Authentic Church's Statement Of Faith. The foundation on which Authentic Church was built and on which it continues to grow.
THE HOLY BIBLE
We believe the Bible and only the Bible is the infallible, inspired Word of God to all people. The Bible was written by human authors through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Bible is the source of all doctrine, instruction, correction, and reproof. The Word of God is living and breathing and will change your life forever!
2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:12; Matthew 22:29; John 5:39; Romans 15:4
THE HOLY TRINITY
We believe the Bible testifies there is one God who eternally exists as three distinct persons - Father, Son, and Spirit. Each are fully and equally God in eternal relation with each other.
Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14
GOD THE FATHER
God the Father is the creator of all things. He is in control of what happens with His creation. He is eternal, meaning He has always existed and always will. He has all power and knows all things.
Isaiah 64:8; Ephesians 4:6; Exodus 3:14; Numbers 23:19; Leviticus 11:44-45
Jesus is the only Son of God. He came to Earth in human form, lived a sinless life, and died a sacrificial death for our sins. He was born of a virgin, healed the sick, cast out demons, died on a cross, and rose from the grave to forgive us of our sins. He now sits at the right hand of the Father and will return to Earth to establish his Kingdom forever.
John 3:16; John 14:6; John 10:30; 1 Timothy 3:16
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is the spirit of God living inside of us today as believers in Jesus! The Holy Spirit helps us become more mature, convicts us of sins, comforts us, reveals the future, and empowers us to live the Christian life. The Holy Spirit speaks every day to give us guidance and direction. To know the Spirit of God was a gift given to all believers in Jesus on the Day of Pentecost out of the book of Acts.
John 16:13; John 14:26; Acts 3:39; Acts 1:5; Acts 2:1-4; Joel 2:28-29
THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe the Holy Spirit will bring supernatural gifts into our lives to help build the church and reach people for the Kingdom of God. We believe miracles do happen today just like they did in the Bible. We encourage every believer to desire these gifts and for the opportunity to be used by God. The gifts of the Spirit are not weird and do not distract from what God is doing, but instead will bring comfort and peace. These gifts are available for you today.
Acts 1:4-5; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11;
Ephesians 4:16; Galatians 5:22-23
God made mankind (both men and women) in his spiritual image. Mankind was made to glorify God and have fellowship with God but became separated from God due to sinful disobedience. We need to be forgiven of our sins, and that is only possible by believing in Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross for each of us!
Genesis 1:26-30; Genesis 5:1; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 3:23-24
Mankind was created to exist forever. God gave us a spirit, and our spirit will live forever either in Heaven or in Hell. The choice is up to you, but going to Heaven doesn’t depend on whether you have been a “good person” or a “bad person." It only depends on whether or not you have asked Jesus to be your savior and forgive you of your sins.
John 6:40; John 3:16; Romans 6:23; 1 John 2:24-25; Revelation 20:15
We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus is the only pathway to forgiveness of sins and eternal life. We also believe when you genuinely encounter Jesus your life is changed forever. The gift of salvation is a free gift received only by believing. Thank you, Jesus!
Acts 4:12; Matthew 1:21; Galatians 2:16; Romans 10:9-10; Hebrews 9:22
The church is the local community of believers united through faith in Jesus Christ. The church is committed to teaching Biblical principles and
seeking to impact the world with the Gospel. We will do whatever we can to bring millions into the Kingdom of God!
Acts 2:46-47; Hebrews 10:24-25; Ephesians 1:22; 1 Peter 5:1-4; 1 Timothy 4:14
Water baptism is an act of obedience declaring an individual's life has been transformed by salvation through Jesus Christ. It is not a substitution for salvation but a command by Jesus to be baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Water Baptism is a celebration of new life!
Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:38; Mark 1:9-11; Matthew 28:19
We believe marriage is defined by the Bible as a covenant uniting one biological man and one biological woman. We also believe that sexual intimacy should only occur within the confines of marriage. Jesus must be the center of every marriage. Authentic Church may decline to host or perform a marriage that is contrary to Authentic Church’s Statement of Faith.
Matthew 19:4-6; Ephesians 5:31; Genesis 2:24-25
Sexuality is defined by God. Before birth, God wonderfully and perfectly made us male or female. These two distinct genders together reflect the image and nature of God. Rejection of one’s biological nature is rejecting the image in which God made that person.
Genesis 5:2; Psalm 139:14; Jeremiah 1:5
Tithing is one of the ways we show obedience to God and how we place Him first in our lives. We believe everything good comes from above, and when you give the first 10% to God, He will redeem and bless the 90%. Giving is active faith, declaring that you trust God because He is a faithful provider. Every time you give, you help us share the Gospel all over the world!
Genesis 4:4; Proverbs 3:9-10; Malachi 3:10
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