The following are the core beliefs of Anchor Point Church based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.
Job 12:13; Isaiah 57:15; John 4:24; James 1:17; 1Timothy 1:17; Revelation 4:8
We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.
II Timothy 3:16-17; Peter 1:20-21; Matthews 5:18; I Corinthians 2:13
The Human Condition
We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued.
Genesis 1:26-27, 31; Psalms 51:5; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:15; John 5:40
We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus - Israel’s promised Messiah – was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.
Matthew 1:18 -25; John 1:1-3; Acts 2:22-24; Romans 3:24-26; I Corinthians 15:3-6; Ephesians 1:7
The Work of Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.
John 3:16-18; Acts 17:30-31; John 14:6; Ephesians 2:4-5
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.
John 14:16-17, 26; John 16:7-13; Acts 4:31; Romans 8:26-27; I Corinthians 12:3-7
We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.
Matthew 28:19-20; I Corinthians 11:23-26; Ephesians 4:4-6; Acts 2:28
We believe that God’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.
Ephesians 2:20; Hebrews 11:6; Luke 10:27; Romans 12:10; Ephesians 6:10-18; Matthew 28:19-20
We believe in the personal, bodily and glorious return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.
I Thessalonians 4:15-17; Acts 1:9-11; Matthew 24: 30; Revelation 20:1-10; Revelation 3:7; Hebrews 9:28
Response & Eternal Destiny
We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace.
Luke 23:43; II Corinthians 5:8; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 20:11-13
We believe, at Anchor Point Church, that marriage is a sacred institution ordained of God for the happiness of mankind and the propagation of the human race. It is the spiritual and physical union of one man and one woman; this is the only permitted sexual relationship according to the scriptural ideal. Accordingly, Anchor Point Church, its’ Pastors, and staff will not recognize any other union as marriage nor participate in the same. Anchor Point Church in name nor any of its owned property, shall be used to participate in, perform, or advertise any marriage, unions, or ceremonies of any kind; that do not adhere to the aforementioned scriptural ideal.