Living Hope Anza

Statement of Faith

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all. Deuteronomy. 6:4 , 1 John 5:7.

We believe that the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the word of God, fully inspired without error in the original manuscripts, and the infallible rule of faith and practice. 2 Peter 1:21, 2 Timothy 3:16.

We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love, that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. Matthew 6:9-13, John 4:24.

We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, His substitution atoning death, bodily resurrection ascension into heaven, and perpetual intercession for His people, visible return to earth. John 3:16, Matthew 16:16.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, Who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ, we believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide. We believe in the present ministiry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Spirit. John 14:16-17, John 16:13-14.

We believe that all people are sinners by nature and choice and therefore, are under condemnation, that God regenerates by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord; that Jesus Christ baptizes the seeking believer with the Holy Spirit and power for service, often subsequent to regeneration. Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23.

We believe in the universal church, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are member. Matthew 16:18, Ephesians 1:22

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ committed two ordinances to the church: 1) baptism, and 2) the Lord's Supper. We believe in baptism by immersion and communion open to all believers. In addition to these we add, that marriage is between one man and one woman. Matthew 28:19, 1 Corinthians 11:20-34,

Hebrews 13:4, Luke 20:24, 1 Corinthians 7:39.

We believe also in the laying of hands for the baptism of the Holy nation of pastors, elders, and deacons, and for receiving gifts of the Spirit of healing. 1 Timothy 4:14, Mark 6:5.

We believe in the personal, visible return of Christ to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and endless suffering of the wicked. Zechariah 14:3-5, Revelation 20:11-15.

We believe in what is termed "The Apostle's Creed" as embodying fundamental facts of the Christian faith. 

Acts 2:42.