LASM Statement of Faith
For us at Light & Salt Ministries, our statement of faith is something that “puts our boots to the ground” in regards to what we believe. It locks it in. As a result, it gives people clear direction as to the convictions, beliefs and practices of our ministry. We know it is important to share this so individuals can fully decide on their philanthropic preferences and assure that our vision matches theirs. We hope that reading this makes it easier for you to become an engaged stakeholder with LASM.
Disciple, help, train, and empower Nicaraguans to break the cycle of mental, spiritual, and physical poverty.
Provoke a reform in Nicaragua through Christian education and poverty relief.
Relational, Mercy based, Bible based, Spirit led, Hand on, Excellence.
Our Statement of Faith
First, we believe both the Old Testament & New Testament are the divine inspiration and written Word of God. And, that His word is fully trustworthy and profitable for reproof, correction and training in righteousness (2 Tim 3:16). Furthermore, that His Word is the absolute and infallible, LIVING truth for today, yesterday and always. (1 Pet 1:24,25)
Additionally, we believe that Jesus is the “LOGOS”, The Word, above all things (worldly intelligence, philosophy, reason etc) (John 1:1, 1:14). And, we believe that Jesus is the very center of The Gospel.
The Deity of God
Furthermore, we believe that The Holy Spirit, like the Father and the Son are equals. Each has a will, can grieve, love, hate, and is worthy of all worship and honor (John 5:26). And, the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to lead us to repentance, convict men of their sins, indwell the believer, guide, instruct and empower them.
The Atoning Sacrifice of Christ
Most importantly we believe in the Atoning Sacrifice of Christ and His bodily resurrection which paid the price of sin and reconciled us with God. In other words Christ is the one and only sufficient Mediator and Savior of the world. The justification of sinners is solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
The Ascension to the Father & the Visible Return of Christ
Finally we believe in a Visible Return of Christ and that God will raise all people to judgement and bring eternal life to the redeemed and condemnation to those who have denied or refused to confess His name(Rev 21:1-8). And, that He will establish a new heaven and new earth below His government. (Daniel 2:44, 7:13 &14).
Tara Germain, LASM’s Co-Founder & Executive Director, is registered as a ‘Missionary Pastor’ with Asambles de Dios de Nicaragua (The Assemblies of God of Nicaragua).
And, you can read more about Tara’s experience receiving her Pastoral Credentials on page two of our June 2019 Executive Report.