OPERATION LINK-UP IS A CHRISTIAN FAITH-BASED YOUTH MENTORING MINISTRY. THEREFORE, THE TEEN LIFE SOULUTIONS CURRICULUM, WRITTEN BY PASTOR TITUS LEE, IS ANCHORED IN FUNDAMENTAL BIBLICAL TRUTH. OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH IS AS FOLLOWS:
THE BIBLE IS INSPIRED
The scriptures of the entire Bible are inspired by God. It was not just the ideas that were inspired; even the choice of words was inspired as the original writers were moved by God to write what He wanted them to say (II Timothy 3:15-17, I Thessalonians 2:13, I Peter 1:23).
ONE TRUE GOD
There is one true God. He has revealed himself as having always existed without any outside cause or agent bringing Him into being. He is the Creator of heaven and earth and the One who redeems, saves, or rescues mankind from sin and its painful consequences (Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 43:10-11).
JESUS CHRIST IS FULLY GOD
The Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, has always existed. He too is without beginning or end (Revelations 1:8). In order to complete his earthly sacrificial mission, He became human by being born of a virgin, conceived by the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:31-35). He lived a perfect life, absolutely without sin (Hebrews 7:26, I Peter 2:22). While on earth he worked many miracles through the anointing of the Holy Spirit (Acts 10:38). In order to restore fallen mankind, He died on the cross as a substitute for the sins of every person (II Corinthians 5:21). He was raised from the dead by the supernatural power of God (Matthew 28:6, Luke 24:39, I Corinthians 6:14, I Corinthians 15:4). Since His resurrection He has been exalted (honored), and is seated at the right hand of God (Philippians 2:9-11).
THE FALL OF MANKIND
Mankind was created good and upright; for God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.However, mankind by willful choice, ignored God's instructions choosing to engage in what they knew was wrong and evil. As a result, mankind fell from innocence and goodness and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God (Genesis 3:6, Romans 5:12-19).
THE SALVATION OF MANKIND
Salvation is deliverance from spiritual death and enslavement by sin. God provides salvation for all who believe and accept His free offer of forgiveness. Mankind's only hope of redemption from the fallen sinful state is through the blood of Jesus Christ. Salvation is received as a person (1) repents before God for his sins and sinful nature or inclinations, and (2) believes or has faith in the fact that the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ removes and brings forgiveness for his sin (John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8).
THE BLESSED HOPE
All Christians who have died will one day rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air. Christians who have not yet died will be raptured or caught up with them, to be with the Lord (I Thessalonians 4:16-17).
THE FINAL JUDGEMENT
There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead- those who have died without accepting Christ's salvation- will be raised and judged according to the way they lived. Anyone whose name is not found written in the Book of Life (the recorded list of people who received Christ's forgiveness), together with the devil and his angels will be cast into the lake of fire (Mark 9:43, Revelation 20:11-15).
THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH
According to the promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness will dwell and reign forever (II Peter 3:13).