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ALFM CHURCH 

230 S. Washington St.

Tiffin, Ohio 44883

(419) 455-5861

Sharing Christ, Helping People, Changing Lives 

STATEMENT  

OF FAITH

WHAT DOES ALFM BELIEVE ABOUT THE SCRIPTURE?

We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit to write words of Scripture. Therefore, the Bible is without error. (2 lim. 3: 16· 17; 2 Pet. 1 :20-21).

WHAT DOES ALFM BELIEVE ABOUT GOD?

WHAT DOES ALFM BELIEVE ABOUT MANKIND?

WHAT DOES ALFM BELIEVE ABOUT SATAN?

We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spir~). We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to man and to become the Sa\oior of the lost world. (Deut. 6:4; Matt. :

John 10:30; 2 Cor. 13:14). (Gen. 1:1; Eph. 4:6; John 1:12-13,John 5:19-21, John 17:1-5; Isa. 40:21-28, Isa. 43:10-13, Isa. 46:S.11; Rom. 8:14-16). (John 1 :1,14,18; John 3:16; Luke 1 :30.35; Phil. 2:5-8; Col. 2:3,9; Mark 10:45; Acts 2:22-24; John 1 :29; Rom. 3:25·26; Heb. 10:5-14; 1 Pet. 2:24, 1 Pet. 3:18; John :!l:20; Phil. 3:20.21; Heb. 1:3; Rom. 8:34; 1 John 2:1; Acts 1 :11; Heb. 9:28; 1 Thes. 4:13 18; 2 lhes. 2:7; Matt. 24:44; Rev. 19:11-21; Rev. 21-22). (1Cor.13:8, 1Cor.14:22; John 16:7-8; 1Cor.6:19, 1Cor.12:13; Eph. 1:13-14, Eph. 4:30; Gal. 5:16-17, Gal. 22-23; Rom. 8:S.13; 1Pet.4:10-11; Rom. 12:3-8).

We believe that man was created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him, but became alienated from that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man is totally incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by his own e1fort. (Gen. 1 :26, Gen. 2:6, 17, Gen. 3:17-24; Isa. 59:1-2; Rom. 3:9·19,23, Rom. 5:8; Luke 18:26-27; Eph. 2:13).

We believe that Satan is the instigator of evil and a real spirit being, not simply the personification of evil. He is a fallen angel who, under the sovereign permission of God, has been given temporary rulership of the earth. He deceives the world and seeks to establish his counterfeit kingdom on earth to discredit and blaspheme God and to tempt, accuse, attack and destroy believers. He can be resisted by the believer through faith and reliance on the power ofthe Holy Spir~ (Gen. 3:1-5; Isa. 14:12-17;

Ezek. 28: 11-19; Job 1-2; 1 John 5: 19; 2 Cor. 11: 14; 1 lim. 3:6; 1 Pet. 5:S.9;

James4:7; Rev. 12:9, Rev. 20:1-3, Rev. 7-10).

WHAT DOES ALFM BELIEVE ABOUT SALVATION?

We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sins. Therefore, salvation only occurs when a person places his faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his sin. (Eph. 1:7:13-14; John 1: 12-13, John 3: 1-7, John 14-16; 2 Cor. 5: 17; Rom. 1: 16, Rom. 10:9-1 O; Eph. 2:8-1 O; Rom. 8: 14-17, Rom. 31-39; John 10:27-29, Rom. 14:6; Acts 26:20; 1 Pet. 1 :3-5).

WHAT DOES ALFM BELIEVE ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN LIFE?

We believe that every Christian should live for Christ and not for himself. By obedience to the Word and daily yielding to the Spirit, every believer will mature and become conformed to the image of Christ. (Gal. 2:20; 1 Pet. 1:15-16, 1 Pet. 2:11; 2 Cor. 5:14-15; Rom. 6:11-13; Eph. 2:10, Eph. 4:11-12, Eph. 4:22-24; 1 Pet. 4:10-11; Acts 1 :8; Matt. 28:18-20; Col. 1 :10; John 15:8, 16).

WHAT DOES ALFM BELIEVE ABOUT THE CHURCH?

We believe that the church is the body of Christ of which Jesus Christ is the Head. The members are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to a lost world. (Acts 1 :8; 1 Cor. 12:12-27; Eph. 1:'.!l-23, Eph. 4:1.S, Eph. 4:12-16; Matt. 28:18-20; John 17; Col. 1 :24-29).