AGIF Doctrinal Statement

We believe in the plenary-verbal inspiration of the accepted canon of the Scriptures as originally given. (2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Corinthians 2:13)

We believe in the Eternal Triune God. (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His personal return in power and glory. (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 4:25)

We believe that for the salvation of the lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.(Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:12; Romans 5:11)

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life and the baptism of the Holy Spirit is a separate and distinct experience subsequent to salvation, providing for life and service. (Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10:44-46; Galatians 3:14-15).

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved into the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (John 5:24; 3:16, Mark 9:43-48; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20:10-15)

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (John 17:21, Philippians 2:1–5)

We believe in the creation, test and fall of man as recorded in Genesis; his total spiritual depravity and inability to attain divine righteousness apart from God. (Romans 5:12, 18)

We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, very God and very man. (Luke 1:26-35; John 1:18; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6)

We believe Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day and personally appeared to His disciples.(1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 4:25)

We believe in the necessity of water baptism by immersion. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:36-39; 19:1-6)

We believe in the Table of the Lord, commonly called communion or the Lord's Supper, for believers. (1 Corinthians 11:23-32)

We believe in the reality and personality of Satan and the eternal judgement of Satan and his angels. (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10-15)

We believe that unlike other living creatures, man was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26 --28 ) in that man is a spirit, has a soul and lives in a body. (Matthew 10:28; 16:20; 1 Corinthians 6:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:23)

We believe that woman was created from Adam's rib (Genesis 2:20 --24) to be a helpmate and companion; that a man and woman become one flesh through marriage (as illustrated throughout the Old Testament) in order to procreate and fulfill man's assignment to multiply and refurbish the earth (Genesis 1:27 --28, Matthew 19:4-6).