The orientation of the Manna Church is guided by the following convictions:

1 – THE SCRIPTURES: The Bible is the inspired Word of God, written by men of God guided by the Holy Spirit. We accept the infallibility of the Scriptures as our code of conduct and doctrine. (2nd Timothy 3:16; 1st Thessalonians 2:13; 2nd Peter 1:21)

2 – THE DIVINITY: There is only One God, but he manifests himself in Three Persons: The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit, which form the Trinity. God the Father is the Almighty, the One that sent the Word and is the Grand Architect. (John 14:28; John 16:28; John 1:14) The Son is the Word made flesh and has existed from the beginning with the Father. (John 1:14; John 1:18; John 1:1) The Holy Spirit proceeds from both, the Father and the Son, He gives substance to the Word and is eternal. (John 15:26)

3 – MANKIND, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION: Mankind was created in the image and likeness of God, but through the transgression and fall of Adam sin came into the world. (Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23; Romans 3:10) Jesus Christ, the Son of God manifested Himself in order to destroy the works of the devil, He gave His Life and shed His Blood in order to redeem and restore Mankind with God. (Romans 5:12; Colossians 1:13-14; Ephesians 2:13-14; Ephesians 2:16-18; 1st John 3:8)

4 – ETERNAL LIFE: Jesus Christ is the Only Road that leads Mankind to God. Anyone who believes, that Jesus paid the price for our sins and receives Him as their Lord and Savior will be saved and have Eternal Life with God. The first step for a person to obtain Eternal Life with God is through REPENTANCE, resulting in a New Birth not of the flesh, but of the spirit, the Inner Man. It is this experience that produces Eternal Life with God. (John 3:3-5; 2nd Corinthians 7:10; 1st John 5:12-13)

5 – SALVATION: We believe that salvation can only be obtained here on earth, and not after death. It cannot be obtained by means of our own works of charity or any other human deeds, neither by attending a church. Salvation is obtained by the Grace of God through faith and is at our disposal through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, His resurrection and then having made expiation for our sins in the Sanctuary of Heaven before God the Father. In order to receive salvation a person has to believe in the Redemptive Work of Jesus Christ and publicly confess Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Acts 4:12; Romans 10:8-10; Hebrews 9:23-24)

6 – DIVINE HEALING: It is the Will of God to cure people today and always, whether they are saved or not, from all types of illnesses. We believe that, with faith in the Promises God, it is possible to receive healing for physical and psychological ailments and to remain in good health. We believe that no one is able to impose upon another a measure of faith that that person does not already have and therefore, we would never hinder anyone wishing to consult a qualified doctor or go to a hospital, or hinder someone wishing to to take any prescribed medicine. Divine healing is manifested through the word of faith, by the laying on of hands or through the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, and has been made available by the sacrifice of Jesus and is the right of every Christian today. (James.5:15-16; Mark 16:18; Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:17; 1st Peter 2:24; Psalm 103:3; Psalm 107:20)

7 – WATER BAPTISM: This is a Commandment of Jesus for all believers which is performed by means of emerging the whole body in water. We do not believe in baptizing babies because baptism is an act of faith, that each person has to make with a personal conviction and a free will, which is not possible for a baby. It is an external act that identifies a believer with Christ in His Death and Resurrection. (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:36-39)

8 – MATERIAL PROSPERITY: At Calvary, Jesus was our substitute in everything. He himself became poor so that in exchange we can be prosperous. We believe and practice the Laws of Prosperity by honoring God with our Tithes and Offerings. (Malachi 3:1-12; 2nd Corinthians 8:9; Proverbs 3:9-10; Luke 6:38; 2nd Corinthians 9:6-11)

9 – CASTING OUT DEMONS: We believe and practice the casting out of demons, in the Name of Jesus Christ. (Mark 16:17; Philippians 2:10-11; Luke 10:19; James 4:7)

10 – BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT AND SPEAKING IN OTHER TONGUES: We believe that every sincere Christian is able to be empowered with the Power from On High which consists of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a Promise of the Father, realized through Jesus, for every believer. This experience can only occur after Salvation. (Matthew 3:11; John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38-39; Acts 10:44-47; Acts 19:1-7; Acts 2:4)

11 – THE PERSON OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AND HIS GIFTS: The Holy Spirit was sent to the earth on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1) and will remain with us until the rapture of the Church. He equips and reinforces us with His Gifts so that we can do the Work of God. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit are the Gifts of Power: Special Faith, Miracles and Healing; the Gifts of Inspiration: Speaking in Tongues, Prophecy and Interpretation of Tongues; the Gifts of Revelation: Word of Wisdom, Word of Knowledge and Discernment of spirits. The Gifts come from the Holy Spirit and it is He that grants each one manifestation to be used according to His Will. (John 14:16-17&26; John 15:26; John 16:7-14; Acts 2:4; Acts 19:11-12; Acts 10.38; 1st Corinthians 12:1&4-11)

12 – THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH OF CHRIST: We believe that the Universal Church of Christ is the congregation of all people on earth, of all generations who, no matter what their colour, culture, race or nationality have surrendered themselves to Jesus Christ by accepting Him as their personal Lord and Saviour, and who live according to the Bible. Every church, independent of it’s denomination, which preaches that Jesus Christ is the Only Road to God, and lives according to the Bible, is a Church of God. The Bible does not speak about only one church within the Kingdom of God, but mentions several churches. (Romans 1:7; Romans 16:5-16; 1st Corinthians 1:2; Ephesians 1:1; Galatians 1:2)

13 – FALSE PROPHETS (SECTS): We believe in what Jesus said about false prophets. (Matthew 7:15-23) That by their fruits they can be recognized: in the Name of Jesus they encourage people to do what God has forbidden (idolatry, witchcraft, spiritualism, etc.). (Deuteronomy 7:25; Exodus 20:3-5; Isaiah 44:15-18; Revelation 21:8; Deuteronomy 18:9-12)

14 – RESURRECTION OF THE JUST AND THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH: At the sound of God’s trumpet, those who died in Christ throughout the centuries will be resurrected, and then those that are still living will be transformed from a mortal body into a glorious eternal body and together they will be rapture to meet Jesus Christ in the air and they will live forever with the Lord. (1st Thessalonians 4:13-17; Matthew 24:29-31)

15 – THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST: In the same way that Jesus went to Heaven, He will return in an second coming with his saints, not as the Lamb of God who took upon himself the on the sins of the world, but as the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords to Judge and Reign with His saints. The devil will be bound for a thousand years and then he will be loosed to be finally judged and condemned together with all those who serve him. (Acts 1:11; John 14:1-3; Revelation 19:11-16)

16 – FINAL JUDGMENT AND ETERNAL REWARD: Those who died in sin without accepting Jesus, will be judged by their evil works, and condemned to the lake of fire and sulphur together with the devil and his demons, the antichrist and false prophets. There will not be another opportunity to return to hear the Gospel and repent. This punishment will be eternal, but on the other hand the recompensation for the Just will be to live in the presence of the Lord God in a state of peace and happiness. (Hebrews .9:27; Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:11-15; Revelation 21:8; Revelation 21:1-4; 2nd Corinthians 5:10; Matthew 25:31-46)