Lord of all creation - I come to You now in the name of this Jesus I have heard about.  I was born into a sinful world and have lived in ignorance and rebellion to Your truth.  Jesus, I accept You as God manifested in the flesh, born as an offering for my sins.  Born to pay the price I am unable to pay - the price required for restored fellowship with my Creator.  Please forgive me and make me a vessel fit for Your use.  I release any bitterness or unforgiveness in my heart and ask You to deal with those situations.  I believe You were born of a virgin, died on the cross, rose from the dead on the third day, ascended into heaven and are now sitting at the right hand of the Father, making intercession for me.

You are now Lord of my life.

Confess Jesus before men and He will confess you before the Father.

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Paula (Alexander) Rayburn
Founder, President
Paula Rayburn Ministries

Statement of Faith

Monday, 19 September 2011 11:47
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We are, before all things, believers in Christ Jesus, and thankful for His redemption. Our faith is based upon what the Bible says. If we choose to believe some things and disregard others, how can our faith ever be secure? If we allow that one passage could be in error, could we ever be confident the rest was true. Our perfect God can use imperfect man to reveal His Word. Someone may have confusion in understanding a specific passage and its original intent, but the fault does not lie with the scripture, but with the interpretation.

We believe the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God. It is not merely words or instructions. It is a spiritual substance and a direct connection to the spirit realm of God. The spirit realm is the parent realm. Jesus said in John 6:63, "It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life."

This is where the Christian faith differs from religion. Jesus said in John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." He has paid the price for sin. He is the door of redemption. There is no other way. You can never be good enough or earn your way to heaven.

Now that we have explained the foundation we stand on, here are the principles we believe.

We believe the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God.

We believe that Jesus Christ was born, in the flesh, of the Virgin Mary.

We believe He is the Word of God manifested in this earth.

We believe He has existed eternally in the Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit - are three co-equal and one God. We believe He lived a sinless, perfect life.

We believe He willingly died on the cross as a sacrifice for sin (for me and all who would receive).

We believe He rose from the dead on the third day and ascended to the right hand of God.

We believe He is coming again and believers will be changed or resurrected to everlasting life.

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, with the evidence of speaking in tongues.

We believe my God, who lives in eternity, desires to share it with me. "And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him." 1 John 4:16

If you do not know this love, if you do not know Jesus, please receive Him now. There is a link at the top of every page containing the prayer of salvation. That's all it takes to be born again. These are eternal matters we are discussing. Don't think you can wait for a more convenient time. Investigate now to see if these things be true. The Holy Spirit will reveal Jesus and your need for a savior if you heart is pure in seeking the truth.

Our prayer is that every person who visits this website will be convicted by the Holy Spirit. For non-Christians, we pray constant conviction until they accept Jesus as savior. For Christians, we pray they will have a burning desire for more of God, a hunger for righteousness. In Jesus' name, Amen.


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