Statement of Faith
We believe in the One God who is eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all things (Genesis1:1; Mark 12:29; Matthew 3: 16, 17). He has spoken to us in the Bible. We receive the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments as our final authority, the only infallible rule of faith and practice, accepting it as the Word of God (2 Timothy 1:13; 2 Peter 1:20, 21).
According to Genesis 1 and 2, God created man and woman (Genesis1: 26, 27 and 2: 21-24) and established the covenant of marriage (Genesis 2: 21-25). We believe that biblical marriage is between one man and one woman as biologically designed by God at their birth (Ephesians 5:31, 32). Anything other than the biblical account of marriage this is sinful and therefore not ordained by God. Head to Heart Restoration Ministry will offer counseling to same-sex couples, however, the individual counselor and the ministry will adhere to the biblical view of marriage. Head to Heart Restoration Ministry counselors will not perform same-sex weddings.
Our sinful rebellion against God had separated us from Him (Romans 3:10), so God became a man in order to restore us to intimate friendship with Him through the Person of Jesus Christ. He entered the world as a baby, conceived by a virgin, fully man yet, fully God. (Luke 1:30, 31) He lived a sinless life then offered Himself on the cross, dying as our substitute so that through the sacrifice of His blood, we might be set free from the just penalty of our sin and made right with God and experience a new spiritual birth (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 1: 7, 8, 2:8, 9). After His death He was buried, and on the third day rose again (Luke 24: 4-6; Mark 16:5, 6; Matthew 28:5, 6) and ascended to heaven where He is seated at the right hand of God the Father (Mark 16:19), interceding for us. (Isaiah 9:6; John 1: 1, 14, 20:28; Philippians 2: 5, 6; I Timothy 2:5, 3:16) Through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross, he made the way for us to receive healing for our mind, body, and emotions. (Matthew 9: 6, 7, 10:1; Luke 9:1, 2) Although we may not always see or experience healing, we continue to pray in faith, believing that it is God’s desire for his children to be whole (Matthew 8: 7, 8, 13).
We believe that God poured out the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost in power giving birth to His new community, the Church (Acts 2: 42), baptizing believers into the Body of Christ and releasing the gifts of the Spirit to them (Acts 2:1, 2; 2:38). In the Person of the Holy Spirit, Christ lives within His people, reproducing His holy character within us, empowering us to be His witnesses to the world (Luke 24: 45-49; Mark 16: 15-18), and equipping us with spiritual gifts to do the works of the Kingdom of God (I Corinthians 12:4-11). We believe that Christ will literally and bodily return to earth to claim His Bride (Matthew 24:30-31), the one, true and universal church, and take her to Heaven to live and reign with Him throughout eternity (Matthew 25:31-46).
We believe that we must respond to this great love that God has lavished on mankind by turning away from our sins, placing our faith fully in Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38). By submitting to His authority in our lives we allow Him to change us more and more into the image of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17; Acts 3:19; I John 1:9). We experience a profound inner transformation called new birth, and we receive the gift of eternal life (John 3:16; John 3:3-7). Those who refuse this great love are in danger of eternal judgment in a literal hell (Romans 6:23).