God the Father
We worship the One True God; manifest to man as the Trinity, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. God is all-powerful and all knowing and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future. All things were created by Him for His good purpose. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience.
God the Son
We affirm that God is sovereign over all and that this sovereignty is expressed and realized through Jesus Christ, His eternal Son. Therefore, we affirm the Lordship of Christ over the world and the church. He perfectly revealed the will of God, taking upon Himself human nature and identifying Himself completely with mankind but without sin. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.
God the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit convicts men of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He calls men to the Saviour, and effects regeneration.
We are all born with a free will and a sinful nature. Salvation and eternal life are granted freely in grace by God to all those who trust Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Rebirth is a change of heart by the Holy Spirit through conviction of sin. The Believer’s response is repentance and faith. All true believers endure to the end. This is characterized by an abiding relationship with Christ and a desire to serve Him.
The Bible (Old and New Testaments) is the divinely inspired Word of God and the final written authority for faith and practice. It is to be interpreted responsibly under the guidance of the Holy Spirit within the community of faith by each believer (soul liberty). The Bible is inerrant with regard to God’s message to sinful man. We hold the Scriptures as our final authority. We accept no humanly devised confession or creed as binding.
The first day of the week is the Lord's Day, which commemorates the resurrection of Christ from the dead and should include exercises of worship and spiritual devotion, both public and private.
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.The Lord's Supper memorializes the death of the Redeemer through partaking of the bread, symbolic of His broken body, and the cup symbolic of His blood of the new covenant, and anticipates His second coming. All believing Christians are invited to the communion table.
A New Testament church is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel governed by His laws and not subject to the authority of any church hierarchy.Each Christian is equipped and responsible for their own relationship with God and do not require any other human being (priest, minister, etc.) to intercede for them with Him (priesthood of believers).
Support Of ABC-USA:
It is important for us to be part of the larger body of ABC and yet to remain autonomous within it. Being a part of ABC allows us to be more effective to...
1)Develop a worldwide missionary program
2)Teach and equip our people
3)Care for our Pastors
4)Assist in disaster relief worldwide
The Christian Life
Christians should work together to make Christ supreme in our own lives and in human society. They are under obligation to serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions; and should recognize all these as entrusted to them to use for the glory of God and for helping others.We should work to provide for the poor, the sick, and the needy. We should support the sanctity of all human life. We should seek peace with all men on principles of righteousness. Church and state should be separate. The church should not resort to the civil power to carry on its work but must respect its authority in governing the nation.
Christ’s Second Coming
As He promised, Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth. The dead will be raised and Christ will judge all men in righteousness.The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell, the place of everlasting punishment. The righteous in their resurrected and glorified bodies will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.