The following is an expression of the doctrinal convictions of the founders, Board of Directors, and staff of Forget-Me-Not Ministries:
We believe the Bible, comprised of the 66 books of the Old and New Testament, is the fully inspired, completely inerrant Word of God, revealing the being, nature and character of God, the nature of God’s creation, and God’s will for mankind. The Bible is our supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks.
We believe that the universe, in total, is the visible creation of God and reveals God’s existence, power, glory and wisdom. As such, all creation exists and is ruled under His sovereign authority.
We believe there is one infinitely perfect, eternal and personal God, existing eternally and simultaneously as three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. All three persons of the Godhead share equally and completely one divine nature. They are, therefore, the same God, co-equal in power, nature and glory.
We believe that Jesus Christ is God, who became man through the miraculous conception of the Holy Spirit and virgin birth. He is both true God and true man. Before coming to earth as man, He shared eternal pre-existence with the Godhead. During His life and ministry on earth He led a sinless life, He voluntarily gave His life by death on the cross in order to redeem man through His shed blood, His body was gloriously resurrected from the dead, He ascended into Heaven and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father where He is High Priest and Advocate. He will return in glory to resurrect and judge all mankind.
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third divine person of the Godhead, co-equal with the Father and the Son. The work of His ministry is to convict and draw sinners to Christ, impart new life to them, continually indwelling them from the moment of salvation and sealing them until the day of redemption. His presence and power guide the believer in godly living and imparts gifts for spiritual service, as they are appropriated in the believer’s life by faith.
We believe that God created man in His image and likeness, having rational, moral, relational, and spiritual capacities and possessing inherent dignity and moral worth. Adam and Eve (the first human beings), in exercising free will, rebelled against God, thereby exchanging their divine nature for a sinful nature, the result being separation from God. Because of original sin, no man is without corruption and is incapable of pleasing or commending himself to God. Every man is in need of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ.
We believe that Jesus Christ rose bodily from the dead, conquering sin, death, and all the powers of Satan. The resurrection is God’s historical affirmation and vindication of Jesus Christ’s unique identity, His mission and message. Historical evidence of the resurrection is manifest in Christ’s empty tomb, His many resurrection appearances, and in the emergence of the Christian Church.
We believe in God’s sovereign plan of salvation for reconciling man to Himself and His purposes for man. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, born of a virgin, attested by miracles and by a sinless life, to bear the full penalty of humanity’s sin. Jesus Christ suffered and died in the place of sinners, thus satisfying the Father’s judgment against sin and affecting reconciliation between God and man. Redemption is solely the work of God’s grace, received exclusively through faith in Jesus Christ, and never by the works, goodness or religious ceremony of man, in whole or in part.
We believe that the Church is the spiritual body of Jesus Christ, its Founder, Head and Shepherd, and that it encompasses all true believers, living and dead. The function of the Church is to carry out the Lord’s express will through the power of the Holy Spirit. One of the central purposes of the Church is to preach the Gospel (in word and deed), the good news that humankind can find salvation from sin through faith in Jesus Christ.
All who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ for salvation belong to the Church and are, thus, the people of God. This community of believers is made up of people who are neither perfect nor sinless, but by grace their lives are being transformed as they submit more and more to the Holy Spirit’s control, being transformed and conformed to the likeness of Christ.
The Great Commission
We believe that Christ has commissioned his people, the Church, to go into all the world to disciple, to baptize, and to teach all peoples to experience life according to the precepts and promises of His Word. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, each individual member of the Body is fully and effectively equipped for service to fulfill the Great Commission.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is returning to this earth, personally, bodily and visibly, to establish His glorious reign in a Kingdom that will never end. As sovereign Lord, He will resurrect and judge all humanity—they who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.