What We Believe
Statement of Beliefs
JMA is a vehicle for individuals and churches who want to make a tangible, personal difference on behalf of the poor and the forgotten people of the Amazon. The following basic beliefs are offered in order to help you determine if you would be comfortable partnering with JMA:
We believe in one God who is the Creator and Redeemer of all things, the source of love and truth and who has expressed Himself most definitively in three persons—the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Matthew 3:16–17, John 14:9–10, 1 Peter 1:2
We believe that Jesus Christ is God’s only Son, Savior of the world and model for a life lived for the glory of God.
Matthew 1:22–23, John 3:16, Romans 1:3–4
About the Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is actively bringing about the purposes of God today and is given the opportunity to freely and redemptively express God’s intentions through us as we choose to follow Christ.
John 16:5–15, 1 Corinthians 2:12, 1 Corinthians 3:16
About the Bible
We believe everything the Bible says about itself.
Romans 15:4, Hebrews 4:12, 2 Timothy 3:16
We believe that man was created to live in peace and fellowship with God and to expend our lives in the service of others. Any thought or action that does not measure up to that intention is an indication of our own brokenness, inability and unwillingness to achieve the purposes of God apart from his saving intervention in our lives.
Genesis 1:27, John 15:4, Acts 4:12
We believe salvation, (both the forgiveness of sins and the ability to become more of what God intended us to be), is a gift from God to man and comes only by grace through his sacrificial death for us all, through Jesus.
Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8–9, Titus 3:4–5
About Eternal Security
We believe that God freely gives man eternal life through Christ, a qualitative as well as quantitative measure of living. Followers of The Way and all those purchased by his sacrifice have a reason to trust and live out their salvation for now and eternity—not by their own efforts, but by the grace and power of God.
John 10:28–29, Romans 8:35–39, Hebrews 7:25