What We Believe

abundant life church what we believe

About the Bible:

The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is infallible and contains the keys to salvation and all of Christian Living. (John 5:39; Matthew 24:35; II Timothy 3:15-16; II Peter 1:21)

About God:

There is one God. He has revealed Himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9)

Jesus is the Flesh of God:

The one true God has made Himself known to the world in the man, Jesus Christ. Jesus is God robed in flesh. God took upon Himself the form of man. In Him (Jesus) dwells all the fullness of the Godhead in bodily form. Jesus in His humanity was man (the son of God). In His deity, He was and is God. (Isaiah 9:6; John 8:58; John 14:8-11; Colossians 2:9-10; I Timothy 3:16)

Salvation:

Salvation comes by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, made possible by Jesus death, burial and resurrection. In obedience to His Word, we must repent for our sins, be baptized in water in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of our sins, and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost with the initial evidence of speaking with other tongues (another language). This fulfills what Jesus told Nicodemus when He said you must be born again of water and of the Spirit to enter into the Kingdom of God. Peter preached this message of salvation in the book of Acts when the Holy Ghost was first poured out on the day of Pentecost, the start of the Church age. (Ephesians 2:8; Hebrews 5:9; I Corinthians 15:1-4; John 3:3-5; Acts 2:1-4; Acts 2:37-39; Acts 5:32; Acts 10:44-48; Acts 19:1-6)

Miracles and Divine Healing:

God still heals, delivers, and works miracles today, as He did in His earthly ministry and in the early Church. As His children, we have the right to come boldly before the throne of grace and trust Him for our needs in Jesus name. (Hebrews 4:16; Matthew 8:2-3; Mark 4:39; Mark 5:1-15; Mark 5:22-42; Acts 16:25-26; I John 5:14-15)

We pray together out loud because

Acts 2:4 says, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord.

We lift our hands in praise because

Psalms 134:2 says, Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.

We sing with all our hearts because

Psalms 98:4 says, make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth; make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.

We play musical instruments because

II Samuel 6:5 says, and all the house of Israel played before the Lord on all manner of instruments.

We clap and shout unto God because

Psalms 47:1 says, O clap your hands all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

We dance in the spirit because

Psalms 150:4 says, praise Him with the timbrel and dance; praise Him with stringed instruments and organs.

We testify publicly because

Psalms 22:22 says, I will declare thy name unto my brethren; in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.

We anoint with oil for divine healing because

James 5:14 says, Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.