We, who serve in Iron Horse Ministries, believe that we are living in the 'last days' before the inevitable return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ. Now, because there isn't much time left before that happens, our enemy (Satan), is doing all he can do to discredit and destroy as many and as much as he can. Therefore as stewards, we must be vigilant to make sure that everything related to this ministry, is screwed on straight.
We know that there is no such thing as a "perfect" church in this world. Evidence to that, is the fact that there are many peripheral issues that separate one denomination from another, which often causes division among believers. However, God makes it clear in His Word (the Bible), that despite whatever doctrinal differences we may have; we are to love one another for, "By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another" (John 13:35).
The Biker-Friendly Church Network was started in part, to help unify the Body of Christ (the church). It is God's desire that ALL ministries work together to help promote unity - one effort, toward one goal, under one banner - Christ.
And so, with that having been said, we would like to help set your mind at ease. Below are the basic tenets that this ministry follows, as found in God's own Word:
Speaking of God's own Word - it's the best place to start. We believe that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, Holy and totally trustworthy Word of God. We also believe that God says what He means, and means what He says. Therefore, the Bible is our absolute final authority.
With that, we believe in one God, who is the Creator and Sustainer of all things; that our God is infinitely perfect and that He eternally co-exists in three persons - Father, Son (Jesus), and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus is not only the Son of God, but God incarnate; who, born of a virgin, came to live among men; that He suffered and was crucified on a cross, taking the penalty of our sins onto Himself; that on the third day, He rose from the dead taking back the power of death and hell; He ascended into heaven alive and in bodily form, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father; and that He will return just as He promised. We also believe that He sent His Holy Spirit to teach, comfort, convict, and encourage us in our Christian walk.
In addition, we believe that by praying a simple and sincere prayer of repentance (asking Jesus to forgive us of our sins, and asking Him to come into our heart and to be our Lord and Savior), we will be born again, and our soul will be saved forever from the eternal torments of Hell. It's by God's gift of grace alone that we are saved, not by our own works or deeds. Otherwise we would boast and brag about how we saved ourselves - when in fact, we are totally incapable of doing so (Ephesians 2:8-9).
There you have it. These are the basic biblical doctrines that are the foundation of our faith, and of this ministry. If you have any questions about any of this, please feel free to contact us, and we'll do our best to quickly and thoroughly answer them for you.