Luke 4:18 Breaking the Chains, Restoration, Renewal and Making New.
Luke 4:18 "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.
" History: Broken Chains Church was founded in our living room on August 2009 on 9th Street, Springfield, Illinois and quickly outgrew to 501 W. Monroe a few months later. We then outgrew to our current location at 728 S. 14th Street and we are steadily outgrowing our current facility at 728 S. 14th Street.
Church Vision: Releasing People Into Their Destiny
The fundamental beliefs of this organization are reflected in the following clear statements of faith:
A. We believe the Scriptures are infallible, inerrant, and the sole and final authority for all matters of faith and conduct (II Timothy 3:16; I Corinthians 2:13).
B. We believe in the Eternal Godhead Who has revealed Himself as God existing in three persons-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit indistinguishable, but indivisible, commonly known as the Holy Trinity (Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14).
C. We believe in the creation, test, and fall of man as recorded in Genesis; his total spiritual depravity and inability to attain to divine righteousness (Romans 5:12, 18).
D. We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of all men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, very God and very man (Luke 1:26-35; John 1:14-18; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6).
E. We believe that Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose again the third day, and personally appeared unto His disciples (I Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 4:25).
F. We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven, His exaltation, and personal, literal, and bodily coming-again the second time for His church, commonly known as the Rapture (John 14:2,3; I Thessalonians 4:13-18).
G. We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross of Calvary, by which we obtain remission of sins (Ephesians 2:8,9; Hebrews 9:12, 22; Romans 5:11).
H. We believe in the necessity of water baptism by immersion in the name of the Eternal Godhead in order to fulfill the command of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:34-36; 19:1-6).
I. We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a real experience at, or subsequent to, salvation, with the Scriptural evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance (Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10:44- 46).
J. We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit as enumerated in I Corinthians 12-14, as manifested in the early church.
K. We believe in the Spirit-filled life, a life of separation from the world, and perfecting holiness in the fear of God as expressing the true Christian faith (Ephesians 5:18; II Corinthians 6:14; 7:1).
L. We believe in the healing of the body by divine power, or divine healing in its varied aspects as practiced in the early church (Acts 4:30; Romans 8:11; I Corinthians 12:9; James 5:14). This does not exclude the use of physicians for the betterment of health.
M. We believe in Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, for believers (I Corinthians 11:23-32; Matthew 26:26-28).
N. We believe in the reality and personality of the devil and eternal judgment in the lake of fire for the devil and his angels and eternal punishment for the unbelievers (Mark 9:43-48; II Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20:10-15; Matthew 25:41).
O. We believe in eternal life for believers (John 5:24; 3:16).
P. We believe that government is ordained of God, and the powers that be are ordained as ministers of God to us for good. To resist the powers and the ordinances is to resist the ordinances of God. We are subject not only for wrath’s sake but for conscience sake, rendering to all their dues, custom to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor. We declare our loyalty to our government and its leaders and will cooperate in every way possible consistent with our faith in the Scriptures as Christian citizens (Romans 13) as long as it does not go against the word of God.
Q. Be it resolved that we will separate ourselves from any group that preaches or teaches violence, or the overthrow of our government. Be it known, also, that we will separate ourselves from any cult or occult group. We will separate ourselves from any group that is involved with apostasy or a compromised position. While we must allow for differences in interpretation among believers concerning areas not essential to the fundamentals of faith, we will not carry this liberty into areas of disobedience of clear commands of Scripture.
A church releasing People into their Destiny.