Vision Africa Doctrine
We believe that God’s love transcends social class, political affiliation, interest group, color, religion, race, tribe, social location and every human understanding.
God: We believe in one God, who has been pleased to reveal Himself in the person of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. God the Father is the creator of everything both seen and unseen. God the Son redeems the whole creation. God the Holy Spirit sustains the whole creation. The essence of God is what has been referred to in the classical Christian terms as the Trinity.
The Church: We believe that the church was inaugurated on the day of Pentecost to continue the ministry of incarnation in order to reconcile the whole creation to God.
The Bible: We believe that the Holy Bible contains the inspired word of God. People under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit wrote it. The Bible contains all things necessary for salvation.
Creation: We believe that God is the creator of all things both seen and unseen. God is therefore bringing all creation to the knowledge of God through the work of atonement done on the cross by Jesus Christ.
Mission: “The great commission” (Matt. 28:18-20) is a missionary statement made by Jesus before he ascended into heaven. It is a call for the people of God to be in mission to search for the lost. This mission started in the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve sinned against God and God put in plan a searching program. Therefore, each believer is to search for the lost through word, act and deed. God brings those who respond into a lifelong discipleship.
Ministry: We believe that in the church of Christ, people have various gifts and each person is called upon to exercise his or her gifts and graces with humility and respect for human dignity.
Sin: We believe that the sin of the first man and woman made every person a sinner. We therefore believe that in Jesus, the second Adam, all who believe become righteous through the blood of Jesus and are reconciled to God for eternal life. We also believe that the whole creation is in search of salvation.
Religions and Cultures: We believe that God has not left any people without a witness. Therefore, we must be humble as we share our faith with people of other cultures and religions. We must treat other people and religions with respect, treat their holy ground with humility and share our faith without compromise.
Grace: We believe that we are saved by grace. There is no human effort that can bring about salvation.
The End: We believe that a day is coming when God will bring into existence a new heaven and a New World. This is the eschatological glory that awaits all believers. We also believe that both the living and the dead will receive their rewards according to their deeds.