Statement of Faith

Our statement of faith is what we believe God has determined for us to uphold according to His Word. Kapatid Ministry has been founded within a Baptist context, with the founders belonging to Baptist churches and our work mostly supported by other Baptist churches. However, Kapatid Ministry seeks to and is willing to work with a wide range of denominations, having the Biblical Gospel as our Core Message and Motivation. Below are key doctrines we believe to be true and that shapes how we do ministry. We are largely indebted to the statement of faith of the founder’s home church, Kapatid Ministry and the work of Philip Ryken and Noah Toly titled “What is Mercy Ministry” for the theological framework we uphold to.

The Holy Scriptures

We believe that the Holy Bible is God’s infallible, inerrant Word, supernaturally and verbally inspired in totality, through holy men of God. The Bible therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the age, the only complete and final revelation of the will of God to men (2 Tim. 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:20-21). It is the basis of Christian union and the supreme and only standard by which all human conduct, creeds and opinion should be tried.

The Godhead

We believe that there is only one living and true God, the Creator and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth; perfectly holy, worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love, who is the Upholder, Redeemer and Savior of mankind. In the unity of the godhead, there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in every Divine perfection and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption. ( I John 5:7; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2; 2 Cor.13:14).

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is the second person of the Godhead. He is co-existent, co-equal and co- eternal with God the Father of whose person and glory He is the exact expression. This absolute deity of Jesus Christ is combined with His perfect humanity in one person. He is the one and only Mediator between God and man (I Tim. 2:5; John 20:28; Phil. 2:6; I Tim. 3:16; John 1:1-4).

We believe at the right time, while we were still sinners, God became flesh and dwelt among His people, the eternal Son, Christ Jesus (Rom. 5:8, John 1:14). He was born of a virgin, lived a perfect, righteous life, fulfilling the law through His obedience, and was crucified on the cross for our sins. His sacrifice on the cross was the propitiation for our sins, having our sins imputed to Him, and His righteousness imputed on us, satisfying the wrath of God (Rom. 3:24). He died on the cross to pay the penalty of our sins, and rose again on the third day that all who believe in Him may have eternal life (John 3:16).

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine Person, equal with God the Father and God the Son, and of the same nature. The Holy Spirit was active in the creation (Gen. 1:2); In relation to the unbelieving world He restraints the evil one until God’s purpose is fulfilled (2 Thess. 2:6,7 ); He convicts the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment (John 16:8-11). He bears witness to the truth of the Gospel; He seeks to glorify Christ in all things (John 16:14, 15); He is the agent in the new birth (John 3:3-8); He seals, endues with power, guides into all truth (John 16:13); teaches, witnesses to our salvation (I John 3:24); sanctifies and helps the believer.


The gifts of the Holy Spirit are given to the church for mutual edification (Ephesians 4:7-16). The temporary, miraculous sign gifts (For example: tongues, miracles, apostleship, prophecy, knowledge and healing crusade), were to be transitional and foundational (I Cor. 13:8-13; 14:21; Mark 16:17-20).

Fall of Man

We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of God, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy state (Gen. 3:1-24) in consequence of which, all mankind are now sinners (Rom. 5:12) by nature and by choice, therefore being under just condemnation without defense or excuse. We believe that sin is a blatant, conscious, rebellion by mankind against the good and loving and merciful God. As a result of sin, our relationship with God is broken (Rom. 3:23). Instead of seeking and loving God, our tendency has been to run away and hate God (Rom 1:18-32). This has also resulted in the breaking of our relationship with one another (James 4:1-4). Though much of the image of God is still in us, resulting in our capacity to still do good and treat others with love and respect, yet such an image is marred and tainted by sin, ultimately resulting in us having a depraved heart, and making us more prone to sin against our fellow humans (Rom. 3:10-12). We also have a broken relationship with the world, where this world that was once prosperous and good, has been the source of much malaise of mankind: famines, storms, earthquakes, diseases, etc. (Rom. 8:19-21).

Virgin Birth

We believe that Jesus Christ was the begotten of the Holy Spirit in a miraculous manner, born of Mary, a virgin, as no other man was ever born or can ever be born of women. Mary is not an object of worship of prayer, but just a chosen vessel (Luke 1:46,47). Jesus Christ is both the son of God and God the Son (Gen. 3:15; Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:26-38; Matt.1:23).



We believe that salvation is the gift of God received by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Eph. 2:8-9). In His death, Christ is the sinner’s atonement: His representative and substitute (2 Cor. 5:21). In His resurrection, Christ is the firstborn from the dead, the promise-keeper of those who place their faith on Him (Col. 1:18). Election and predestination are according to God’s sovereign decree enacted to its fullness by the Triune God 1 (Peter 1:4-5). We believe that people are never saved by their own merit and are undeserving of anything good from God but are utterly dependent on the God’s sovereign grace to elect and save those whom He will have mercy (Romans 9:15). We believe that once a person has been born again into the family of God by faith in Jesus Christ as Savior (John 1:12), it is impossible for him to lose his salvation (John 10:28). He is kept saved by the power of God unto eternal salvation (Rom. 1:16).



We believe that the church, as the body of Christ is composed of all born-again Christians, redeemed by the blood of Christ (Eph. 1:22, 23; 5:25-27). We believe in the autonomy of the local church free from any external authority or control (Acts 13:1-4; I Peter 5:1-4). We believe that God has ordained for each local church, elders and shepherds, to “watch over the souls” of those belonging to the local church (Heb. 13:17). We believe that Holy Spirit has gifted each regenerated church member spiritual gifts meant for the building up of the body of Christ (Eph. 4:11-12, Rom. 12:3-8). We believe that the church is responsible for fulfilling the Great Commission commanded by Christ before His ascension (Matt. 28:19,20 ). We believe in two ordinances, water baptism by immersion (Acts 2:41; Matt. 3:16); and the Lord’s table in remembrance of His death, burial and resurrection (I Cor. 11:23-29).



We believe that the command to give the gospel to the world is clear and unmistakable and that this commission is given to the churches. We believe that every born-again Christian must be involved in the work of missions by either a “sender” or a “sent one”, for the purpose of fulfilling the Great Commission. It is the obligation of all the believers to witness and to make disciples for Christ (Matt. 28:19,20; Mark 16:15). We believe that missions should not remain as mono-cultural, but also to cross culture, to reach the unreached, “to the uttermost part of the earth” (Acts 1:8), and to make disciples of Jesus Christ “of all nations” (Matt. 28:19).


Christ's Second Coming

We believe that Jesus Christ will return and visibly in His glory to the earth (Mark 8:38). We believe in the pre-millennial return of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones (I Thess. 4:13-18). He will come initially to the air as the Heavenly Bridegroom to receive His church before the tribulation, and later as King of Kings after the Great Tribulation when He will judge the nations and reign over the earth for a millennium (1,000 years) (Revelation 20:1-7; Matt. 24:3-31, 25:31-34).


Civil Government

We believe that the civil government is of divine appointment (Romans 13:1-7) for the interest and good order of human society. Rulers are to be prayed for (I Tim. 2:1-3), honored (Matt. 22:21), obeyed (Matt. 17:24-27), except in matters clearly opposed to the will of God (Acts 4:19).

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