July 13, 2016

16 Fundamental Truths

These are our nonnegotiable beliefs of faith based on scripture. Longhorn Chi Alpha is a ministry of the Assemblies of God. This list comes from our official Statement of Fundamental Truths. Click links below to see the complete original statement with scriptures.

  1. We believe… the Bible is God’s message to us. 
    so we seek… to understand and obey its truth.

  2. We believe… there is one God who is three persons. 
    so we yearn… to know Him in all of His complexity and beauty.

  3. We believe… Jesus is fully God and fully human. 
    so we rejoice… that Christ can be a bridge between us and God.

  4. We believe… people, throughout history, have sinned against God. 
    so we are… deeply aware that we too are marked by willful disobedience.

  5. We believe… God extends forgiveness to us through Christ.
    so we repent… and rejoice in our forgiveness.

  6. We believe… God commands his followers to celebrate communion and baptism.
    so we practice… these symbolic actions, reflecting on their significance.

  7. We believe… followers of Jesus must be empowered by the Holy Spirit.
    so we expect… supernatural power in our daily lives.

  8. We believe… a mark of surrender to the Holy Spirit is speaking in tongues. 
    so we expect… supernatural power in our daily lives.

  9. We believe…God offers freedom from sin’s grasp.
    so we live… lives that are pleasing to God.

  10. We believe… in the Church.
    so we live… in this community of faith, inviting others to join us.

  11. We believe… God gives leaders as gifts to His Church.
    so we serve… those whom the Lord entrusts to us.

  12. We believe… that God can heal both the body and the heart.
    so we pray… with faith and hope.

  13. We believe… Jesus will return to claim His Church.
    so we live… in expectancy of His coming.

  14. We believe… Christ will one day be seen clearly as King on earth.
    so we live… as citizens of His Kingdom now.

  15. We believe… God is the ultimate Judge.
    so we live… knowing that our choices will echo through eternity.

  16. We believe… we will live with God forever.
    so we live… with hope regardless of our circumstances.