What We Believe
We embrace the Statement of Faith of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Based on His written Word, the Bible, we are compelled to serve God and the people of His world. We live and die by these words, and believe they bring the only life worth living—one wholly committed to the King Jesus.
We believe that Jesus is the Christ, God incarnate. He came in human form to sacrifice Himself, once for all, that we might not perish but have eternal life. This is the bedrock of our belief. Our Alliance family tree bears the fruit of the deeper life, the Fourfold Gospel, and the “living out” of Alliance core values—all fueling our uncompromising call to “go” wherever and whenever God leads. The Fourfold Gospel is a way of describing who Jesus is and what he has and will do. Our original name was The Fourfold Gospel Church, so it is no small thing to say that the Fourfold Gospel matters to us! Developed by A.B. Simpson, the founder of our denomination and missions movement we call the Christian and Missionary Alliance, the Fourfold Gospel holds that:
Jesus Christ is our Savior
The Name of Jesus has impacted lives around the world for more than 2,000 years. He is a universal Savior, promising that: “whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Jesus is an exclusive Savior. “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name in heaven given to men by which we must be saved” Acts 4:12. Contrary to what contemporary culture tells us, there are not multiple paths to God. There is only one—Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is our Sanctifier
At the point when we are born again, we become members of God’s family. We believe He paid the price for our sin and that his followers are made holy because of what Christ has done. Jesus wants to clean us of our sins, not just in the future in heaven, but even now. We join with Jesus in fighting against sin in our lives as the Holy Spirit works in us.
Jesus Christ is our Healer
A great portion of Christ’s time was dedicated to healing the sick. He healed all kinds of people: the blind, the paralyzed, the lame, the deaf, lepers, those who had fevers, and many with chronic illnesses. We find no record in the gospels of Jesus turning away anyone who came to him for healing, nor do we find that any disease was too difficult for him to heal. He even raised the dead. Miraculous healings still occur today—evidence that Christ is still our Healer.
Jesus Christ is our Coming King
The physical return of Jesus has been the subject of speculation and controversy since His ascension into the clouds, which is recorded in the New Testament Book of Acts. Knowing that countless millions still have not heard the gospel, The Alliance is committed to doing its part to complete Christ’s Great Commission before His imminent return.