Statement of Faith

(Currently in Revision by the General Council of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Some statements below as indicated are still being revised)

There is one God (Deuteronomy 6:4), Creator of all things (Revelation 4:11), who is infinitely perfect (Matthew 5:48), existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). 

Jesus Christ is the true God and true man (Philippians 2:6–11). He was sent by the Father (John 20:21), conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin, Mary (Luke 1:34–38). He died on the cross, the Just for the unjust (1 Peter 3:18), as a substitutionary sacrifice (Hebrews 2:9), and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood (Romans 5:9). He rose from the dead according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3–4). He is now at the right hand of the Majesty on high as our great High Priest (Hebrews 8:1). He will come again to establish His Kingdom of righteousness and peace (Isaiah 9:6–7). 

The Holy Spirit is a divine person (John 14:16–18), sent to indwell, guide, teach, gift, empower, and bear His fruit in every believer (John 16:13; 1 Corinthians 12:4, 11; Acts 1:8; Galatians. 5:22–23). He convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment (John 16:7–11). 

The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for our salvation. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice (2 Peter 1:20–21, 2 Timothy 3:15–17). 

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Man and woman were originally created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:27) yet fell through disobedience, incurring both physical and spiritual death (Romans 6:23). Everyone is born with a sinful nature (Romans 3:23), is separated from the life of God (Ephesians 4:18) and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 3:25).

Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all people (1 John 2:2). Those who repent and believe in Him are justified by grace through faith (Romans 3:21–24), born again of the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:4–7), delivered from the dominion of darkness, transferred into the Kingdom of God’s Son (Colossians 1:13), granted the gift of eternal life, and adopted as the children of God (Romans 8:14–16, John 1:12). 

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It is the will of God that through the indwelling Christ (Colossians1:27) each believer be sanctified wholly (1 Thessalonians 5:23), being separated from sin, and the world, filled with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18) and fully dedicated to God (Romans 6:13). Thereby receiving power for intentional witness, divine relationship, holy living and effective service (Acts 1:8, Acts 2:17-21, Colossians 3:1-17). This is a secure position in Christ (Romans 8:1-4), a decisive point of complete surrender (Romans 12:1), and a progressive experience (Galatians 5:16, 25) through which Christ is formed in the life of the believer (Galatians 4:19) by the Spirit following conversion (Romans 6:1–14). 

Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the whole person (Isaiah 53:4–5, Matthew 8:16–17). Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures (James 5:13–16) as privileges for the Church in this present age (Acts 4:30). 

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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, (Ephesians 1:22–23) which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations. (Matthew 28:19–20)

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. (Acts 2:41–47) 

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There will be a bodily resurrection of all people (Acts 24:15). Our Lord Jesus Christ will judge with perfect justice (Acts 17:31, John 5:28–30) as the unrepentant and unbelieving are raised to the conscious anguish of eternal separation from God (Revelation 20:15, 21:8, 2 Thessalonians 1:9), and repentant believers are raised to the unending joy of eternal life in the presence of God (Psalm 16:11, Revelation 21:1–4). 

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The Second Coming of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and King (Revelation 19:16), is imminent (Hebrews10:37, Revelation. 22:20) and will be sudden (1 Corinthians 15:52), personal, visible, and premillennial (Acts 1:11, Matthew 26:64, Luke 21:27). This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which calls us to holy living, intentional witness, and faithful service (Titus 2:11–14).