Embassy Statement of Faith

We believe that God is holy; the only one worthy of worship.

For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.  {Romans 11:36a}

“You shall have no other gods before me.”  {Exodus 20:30}

It is written: "'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.'" 
{Romans 14:11} 

"I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols.”  {Isaiah 42:8}

We believe that God has the power and authority to judge, and the power and authority to save.

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. {Romans 6:23}

For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.  {Acts 17:31}

 But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.  {Romans 5:16-17}

“No one can take my life from me. I sacrifice it voluntarily. For I have the authority to lay it down when I want to and also to take it up again. For this is what my Father has commanded.”  {John 10:18}

We believe that God desires salvation for sinners.

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.  {II Peter 3:9}

“Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked?” declares the Sovereign LORD. “Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?”  {Ezekiel 18:33}

 Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.  {Isaiah 30:18a}

 [God] wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.  {I Timothy 2:4}

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. {John 3:16}

We believe that salvation is possible only because of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”  {John 1:29}

For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. {I Timothy 2:5-6a}

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved. {Acts 4:12}

We believe that God offers salvation because he is love.

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.  {I John 1:5}

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. . . .  God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.  {I John 4:8-10 and 16b}

...But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  {Romans 5:8}

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.  {Ephesians 2:4-5}

We believe that God is moving in our world today, actively seeking the lost.

I was sought by those who did not ask for Me; I was found by those who did not seek Me. I said, "Here I am, here I am," to a nation that was not called by My name.  {Isaiah 61:1}

“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost."  {Luke 19:10}

“I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.”  {John 10:16}

We believe that no one is ever too lost in their sins for God to save them.

Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.  {I Timothy 1:15-16}

“But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."  {Matthew 9:13}

"Come now, let us settle the matter," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”  {Isaiah 1:18}

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.   {II Corinthians 4:6}

We believe because God reaches out in love, we should reach out in love.

The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.  {Luke 6:40}

 This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.  {I John 2:6}

Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience. {II Corinthians 5:11}

... for, "Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?" But we have the mind of Christ.  {I Corinthians 2:16}

For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.  {II Corinthians 5:14-15}

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.  {Galatians 2:20a}

We believe that joining in the redemptive work of God is both a privilege and a responsibility.

All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.”  {II Corinthians 5:16-20}

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  {Matthew 28:18-20}

He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”  {Mark 16:15}

The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.  {Luke 6:40}