 states, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."(Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15; Eph. 2:8; Titus 2:11; 3:5-7; Romans 8:16; Eph. 4:24; Titus 2:12).
Conditions of Salvation
The Grace of God, which brings salvation, has appeared to all men, through the preaching of repentance toward God and through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; man is saved by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, and being justified by grace, has become heir of God according to the hope of eternal life (Titus 2:11; 3:5-7; Ro. 10:13-15; Luke 24:47; Eph. 2:8-9).
Evidences of Salvation
The inward evidence to the believer, of his salvation, is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of unconditional love, righteousness, and true holiness, demonstrated by the fruit of the spirit (John 13:35; Gal.5:22-23; Eph. 4:24; 1 Thess. 4:7, 2 Tim.1:9).
That Jesus Christ, the Son of God , was born miraculously of the Virgin Mary (Matt1:23; Luke 1:31, 35). He lived a sinless life (Heb. 7:26; I Peter 2:22). That He came into the world to save men from the guilt and condemnation of sin (John 3:16), offering His blood as an atonement (I Cor. 15:3; II Cor. 5:21) and making it available to all who exercise faith in Him. His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matt. 28:6; Luke 24:39; I Cor.15:4). His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9, 11;2:33; Phil. 2:9-11; Heb. 1-3). Also that His divinity is proved from His titles, His attributes, and His works (John 1:14; Luke 1:26-35; Acts 4:12; Acts 16:31). That He is presently seated at the right hand of God the Father, interceding for His redeemed. We also acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord over all things in Heaven, and in Earth, and under the Earth (John 1:12-14; I Tim 3:16; Acts 7:37-38; Phil. 2:9-10; Heb. 7:25).
THE HOLY SPIRIT
" I will pray the Father and He will give you another Comforter (John 14: 16, 17)." The Holy Spirit is our helper, comforter, and advocate. John 16: 7-15 states, " Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is expedient for you that I go away; for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you." Jesus said that He would send the Comforter. Jesus also states that the Comforter will teach us all things in John 14:26. The Holy Spirit is also the Spirit of truth. that is why Jesus said in John 16:13, "Howbeit when He comes, the Spirit of Truth, is come, He shall guide you into all the truth: for He shall not speak from Himself."
Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and a dedication unto God (Romans 12:1-2; I Thess. 5:23; Heb. 13:12). The Scriptures teach a life of “holiness without which no man shall see the Lord” (Heb. 12:14). By the power of the Holy Ghost we are able to obey the command: “Be ye Holy, for I am holy.” (I Peter 1:15-16). Sanctification is the will of God for all believers, and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to God’s Word (Heb. 12:14; 1 Pet. 1:15,16; 1 Thess. 5:23,24; 1 John 2:6). Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection and by faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit (Romans 6:1-11,13; 8:1-2, 13; Gal. 2:20; Phil. 12:12-13; I Peter15).
THE TOTAL PROSPERITY OF GOD
We believe that the Gospel of the kingdom is God’s absolute answer to man’s total need and total prosperity NOW:
1. Spiritually- John 3:3,11; II Cor. 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10
2. Mentally- II Tim. 1:7; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3
3. Physically- Isaiah 53:4-5; Matt. 8:17; I Peter 2:24
4. Financially-3John 2; Malachi3:10-11; Luke 6:38; II Cor. 9:6-10;Deut. 28:1-14)
5. Socially-Prov. 3:4; I Sam. 2:26; Romans 14:18; II Cor. 8:21
TITHES, OFFERINGS AND ALMS
Both the Old and New Testament Scriptures teach tithing as God’s financial plan for the support of His work. These are to be practiced continually by all believers and are outward expressions of the unity of the church, the Body of Christ, as it joins together in support of the work of the Lord (Malachi 3:8-10; I Cor. 16:2; Gen. 28:22; Matt. 23:23; Deut. 26; 14:28-29; 15:7-11; Numbers 18:8-11; Ezekiel 44; Prov. 14:21; 29:7; Luke 11:41; 12:33).