At Amazing Grace we believe that:
- The Bible is:
- the divine revelation of God to mankind
- our fixed source of authority for faith and conduct
- without error and endurable for all generations and cultures (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21, Psalm 119:160)
- God is:
- eternal, having always existed outside of time and space
- a single Being consisting of three Persons - Father, Son, & Holy Spirit (Genesis, 1:1,26-27, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:22)
- Jesus is:
- eternal Son of God
- conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin
- one who ultimately restores mankind from sin
- raised from the dead and seated with the Heavenly Father (Revelation 1:8, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:31, 35, Hebrews 7:26, 1 Peter 2:22, Acts 2:22, 1 Corinthians 15:3, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:16-17, James 5:14-16, Matthew 28:6, Luke 24:39, 1 Corinthians 6:14, 15:4, Acts 1:9, 11, 2:33, Philippians 2:9-11, Hebrews 1:3)
- The Holy Spirit is:
- available to make people aware of their need of Jesus
- available to empower the believer to live the Christian life more victoriously (John 16:7-13, 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, Ephesians 1:13, 2 Corinthians 1:21-22, Romans 8:16, Luke 24:49, Acts 8:12-17, 19:1-7, 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, Acts 10:44-46)
- Mankind is:
- made in the spiritual image of God
- fallen from innocence due to a willful choice to do wrong
- destined for eternal separation from God
- provided an opportunity to be reconciled to God through Christ
- invited to accept Christ, repent of sin, and get a fresh start (Genesis 1:26-30, 3:8-9, Genesis 3:6-24, Romans 3:23, 5:12-19, Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 3:3, 16, Acts 20:21, Romans 5:1, 1 John 1:9, Titus 2:11-13, 3:5-6, Romans 8:38-39, John 10:29, 2 Timothy 1:12, 1 Peter 1:3-5, John 15:6, 1 Peter 1:16, Hebrews 12:14, Revelation 22:19, Luke 8:13, Romans 12:1-2, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, Hebrews 13:12, 1 Peter 1:16, Romans 6:1-11, Galatians 2:20, Philippians 2:12-13)
- The Church is:
- the body of Christ that consists of all Christians on a three-fold mission of worship, discipleship, and evangelism.
- respectful of two ordinances - water baptism and The Lord's Table (Holy Communion) (Ephesians 4:16, Galatians 3:28-29, 1 Peter 2:9, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Matthew 22:37-38, Ephesians 4:11-11-13, Matthew 28:19-20, Matthew 28:19, Acts 10:47-48, Romans 6:4, 1 Corinthians 11:26, 2 Peter 1:4)
- The Future is:
- hopeful for those ready for the imminent return of Christ
- bright for the Christian because of eternal life with God
- subject to God's own time and God's own way (1 Corinthians 15:51-52, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Revelation 22:12-13, Romans 8:23, Titus 2:13, 2 Peter 3:13, John 14:2-3, Revelation 21:1-7, 22:5, Mark 9:43-48, Revelation 20:11-15, Matthew 25:46)
Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible, authoritative Word of God. Therefore, our ministry emphasizes the exposition of God's Word from Genesis to Revelation, line upon line, precept upon precept.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of Christ, in His Virgin Birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful humanity, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential, and that repentance from sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the only way to come into a relationship with God.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life; we further believe His power and gifts are available to believers today.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe it is important to uphold the scriptural practices of the early church. Therefore, we hold to the practice of water baptism and the regular taking of Communion. We do not believe that either of these practices is essential for salvation, but that they serve as a demonstration of our living faith in Christ