Staten Island Deliverance Temple is a multi-generation, nondenominational congregation in Staten Island, New York. Founded in 2003, our mission is to preach Christ as Lord while impacting our community through our various ministries and outreach programs.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16)
There is one true and living God, eternally existing in three persons namely God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are equal in every divine perfection, and execute distinct, yet harmonious functions. (Ephesians 4:5-6)
Man was created by God in His own image. Man sinned, and thereby incurred physical, spiritual, and eternal death. All human beings are born with a sinful nature, and are sinners by choice. All those who repent and turn away from sin are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:26; John 5:24)
The Universal Church is a living, spiritual body, of which Jesus Christ is the head, and all regenerated persons are members. ( Ephesians 2:19-22)
A Christian should live for the glory of God, and the well being of his fellowmen. His conduct should be blameless before the world. ( Romans 12:1-3)
The Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local Church. These are Water Baptism, and the Lord's Supper. These two ordinances should be observed and administered until the Lord Jesus Christ returns. (Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
Water Baptism is a ceremony that symbolizes the beginning of the spiritual life. It is a public declaration of the believer's pledge to continue to live a new life in the power of the risen Christ.
The Lord's Supper, or Holy Communion, was instituted by the Lord Jesus Christ on the occasion of His last Passover meal with the disciples. It is commemorative of the atoning death of Christ, and should be observed until His return. We are warned that we should not partake of this sacrament unworthily. However, it is unacceptable for any born-again believer to continually make excuses for abstaining. It is important that we examine ourselves ( 1 Corinthians 11:28-34), before we eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
Every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith. (Romans 14:7-9, 12)
Jesus Christ will return to the earth. Every eye will behold Him. He will resurrect man in the final day and will judge us all. (Revelation 20:4-6, 11-15)