Abundant Life:
Convictions

 

 

Convictions:  What We Believe

We believe that the Holy Scripture of the Old and New Testaments is the inspired Word of God. The Scriptures are inerrant, infallible, and the final authority for faith and life. The sixty-six books of the Holy Bible are the complete and divine revelation of God to humanity.

We believe in One True God, the eternal Spirit who created all things for His pleasure. He is absolute in power, infinite in wisdom, holy in His nature, attributes and purpose, and possesses total deity. He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of humanity. He hears and answers prayer, and He saves from sin and death all who believe according to His Word. God has revealed Himself as Father (in giving life in creation,) as Son (in reconciliation of humanity,) and as Holy Spirit (in regeneration of lives.)

We believe in Jesus Christ, who is both God and man. He is God incarnate, the image of the invisible God. God "manifested in the flesh" is God's only begotten son. We believe that as a son he was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, and taught with authority. He died for the sins of all humanity, had a bodily resurrection, ascended into heaven, and He will return again.

We believe that all people are sinners by nature and have become alienated from God. They are totally sinful and unable to remedy their lost condition. Humanity is reconciled to God only by God's grace received through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

We believe that Salvation is a gift of God given to humanity by grace, and received by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Faith is more than a mental assent, intellectual acceptance, or verbal profession. It includes trust, reliance, and commitment. We cannot separate saving faith from obedience. People are saved by the gospel that is applied to their life. This takes place when they repent from their sin, are baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

We believe that the church is the living, spiritual body of believers of which the Lord Jesus Christ is the head. The church functions as Christ would function on earth: seeking to find lost souls for the purpose of bringing them to salvation. We also believe that signs and wonders, including divine healing, will follow those that believe.

We believe there is eternal life in a place God has prepared for those who accept His grace and receive His gift of salvation. There is eternal destruction for those who reject His grace and refuse His gift.

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Abundant Life Apostolic Church

995 South Sawyer Road
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin   53066   U.S.A.
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