What we believe at Alliance Church about Jesus, the Bible, and the Church
We believe the Bible is God's inspired written word for man and reliable as the guide for our life. It reveals God's truth and is the basis for our faith.
"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness," 2 Timothy 3:16
We believe the Trinity, being God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, and that God is our creator.
"For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one." 1 John 5:7:
"You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power;
For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created." Revelation 4:11
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, that he is the Son of God and our savior and deliverer through the shedding of blood and his death on the cross.
"For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living." Romans 14:9
We believe the Holy Spirit dwells within every believer to lead, guide and direct our lives.
"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you." John 14:26
We believe the adversary known as the devil, Satan or Lucifer is our great tempter and that he works against all that is good, moral and holy; and through Adam's sin of disobedience in the garden, we are separated from a right relationship with God from birth.
"Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned" Romans 5:12
We believe the gospel message that Jesus was crucified, buried in a borrowed tomb and on the third day rose again to defeat sin and death and ascended into heaven with the promise to return.
"But the angel answered and said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay."
We believe man is reconciled to God by Jesus' death and through repentance and faith we are adopted into the family of God and are made heirs with Jesus.
"Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him." Romans 5:9
We believe God's plan for believers through a maturing process is to reflect the character of Christ.
"But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord." 2 Corinthians 3:18
We believe the church is a community of baptized believers in a particular place and God has entrusted to us the ministry of giving every person an opportunity to accept Christ as their savior and Christ himself builds the church.
"And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it." Matthew 16:18
We believe Christ will come back some day to rapture His church out of this world and there shall be a time of tribulation for those who are left. After the seven years of tribulation, Christ will usher in His kingdom for a 1000 year reign on earth. At the end of the 1000 year reign, Satan will be loosed for a season to gather his forces, and that Christ will defeat Satan and his followers and that they will be cast into the lake of fire and Christ will build his kingdom.
"10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, 11 who also said, 'Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.'" Acts 1:10-11
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