The Agape Center

P.O. Box 573

1159 Promised Land Road

Moneta, VA 24121

Phone: 540-296-0609

Statement of Faith


1. We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired of God, and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are the supreme and final authority in faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21; Acts 17:11; and Isaiah 8:20)
    
2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons:  Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:6; 1 Corinthians 8:6)

3. 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, reconciled and renewed. (Genesis 1:27; Genesis 2:15-17; and Romans 3:10-12, 23)

4. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:14; Hebrews 10:9, John 1:29; 1 John 2:1-2; John 14:3, 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; and Acts 1:11)

5. We believe that the salvation of lost and sinful people is through faith alone, in Christ alone, for salvation is by grace alone. (John 1:12; John 3:16; Romans 3:21-26; Ephesians 1:13; Ephesians 2:8-10; and Galatians 2:16)

6. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. (John 15:26; John 16:8-11; Romans 6:3-6; 1 Corinthians 12:13; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; and 1 Peter 1:1-3)

7. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (Matthew 25:46; Acts 24:15; Daniel 12:2; John 5:28-29; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17)

8. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 12:25; John 15:12; and John 17:21)