Our Principles of Faith

Our church accepts these scriptures as the revealed will of God and teaches these fundamental truths as our doctrine.

  1. The Bible is the inspired word of God and the revealed will of God.

    2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Peter 1:23-25, Hebrews 4:12

  2. There is one true Godhead comprised of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. All are co-equal and co-eternal. Jesus Christ, God manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead.

    Matthew 28:19, 1 John 5:7, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1

  3. Man was created in God’s image. By voluntary transgression he fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the son of God.

    Genesis 1:26-31, Romans 5:12-21

  4. Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. On the cross Jesus Christ became sin and sickness, providing both salvation and healing for all mankind. This salvation comes by believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and by confessing with your mouth Jesus as Lord. The inward evidence, to the believer, is the direct witness of the Spirit. The outward evidence to all men is a life of true holiness and love. Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works. However, our works are evidence of our faith and will determine our rewards in eternity.

    Psalms 103:3, Romans 3:24, Ephesians 2:8, Romans 8:15-16, 1 John 3:23, Romans 10:9-10, 1 Corinthian 5:10, Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:5-7

  5. Baptism in water is a declaration to the world that a believer has died with Christ and that they have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life.

    Matthew 28:19, Acts 10:47-48, Romans 6:4

  6. We remember what Jesus did for us by celebrating the Lord’s Supper. We do this by eating the bread and drinking of the cup.

    1 Corinthians 11:24

  7. All believers should seek the baptism of the Holy Spirit. The promise has been made to each believer. Our responsibility is to ask for and receive the baptism, according to the command of Jesus Christ. With this comes the empowerment for life and service. This experience is distinct from and should follow the new birth.

    Luke 24:49, Acts 2:1-4, 2:38, 39, 10:44-46, 11:14-16, 15:7-9

  8. Speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance is the initial evidence and physical sign of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. The subsequent manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and service, and a holy life, is further evidence of this baptism.

    Acts 1:8, 2:4, 10:44

  9. The church is the body of Christ. Each believer is an integral part.

    Ephesians 1:22, 23, 2:19-22, 1 Corinthians 12:1

  10. We believe in total prosperity for each believer according to Hebrews 12:23
    • Spiritual: John 3:3, 16, Romans 10:9-10, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21
    • Mental: Romans 12:2, 2 Timothy 1:7, Isaiah 26:3
    • Physical: Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:17, 1 Peter 2:24
    • Financial: Deuteronomy 28:1-14, Malachi 3:10-11, Luke 6:38,
      2 Corinthians 9:6-10, 3 John 2, 1 Corinthians 15:5, 52
  11. We believe there is an eternal separation from God for those who have not accepted the redemptive work of Christ. They will burn in the lake of fire.

    Romans 11:25, 27, 2 Thessalonians 1, Revelation 19:11

  12. We believe in the return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His saints from Heaven to rule and reign for 1000 years on earth..

    Revelation 21


After this, there will be a new heaven and a new earth!


HIGHER GROUND GLOBAL MINISTRIES 9415 Civic Center Blvd, WEST CHESTER, OHIO 45069 PHONE: (513) 860-9003 EMAIL: INFO[AT}HGMFC.ORG