Abundant Life is made up of people from almost every different church background and we feel this gives us an awesome position from which to touch the whole world. We do however have a specific set of doctrinal beliefs.
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word and that God gave it to us so that we might know Him and how to live. We also believe that Jesus is God’s son and as such He is deity just like God. Through God’s Word we learn that all people have sinned and as such we need to be and can be saved through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. We believe that the work of the Holy Spirit continues in its fullness among people today and that one day Jesus will return to take His church to heaven with Him.
Abundant Life is an Assemblies of God church. We completely affirm and support the Assemblies of God’s 16 Fundamental Truths and you can follow the link at the bottom of this page that will take you to a complete listing of those truths with supporting scriptures as well as a discussion of each one. Let me take a moment and summarize these beliefs.
To know God and be ready for heaven, follow these steps:
A. Admit you are a sinner.
"There is no one righteous, not even one ... for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
Romans 3:10,23. (See Romans 5:8; 6:23.)
Ask God's forgiveness.
"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
B. Believe in Jesus
(put your trust in Him) as your only hope of salvation.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16 (See John 14:6.)
Become a child of God by receiving Christ.
"To all who receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God." John 1:12 (See Revelation 3:20.)
C. Confess that Jesus is your Lord.
"If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9 (See verse 10.)
How to Pray:
Dear Lord Jesus,
I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died for my sins. I want to turn from my sins. I now invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as Lord and Savior.
In Jesus' name. Amen.