Statement of Faith

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

The following statement expresses our sincerely held beliefs concerning the ordered Creation by the God of the Bible.  These beliefs will guide our deliberations, actions, and engagements as this ministry executes its mission and purpose.

  • We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female.  These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God.  (Gen 1:26-27.)  Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
  • We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union as delineated in Scripture (Gen 2:18-25).  We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other.  (1 Cor 6:16; 7:2-5; Heb 13:4.)
  • We believe that God has commanded no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
  • We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God.  (Matt 15:18-20; 1 Cor 6:9-10.) We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of Voices of Baltimore, Inc. as a part of the Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to this ministry’s associates, clients, and the broader community we reach and serve, it is imperative that all persons employed by Voices of Baltimore, Inc. in any capacity, or who serve as a volunteer, affirm their fidelity to this Statement.  (Matt 5:16; Phil 2:14-16; 1 Thess 5:22.)
  • We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.  (Acts 3:19-21; Rom 10:9-10; 1 Cor 6:9-11.)
  • We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity.  (Mark 12:28-21; Luke 6:31.) Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture or the doctrines of Voices of Baltimore, Inc.

In order to give the fullest practical effect to the foregoing Statement of Faith, specifically with respect to how it will “… guide our …engagements”, it will be the practice of Voices of Baltimore, Inc.  to require all Volunteers, paid staff, and organizations that wish to be featured on the Voices website to affirm in writing their fidelity to the beliefs contained in our Statement.