OVERFLOW, OPPORTUNITIES, & OPEN DOORS
Welcome to One Church of Jacksonville! We are a ministry that is ordained to empower believers... to impact the lives of others, communities, nations, and the world! Under the leadership of Archbishop Leonard D. Love and Bishop Carolyn B. Love.
The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings and complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.
There is one God, Creator of all things infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three Manifestations: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died on the cross, the complete and final sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, he arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
The Holy Spirit
The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and during this age, to convict men of sin, regenerate the believing sinner indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.
Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justifications and salvation for all who believe and only such as receive Jesus Christ by faith are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God.
The Return of Jesus Christ
The personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ is our hope and has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
There will be a bodily resurrection of all the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.
The true church is composed of all such persons, who through saving faith in Jesus Christ, having been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the head.
Baptism and Communion
Water baptism by immersion soon after accepting Christ as personal Savior is a testimony of death to sin and resurrection to a new life and the Lord's Supper is a memorial service setting forth in sacred and symbolic manner the death of the Lord Jesus Christ, all true believers and only believers should share in it.
We believe in one God who is eternal in His existence, triune in His manifestation, being Father, Son, and Holy Ghost and that He is Sovereign and Absolute in His Authority.
We believe in the Father who is God Himself, Creator of the universe. (Gen. 1:1; John 1:1)
We believe that Jesus is the Son of God. (Col. 2:9) He suffered, died, was buried and rose from the dead for our total salvation (Luke 3:21-22; Philippians 2:5-11).
We believe that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Him (John 3:36; John 3:31-32; John 14:6). We believe in the Holy Spirit who is God's indwelling empowering and regenerating the believer. This Holy Spirit is called the Comforter. The Spirit of Truth (John 14:17, 14:26).
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ atones for our sins and iniquity. It is through His shed blood that we are saved, healed and set free from bondage and the forces of darkness (Romans 5:9-11, Ephesians 1:7, Revelations 12:11).
We believe that every believer must have a personal and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, for apart from Him we can do nothing. Each person has a ministry from God that no one else can fill.
We are to instruct, teach, exhort and admonish believers in the ways of God (John 15:1-5; Hebrews 13:5-6). We believe that the Bible is the true infallible Word of God, which cleanses our souls. It holds the words of eternal life and the keys of the Kingdom of God. The Bible shows us God's principles and standards for living and it is the food that sustains us in all circumstances (John 1:15; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 John 2:5-6).
We believe that we are to wash and renew our minds daily by the Word of God. We must learn His ways and exchange our way of thinking for us.
We are to be conformed to the Kingdom of God by the molding and shaping of His hands (Romans 12:1-2; Ephesians 4:23-29; Philippians 4:9).
We believe in justification by faith. We believe that salvation is free apart from any work of man is a result of the sovereign grace of God. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 5-5; Romans 5:1).
We believe in worshipping the Lord in spirit, song, and dance and with the raising of our hands. We believe that we are to praise and worship Him with our whole being (Psalms 150:1-6; John 4:24).
We believe that in Godly living and the pursuit of a holy life should be the goal of every believer. (Hebrews 12:14; Philippians 3:14)
We believe that believers should be water baptized by immersion and that it is through baptism that we publicly identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Romans 6:53-58; 1 Corinthians 11:23-30).
We believe that all Christians need to partake of the communion elements, which represent the Lord Jesus' body and blood. It is by participating in the Lord?s Supper that we proclaim His death until His return (John 6:53-58; 1 Corinthians 11:23-30).
We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the sign of speaking in other tongues. We believe that Christians must be filled daily by using our prayer language, but the evidence of the Holy Spirit's indwelling presence is a changed life (Acts 2:4; Ephesians 5:18-21).
We believe in the manifestation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He ministers to His people through tongues, interpretations of tongues, prophecy; words of knowledge and words of wisdom, discerning of spirits, faith, working of miracles and healing (Mark 16:15-18; Acts 5:16; 2 Corinthians 10:4-5; 1 Peter 2;24).
We believe that it is God's will to heal and deliver His people today as He did the days of the first Apostles. It is by the stripes of Jesus that we are healed, delivered and made whole.
We have authority over sickness, disease, demons, curses and every circumstance in life (Luke 10:19; 2 Corinthians 10:4-5; 1 Peter 2:24).