The West Oahu International Christian Church, a member of the International Christian Churches (Sold Out Discipling Movement) exists to advance God’s Kingdom through evangelism, world missions, and teachings of the Bible. We teach new members the elementary teachings of Christ, as referenced in Hebrews 6:1, which we call our First Principles Studies.
While we don’t consider our studies to be the only path to salvation, we believe them to be adequate and complete. We partner with our world-wide family of churches – teaching the same thing everywhere, in every church (1 Corinthians 4:17) and working towards towards the evangelization of the nations in THIS generation!
Beliefs which distinguish us from denominational churches:
- We are a Whole Bible church. (2 Timothy 3:14-15)
- We believe a person is saved by faith, which is proven through obedience to the Word of God. (John 14:15, 23)
- We believe that every follower is to confesses Jesus as Lord of their life and participate in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ through full immersion water baptism, at which time their faith puts them in contact with the blood of Jesus, washing their sins away, and producing the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 6:2-4, 1 Peter 3:18-22)
- We believe and teach that the water in baptism is the symbol, not the baptism itself. (1 Peter 3:21)
- We believe that the gifts of the Holy Spirit (tongues, healing, etc) passed away with the generation of the early disciples who had these miraculous gifts past onto them by the apostles. (1 Corinthians 13:8-10)
- We believe the “Evangelization of the Nations in Every Generation” is the calling of God for all believers. (Matthew 28:18-20, Colossians 1:23, 1 Timothy 3:16)
- We believe in a centralized leadership which governs our movement of churches, who all teach the same thing “everywhere in every church,” and who work together in a true worldwide brotherhood, sharing resources (money, people) to win the world for Christ.
- We believe the roles of serving in a church to be listed in the order of their authority. (Ephesians 4:11)
- We believe in evangelists having authority over cities, countries, and/or regions of the world, leaving elders in charge of some local congregations, when they are not present. (Titus 1:5)
- We believe an evangelist has authority to bring into unity the elders and deacons, by making final decisions. (Acts 15:13-22, 1 Timothy 5:19-21, Titus 1:5-9)