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Statement of Basic Belief

While Fellowship Members are not required to fully understand or articulate all aspects of the Statement of Faith, the explicit rejection of any part of it disqualifies one from membership in Prayer Deliverance Fellowship International.

  • Revisions to the Statement of Faith to more clearly align to Scripture shall be at the sole discretion of the Presiding Prelate/Chief Apostle, with the understanding that such changes will be communicated to the Members of the Fellowship

Statement of Secret Societies:

  • The nature of secret societies is completely contrary to Christian belief. The Bible is an open book inviting all who will, to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ (Rev. 22:17). Anyone inquiring into membership in the family of God can investigate, ask questions, read the inspired handbook (the Bible), and make a decision for Christ fully knowing what the cost and consequences of the action will be.

  • PDFI does not agree with nor will be in partnership with any fraternity, sorority, and/or secret society. The stated reasons for urging credentialed ministers to refrain from belonging to secret orders and for encouraging lay persons to avoid involvement with such orders can be summarized as follows:

    • The activities of secret orders demand time and energy that divert the servant of the Lord from efforts to fulfill the Great Commission.

    • The binding loyalty to fellow members of the secret society—many of whom are not fellow believers in Jesus Christ and His saving work—is an unworthy joining together of believers with unbelievers.

    • The spirit, philosophy, and general influence of secret orders channel activities toward improving only the natural part of humankind instead of changing the heart of the spiritual being.

    • Commitment to secret orders and their teachings leads one to a wrong emphasis on salvation through good works and improving society.

    •  No allegiance can come before one’s allegiance to God. Secret societies are in conflict with the teachings of the Holy Scripture.

  •  A Christian must never affiliate with any organization that:

    • yokes together believers with unbelievers in unholy alliances (2 Cor. 6:14-18)

    • requires a pledge to unscriptural oaths which are sealed by using the name of God improperly or in vain  (Ex. 20:7, Lev. 5:4-6, Matt. 5:34-37, James 5:12}

    • represents itself as providing teaching in harmony with the Bible when in fact it does not (2 Peter 3:16)

    • represents itself as being religious and offers a false hope of salvation through works, yet dishonors the only true God and our Savior the Lord Jesus Christ (John 17:3, 1 Tim. 2:3-6, Col. 2:8-10, Eph. 2:8,9).

    • The Christian should "be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody" (Rom. 12:17).

    • Secretively meeting behind closed doors in a "lodge" where activities are carried on behind a cloak of secrecy, in favor of fellow members, usually for economic, social, or political advantage hardly describes doing what is right in the eyes of everybody. "Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord"   (2 Cor. 6:17).    

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