OFFICIAL EVANGELICAL CHURCH IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
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FREEDOM HOUSE CHURCH MANCHESTER
SUMMARY OF OUR CHURCH'S VISION
We are a multicultural evangelical church located in central Manchester UK with an incredible place of worship, Our pastor has been officially recognised by UK authorities since January 29, 2020. We believe that one of the things that proves that a person is truly called by God is to have a clear vision of what God has called them to do or what they must accomplish during their mission on earth.
At Freedom House Church we preach the word of God through the Holy Bible and confess that Jesus Christ died on the cross to save us Our vision is based on the manuscript that Jesus Christ mentioned in Luke 4: 18-19 :
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he anointed me to bring the good news to the poor, he sent me to proclaim the freedom of the prisoners and the restoration of sight to the blind, to free the oppressed ( 19) proclaims the year of the Lord's grace "
There are 6 key elements taken from this scripture that are the basis of all the messages we preach in our ministry and in our church, including our conferences and annual events that we organise among these 6 key elements, there are:
Repentance, deliverance, restoration, healing, miracles, and church revival, these 6 key elements are the foundation of our church and ministry, and we approach every service and every conference or event with these goals in our mind.
STATEMENT OF BELIEF
THE DOCTRINE OF THE FREEDOM HOUSE CHURCH SUMMARIES AS FOLLOWS:
The Freedom House Church is based in Manchester (UK) and preaches JESUS-CHRIST through the Holy Bible and recognises that Jesus-Christ is the Lord, Messiah and Saviour of mankind and also the only Shepherd of the 'Church.
Our faith in Freedom House Church remains based on the Bible and Jesus Christ, the son of God. We condemn any theology that tends to ruin the true faith based on Jesus Christ and the word of God. We also denounce all extravagance and extremism in any form and proclaim the Gospel with simplicity and power. (Galatians 2: 6), (Ephesians 3:10) and (Acts 4:12)
Freedom House Church accepts the complete bible and believes that
The bible is the inspired word of God and remains the supreme and infallible guide for Christians.
(2 Timothy 3: 15-16; 2 Peter 1:21)
We believe that the Holy Spirit inspired men, but we understand that they all used their language and expressions to transcribe the Bible. However, as God had inspired them, there is no error in the Bible.
We further recognise that the Holy Bible is sufficient for the Christian faith.
GOD (THE TRINITY):
In Freedom House Church, we believe that there is only one God, who exists eternally, and he lives in three equal people: the Father; the son (Jesus); and the Holy Spirit (the Trinity). The Father has sent the word (John 16:28, John 1:14). The Son is the word that became flesh (a man) and existed before the beginning of time (John 1: 1, John 1:18, John 1:14). The Holy Spirit is "the agent" doing the work of the Father and the Son (Genesis 1: 2, John 15:26) (Deuteronomy 6: 4, (Matthew 28:19)
With regard to creation, we believe that men, including the world, were not created by accident or speculation, but that God is the creator of the universe, of heaven and of man.
We also recognise that immeasurable power, infinite wisdom, and inexhaustible goodness belong to God. The Creator, who keeps everything visible and invisible. (Colossians 1:16), (Nehemiah 9: 6), (Genesis 1: 1)
MEN AND GOD:
In Freedom House Church, we believe that God created men and created them in his own image
(Gen. 1: 26). When Adam, through the influence of the devil, disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden, this disobedience made Adam and all his posterity accursed (Genesis 3). Therefore, through this story, we understand that sin leads us to separate from God.
Jesus came to free us from sin and reconnected us with God by faith. (John 10:10, Colossians 1: 21-23) Moreover, we believe that Jesus destroyed the influence of the devil on man and annulled all curses on man (1 John 3: 8). He accomplished this mission when he died on the cross.
Man has disobeyed God, but thanks to his infinite compassion, God has already provided a way to save men and has restored the relationship with him.
Freedom House Church accepts and preaches that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. We believe that God sent Jesus Christ to save the world.
We teach that God the Son became flesh. (John 1: 14), born in Bethlehem in a virgin and we consider that Jesus was both man and God. He lived a life without sin. He suffered, was crucified, died for the sins of men, was buried and rose from the dead on the third day. Later, Jesus ascended into heaven and sat at the right hand of God the Father. (Colossians 3: 1, Hebrews 8: 1, 10:12, 12: 2)
Freedom House Church understands in Jesus Christ ,We have eternal life. (John 17: 3)
We also believe in the repentance of sin. (Genesis 3: 17-21, Romans 5: 12-21)
We know from the blood of Jesus that we receive the redemption of sin. (John 3: 16-17, Romans 10: 8-15, 1 Corinthians 15: 3-4, Titus 2: 11, 3: 5-7) We understand that the blood of Jesus is the blood of a perpetual chord; to an alliance that remains valid today. (Hebrews 13:20)
At Freedom House Church, we also teach people that Jesus Christ is the way, the life and the truth. His reign is an eternal reign. (John 14: 6)
God gives eternal life to whoever places his faith in Jesus Christ.
That we called a gift of grace; we can not do anything to deserve it. (Ephesians 2: 8)
HEALING AND MIRACLE:
We have faith that Jesus paid the price for our healing when He suffered and died on the cross
(Isaiah 53: 5).
We believe that we can be healed by prayer by laying hands on the sick, we pray with faith and they will be healed in the name of Jesus Christ (Mark 16: 15-20, James 5: 14-15, 1 Peter 2:24). ). ). Matthew 8:17).
We also believe that Jesus Christ is resurrected and alive and has all the power to perform miracles and heal again today. (Matthew 28:18, Mark 16:18)
Divine healing is the deliverance of sickness and even demonic possession. This deliverance was acquired by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. (Isaiah 53: 4-5, Matthew 8: 16-17, James 5:14).
However, at Freedom Church House, we believe even more in the power of prayer and the word of God to free men from all captivity and demon imprisonment.
THE BAPTISM OF WATER:
Being immersed in the water is a public way to celebrate the spiritual transformation that occurred when you were born again. It is a symbol of being dead and buried, then of coming out of the grave, John 3: 3-21; Acts 8: 27-39.
The baptism of water does not save you; it is a celebration of our faith in Jesus Christ and a demonstration to all that you are saved by the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, at Freedom House Church, we can only offer water baptism to those who understand salvation and believe that Jesus is the Lord and Savior of their lives. (Matthew 28:19, Mark 16, Acts 8: 36-39, 10: 17-48)
BAPTISM OF CHILD WHAT IS IT:
Children 12 years and older who have decided to follow Jesus can be baptised if the child understands the meaning of baptism.
It's about taking your head and body out of the water. It's about showing people or your friends that you now believe in Jesus.
It is a decision that the child must make himself.
It's about showing out what's going on in your heart because of your faith in Jesus.
It's a symbol of washing your old life and starting a new life with Jesus. (Romans 6: 1-4, Colossians 2:12, 1 Corinthians 10: 1-2 and 2 Corinthians 5:17)
DEDICATION OF BABY WHAT IS THAT?
In the Freedom House Church. We do not baptise babies because they are too small to understand what baptism is. However, we can dedicate them to God.
The dedication of baby is to engage and train the child under the direction of the Lord Jesus within the local church community.We like to help parents make sure that their child becomes all that God has asked them to become.
At Freedom House Church We believe that the dedication of babies is a wonderful moment during which a parent makes a public declaration of faith to bring up her child under God's authority with wisdom and grace. (Psalm 127: 3-5), (Matthew 19:14)
Communion, also called "The Lord's Supper," enables believers to remember and honor the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We know that before his crucifixion, Jesus took the bread, blessed it, then broke it and shared it with his disciples. He said that food represents his body, broken for us. Then he took wine (which represents the blood he shed for our sins) and shared it with his disciples. Jesus told us to eat bread and drink wine to remember him (Luke 22: 14-20).
The Bible goes on to tell us that we must take communion with care. We should first examine our hearts and make sure that we do not use communion as a meal. We should commune in understanding that it is an act of commemoration and honouring Jesus until His return (1 Corinthians 11: 20-34).
THE BAPTISM OF HOLY SPIRT:
To be submerged in the Holy Spirit is a reward of Jesus Christ for all who are saved and prepared to receive it (Mark 1: 8, Luke 11:13, Acts 19: 1-6). This baptism sometimes appears at first as speaking in a spiritual language (also called "languages", Acts 2: 4).
When you receive this baptism, the Holy Spirit will become your help (John 14:26), (Acts 1: 8, Galatians 5: 22-23). (Acts 2: 4-8; 10: 44-46; 19: 6)
When the Holy Spirit comes to man, he convinces the man of sin and brings him back to God to be saved.
In Freedom House Church, we believe in the sanctification of life (heart, word, conduct), obedience to the divine commandment "Be holy." (1 Peter 1: 15-16, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, Hebrews 12:14)
THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH:
In Freedom House Church, we understand that the Church was born on the day of Pentecost, ten days after the ascension of Jesus. It is composed of Jews and Gentiles. We know that Jesus asked the Church to go out into the world to preach the gospel and teach it to the nations before the end of the world. (Matthew 28: 19-20), (Acts 1; 8)
THE RETURN OF JESUS-CHRIST:
At Freedom House Church, we believe in the return of Jesus. He will come back for his church. The angels said to the disciples, "Exactly as you have seen him go, and he will come again!" (Acts 1.11)
When he comes, "First of all, all dead Christians will be resurrected from their graves." Then, with all the Christians who are still alive or remaining on the earth, they will be caught in the clouds to meet the Lord Jesus in the air and stay with Him forever "(1 Thessalonians 4: 16-17)
We believe in the glory of the Church and the inheritance of the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 11: 23-25)
We believe that hell exists but that it is the eternal punishment for the devil, the demons and those people whose name is not recorded in the book of life. (Matthew 25:46, Revelation 20, 11-15, 21: 1-8)
We understand that at the beginning, God did not create hell for man, but for the devil and demons. However, some men can go to hell because they refuse to believe in Jesus.
THE SACRED CHARACTER OF MARRIAGE:
At Freedom House Church, we believe that marriage is a sacred agreement between a man and a woman.
We know that God conceived of marriage in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2: 20-25) and confirmed by Jesus Christ (Matthew 19: 3-6, Mark 10: 3-9).
This sacred alliance, instituted by God, explains why we celebrate weddings at Freedom House Church.
Reverend Nono Mbingu
THE FUNERAL SERVICE:
The funeral programs at Freedom House Church, usually run by the pastor, include a musician who directs the songs. Guests are expected to stand up and sit with the assembly, except that participation in prayers or songs is optional for them.
The funeral service usually takes place in a church but sometimes at the funeral home under the direction of a pastor.
At the end of the service, the bearers bring the coffin to the sepulcher for burial.During the funeral service, people had to wear black. However, white is more frequently used to symbolize our belief in the resurrection of the body of Christians.
When we prepare the funeral service at Freedom House Church, we give family members the right to make suggestions about the service, to choose hymns, or to determine the length of the memorial service. The short services can last about 60 minutes and the services extended about 90 minutes or more. During the ceremony, the minister of the church directs the funeral; Then the congregation will sing and pray. After that we will play music. Then the minister traditionally takes the opportunity to offer his condolences to the family members. Then the minister preaches a sermon. After the speech, the minister and the congregation will pray for the family member.
After the prayer, the funeral director or ministers can escort close family members to observe the body for several moments. Then the rest of the congregation will line up behind the family to pass the coffin and see the body. A welcome line is also created to allow visitors to offer their condolences to the family. During the funeral service, people are free to bring commemorative flowers and donations to financially support the family member. In addition, a large reception usually follows the funeral and friends and relatives are welcome.
Reverend Nono Mbingu