"And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone."
Ray Coughran is establishing an apostolic and prophetic platform in the nations, bringing a demonstration of the Holy Spirit and Power, that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of man, but in the power of God! Ray Coughran has traveled throughout the world, preaching the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the founder of Coughran Ministries, which has its headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida.
In 2005, Ray and his wife, Pastor Cheryl Coughran, established a church called New Beginnings Glorious Church International, located at 4100 Forest Hill Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406.
Statement of Faith
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. (2 Timothy 3:16, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21)
We Believe... The Godhead - Our God is one, manifested in three persons - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being co-equal. ( Phil. 2:6) God the father is greater than all, the sender of the Word (Logos) and the Begotten. (John 14:28; John 16:28; John 1:14) The son is the Word flesh covered, the Only Begotten, and has existed with the Father from the beginning; (John 1:14; John 1:18; John 1:1) The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the father and the Son and is eternal. (John 15:26)
We Believe... 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 3:23, Romans 3:10; 1 John 3:8)
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. (Eph. 2:8)
Eternal Life and the New Birth - Man's first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that worked repentance. The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced produces eternal life. (2 Corinthians 7:10; John 3:3-5; 1 John 5:12)
We Believe... Water Baptism - Baptism in water is by immersion, 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. (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12; Acts 8:36-39)
The following recommendation regarding the water baptismal formula is adopted; to wit: "On the confession of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and by His authority, I baptize you in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost. Amen"
We Believe... Baptism in the Holy Ghost - The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the New Birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence if speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance. (Matthew 3:11; John 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8, Acts 2:38, 39, Acts 19:1-7; Acts 2:4)
We Believe... Sanctification - 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 until the consummation of salvation at Christ's return. (Hebrews 12:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:23, 2 Peter 3:18; Phil. 3:12-14; I Corinthians 1:30)
We Believe... 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 the lying on of hands, it is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the Church today. (James 5:14, 15; Mark 16:18, Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24)
We Believe... Resurrection of the Just and Return of our Lord - The angles said to Jesus' disciples, "...the same Jesus which is taken up from you into heaven shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven." 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..." (Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)
Hell and Eternal Retribution - The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. 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 denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the Presence of God. (Hebrews 9:27; Revelations 19:20)
"All things are possible to him who believeth" Mark 9:23
New Beginnings Church A Glorious Church International 4100 Forest Hill Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 Toll Free: 1 - 888 - 959 - 0850 Phone: 561 - 707 - 0672