WHAT WE BELIEVE
ABOUT THE BIBLE
We believe that the Bible is fully inspired by God, that it is entirely trustworthy and is our guide for faith and life.
We believe that God expressed Himself in human form through Jesus Christ. Jesus was born of the virgin Mary and lived a sinless life. We believe He was crucified for the sins of us all, rose again from the dead and ascended to heaven.
We believe that all people are created with dignity and great value in the image of God. That people were created to live in a thriving relationship with God. However, through our sin (failing to live by God’s moral standards), we break our intended relationship with God and we experience the sad consequences of that broken relationship, both spiritually and socially.
However, because of God’s love for us, He sent His Son, Jesus, to rescue us from those consequences and to restore our broken relationship with God, through Jesus’ death on the cross, a perfect act of redemption for each of us. We receive the free gift of forgiveness and are spiritually reborn through repenting (changing our mind and heart) of our sin and placing faith in Jesus alone.
ABOUT THE AFTERLIFE AND END TIMES
We believe that there is a literal heaven and a literal hell and that one day Jesus will return, although we approach the topics of the afterlife and end times with great mystery and wonder.
We believe that God is the Creator of all that exists, both seen and unseen. He is eternal and completely good, knowing all things, having all power and majesty. He exists eternally as the Trinity, in three persons, yet one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit, sent from God to live in all who believe in Jesus, teaches, comforts, and empowers us, giving each follower of Jesus diverse gifts for serving in the church and serving others in the world. We believe that it is through the Holy Spirit that we change and develop a holy life and Jesus-like character.
ABOUT THE CHURCH
We believe that the church is comprised of any person, anywhere in the world who puts faith in Jesus. The church itself is people who are empowered by God’s Spirit to be part of the mission of Jesus here on earth. The church is one global community, but has smaller, local expressions such as Antelope Christian Center. Each local church expression has a unique personality and we see beauty in that diversity. We believe that the church does not exist for itself, but exists as a community of worshipers who are here to serve others, as we bring the love and hope of Jesus to the world around us.
Following faith in Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38, 8:12, 36-38, 10:47-48
A unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice (the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. Communion is observed on the first Sunday of every month during all services, with additional remembrances at the Good Friday and Christmas Eve services. Matthew 26:26-29, 1 Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25
ASSEMBLIES OF GOD AFFILIATION
Antelope Christian Center is affiliated with the Assemblies of God. To learn more about the Assemblies of God beliefs, fundamental truths, position papers, history, etc., visit https://ag.org/beliefs/statement-of-fundamental-truths .