About

HOUSE OF PRAYER

A Christian Church in Second Life®

Our Church

What We Believe

Welcome to God’s House of Prayer church in Second Life, a virtual reality. God’s House of Prayer is a church where Christ is the head. We are a Bible believing fellowship of Christians who not only worship but serve our Lord in all ways. God’s House of Prayer is place for individuals from all walks of life to come in and praise the lord in their own manner.  The church is accessible 24/7 to provide a safe haven for those that need to escape and spend some quiet time with God. God’s House of Prayer is provided as a FREE place to be for those who wish to worship, fellowship, pray together!

Our Purpose: "Spreading the Good News of the Gospel throughout the world!"

We Believe:

There is only one God in three persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit). (Gen. 1:1, Matt. 28:19, John 10:30)

Jesus Christ was begotten of God, conceived of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. (Philippians 2:6-11, John 1:1, 14, John 3:13, 16, John 14:6)

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He is the life of the believer, and He empowers the preaching, teaching and understanding of the Gospel. (John 16:7-14, Genesis 1:2, Acts 2:1-4, 2 Peter 1:21)

Man was created in the image of God, that he sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but spiritual death, which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and those who reach moral responsibility are sinners in thought, word, and deed. (I Corinthians 15:22, I Corinthians 2:14, Romans 5:12, 14, 17, Romans 6:23)

Salvation is from the Lord Jesus Christ who died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. (I John 4:10, I John 2:2, Romans 6:3, I Peter 1:18, 19, Matthew 20:28 )

That Jesus conquered death, and in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, His ascension into Heaven and His present life there as High Priest and Advocate for us. (I Peter 2:5, I Corinthians 15:4, Hebrews 1:3, Acts 1:9)

That all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby they become children of God and heirs of eternal life. (Ephesians 4:30, Philippians 1:6 , Romans 8:31-39 , I Peter 1:15, I John 5:6, John 10:28 )

That Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. We will either live forever in Heaven with God, through forgiveness and salvation, or forever suffering in Hell, separated from God by sin. (Matthew 16:27; Mark 14:62; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; Philippians 3:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:15; 2 Timothy 4:1; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 15; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Revelation 20:4-6, 11-15)

The Lord Jesus Christ commanded two ordinances to the local church; baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Christian baptism is the immersion of the believer in water, which is a public testimony of the believer’s new life in Christ. The Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. The elements of communion are symbolic of the body and blood of Jesus Christ. These two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)  This means you must find and participate in a real life church where your fellowship can grow as Christ commanded in the physical presence of other believers.

God’s House of Prayer’ purpose is to use the internet and virtual worlds to spread the Good News of the Gospel to every corner of the Earth! We accomplish this by:

Worshiping our God in services available to the entire world in a virtual setting and by Internet access

 Loving others as ourselves so that we are ambassadors of our Lord Jesus and examples of Christ

Serving our God in all ways giving Him the glory in all things

Inviting others to worship with us and actively teach the Bible to them

This is our purpose, our strategy and our invitation for you to be a part of this Ministry.

We may be a virtual church but we are also a real church (501c3) headed by a real life Pastor.  Many organizations are guilty of making things complicated and lives cluttered. The Pharisees developed a religious system of over 600 laws. Jesus came and made the complex simple. One of the Pharisees asked Jesus what was the greatest commandment of all; that is, out of all the laws, which one was supreme. Jesus then gave us the greatest commandment of all by referring to Deuteronomy 6:5; 10:12; 30:6.

“Then one of them (a Pharisee), a lawyer, asked Him a question testing Him, and saying ‘Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?’  Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment.’” (Matthew 22:35-38)

Jesus not only answered his question identifying the greatest commandment of all, but He then offered the second greatest commandment of all.

“And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:39-40)

The greatest and second greatest commandments form the first two parts of our church’s purpose of Worshiping our God and loving others. The third part of our goal; to serve our God, comes from 1 Peter 4:10. “As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” (1 Peter 4:10)

God has endowed each born again believer with unique spiritual gifts to be exercised for the building up of others within the Body of Christ.  We want to put these to work on a worldwide level.

The last part of our church’s goal: Inviting others to worship and learn through active Bible teaching, comes from the Great Commission that Jesus gave His disciples before He ascended back to His Father.

“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen.’” (Matthew 28:18-20)

We want every believer here at God’s House of Prayer to Worship God, Love Others, Serve God, and Invite others to worship and attend classes. We want to encourage you to help us accomplish our purposes through an involvement that is practical and tangible.

Question: Are you truly being transformed by the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ? Are you truly being conformed into the very image of Jesus Christ? We believe that worshiping God, loving others, serving God, and inviting others, will develop you into the mature believers that God would have you be!

Many churches are full of activity but devoid of accomplishment. We want our activity to move us toward what we are trying to accomplish— bringing the message of the Gospel to all those around the world seeking freedom from Satan’s clutches! Churches are floundering and Christians are anemic because they have focused on moral flexibility and fleshly fellowship instead of practicing a sound biblical process for growing believers and presenting the faithful message. To fulfill our goals we will not arbitrarily ban lost people but embrace them, we forgive and love them – even when we hate their sin. We will teach the pure truth of the Bible and not try and reinterpret it to fit our society.  We will teach you the truth because we love you!  You are invited to worship with us – take an active role and study the Bible – grow and learn about a new life and better life which Jesus has provided those that will believe in Him.