Market Seventy: Reclaiming the marketplace

The Basis for Our Actions and Beliefs

Market 70 International Statement of Faith

The ministry of Jesus  spoken by him in Luke 4:18-19 and quoted from Isaiah 61 is one of redemption, restoration and transformation. Jesus passes on that ministry to us: “As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.” [Jn 17:18] We are driven by Christ’s command to "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you." [Mt 28:19-20] We believe we are called to accomplish our mission through the marketplace, just as Christ sent out the seventy: “Now after this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them in pairs ahead of Him to every city and place where He Himself was going to come.”  [Lk 10:1]

We believe that there is only One God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and, God the Holy Spirit. “Yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.” [1 Cor 8:6] “…when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.” [Jn 16:13]

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling we are enabled and empowered to carry out the Great Commission. “But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. ... But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills. [1Co 12:7, 11] 

We believe God Himself testifies to the truth of the Gospel with miracles. “God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders and by various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will.” [Heb 2:4 NASB] “These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover." [Mk 16:17-18]

We are guided by the written and revealed Word of God. Open Bible

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” [2Ti 3:16-17]

We believe that only through Christ’s death and resurrection is the power of sin defeated for all mankind, for all time. “For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God." [Rom 6:10] "He has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity." [2 Timothy 1:9]

 

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