The Bible:

Jubilee Kids believes that the Bible is the unique, perfect, inspired Word of God. It is the
foundation of our beliefs about God and how believers should live and relate to God and the
world around them. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1: 20-21)

God:

We believe that there is one God who is all-present, all-knowing and all-powerful. He is
eternally existent in the three persons of the Trinity: the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit
(2 Corinthians 13:14).

God the Father is the Creator and sustainer of the world. He, with the other members of the
Holy Trinity, spoke the universe into existence (Psalm 104, Acts 17: 24-28, Colossians 1:16-17).

Jesus Christ is the incarnation of God who was miraculously born of a virgin, lived a perfect and sinless life, and offered his life as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of humankind when He  died on the cross. He was resurrected from the dead and afterward ascended to heaven with the promise that He would one day return (Hebrews 1:1-3, 1 Corinthians 15: 3-5, 20-22, John 14:3).

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. He comforts, guides and counsels believers.
He convicts both believers and non-believers of wrongdoing (sin). The Spirit gives believers the
power to be God’s witnesses to the ends of the earth, and provides the strength to accomplish
God’s purposes (John 14:26, John 16:8 &13, Acts 1:8, Acts 9:31, Luke 12:12).

Salvation:

We believe that all human beings are God’s creation but are born alienated from God. Only
God is perfect and our wrongdoing (sin) separates us from God (Romans 3:23). Because God is
just, he must punish sin. However, He demonstrated His great love for humankind by sending
His Son Jesus Christ to die and pay the penalty (death) that justice demands (Romans 5:8).
God loves His creation and does not wish for anyone to be separated eternally from Him, but
wants all people to repent and believe in Him (John 3:16, 2 Peter 3:9). Salvation is possible only
through faith in Jesus Christ, not by any works or good deeds (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 6:23).
Jesus stated in John 14:6: “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father
except through Me.” Unfortunately, those who reject Jesus and His gift of salvation will be
separated from God forever (John 3:18).
We believe in spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, with equality across racial,
gender and class differences (Galatians 3:28, John 17: 20-21).

What the Bible says about poverty and suffering:

Because God desires genuine relationship with mankind, He created us all with a free will.
Unfortunately, the first man and woman chose to disobey God (Genesis 3: 6-7). This allowed
death and sin to enter God’s creation and the consequences of their decision were devastating.
The rest of humankind was born with the natural inclination to choose their own way instead of
God’s (Romans 1:18-21). Famine, disease, poverty, natural disasters and injustice are just some
of the effects of sin (Romans 8:22).

Sometimes, innocent people such as children suffer from the effects of sin and the
consequences of the poor choices of others. God is heartbroken and concerned for the spiritual
and physical poverty of His creation (Psalm 68:5, Matthew 14:14, Mark 6:24, Luke 4:18-19).
Throughout Scripture, God commands His people (believers) to care for the
poor, aliens, orphans and widows (Proverbs 14:31, James 1:27, James 2:14-24). God is
present with the poor in their suffering. In fact, Jesus Christ chose to be born into poverty even though He is the King of Kings (2 Corinthians 8:9). God promises to bless those who reach out to
the poor and needy (Psalm 41:1, Isaiah 58: 10-11).  Jubilee Kids seeks to reach out the “least of
these” and in doing so, to minister to Christ Himself (Matthew 25:40).