THE MISSION OF EVANELIA TAHITI
Evanelia Tahiti is organized to assist the people of French Polynesia in the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through education.
Every level and type of education may be in view, from the kitchen table or Sunday school class to the highest levels of university training.
Through education we will be a vessel of God’s blessing for this tiny, geographically large nation.
EVANELIA TAHITI STATEMENT OF FAITH
Evanelia Tahiti Statement of Faith
WE BELIEVE that the Scriptures, both Old and New Testament, are the inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of humankind, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:15–17; 2 Peter 1:21; Hebrews 4:12; Psalm 19:7–8; Matthew 5:17–18)
WE BELIEVE that there is one living and true God, the Creator and Sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three Persons … the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Genesis 1:26; 3:22; Jeremiah 10:10; Psalm 33:6–9; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Timothy 1:17)
WE BELIEVE in God the Father, infinite, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of humanity; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (John 3:16; 4:14; 1 John 4:8; Jeremiah 32:17–19; Romans 5:8; 11:33-36)
WE BELIEVE in God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, fully God and fully man, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary; that He lived a sinless life and died on the cross, His shed blood as the only acceptable sacrifice for our sins; that He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of God He now sits as our High Priest and Advocate; and that His literal and personal return to earth is imminent, first to gather His church to heaven, then to establish His kingdom on earth. (John 1:1–3; 20:28–29; Hebrews 1:1-3; 1 Timothy 3:16; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 1:18-23; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 2:9-10, 17; 4:14-16; 10:10-12; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 1:8; 5:8-14)
WE BELIEVE in God the Holy Spirit, sent from the Father and the Son, whose ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ; to convict humanity of their sin; to effect spiritual rebirth at the initial moment of belief in Christ; and to indwell, sanctify, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service. (John 14:16–17, 26; 16:7–15; 1 Corinthians 2:9–16; 3:16; Acts 1:8)
WE BELIEVE that humanity was created in the image of God but fell into sin, and we are now all sinners by nature and choice, under condemnation, separated from God and spiritually dead. (Genesis 1:26–27; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; 5:12, 18-19; John 3:17–18)
WE BELIEVE that salvation is a free gift from God; that a sinner is saved by grace through faith alone, wholly apart from any human merit; that all who believe in Jesus Christ, His atoning work on the cross and His resurrection will be saved. (Acts 4:12; John 1:12; Romans 1:16; 3:21–26; 6:23; 10:9–10; Ephesians 2:8–9; Titus 3:5–7; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
WE BELIEVE in the bodily resurrection of the dead, of the believer to a glorified, eternal life in heaven with the Lord and of the unbeliever to judgment and eternal punishment. (Acts 24:14–15; 1 Corinthians 15:20–22; 51–58; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18; Hebrews 9:27; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Matthew 25:31–46; Revelation 20:10–22:7)
WE BELIEVE in the one true Church consisting of born-again believers regardless of creed, race, gender, social class or nationality who have been regenerated by their faith in Christ and united together in the body of Christ of which He is the head; who assemble together in local fellowships for worship and edification and whose primary mission is to reach out to the lost with the gospel of Jesus Christ; and to make disciples, teaching them everything He commanded. (Hebrews 10:24–25; Romans 12:4–10; Ephesians 1:22–23; Matthew 28:19–20)
WE BELIEVE that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances for believers, commanded by the Lord Jesus Christ, and are intended to be observed by the Church during this present age. (Matthew 26:26–28; 28:19–20; 1 Corinthians 11:23–26)