What We Believe
Our foundational beliefs, church community, programs and services are anchored and governed by these theological statements.
One True God
God has revealed Himself as the Creator of all things and the Redeemer of mankind. He is manifested as Triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 43:11, Matthew 28:19)
The Scripture is Inspired
The Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God. In them we find the final authority for all Christian faith and practice.
(2 Timothy 3:15-17)
Deity of Jesus Christ
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God who shares in the deity of God. He is also truly man who was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for sin and arose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is now at the right hand of the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.
Original Sin and Fall of Man
Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost (Genesis 1-3) Only through the shed blood of Jesus Christ and by His resurrection can man have grounds for justification and salvation. This salvation and spiritual life are obtained by regeneration through the work of the Holy Spirit.
Salvation by Faith
Man’s salvation and redemption (a free gift of grace from God) can only be obtained by exercising faith, not by works, and by the finished redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The New Man in Christ
If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature (creation) in the inward man. We are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus. We are partakers of His divine nature.
(2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 2:10, 2 Peter 1:4)
Baptism of the Holy Spirit
The ministry and baptism of the Holy Spirit are to glorify Jesus Christ and to indwell, guide, and empower believers for life and service. This baptism brings the gifts or enablement of the Holy Spirit and their uses to the forefront of the ministry of the body of Christ. This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth and is evidenced by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance.
(Acts 2:1 -4)
The anointing work of Jesus Christ provides not only salvation but healing and prosperity for all believers.
(Matthew 8:16 – 17)
The Church - The Body of Christ
The true church is the composition of all those who have been born again. Through the new birth, believers are united together as the Body of Christ. Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church.
(Ephesians 1:22 – 23)
As a matter of belief, doctrine and religious practice, All People’s Church reserves the term “marriage” for the covenant relationship between one man (husband) and one woman (wife) to the exclusion of all others. This covenant relationship represents the union between Christ and His Body (the Church).
(Genesis 2:18-24, Matthew 19:5-6, Mark 10:8, Ephesians 5:22-33, Colossians 3:18-19, Peter 3:1-7, Hebrews 13:4)
All who believe in Jesus Christ as their Saviour and have been born again are commanded to be immersed in water as a declaration that they identify with the death of Christ and have been raised with Him in the newness of life.
The Lord's Supper
A symbolic expression of our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ as well as memorial of His suffering, death, and prophecy of His Second Coming.
(1 Corinthians 11:23-31)
The Blessed Hope
The blessed hope of the Church is the resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation (catching away to heaven) together with those who are alive and remain untill the coming of the Lord.
(1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Romans 11:27, Titus 2:13)
The Final Judgment
There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever’s name is not found written in the Book of Life will be cast into the lake of fire, which is the second death.
(Matthew 25:46, Mark 9:43-48, Revelation 19:20)