ALLIANCE CORE VALUES
As we fulfill our vision, we are guided by these values from the Bible…
- Lost people matter to God. He wants them found. Luke 19:1
- Prayer is the primary work of the people of God. Philippians 4:6-7
- Everything we have belongs to God. We are His stewards. 1 Chronicles 29:14
- Knowing and obeying God’s Word is fundamental to true success. Joshua 1:8
- Completing the Great Commission will require the mobilization of every fully devoted disciple. Matthew 28:19
- Without the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, we can accomplish nothing. 1 Corinthians 2:4-5
- Achieving God’s purposes means taking faith-filled risks. This always involves change. Hebrews 11:6
OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH
Jesus Christ is true God and true man.(4)He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.(5) He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust,(6) as a substitutionary sacrifice.(7) All who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood.(8) He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures(9) and is now at the right hand of the Majesty on high as our great High Priest.(10) He will come again to establish His kingdom of righteousness and peace.(11)
The Holy Spirit is a divine person(12), sent to indwell, guide, teach, and empower the believer(13) and convince the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment.(14) It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly,(15) being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service.(16) This is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion.(17)
The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and women. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.(18)
Men and women were originally created in the image and likeness of God.(19) They fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men and women are born with a sinful nature,(20) are separated from the life of God and can be saved only through the atoning work of Jesus Christ.(21) The portion of the impenitent and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment,(22) and that of the believer in everlasting joy and bliss.(23)
Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men; and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God.(24)
The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church,(25) which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the Gospel to all nations.(26) The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper.(27)
Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body.(28) Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age.(29)
The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent(32) and will be personal, visible, and premillennial.(33) This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service.(34)
SUPPORTING SCRIPTURES: Deuteronomy 6:4(1); Matthew 5:48(2); Matthew 28:19(3);Philippians 2:6 – 11(4);Luke 1:34 – 38(5); I Peter 3:18(6); Hebrews 2:9(7); Romans 5:9(8); Acts 2:23 – 24(9);Hebrews 8:1(10); Matthew 26:64(11); John 14:15 – 18(12); John 16:13, Acts 1:8(13); John 16:7 – 11(14); I Thessalonians 5:23(15); Acts 1:8(16); Romans 6:1 – 14(17); 2 Peter 1:20 – 21, 2 Timothy 3:15 – 16(18); Genesis 1:27(19); Romans 3:23(20); 1 Corinthians 15:20 – 23(21); Revelation 21:8(22); Revelation 21:1 – 4(23); Titus 3:4 – 7(24); Ephesians 1:22 – 23(25); Matthew 28:19 – 20(26); Acts 2:41 – 47(27); Matthew 8:16 – 17(28); James 5:13 – 16(29); I Corinthians 15:20 – 23(30); 1John 5:28 – 29(31); Hebrews 10:37(32); Luke 21:27(33); Titus 2:11 – 14(34)
FOUR FOLD GOSPEL
1 Corinthians 1:30
JESUS IS OUR SAVIOR
The Name of Jesus has impacted lives around the world for more than 2,000 years. He is a universal Savior, promising that: “whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Jesus is an exclusive Savior. “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name in heaven given to men by which we must be saved” Acts 4:12. Contrary to what contemporary culture tells us, there are not multiple paths to God. There is only one—Jesus Christ
JESUS IS OUR SANCTIFIER
Many Christians understand God’s promise of salvation but do not experience the ongoing sanctifying work of Jesus Christ in their lives. For those who neither understand nor allow the Holy Spirit’s control in their lives, the results have a profound effect.
Unsuccessful struggle against sin and a lack of power in life and ministry frustrate those who have asked Jesus to be their Savior but not their Sanctifier, resulting in a lack of joy in their walk with Christ. At the point when we are born again, we become members of God’s family. We believe He paid the price for our sin and that his followers are—set apart from those are not born again—and are seen as holy because of what Christ has done.
JESUS IS OUR HEALER
A great portion of Christ’s time was dedicated to healing the sick. He healed all kinds of people: the blind, the paralyzed, the lame, the deaf, lepers, those who had fevers, and many with chronic illnesses.
We find no record in the gospels of Jesus turning away anyone who came to him for healing, nor do we find that any disease was too difficult for him to heal. He even raised the dead. Miraculous healings still occur today—evidence that Christ is still our Healer.
JESUS IS OUR COMING KING
Since Jesus’ ascension in the clouds, Christ’s physical, imminent return has been greatly anticipated. The whole focus of the New Testament’s teaching about the return of Christ can be summarized in two simple propositions: first, because Christ is coming, we need to be ready—living lives that are pure, steadfast, prayerful, holy and reverent; and, second, because Christ is coming, we need to finish the task He has given us—the preaching of the gospel.
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