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DOCTRINAL STATEMENT OF CORPORATION:

Though the Elisha's Home and Ministries, Ministry of Helps, Inc. will cooperate with Christians of many
denominations, the organization's doctrinal position is one of historic evangelism.  We believe:

1.  The Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.  (II Tim. 3:15; II Pet. 1:19-21)

2.  There is one God, eternally existent in three persons; Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. (I Cor. 8:6; Matt.
19-20)

3.   The Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ; in His virgin birth; in His sinless life; in His miracles; in His vicarious
and atoning death through His shed blood; in His bodily resurrection; in His ascension to the right hand of the
Father.  (Matt. 3:17; I Pet. 1:19; 2:22; Matt. 1:18-23; John 2:9; 4:46; 5:5; I Pet. 2:21-25; Matt. 28:1-6)

4.  In the personal and imminent return of Christ.  (John 14:1-3; Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:14-18)

5.  That for the salvation of the lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.  
(John 14:26; 15:26-27)

6.  In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
(John 14:26; 15:26-27; Titus 2:11-14)

7.  In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and
they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.  (Matt. 25:31-32; II Cor. 5:19; John 5:29)

8.  In the Spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.  (Rom. 12:5; I Cor. 10:17)

Church Doctrine and Discipline


Elisha's Home, Ministry of Helps, assembles in the name of our Lord Jesus.  He is with this body of believers in
spirit.  The power of our Lord Jesus is present with us.

A minister's love for his people demands sternness as well as affection.  There comes a time when patience
runs its course, and when , for the good of the church, offenders should no longer be spared.  A holy
righteousness, not indulgence, is required.

Paul's spirit of dedicated love for those he attempted to help is an example for all pastors, teachers and
missionaries. It reveals a committed love like that of a father for his children. It is a love ready to be spent to
the utmost for the sake of the other, a love that does not think of itself but shows genuine concern for those
under his care. Paul seeks nothing in return but the response of their hearts turned toward Christ.  Every
faithful minister of the gospel should have this type of love.

In God's eyes people ultimately are divided into two categories: those who are in Christ and those who are not.  
Therefore, believers must not be in voluntary partnership or in intimate association with unbelievers, for
such relationships can corrupt their relationship with Christ. This includes partnership in business, secret
orders, dating, marriage and close friendships. A Christian's association with unbelievers should be only such
as is necessary for social or economic existence, or to show unbelievers the way of salvation.

Paul presents a strong argument that a born-again believer, as the temple of God and the Holy Spirit, cannot

be indwelt by a demon. Idols both in the Old Testament and New Testament represented demons. Therefore,
the worst form of desecration in the Old Testament was to erect idols in God's own temple. Likewise, we must
never desecrate our bodies as the Spirit's dwelling place by allowing demons access.

Although an evil spirit cannot live alongside the Holy Spirit within the true believer, there may be
circumstances in which an evil spirit lives in an individual who is actively in the process of conversion, but
has not yet been fully regenerated by the Spirit. Conversion may at times require the driving out of demons
f
rom a person who sincerely desires to follow Christ, yet is undergoing problems with certain sins. Until the
demonic power or stronghold is broken, that person cannot experience a full salvation and so become "the
temple of the living God."

Paul makes it unmistakable clear that one cannot claim God's gracious promises listed in 2 Corinthians 6:16-18
without a life of separation and holiness. This explains why some have lost their Christian joy, divine
protection, answer to prayers and the sense of God's fatherly presence. To compromise with the world is to
lose God's presence and promise.

Believers must make a clean break with every form of ungodly compromise and continually resist the

sinful desires of the body. We must put to death our sinful deeds, hate them more and more, and run away
from them.

Paul expresses what should be the normal reaction of a Spirit-filled church to the immorality found among its
professing members. Those who embrace the Biblical view of God's holiness and His revulsion to sin will be
moved to sorrow and regret. They will remove wickedness from among them.

The Holy Spirit commands the church to remove the un
-repentive immoral person from its fellowship and
return him or her to Satan's domain.  This will expose him or her to the destructive influences of evil and the
demonic.

This discipline has two purposes:

1.  The offender, by experiencing problems and physical suffering, may repent and ultimately be saved.

2.  The church needs to remove the old yeast, sinful influences, so that God's people may become a new bread
of sincerity and truth.


This action must be taken by the church if she seeks the salvation of one that has forsaken the Christian life
and returned to the world. Church discipline serves to bring the individual back to repentance, true faith and
salvation in Christ.

The Christian life is a battle that lasts until death. It is directed against such enemies as Satan, the flesh, the
world, and death. Believers are called upon to be well armed, watchful, and always exercising faith.  Final
victory is ours, and along with it are eternal rewards.

Scripture References :
1.  John 14;23; 1 Corinthians 6:19; Deuteronomy 32:17; 1 Corinthians 10:20-21; 2 Kings 21:7, 11-14; Luke 10:19;
2 timothy 2:25-26; 1 John 4:4; 5:18.
2.  John 15:11; John 17:12, 14-15; John 15:7,16; John 14:21,23;Romans 8:12-13; Galatians 5:16.
3. Isaiah 6.
4. Luke 15:11-24.
5. Job 2:6-7; 1 Corinthians 5:5; Revelations 2:22.
6.  2 Corinthians 2:11; Ephesians 6:11,12; Romans 7:23; Galatians 5:17; 1 Peter 2:11; John 16:33; 1 John 5:4,5; 1
Corinthians 15:26; Hebrews 2:14,15; Ephesians 6:14-18; 1 Peter 5:8; 1 Timothy 1;18,19; Romans 16:20; 2
Timothy 4:8; Revelations 2:17; 3:5; 21:7.