At Genese Foundation, our faith is based on the fact that we are children of God. We believe that we are children of God because the Holy Spirit lives in us. We emulate Jesus, the Lord, the unique model in our daily lives. We do not follow the law of the Old Testament, but we believe in the achievements of Jesus who opened for each one of us a new era, that of grace. We believe that we can know God through Jesus.
The three fundamentals principles of Genese Foundation are as follow:
When you commit your lives to Jesus, you become Child of God, and you are not servant of God. Being a child of God includes for example that:
You have the Holy spirit in you,
You have the same nature as God, your Father
You are co-heir of Jesus,
You can communicate with God, your Father, in order to build an intimate relationship with Him.
Because you are child of God, you are no more a sinner because Jesus has taken away from you the roots of sin, forever. In your relationship with God, sin is no more an issue because it is impossible for you to sin while in Him. You are justified by grace, and not because of your good deeds, done with the aim of obeying to any law (including the Ten Commandments). You are called to learn and grow in how to live in your new identity. You learn to dominate the flesh and grow to fully master it. You rely and take advantage of everything God gives you by grace, to serve as capabilities and resources.
The Old Covenant and the Old Testament are no more your reality and do not concern you any longer. Today, children of God are in the New Covenant, that one characterizing the era of grace opened by Jesus-Christ.
Some bible key verses for GF members:
John 1:11-13. “He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.”
John 1: 16-17. “And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”
John 1:18. “No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known.”
Galatians 2: 16. ” Yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.”
1 John 3: 9. “No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God.”
Galatians 5: 4. “You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace.”
Romans 8:13-14. “For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.”
Matthew 28: 19-20. “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Hebrews 8: 13. “In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.”
Hebrews 10: 14. “For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. (The “he” is Jesus)”