How do you live your life so authentically that there is no question about what you believe? Some people call it their creed, others call it dogma or position. Basically, doctrine is the bedrock on which you build your beliefs—a body or system of teachings relating to a particular subject.
What The Alliance believes about God, how He relates to us, and how we relate to Him is foundational in its teachings. The Alliance wholeheartedly serves God and the people of His world, based soundly on the Bible. We live and die by these words and believe they bring the only life worth living—one wholly committed to the King Jesus.
Our Statement of Faith
- There is one God, who is infinitely perfect, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He was born of the virgin, died upon the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for the penalty of the sin of all who believe on Him. He rose from the dead on the third day. He is now seated at the right hand of the Father.
- The Holy Spirit is a divine person, sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer, and convince the world of sin.
- The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of God’s will for man.
- Man fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God and can be saved only through the atoning work of Christ. Man apart from Christ faces an eternity of separation from God.
- Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men; and those who repent and believe are born again of the Holy Spirit and become the children of God.
- It is God’s will that each believer be filled with the Holy Spirit and live the sanctified life. This total surrender to God’s will is a decision that comes after praying the “sinners prayer” and is progressive in nature.
- The Lord Jesus is our great physician whom the believer can turn to in times of need. Prayers for the sick and the anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church today.
- The Local Church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for 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.
- There will be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust: for the former, a resurrection unto life; for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.
- The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal, visible, and premillennial. This is the believer’s blessed hope.