What we believe at Grace Cathedral


We believe the Bible is the infallible Word of God, which was written by specially chosen men of God as they were inspired and moved upon by the Holy Ghost. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness (II Timothy 3:16). The Word is God speaking to humanity, and it contains all we need to know to live a life that will lead us to Heaven.


We believe that Jesus is the divine Son of God born of a virgin when she was overshadowed by the Holy Ghost as told in Luke 1:35. Jesus’ birth was the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies, and the Word of God tells us that He came to save people from their sins. Jesus died on the Cross and was resurrected so all who will accept Him can have their sins washed away and receive eternal life. 


We believe the Holy Spirit is the third person in the Trinity of the Godhead, along with God the Father and His Son, Jesus. The work of the Holy Spirit can be seen throughout both the Old and New Testaments. The Holy Spirit draws people to salvation; and once they receive salvation, Jesus said in John 14:16,17 that the Holy Spirit will be with them.


We believe God gave His Only Begotten Son to save humanity from sin. We believe in salvation for the soul through the divine, shed blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To be born again is to be made a new creature in Christ. Souls are cleansed by His divine blood, and it breaks the power of sin in human hearts. Through Christ, people are forgiven of all sin and reconciled to God. Salvation is having the very life of God replace the life that was lost in the fall of man.


We believe in good doctors, nurses, medicines and hospitals. We believe that God uses many methods to heal and that all healing comes from God. The Bible tells us, With his [Christ’s] stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5). We believe it is God’s will for people to be healed. Christ had a healing ministry, and He healed all manner of sickness and disease while He was here on Earth. Jesus said, believers shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover (Mark 16:18). That promise still holds true today. 


We believe the Holy Ghost baptism is a promise of the Father and a commandment of Jesus Christ. When you receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost, He is not just with you, He dwells within you. In Acts 1:4,5, Jesus instructed His disciples to receive the Holy Ghost. His baptism is a wonderful Bible promise as told in Acts 2:39. That promise was first experienced by the disciples in the Upper Room when they received the Holy Ghost with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, as described in Acts 2:4.


We believe God is a loving God, and He did not create man knowing he was going to sin. God did not plan on having to give His Son to die on Calvary to save man from sin. When Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, their sin separated the human race from God. No matter what God tried to do to help people down through the years, they could not stay out of sin; so God gave His Son, Jesus, to die on the Cross. He shed His divine blood on Calvary to free every person who will accept Him from all sin. When people are saved, the divine blood of Jesus also enables them to live free from all sin. For sin shall not have dominion over you (Romans 6:14).


We believe water baptism is a symbol of the burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We baptize by immersion because that is the way Jesus was baptized. Being immersed in water signifies being buried with Christ and then rising to walk with Him in newness of life. When a person is baptized, it symbolizes going down into death with Jesus. The person dies to the old self and is resurrected in the new self of salvation.


We believe in the Rapture, the second coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. On that day, Jesus will return and take His Bride home to be with Him in Heaven, as described in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. In Matthew 25:1-13, Jesus told the Parable of the Ten Virgins. The oil in the lamps of the five wise virgins represents the Holy Ghost. In that parable, Jesus let us know that all people will need to have the Holy Ghost baptism to meet Jesus in the air on Rapture day.


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