Alamosa Christian Church
Accepting - Connecting - Caring
(A.C.C.) Accepting Connecting Caring
We strive to show the same acceptance of others that our Lord showed. We love everyone, sinner and saint alike.
We desire to be connecting with our community, and connecting people to Christ.
We care for others. We show love, compassion and have a genuine interest in seeing others do well and walk with Christ.
ACC Statements of Faith
• We believe the only true basis of Christian fellowship is Christ’s sacrificial love, which is greater than any differences we possess (Phil. 2:1-2) and without which we have no right to claim ourselves Christians (1 John 3:10-16).
• We believe worship of God should be spiritual (John 4:23-24). Therefore, we remain flexible and yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit to direct our worship.
• We believe worship of God should be inspirational. Therefore, we give great place to music in our worship (Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16).
• We believe worship of God should be intelligent. Therefore, our services are designed with great emphasis upon the teaching of the Word of God that He might instruct us on how He should be worshiped (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 4:1-2).
• We believe worship of God should be fruitful. Therefore, we look for His love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have been truly worshiping Him (Luke 6:43-44; John 13:35).
• We believe in the inerrancy of Scripture; that the Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God (2 Tim. 3:16-17).
• We believe that God is eternally existent in three separate persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (1 John 5:7).
• We believe that God is the personal, transcendent, and sovereign Creator of all things (Gen. 1:1-2:2).
• We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, that he was born of a virgin (Is. 7:14; Matt. 1:23), lived a sinless life (Heb. 4:15), provided for the atonement of our sins by His substitutional and atoning death on the cross (1 John 2:2), was bodily resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 17:31; 1 Cor. 15:3-8), ascended back to the right hand of God the father (Mark 16:19), and ever lives to make intercession for us (Rom.8:27; Heb. 7:24-25)
• After Jesus ascended to Heaven (Acts 1:9), He poured out His Holy Spirit on believers in Jerusalem (Acts 2:1-4), enabling them to fulfill His command to preach the Gospel to the entire world; an obligation shared by all believers today (Matt 28:19-20).
• We believe that all people are by nature separated from God and responsible for their own sin (Rom. 3:23; Is.59:2), but that salvation, redemption, and forgiveness are freely offered to all by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 6:23). When a person repents of sin (Acts 3:19) and accepts Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior (Rom. 10:9-11), trusting Him to save, that person is immediately born again and sealed by the Holy Spirit (Eph. 1:13-14), all of his/her sins are forgiven (1 John 1:9), and that person becomes a child of God, destined to spend eternity with the Lord.
• We believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the Scriptures (1 Cor. 12:1-11), and that they are valid for today and are to be exercised within scriptural guidelines. We, as believers, are to covet the best gifts (1 Cor. 12:27-31), seeking to exercise them in love that the whole Body of Christ might be edified (1 Cor. 14:12). We believe that love is more important than the most spectacular gifts, and without love, all exercise of spiritual gifts is worthless (1 Cor. 13).
• We believe that the church government should be simple, rather than a complex bureaucracy, and that we depend on the Holy Spirit to lead rather than on fleshly promotion (Acts 6:3; Eph. 1:22).
• We await the rapture of the church (1 Thes. 4:13-18, Matt. 24), and we believe that the Second Coming of Christ (Matt. 24:44; 25:31; Acts 1:10-11; 1 Cor. 15:51-52) with His saints to rule the earth will be personal and visible. This motivates us to holy liviing, heartfelt worship, committed service, diligent, study of God’s Word, regular fellowship, participation in believer’s baptism by immersion and in communion.
• We seek to teach the Word of God in such a way that its message can be applied to the individual’s life leading that person to a greater maturity in Christ (Eph. 4:11-12; 2 Tim. 3:16-17).
• We believe that life begins at conception and that children are “knit together in their mother's womb” (Ps. 139:13); therefore, we choose life under all circumstances.
• We believe that Christians cannot be demon-possessed (Matt. 12:24-30; 1 Cor. 6:19, 10:20; 2 Cor. 6:14-16)
• We believe God created all people with the ability to recognize His existence and attributes, and respond to Him in faith, or suppress the truth and reject Him (Rom. 1:18-20, Deut. 30:11-19, Matt. 23:37, Rom. 2:4, Heb. 3:7-8); that God draws near to all who humbly seek Him (Jer. 29:13, Deut. 4:29, Ps.145:18, Ps. 25:8-12), and that salvation through Christ’s atonement is available to all (John 3:16, 1 Tim. 2:3-6, 2 Pet. 3:9, 1 John 2:2). We believe that we are sovereignly created in the image of God (Gen. 1:27) with the capacity to choose and create.
In contrast with Calvinistic predestination, we believe in biblical predestination, that God foreknows and has predestined that those who choose to put their faith in Christ will be “holy and blameless,” and have “spiritual blessings in the heavenly places,” “redemption,” “forgiveness,” “adoption,” and “be conformed to the image of His Son.” (Eph. 1:1-14, Rom. 8:29-30).
• We believe that God cannot be commanded to heal or work miracles according to human will. (2 Cor. 12:7-10)
• We believe that prophecy does not supersede Scripture (Deut. 13:1-4; Gal.1:6-9)
• We believe that Biblical teaching should be free from humanistic and secular psychology and philosophical movements. (1 Cor 2; 1 Cor 3:19-20)
• We believe that Biblical teaching indicates a balanced view of spiritual gifts, experiential signs and wonders. (Deut. 13:1-4; Matt 12:38-42; 1 Cor. 13-14).
• In our services, we focus on a personal relationship with God through worship (John 4:23-24), prayer (Matt. 6:5-13; 1 Thes. 5:17) and both expositional and topical teaching of the Word of God (2 Tim. 4:2). Speaking in tongues is only one of many gifts, is not expected of all believers, and should not interrupt worship services (1 Cor 13-14).
The expression of some gifts are more edifying within smaller groups.
• We believe that God designed two genders, and sexual relations to be exercised solely within biblical marriage between one man and one woman. (Gen. 1:27, Eph. 5, Matthew 19:4-6)
• We believe that every person must be given mercy, grace, compassion, love, kindness, and respect (Mark
12:28-31; Luke 6:31).