That God’s purpose concerning man is:
- To seek and save that which is lost;
- To be worshipped by man;
- To build a body of believers in the image of Him; and
- For the Body of Christ to assist spiritually and holistically mankind.
That Believers who are “born again” through water baptism, and the Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost are saved and called out of the world. These believers constitute the Body of the Lord Jesus Christ, Himself being the Chief Cornerstone.
That the members of the Body, the Church (ecclesia), of the Lord Jesus Christ are enjoined to assemble themselves for worship, fellowship, counsel, and instructions in the Word of God for the work of the ministry, for the exercising of the spiritual gifts and offices provided by the Holy Bible for the purpose of church order.
That it is evidenced by which the early apostolic churches came together in fellowship as a representative Body of saved, spirit-filled Believers who were ordained, sent out evangelists and missionaries, and under the supervision of the Holy Spirit set over the church pastors and teachers.
That the Rapture Apostolic Ministries, Incorporated (RAM) exists expressly to give continuing emphasis to this reason-for-being in the New Testament apostolic pattern by teaching and encouraging believers to be baptized in Jesus Name and filled with the Holy Spirit according to Acts 2:38. These experiences enables Believers to evangelize in the power of the Spirit with accompanying supernatural signs, adding a necessary dimension to worshipful relationship with God, and enabling them to respond to the full working of the Holy Spirit in expression of spiritual fruit, gifts, and ministries as evidenced in the New Testament times for the edifying of the Body of Christ.
That we are a cooperative fellowship of Apostolic, Spirit-filled and water baptized believers known as the Rapture Apostolic Ministries, Incorporated (RAM) whose purpose is to recognize and promote scriptural methods and order for worship, unity, fellowship, work, and business for God; and to disapprove unscriptural methods, doctrines and conduct, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ unto a perfect man unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ (Ephesians 4:13).