"God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all." - 1 Jn 1:5
Resilience Ministries holds to the classic, biblical, historical doctrine and beliefs of the Christian faith including the Apostle's Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Confessional Statement of the Gospel Coalition. The statements below use the word "we" to refer to Resilience Ministries, Lyndsey Jolley, and any representatives thereof.
We believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible, all-sufficient, and authoritative Word of God. We submit ourselves, our counsel, support, and all that we do to the authority of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments (2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 4:12).
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory. This triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all things (John 17:11; Rev. 1:8).
We believe man was created in the image of God, and it was very good (Genesis 1:31). We believe man chose to rebel and sin against God and was thus condemned to live in a fallen world infiltrated by sin and toil, ultimately ending in death and eternal separation from God in hell (Romans 3:23).
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory (Matthew 1:23, John 1:1-14, 1 Cor. 15:3-4).
We believe God sent His Son, Jesus, to redeem and save Man from sin, God’s wrath, the enemy, and the world through His sacrificial death and resurrection. By trusting in the death and resurrection of Christ for the forgiveness of sins, through grace, human beings receive forgiveness of sin, eternal salvation, and complete justification before God (John 3:16-17; Acts 2:38).
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer upon conversion and that He is our Helper, Teacher, and Guide (John 3:5, John 14:26). It is through the power of the Spirit that believers are sanctified unto Christlikeness (2 Thess. 2:13) and grow in the fruit of the Spirit, a lifestyle of repentance, and obedience (Gal. 5:22-23). We believe that God speaks to and teaches believers through His Spirit (Jn. 10:27, 1 Jn. 2:27, Is. 30:20-21) and His Word, and that the Spirit will never contradict the written Word of God (Gal.1:8-9). We believe that the gifts of the Spirit continue to be in operation today and that as believers we are to earnestly desire and practice these gifts according to biblical instructions (1 Cor. 14).
We believe that the Church is the community and family of God (Eph. 3:14-15), the corporate dwelling place of the Holy Spirit (Eph. 2:22), and the body of Christ on earth (Rom. 12:5). The church exists to reach those who are far from Christ and to disciple believers. And every single believer is called to be a disciple who makes disciples (Matthew 28:19-20, 1 Peter 2:9).
MARRIAGE, SEXUALITY, & GENDER
We believe scripture defines marriage as a God-ordained institution of a life-long vow between one man and one woman (e.g. Gen. 2:24; Mic. 2:14) and that sex is a gift created by God to be enjoyed within this bond (e.g. 1 Cor. 6:15-7:5; Rom. 1:26-27). While scripture permits divorce in rare cases (e.g. Mt. 5:31-32, 19:3-9; 1 Cor. 7:15), we will first encourage reconciliation by exhorting couples to rely upon God's ability and readiness to bring joy, forgiveness, and transformation within their marriage (e.g. Mt. 19:3-9; 1 Cor. 7:10-16). We fully support the high priority of physical safety in situations of abuse or violence. Finally, we believe that one's gender is determined by God at birth based upon physical, biological makeup and is designed to remain unchanged and honored throughout life (Gen. 5:2).
RETURN & CONSUMMATION
We believe that one day Christ will return to the earth (Matthew 16:27) to bring a new heaven and a new earth where there is no more tears, sorrow, or pain (Rev. 21:4). We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation and hell and they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and the new heaven and the new earth.
Anxiety and Fear
Lack of Purpose
Feelings of Guilt
Lack of Direction
Stress & Pace of Life
Grief & Loss