Agape Chapel Ministries

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Our Confession of the Christian Faith.

 

We believe and confess our Lord God, eternal infinite, immeasurable, incomprehensible, and invisible, one in substance, and three in person, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who by his almighty power and wisdom, creator of all things, and all things are created by him for him and in him all things consist.  He created man after his own image and manís chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever. In his fatherly providence, he also governs, maintain and preserve according to the purpose of his will.  (Isa 40:28; Ps 145:3; Rom 11:33; Mat 28:19; Col 1:16; Gen Ge 1:27 ;1 Pet. 4:11; l Cor. 10:31;  1 Cor. 6:20; Philp 4:4; Neh 9:6; Eph 1:419-22;

We believe Adam was the federal head of all humanity, when Adam sinned and in him death came to all and all died, we are all descendents of our father Adam and his transgression, we were dead in trespasses and sins. We became the children of perdition, and fell into the yoke of sin and damnation. God was not obligated to save us from sin and damnation. But God in his mercy made a covenant in heaven as he provided us a Savior Lord Jesus Christ giving us the grace.

 

We believe and confess Jesus Christ the only Lord and Savior, who being equal with God, made himself of no reputation, but took on him the form of a servant and became man, in all things he was like us, except sin, in him there is mercy and forgiveness.

 

We believe our Lord Jesus, the Prophet, Priest and King, the head and Savior of his church, the heir of all things and Judge of the world, through all eternity the elect of God, to be his seed and in time, they are redeemed, called, justified, sanctified and glorified.

 

We believe when the fullness of time came, he was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary (according to the flesh) and preached in earth the gospel of salvation, then at the end he was condemned without guilt under Pontius Pilate to be crucified on the cross between two thieves as a notorious trespasser, Christ Jesus took upon him the punishment on our behalf he delivered us from the curse of the law.

 

We believe because of his great mercy without any compulsion, Jesus Christ offered up himself as the only sacrifice to purge the sins of the elect and to reconcile us to God, being God could not die but he suffered his humanity to be punished with the most cruel death, the just and holy God who punishes sin poured out his fierce anger and severe judgment upon Jesus, He fully satisfied the justice of God by his sacrifice.

 

We believe Christ Jesus rose from the grave on the third day and death was conquered through his bodily resurrection. By his death, sin was taken away, so our righteousness was restored by his resurrection.

 

We believe after forty days on earth Christ Jesus ascended into heaven, seated at the right hand of the Father, making intercession towards God the Father for us.

 

We believe, when all things are fulfilled, which God has spoken by all the prophets, since the world began, Lord Jesus will return in the same visible form, in which he ascended, with an unspeakable majesty, power, he will separate the Lambs from the Goats, the elect from reprobate, so that none whether he alive then, or dead before shall escape his judgment. He will provide the elect the everlasting inheritance kingdom prepared for them prepared from the foundation of the world.

 

 We believe and confess the Holy Spirit, God equal with the Father and the Son, who regenerates and sanctifies us, rules and guides us into all truth, persuading most assuredly in our consciences that we be the children of God.

 

We believe in the universal church, which is invisible, consists of the whole number of the elect that have been, are, or shall be gathered into one, under Christ the Head of the church. There is no other head of the church but the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

We believe the word of God contained in the Old and the New Testament. We do not believe the books of Apocrypha being of divine inspiration, are no part of the canon of the Scripture, and therefore are of no authority in the church of God. Salvation is found only in the word of God, for without this word, neither Church, Counsel, nor decree can establish any point touching salvation.

 

We believe in the communion of the saints. All believers are saints, they are united to Jesus Christ their Head, by his Spirit, and by faith, have fellowship with him in his graces, sufferings, death, resurrection, and glory: and, being united to one another in love, they have communion in each other's gifts and graces, and mutual edification.

 

We believe the holy sacraments to be immersion water Baptism and the Lordís Supper. We being strangers of God by original sin are received into his family and congregation with full assurance.

 

We believe in Ecclesiastical discipline in admonition and correction of faults in promoting holiness in the church.

 

We believe in Heaven and Hell. At the resurrection, souls and the bodies shall rise again; the believers come forth unto the resurrection of life and the wicked who are raised to judgment. The unbelievers shall be damned to unquenchable fire and the believers will receive the Kingdom prepared from the beginning of the world where they will see God face to face in heaven.

 

 

 

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