Aletheia Christian Church

Our Beliefs

The Scriptures

We believe the Old and New Testaments of the Bible are verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit. As God’s Word, the scriptures are inerrant in their original writings, infallible, and authoritative. The Bible is therefore the final source for doctrine and life. It must be believed and obeyed. We do not recognize the Apocrypha as belonging to the Scriptures.

God

The Bible teaches that God is a trinity. This one God exists in three eternally distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is the Creator of all that exists apart from himself. He is morally perfect and is unlimited in power, knowledge, and love. [1]

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ existed from all eternity as the second person of the Trinity. At the appointed time, He took to himself a body of human flesh, entering the womb of the virgin Mary. From that moment on, He was human in every way, yet without sin. Even as He was fully man, He did not cease to be God. Jesus fulfilled the law perfectly, lived without sin, and suffered and died on the cross on behalf of sinful mankind. His substitutionary atoning work on the cross is entirely sufficient; nothing can be added to his work. On the third day following his death, Jesus’ physical body was raised to life. He ascended into heaven, sits at the right hand of the Father, and will return to judge the world. [2]

Humanity

Mankind was created in God’s image, is loved by him, and is of immense worth. However, we have all inherited a sinful nature. We are rebellious and spiritually dead by nature. Because of sin, we are naturally enemies of God. But God has made reconciliation and salvation possible to us through Christ as a free gift for those who receive it. We are therefore reconciled to him not by good works but through faith in Jesus Christ and his work on our behalf. The Holy Spirit gives life to those who are saved and they become new creations. Those who persevere in faith until death will live forever with God. Those who remain in their sins will be separated from God forever in hell.

The Church

This local church body is part of the larger Church, of which Jesus is the head. The Church is made up of all those who have received salvation through Christ. The Church is commissioned by God to carry out the work of Christ on earth.

[1] Refer to the Athanasian Creed for further explanation.

[2] Refer to the Nicene Creed and the Definition of Chalcedon for further explanation.

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