The mission of OurWitness is to provide a platform for everyday people to share their stories and testimonies of Jesus Christ with their city and with the world through the power of social media. Through these testimonies we hope to encourage believers and inspire non-believers to find their identity and purpose in Jesus. Utilizing the influence and reach of social media we seek to engage the younger generation where they are and reclaim the internet for Christ.
It’s time for the church as a body to take a stand for the gospel, on Facebook, and on all of social media – the fastest growing and most influential communications medium the world has ever seen. Though social media has a secular purpose, it also has a God purpose – it was created for a time such as this. And that’s where we come in.
We believe we are called to “go” and make disciples of all nations. Matt. 28:19. And part of going means to go to where the people are. Increasingly, that’s online and on social media. If Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. is where people “live” nowadays, we need to be there also, to shine a light and share the good news.
OurWitness.com is part of the Witness 2.0 Network of Christian blog communities, which also includes WitnessLA.org, WitnessHK.com, WitnessTO.com and WitnessSF.org.
We are not affiliated with any particular denomination. We love Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, and believe in the power of the Gospel and the necessity of the Holy Spirit.
What We Believe
The Eternal Godhead – We believe God is Triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:14).
Jesus Christ – We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life, and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead, ascended to Heaven’s glory, and will return again. (Matt. 1:22-23; Isa. 9:6; John 1:1-4, 14; John 14:10-30; Heb. 4:14-15; I Cor. 15:3-4; II Cor. 5:14-15; Matt. 24:30; Rev. 1:7; Rom. 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; Titus 2:13.)
The Holy Spirit – We believe the Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. We believe in the present supernatural ministry of the Holy Spirit through the believers by the manifestation of His gifts. (II Cor. 3:17; John 16:7-13, John 14:16-17, 26; John, 15:26; Acts 1:8; I Cor. 2:12, 3:16, 12:7-11, 28; Eph. 1:13, 5:18, 4:7-16; Gal. 5:22, 23, 25; Luke 24: 49; Acts 2:4; Rom. 12:6-8.)
The Bible – We believe the Bible is God-inspired (2 Timothy 3:16,17).
The Fall of Man – We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that by voluntary disobedience he fell from innocence and purity (Romans 5:12).
The Plan of Salvation – We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, signing the pardon of all who believe on Him (John 3:16; Romans 5:8).
Salvation Through Grace – We believe salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by confession of faith in His life, death and resurrection. If you have been genuinely saved, and trusted in Him, then you cannot lose your salvation. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. (Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Gal. 3:26; Rom. 5:1; Rom. 10:9-10).
The New Birth – We believe that the change which takes place in the heart and life at conversion is a very real one (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20).
Gifts of the Spirit – We believe in the Gifts of the Spirit and their continued availability to the believer today as in the days of Acts. (I Cor. 12:1-11).
Divine Healing – We believe that divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the physically sick in answer to the prayer of faith (James 5:14-16).