Amen Gospel Doctrinal Statement
THE BIBLE - We believe the Bible to be the Holy Scriptures of GOD. It is the infallible, unadulterated Word of GOD. Though it was written by men, those men were inspired by the Holy Spirit to author the perfect will of GOD (2 Timothy 3:16). We believe the original writings to be without error. We believe that the Old and New Testaments of GOD point toward a central theme, which is the redemption of the human race to right relationship with the one true living GOD, through the finished work of the Lord JESUS CHRIST(Luke 24:27, 44, John 5:39). We believe the Bible to be the guide for living the Christian life here on Earth (Romans 15:4).
THE TRINITY – We believe in one GOD, who is eternal, unchangeable and eternally exists in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
THE HUMAN RACE – We believe that mankind was created solely by and in the image of GOD. He created both male and female (Genesis 1:27). Although they were created in the image of GOD, they were given free will, and by their own will, they fell into sin and are eternally separated from GOD and condemned if they are not born again by the Holy Spirit of GOD (Romans 5:16).
SALVATION – We believe that salvation is a gift of GOD’s grace (John 3:16,Ephesians 2:8,9, 2 Peter 3:9). It is not obtained by good works, but is obtained solely by one putting their faith in the finished work of the Lord JESUS CHRIST on the cross at Calvary. We believe that the Lord JESUS CHRIST died for our sins according to the Scriptures; that He was buried and resurrected in bodily form (1 Corinthians 15:3). He died in our place, and if we believe in Him, His shed blood washes away our sins. He fills us with His Holy Spirit, and we are made new in Him, old things passed away and all is made new (2 Corinthians 5:17, John 3:1-7).
SATAN - We believe that Satan and his demons are fallen angels who rebelled against GOD, and were expelled from Heaven (Luke 10:18, Isaiah 14:12). We believe that he is the author of sin. He will face the judgment of GOD and will be eternally condemned to the lake of fire (Matthew 4:1-3, Acts 5:3, 2 Corinthians 4:4, Revelation 20:10).
LIVING AS CHRISTIANS – We believe that once we accept the finish work of the Lord JESUS CHRIST, that we are called to live a life led by the Holy Spirit and not the flesh (Galatians 5:16-23, Hebrews 12:1, Romans 8:4). We believe that the desires of the flesh will never be fully done away within this life, but with the help of the Holy Spirit and the desire to hide GOD’s word in our heart (Joshua 1:8, 2 Corinthians 3:3), He has given us the provision to no longer be slaves to sin, but to walk free in CHRIST (Romans 6:11-13). We believe that when we do sin against GOD through thought, word, or deed, we can confess our sins to Him and to each other and not walk in condemnation (1 John 1:9, James 5:16, Romans 8:1,2).
EVANGELISM – We believe that the Lord JESUS CHRIST gave us the Great commission, that we would minister His life changing gospel to a dying world. We are willing vessels used by the Lord JESUS CHRIST, to allow His Holy Spirit to minister salvation and reconciliation to the world (Matthew 28:18-20, 25:31-46).