United Armenian Congregational Church Statements of Faith
We believe that the 66 books of Holy Scripture as originally given are in their entirety the Word of God verbally inspired and wholly without error in all that they declare and, therefore, are the supreme and final authority of faith and life.
We believe in one Triune God –
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the Virgin Birth and the Deity of Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, who is also Son of Man, with two distinct natures in one Person forever.
We believe the vicarious substitutionary death of Jesus Christ on the cross made atonement for the sin of the world, efficient for all who repent and believe.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, which ensures the resurrection of all believers who have received God’s gift of eternal life.
We believe in the imminent, visible and bodily return of Christ to this earth to set up His kingdom and to judge the world in righteousness.
We believe that salvation from everlasting punishment and entrance into a state of fellowship with God are secured only by a personal belief that Christ bore our sins in His own body on the cross and by a definite receiving of Christ, through the Person of the Holy Spirit, into one’s inner being. This is to receive eternal life and to be sealed unto the Day of Redemption.
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, a spiritual organism of born again believers who are called to be identified with Christ in baptism and to remember His death in the Lord’s Supper.
The Nicene Creed
- We believe in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible;
- And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds; God of God; Light of Light; Very God of Very God; begotten, not made; being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven; and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven; and sitteth on the right hand of the Father. And He shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.
- And we believe in the Holy Ghost; the Lord giver of life; who proceedeth from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.
- And we believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. And we look for the resurrection of the dead; and the life of the world to come.
Confession of the Armenian Evangelical Church
- We believe in the existence of one only living and true God, the creator, preserver, and governor of the universe.
- We believe that the one God exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
- We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God, and are a revelation of His will to men, and the sufficient and only rule of faith and practice.
- We believe that mankind, in their natural state, are destitute of holiness, under the power of sin, and worthy of the wrath of God.
- We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, is the only savior of sinners, and that by His perfect obedience, sufferings, and death, He made full atonement as the only sacrifice for sin, so that all who believe in Him will surely be saved.
- We believe that due to the pervasive sinfulness of man, all must be regenerated by the power of the Holy Spirit in order to be saved.
- We believe that we are justified by the righteousness of Christ alone, through faith, and not by any deeds of our own; and that while good works are inseparable from a true and living faith, they can never be the meritorious ground of salvation before God.
- We believe that holiness of life, and love for God, for our fellowmen, and for ourselves, are essential evidences of the Christian character.
- We believe that, besides God, no other being is to be worshiped and adored, and that all three persons of the sacred Trinity are worthy of our worship, which, to be acceptable, must be offered through no other mediation than that of Jesus Christ.
- We believe that there will be a resurrection of the dead and a day of judgment; and that the happiness of the righteous, and the punishment of the wicked, commence at death, and continue forever.
- We believe that any number of true Christians, duly organized, constitute a Church of Christ, of which Christ is the only Head; and that the sacraments of the Church are baptism and communion.
- We believe that Christ appointed the preaching of the gospel for the conversion of men and for the instruction of His people, and that it is the duty of His church to carry into effect the Savior’s command, “Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to everyone.”
Biblical Principals of Stewardship
The Scriptures clearly promise that God will bless us when we are faithful in sharing systematically and sacrificially for His work and ministry.
- “The Earth is the Lord’s and all it contains, the world and those who dwell in it.” (Psalm 24:1) Everything and everyone in this world belongs to God. We are but stewards of all that He has given us.
- “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse…” (Malachi 3:10) God has given us all these blessings for our use and enjoyment. He expects that we return at least a tenth, or a “tithe” for the support of His ministries and to help the needy.
- “Let each one do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (II Corinthians 9:7) Our Christian giving should be a product of our thankfulness to God. We are not to give out of compulsion, or duty, but with a cheerful heart, grateful for all God’s blessings.
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