our beliefs
What The Alliance believes about God, how He relates to us, and how we relate to Him is foundational in its teachings. The Alliance wholeheartedly serves God and the people of His world, based soundly on the Bible.
one wholly committed to the King Jesus.
There is one God, who is infinitely perfect, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 5:48, Matthew 28:19)
Jesus Christ is the true God and the true man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died upon the cross, the just for the unjust, as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures. He is now at the right hand of Majesty on high as our great High Priest. He will come again to establish His kingdom, righteousness and peace.
(Philippians 2:6–11, Luke 1:34–38, 1 Peter 3:18, Hebrews 2:9, Romans 5:9, Acts 2:23–24, Hebrews 8:1, Matthew 26:64)
The Holy Spirit is a divine person, sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer, and convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.
(John 14:15–18, John 16:13; Acts 1:8, 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 the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice. We teach the literal, grammatical-historical interpretation of Scripture which affirms the belief that the opening chapters of Genesis present creation in six literal days. The meaning of Scripture is to be found as one diligently applies the literal grammatical-historical method of interpretation under the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit.
(2 Peter 1:20–21; 2 Timothy 3:15–16, Genesis 1:31; Exodus 31:17, John 7:17; 16:12-15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-15; 1 John 2:20)
Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God: he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ. The portion of the unrepentant and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment; and that of the believer, in everlasting joy and bliss.
(Genesis 1:27, Romans 3:23, 1 Corinthians15:20–23, Revelation 21:8, Revelation 21:1–4)
Salvation is wholly of God by grace on the basis of the redemption of Jesus Christ, the merit of His shed blood, and not on the basis of human merit or works; those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God.
(John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-10; 1 Peter 1:18-1 ,Titus 3:4–7)
It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly, being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service. This is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion.
(1 Thessalonians 5:23, Acts 1:8, Romans 6:1–14)
Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body. Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age.
(Matthew 8:16–17, James 5:13–16)
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, which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations. 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.
(Ephesians 1:22–23, Matthew 28:19–20, Acts 2:41–47)
There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life; for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.
(1 Corinthians 15:20–23, John 5:28–29)
The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal, visible, and premillennial. This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service.
(Hebrews 10:37, Luke 21:27, Titus 2:11–14)
The Bible makes it clear that God intended marriage to be a monogamous, lifelong union of flesh and spirit and to exist between one man and one woman. Divorce is a departure from His loving purpose for men and women – however, it is permitted in certain circumstances.
(Genesis 2:24, Romans 7:2; 1 Corinthians. 7:39, Matthew 5:32, Matthew 19:19)
We believe that life begins at conception and that this life is to be considered human at that time. It is our belief that the life of the unborn child is blessed of God and must be preserved and nurtured. We, therefore, are opposed to abortion.
(Genesis 1:27, Jeremiah 1:5, Psalm 139:15–16)
True faith is always accompanied by repentance from sin. Repentance is agreeing with God that you are sinful, confessing your sins to Him, and making a conscious choice to turn from sin and pursue Christ and obedience to Him. It isn’t enough to believe certain facts about Christ. Even Satan and his demons believe in the true God, but they don’t love and obey Him. True saving faith always responds in obedience.
(Luke 13:3,5; 1 Thessalonians 1:9, Matthew 11:28-30; John 17:3, 1 John 2:3, James 2:19, Ephesians 2:10)