What we believe at Authentic Church about Jesus, the Bible, and the Church

Our Beliefs

The churchy word for this section is our “Statement Of Faith”. It has great importance as this is the foundation on which Authentic Church was built and on which it continues to grow.


God is the creator of all things. He is in control of what happens with His creation (churchy word for this is sovereignty). He is eternal, meaning He has always existed and always will. (Revelation 4:11)

God exists in three forms all at the same time: God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ) and God the Holy Spirit The three parts of God make up the Trinity. (Luke 3:21- 22)


Jesus is the only Son of God. He came to earth in human form and died a sacrificial death for our sins. He then rose from the dead and now sits in Heaven with God the Father. He promised to return to earth and establish His kingdom here, and all who have a personal relationship with Him (or, as we call it, being “saved” or “born again”) will be part of that Kingdom. (Romans 10:13)

THE Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the presence of God here today as described in Acts chapter 2. The Holy Spirit helps us to become a more mature Christian when we let Him control every aspect of our lives. He provides us with power for transformation, helps us understand the ways of God; He gives us guidance to live right and courage to share God’s love with others. (John 16:13)

The bible

The Bible is God’s direct Word to His People. It was written by human authors, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the inspired Word of God and reflects His heart on how we should live. The Bible is also the inherent or absolute truth in all matters. This is God’s standard for us and we have greater success in our spiritual lives as we conform to its teachings. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)


Eternal life is promised to all of us. God gave us a spirit and that spirit is going to live forever somewhere and there are only two options: Heaven or Hell. Eternity in Heaven is solely dependent on whether or not you have asked Jesus to accept the penalty for your sins. (John 6:40)


Salvation is not the end of your Christian life but the beginning. People who are saved express their love for God by serving Him, telling others about Him and thanking Him for who He is and all that He has done.

Salvation comes only through the blood of Jesus Christ and His redemptive work on the cross; it is the only pathway to forgiveness of sins and eternal life. It’s a free gift received by grace and through faith in Our Lord. (Romans 10:9)


Baptism is a practice in the Christian church that demonstrates an individual’s life has been transformed by salvation through Jesus Christ. It is not a substitution for salvation but a public recognition that salvation has transformed an individual. (Colossians 2:12)

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a noticeable indication of the Spirit’s work in a believer’s life, such as happened in the book of Acts Chapter 2. God gives Spiritual Gifts to His people for the enablement, edification and uplifting of the church. (Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 12)

Biblical Sexuality

Sexuality is defined by God. Before birth, God wonderfully and immutably made us Male or Female through genetic coding and physiological manifestation. These two distinct, complementary 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)


Marriage has only one meaning: The uniting of one biological man and one biological woman in a single, exclusive union, as defined in the Bible. We also believe that sexual intimacy should only occur within the confines of marriage. Because marriage is a covenant between one man, one woman and God, Authentic Church may decline to host or perform a marriage that is contrary to the church’s Statement of Faith or the Bible. (Ephesians 5:31)

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