AT ALIVE2LOVE MISSIONS, WE GOVERN OURSELVES
BY THE FOLLOWING CORE BELIEFS:
We believe that true ministry comes from His (Agape) love
Without which we have no right to claim ourselves a Christian. That ministry should be directed by the Holy Spirit, therefore: we remain flexible and yielded to the Holy Spirit to direct our ministry.
We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in their original writing
As fully inspired of God and accept them as the supreme and final authority for faith and life.
We believe in one God
Eternally existing in three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit
We believe Jesus Christ was begotten of the Father
conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary and is true God and true man.
In God the Father
perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Christ.
We believe God created man in His own image;
that man sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of sin which is death, physical and spiritual; that all human beings inherit a sinful nature which issues (in the case of those who reach moral responsibility) in actual transgressions involving personal guilt.
That all men are, by nature, sinners, destitute of all power to save themselves.
We believe, therefore, that the only means of salvation of sinful men is through the grace of Jesus Christ.
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins,
a substitutionary sacrifice according to the Scriptures and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood.
We believe that all who repent of their sin and receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again
of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
We believe the Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord.
We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of the new birth and continuing until the consummation of salvation.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus,
His ascension into Heaven, and His present life as our High Priest and Advocate.
We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe in the resurrection of both the just and the unjust,the eternal blessedness of the redeemed, and the eternal banishment of those who have rejected the offer of salvation.
We believe in the resurrection of both the just and the unjust
the eternal blessedness of the redeemed, and the eternal banishment of those who have rejected the offer of salvation.
We believe the one true Church is the whole company of those who have been redeemed by Jesus Christ
and regenerated by the Holy Spirit; that the local church on earth should take its character from this concept of the Church and therefore, that the new birth and personal confession of Christ are essentials of Church membership.
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ appointed two ordinances, Baptism in water and the Lord’s Supper,
to be observed as acts of obedience and as perpetual witnesses to the cardinal facts of the Christian faith; that Baptism is the immersion of the believer as a confession of identification with Christ in burial and resurrection and that the Lord’s Supper is the partaking of the emblems symbolic of the Savior’s broken body and shed blood, in remembrance of His sacrificial death, until He comes.
We believe Christ paid for healing in his death, burial and resurrection
in accordance with Isaiah 53:4, Matthew 8:17 and 1 Peter 2:24.
We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit,
empowering and equipping believers for service, with the accompanying supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit and in fellowship with the Holy Spirit. We believe in the divinely ordained ministries of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher.
That all Christians are ordained by the Holy Spirit to spread the Gospel of Christ.
Therefore: It is the primary duty of all Christians to serve as evangelists, and to minister to others according to the gifts they have received of the Holy Spirit.
That the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ is the greatest gift of God the Father and His Holy Spirit,
and should be the primary message of the Christian church, taking precedence over all differences, whether they be theological, denominational, ideological, or physical in nature.