What We Believe at Oasis International
About Oasis International
Bible: We believe the Bible is God’s inspired and inerrant written word. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Romans 16:25-26)
God: We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Mk 12:29; John 1:1-4; Mt. 28:19-20)
Salvation: We are saved by grace (which is undeserved and unearned) through faith in Jesus Christ, His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or human efforts. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22)
Baptism/Infilling of the Holy Spirit: Beginning at Pentecost, this baptism (or infilling) is the promise of the Father, given by Jesus after His ascension, to empower the Church to supernaturally share the good news of the gospel throughout the world. (Acts 1:8; 8:15-16; 19:2; Mk.16:20)
Christ’s Return: We believe that Jesus Christ will personally return in power and glory to establish His kingdom. (Revelation 1:7; Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8)
This is by no means a complete list of all that we believe. It is simply the nuts and bolts, if you will.
The Bible is full of powerful truths for us to not only understand with our minds, but mostly experience with our hearts. We love to study scripture, but we also believe that mere knowledge of God and the Bible is not enough. Satan himself knows scripture better than most Christians. God, along with His words to us in the Bible, must be EXPERIENCED. Our hearts can take us places in God that our minds cannot. We must truly know our God in order to accurately represent Him to the world. (Daniel 11:32)
We want to experience His love and be forever changed (Ephe. 3:18), do the greater works (John 14:12), and restore people back to the Father (2 Cor. 5:20).
…Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. -Matthew 6:10