At Abundant Life we may appear to be non-traditional in our approach, we believe in and maintain conservative biblical positions.
The Bible is God’s Word to all people. Human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit wrote it. Because God inspired it, the Bible is truth without any error and is absolutely relevant to our daily lives.
God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one Being in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.
God is great: He is all-powerful, all knowing, just, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good: He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution on the cross for us in satisfying God’s demands for just punishment of sin. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we could have life.
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. His presence assures us of our relationship with Jesus. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Jesus. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Jesus.
Mankind is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Mankind was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, mankind cannot attain a right relationship with God through his/her own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and love.
Salvation is a gift from God to mankind. Humanity can never make up for his/her sin by self-improvement or good works. The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.
The Church is a local community of believers unified through faith in Jesus. It is committed to the teachings of Jesus and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring Jesus Love to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying God.