The Statement of faith which unites all churches around the world which are members of the Action Biblique group.
In conformance with what the Bible says, we believe that:
God is a loving, holy and righteous God. He judges evil and the rejection of his presence.
He created us so that we could find meaning in our fellowship with him. But we rebelled against him. The consequence of our separation from God is eternal death.
God became man in the person of Jesus Christ in order to restore our communion with him. He died on the cross for us, taking upon himself the punishment for our sin. He rose from the dead and is alive today to give us now and forever a new life of intimate fellowship with God.
In order to benefit from this new life of fellowship with God, we must repent of our rebellion and believe that Jesus Christ died and rose from the dead. We must receive him by faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of our life. We do this through prayer by inviting Him into our lives.
We realize that this salvation is a free gift which has been granted to us at a great price by God. We now want to please him in every area of our life.
We believe the Bible is the Word and the revelation of God, our only infallibles source and authority. We affirm the inerrancy of the Scriptures and the fact that the 66 books of the canon were inspired by God. God has chosen, inspired, led and guarded the sacred writers to send us his message. Only the original 66 books were verbally inspired. We affirm the absolute unity of biblical truth. Understanding and interpretation of Scripture requires the help of the Holy Spirit, who inspired the sacred writers and can open our understanding to ‘us who are contemplating the wonders of your law « (Ps 119:18) 2 Thess 3:16, 2 Ti 1:19-21, 1 Pet 1:10-12, Jn 14:26, 16:12-14, 1 Corinthians 2:10-11, 1 Jn 2:20-21, 26 -27
We believe in one God, holy, eternal and almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
We believe in the unity of the deity while maintaining the distinction of persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Trinity). Ge 1:1, Isa 43:10-13, 1 Corinthians 8:6, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:13, Ephesians 2:18, 4:1-6
We believe in the absolute divinity of Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God.
We believe in his miraculous conception in the womb of the Virgin Mary (incarnation).
We believe in the atonement of sin by the blood of the Son of God.
We believe in the bodily resurrection, his ascension to his presence at the right hand of the Father and its perfect and permanent priesthood for his family on earth.
We believe in his return to resurrect the dead, remove the Church, judge humanity and
establish his kingdom of glory.
Ro 9:5, Jn 1:1 and 20:28, Col 2:9, Tit 2:13, Heb 1:7-12, 1 Jn 5:20-21, Rev 7:10, Isa 7:14, Mt 1:18 — 25, Jn 1:14, Galatians 4:4, 1 Thess 3:16 , Mt 26:28, Ro 3:25, Eph 1:7, Col 1:19-20, Heb 9:12, Lu 24:34, Acts 1:3, Ro 4:25, 1 Cor 15, Lu 24:50-51, Acts 1:9-11 and 2:32-33, Ro 8:34, 1 Ti 2:5, Heb 4:14-16, 7:25, 9:14, 9:24, 1 Jn 2:1-2, Jn 5:25-29, Acts 24:15, 1 Cor 15:20-23, 51-55, 1 Thess 4:13 — 18, 5:1-11, 1 Ti 6:13-16, 2 Pet 3
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in his personality and the deity of the Holy Spirit. He was fully spread on
the earth at Pentecost (historic and unique), subsequent to the glorification of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit convicts of sin, regenerates those who believe, to receive the Spirit (baptism of the Spirit is the initial experience of the Christian life). The Holy Spirit ministers to the Church.
Acts 5:3-4, Ép 4:30, Heb 10:29, John 7:37-39, 14:15-20, 16:7, Acts 1:4-5, 2:32-33, Jn 16: 8, Acts 2:37 — 40, Tit 3:5-6, 1 Cor 6:11, 12:13, Ro 8:9, 1 Th 4:7-8, 2 Th 2:13, Acts 9:31, 13:1-4, 1 Co 12:4-11
We believe in the unity of the Body of Christ, through the incorruptible seed of the
Word and the Spirit of God.
We believe the local church is the visible expression of the reality of the Body of Christ.
We distinguish between the Church (Body of Christ) and Christianity, religious systems in the world.
Mt 16:18, Eph 4:4, 1 Cor 12:13, Mt 18:17, 1 Cor 4:17, Eph 4:1-16, Jn 3:3, 1 Pet 1:23-25, Mt 13:24-43, Rev 18:1-4
We believe in salvation by grace alone, which includes the new life in
Christ, the victory gained over sin through the cross, the fullness of the Holy Spirit, redemption, regeneration of the body and eternal security.
We believe that a regenerated soul is saved for eternity; God completed the work he has
begun. We believe that a regenerated soul is “sealed until the day of redemption”
Ro 3:23-24, Ephesians 2:8-9, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Ro 6:1-14, Ephesians 5:18, Ro 8:23-25, 1 Pet 1:3-5, Phi 1: 16
We believe that Satan exists, he has a powerful personality.
We believe that his activity is targeted specifically towards members of the Church of Christ, in order to disarm and to seduce.
Lu 22:31-32, 1 Pet 5:8-9, 2 Cor 11:1-4, 13-15, Ephesians 6:10-12, 1 Ti 3:6-7, 2 Ti 2:26, Rev 12 :10-12
We believe in the “Lost nature of Man” in their sins « because all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God « (Romans 3:23). We believe in the universality of sin and guilt of the sinner.
Ge 3:1-8, 6:3, Jé 17:9, Mt 7:11, Ro 3:9-23, 5:12-19, Ephesians 2:1-3
THE LAST DAYS AND THE ANTICHRIST
We believe we are in the last days as announced by the Bible, with their
characteristic undeniable abandonment of God (apostasy), iniquity, wickedness, violence, seduction, social and political upheaval, outrageous profits. We believe that these conditions prepare the manifestation of the Antichrist and call for the judgment of God.
Matthew 24:1-14, 1 Ti 4:1-3, 2 Ti 3:1-5, 4:1-4, Ja 5:1-9, Jn 5:43, 2 Th 2:1-12, 1 Jn 2:18, 4:3, Ap 13:1-10, Isa 61:2 , Cor 3:6, 2
THE REIGN OF JESUS CHRIST
We believe in the reign of justice and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ, with his family, on the earth.
We believe in a heaven of eternal and perfect happiness for men regenerated by Christ,
in the immediate presence of God and a place of eternal punishment for
the wicked, far from God and in the presence of Satan, the beast and false prophet.
Mt 25:46, Rev 20:10-15, 21, 22
1. I believe in God, the almighty Father, creator of heaven and earth,
2. and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
3. which was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born from the Virgin Mary;
4. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, was buried, he descended
5. the third day he rose from the dead;
6. he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of God the Almighty Father;
7. where he comes to judge the living and the dead.
8. I believe in the Holy Spirit
9. the universal holy Church, the communion of saints,
10. the remission of sins,
11. the resurrection of the flesh
12. and eternal life.