信仰告白 Statement of Faith

ACBC STATEMENT OF FAITH

THESE THINGS WE BELIEVE:

1. About God:
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14

2. About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13

3. About The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He indwells every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Spirit filled Christian seeks to live under His control daily.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16: 7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18.

4. About Man
Man is made in the spiritual image of God to be like Him in character. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This sin attitude separates man from God.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Revelation 20:15

5. About Salvation
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

6. About Eternity
Man was created to exist forever. He will exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God by grace through faith. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15

7. About Eternal Security
Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.
John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5

8. About the Bible
The Bible is God’s inspired, infallible, and inerrant word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian belief and conduct. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalms 119:160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

9. About the Church
The church is made up of those who have by faith received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of their lives. Though it includes the redeemed of all the ages, its best expression is in the local fellowship of baptized believers. Its purpose is to fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission of Jesus Christ including observance of His two ordinances. It is an autonomous body operating under the authority and lordship of Jesus Christ and the Bible.
Matthew 18:15-20; 28:19,20; Mark 12:30,31; Acts 2:41-47; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 3:16; 12; Ephesians 1:22,23; 3:8-11; 4:7-16;Colossians 1:18; 1 Timothy 3:1-15

10. About Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the two ordinances given by Christ to the church. They do not bestow grace upon a person, but are symbols of the grace expressed in salvation and Christian living. Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is a testimony of that person’s faith and a necessary identifier for church membership. The Lord’s Supper through the partaking of bread and the fruit of the vine is a memorial to Christ’s atoning death, a time for personal evaluation, and a time to anticipate His return.
Matthew 3:13-17; 26:26-30; 28:19,20; Mark 1:9-11; 14:22-26; Acts 2:41-42; 8:35-39; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

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1. 關於神
神是宇宙萬物的創造者與掌權者。祂自始至終皆以聖父,聖子和聖靈三種位格同時存在。父,子,靈三者同等,且同為獨一真神。
創1:1,26,27; 3:22; 詩90:2; 太28:19; 1彼前1:2; 林後13:14

2. 關於耶穌基督
耶穌基督是神的兒子。祂與聖父同等。耶穌在世為人終其一生未曾犯過罪,最後且為了全世人的罪,獻上自己作活祭,釘死在十字架上。祂死後三天之後的復活,顯明祂的權能超越了罪及死亡。祂復活後回到榮耀天家,但將來祂還會回到世上,作萬王之王,萬主之主。
太1:22,23; 賽9:6; 約1:1-5; 14:10-30; 來4:14,15; 林前15:3,4; 羅1:3,4; 徒1:9-11; 提前 6:14,15; 多2:13.

3. 關於聖靈
聖靈與聖父以及聖子同等。祂存在世間,提醒人尋求歸向耶穌基督。信徒在得救之時,便得有聖靈同在。祂供應信徒生活上的力量,使他們了解屬靈的真理,並引導他們走當行的義路。被聖靈充滿的基督徒在每天的生活中都會追尋聖靈的引領。
林後3:17; 約16: 7-13, 14:16,17; 徒1:8; 林前2:12, 3:16; 弗1:13; 加5:25; 弗5:18.

4. 關於人
人原是依著神的形像被造。人雖有莫大的潛能向善,但卻因對神的不順服,或為罪, 而招損。這罪也造成了人與神的隔絕。
創1:27; 詩8:3-6; 賽53:6; 羅3:23; 啟20:15

5. 關於救恩
救恩是神賜給人的禮物。人絕對無法靠著自我改進或善行,來彌補所犯的罪。人惟有藉著相信耶穌基督為神人之間赦罪的中保,才能從罪的工價中得贖。一個人在憑著信心接受耶穌基督的那一刻,就有了永生。
羅6:23; 弗2:8; 約14:6, 1:12; 多3:5; 加3:26; 羅5:1

6. 關於永生
神起初造人便賜與人永生。人或是因著罪而與神永遠隔絕,亦或因著信心而藉著神的愛與祂和好。與神永遠的隔絕就是地獄。與神永遠的和好便是永生。天堂和地獄都是永遠存在的地方。
約3:16; 羅6:23; 啟20:15

7. 關於永生的保障
由於神藉著耶穌基督賜給人永生,信徒因此就有了永生的保障。基督徒得救恩是因著神的大能和恩典,而非靠著個人的努力。由於神的恩典和權能,給予信徒如此的保障。
約10:29; 提後1:12; 來7:25, 10:10,14; 彼前1:3-5

8. 關於聖經
聖經是神向人所啟示,且正確無誤的話語。聖經是由不同的人透過聖靈親自的帶領而書成。它是所有基督徒在信仰和行為上所依據的最高真理出處。聖經因是由神所親自默示的,它是絕對真實無誤的。
提後3:16; 彼後1:20,21; 提後1:13; 詩119:160, 12:6; 箴30:5

9. 關於教會
教會是由一群憑信心接受耶穌基督為他們個人生命中的主和救贖主的信徒所組成。教會是一個擁有各年齡層面的得救信徒的地方,但用一個更貼切的描繪,教會則是 一個受浸信徒彼此相交團契的所在。它存在的宗旨是為了遵行並實踐耶穌基督所吩咐信徒當完成的大使命。教會是一個自治性的團體,其運作完全以耶穌基督及聖經為依規。
太18:15-20; 28:19,20; 可12:30,31; 徒2:41-47; 林前1:2; 3:16; 12; 弗1:22,23; 3:8-11; 4:7-16; 西1:18; 提前3:1-15

10. 關於浸禮和聖餐
受浸和聖餐是基督對眾教會所宣告的儀式。這兩項儀式並非施恩典予人,而是在救恩和基督徒的生活方面象徵恩典的一種表現方式。浸禮是信徒奉聖父,聖子,聖靈 之名,全身入水受浸。這是受浸者向眾人見證他的信心以及加入教會的先決條件。藉著擘餅領杯享用聖餐,是為了紀念耶穌為眾人的受死,進而在神面前自我省察, 並盼望主的再來。
太3:13-17; 26:26-30; 28:19,20; 可1:9-11; 14:22-26; 徒2:41-42; 8:35-39; 羅6:3-5; 林前11:23-29