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Anchorage Reformed Presbyterian Fellowship's Major Beliefs
Anchorage Reformed Presbyterian Fellowship
is committed to faithfully teaching, obeying, and propagating “
the faith once delivered to the saints
” (Jude 3). We believe that the testimony of Biblical righteousness is essential in all areas of life, worship, and ministry in order to honor the Lord. We affirm the beliefs stated in the Apostles' Creed and the Westminster Confessions of Faith. We believe the purity of Biblical faith is the only basis of unity and peace.
Regarding these core tenets of our faith, in love for each other, we hold these things to be true without exception:
There is one sovereign God Who created and sustains all things. God is infinitely perfect, and eternally exists in the three Persons of the Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
God became flesh in Jesus Christ, was born of a virgin, and became the unique Man-God, truly Man and truly God united forever.
Faith in Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation from the eternal consequences of sin. He paid the price for our sin by dying on the cross, thus providing reconciliation between our sinful nature and the holiness of God the Father.
The Holy Spirit was given by God to man to convict us of our sin and draw us to the Savior. The Holy Spirit instructs and guides us into all truth and seals us for the day of redemption.
The Bible is God’s Word, true and God-breathed as originally given, without error, infallible in accomplishing God's purpose. It is the sole authority for faith and the daily practice of it.
We are all sinners and in need of forgiveness. God forgives repentant sinners and is the perfect example of how sinful men are to forgive each other.
Our salvation is wholly dependent on God’s grace and His forgiveness, freely given to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation.
The Church is composed of all persons who are united together in the body of Christ as believers in Him and awaiting His return. The Church finds her visible expression in local congregations where the Word of God is preached in its purity, the sacraments are administered with integrity, where Scriptural discipline is practiced, and where loving fellowship is maintained.
God has ordained the family as the foundational institution for society in Scripture. Marriage, as ordained by God, is between one man and one woman. God also ordains many to a single life. We affirm fidelity in marriage and chastity in singleness.
Man’s body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord. It is the temple of the Holy Spirit, in which God bids us honor Him.