STATEMENT OF FAITH AND PURPOSE
We believe God has placed Proclaim Broadcasting in a position to accomplish His purpose in these last days. We believe He would want a television facility that would be first class and would be run in a first class manner. We believe He would want that station to unashamedly proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and put Jesus and the proclamation of His Message as first priority. We believe this means we will not accept advertising or programming for beer or any alcoholic products, lotteries, or anyone presenting anything contrary to the basic tenets of the scripture.
All programs and activities of Proclaim Broadcasting shall be based upon and at all times shall be consistent with the following creed and beliefs. These are also the creed and beliefs of Living Word Ministries and Proclaim Broadcasting Ministries. Those affiliated with or ministering on Proclaim Broadcasting may not necessarily agree with all of these beliefs, but are asked that they would refrain from attacking or contradicting these beliefs in their broadcasting ministry.
Our purpose is to draw others to Jesus Christ and not to any particular denomination or religious affiliation. To do this we must lift up Jesus. Jesus himself said in John 12:32, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me…”. We believe stating these beliefs is necessary for a understanding of who we are and what we believe.
A. THE SCRIPTURES. The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of Holy Men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant as recorded in The New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine (II Timothy 3:16, I Thess. 2:13, II Peter 1;21).
B. THE GODHEAD. Our God is One, but manifested in three persons–the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Philippians 2:6, Matthew 3:15-17). God the Father is greater than all: the source of the Word (Logos) and the Begetter (JOHN 14;28, John 16:28, John 1:14).
Jesus is the Son of God, One with the Father, the Word flesh-covered, the One Begotten, and has existed with the Father from the beginning (John 1:1, John 1:18, John 1:14, John 10:30)
The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal (John 15:26).
C. MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION. Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God”. “As it is written, there is none righteous, no not one”. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the work of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God (Romans 5:12, Romans 3:23, Romans 3:9-10, I John 3:8, Galatians 3:13-14).
Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God (Ephesians 2:8).
D. ETERNAL LIFE AND THE NEW BIRTH. Man’s first step toward salvation is Godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The new birth is necessary to all men, and when fulfilled produces eternal life (II Cor. 7:10, I John 5:12, John 3:3-5).
E. WATER BAPTISM. Baptism in water is by immersion and is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection (Matt. 29:19, Romans 6:4, Col. 2:12, Acts *:36-39). Jesus gave us the formula for Water Baptism in Matt 28:19; “…Baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost…”.
F. BAPTISM IN THE HOLY GHOST. The Baptism in the Holy Ghost is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to those who are believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the new birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance (Matt. 3:11, John 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:38-39, Acts 19:1-7, Acts 2:4).
G. SANTIFICATION. The Bible teaches that without Holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing throughout the believer’s life (Heb. 11:14, I Thess. 5:23, II Peter 3:18, Philippians 3:12-14, I Cor, 1:30).
H. DIVINE HEALING. Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by laying on of hands as well as anointing with oil. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and it is the privilege of every member of the church today (Mark 16:18, James 5:14-20, I Peter 2:24, Matt. 8:17, Isiah 53:4-5).
I. RESURRECTION OF THE JUST AND THE RETURN OF OUR LORD. The angels said “This same Jesus shall so come in like manner.” His coming is imminent. When He comes, “The dead in Christ shall rise first; then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air” Act 1:11, I Thess. 4:16-17).
J. HELL AND ETERNAL RETRIBUTION. The one who physically dies in his sins without Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and therefore has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or for repentance. The lake of fire is literal. The terms “eternal” and “everlasting” used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the lake of fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in noting the duration of joy and ecstasy of the saints in the presence of God (Hebrews 9:27, Rev. 19:20, Hebrews 6:1-2).
K. COMMUNION– THE LORD”S SUPPER. We partake of the Lord’s Supper to show the Lord’s death till he come (I Cor. 11:23-31). The bread symbolizes the Lord’s broken body (IS. 53:5, I Cor. 11:24). The cup represents the new covenant in His blood which provides us forgiveness and relationship with God (Heb. 9, I Cor. 11:25). We judge ourselves and receive it (I Cor. 11:28-30) for if we receive it unworthily–without giving it honor– we are guilty of the body and blood of the Lord (I Cor. 11:27).
L. LAYING ON OF HANDS. A simple belief that power or anointing or any other necessary quality can be transmitted from one person touching another. laying on of hands was practiced by the Levitical Priesthood. Jesus practiced it in Mark 10:13-16 as a blessing, and is our grounds for baby dedication instead of baptism. Laying on of Hands for Healing (Mark 5:22,23 and 41, Mark 5:28-31, Acts 28:8, Acts 19:11-12); Laying on of Hands to confer office (Acts 6:2-6); Laying on of Hands to receive the Holy Ghost (Acts 8:16-18): Laying on of Hands to believe words spoken, to receive anointing, and to cultivate the anointing (I Tim. 4:14): Laying on of Hands for ordination to consecrate and receive the necessary ministry tools (I Tim. 4:14).
M. THE GREAT COMMISSION. Jesus gave The Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20, “And Jesus came and spake unto them saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world”.
This is the purpose of Proclaim Broadcasting, to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. Jesus said in Acts 1:8 “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth“. We believe Proclaim Broadcasting has received power to be a witness unto Jesus, first locally in Scottsville-Allen County, Glasgow-Barren County and then on to surrounding counties and unto the uttermost part of the earth.