Airdrie Ebenezer Evangelical Church Statement of Faith
Below is our statement of faith which we believe and hold to. The Elders are inviting existing members as well as those interested in joining our fellowship to complete the short form at the bottom of the page.
The Divine Inspiration, authority and sufficiency of the whole scriptures for rule and conduct in life.
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,”2 Timothy 3:16
“For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”2 Peter 1:21
The Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit – one God, three Persons Who created all things.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.Genesis 1:1
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”Genesis 1:26
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,Matthew 28:19
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.2 Corinthians 13:14
16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.Colossians 1:16-17
but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.Hebrews 1:2b
The virgin birth of the Lord Jesus conceived by the Holy Spirit
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.Isaiah 7:14
Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.Matthew 1:18
“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).Matthew 1:23
And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born[a] will be called holy—the Son of God.Luke 1:35
His perfect deity and humanity – fully God and fully man.
And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favour with God and man.Luke 2:52
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.John 1:1
6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.Philippians 2:6-8a
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.Colossians 1:15
Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.1 Timothy 3:16a
He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,Hebrews 1:3a
His sacrifice as a perfect atonement for sin.
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures,1 Corinthians 15:3
But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God,Hebrews 10:12
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.1 Peter 2:24
His physical death and burial
50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit.Matthew 27:50,60
60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the entrance of the tomb and went away.
37 And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed his last.Mark 15:37,46
46 And Joseph bought a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud and laid him in a tomb that had been cut out of the rock. And he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.
46 Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last.Luke 23:46,53
53 Then he took it down and wrapped it in a linen shroud and laid him in a tomb cut in stone, where no one had ever yet been laid.
30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.John 19:30a,33-34,42
33 But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. 34 But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water.
42 So because of the Jewish day of Preparation, since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there.
that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,1 Corinthians 15:4a
His bodily resurrection from the dead.
38 And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41 And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marvelling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate before them.Luke 24:38-43
Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.”John 20:27
24 God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it.Acts 2:24,32
32 This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses.
4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,1 Corinthians 15:4b,20
20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
His ascension into Heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father.
While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven.Luke 24:51
9 And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.Acts 1:9,11
11 and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”
8 Therefore it says, “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.”Ephesians 4:8, 10
10 He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.
He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,Hebrews 1:3b
His personal return to the earth for and with His Saints…
and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”Acts 1:11
For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.1 Thessalonians 4:16
4 When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.Colossians 3:4
7 “And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”Revelation 22:7a, 12a
12 “Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done.
… to judge the living and the dead
because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”Acts 17:31
on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.Romans 2:16
For we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.2 Corinthians 5:10
I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom:2 Timothy 4:1
5 but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 6 For this is why the gospel was preached even to those who are dead, that though judged in the flesh the way people are, they might live in the spirit the way God does.1 Peter 4:5-6
The fall of man & his consequent depravity necessitating the Holy Spirit’s work in regeneration & sanctification.
17 And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; 18 thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field. 19 By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”Genesis 3:17-19
Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinnedRomans 5:12
5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.John 3:5,8
8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
The justification of the sinner before God by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone.
24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.Romans 3:24-25
1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.Romans 5:1-2a
The continued conscious existence of the soul after death
Then Samuel said to Saul, “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?” Saul answered, “I am in great distress, for the Philistines are warring against me, and God has turned away from me and answers me no more, either by prophets or by dreams. Therefore I have summoned you to tell me what I shall do.”1 Samuel 28:15a
And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him.Matthew 17:3
And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus.Mark 9:4
9:30 And behold, two men were talking with him, Moses and Elijah, 31 who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.Luke 9:30-31a, 16:22-23
16:22 The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried, 23 and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side.
The resurrection of the dead to eternal life or eternal condemnation
34 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.Matthew 25:34,41
41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgement.John 5:29
The personality of the devil, a created being
Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?”Genesis 3:1
12 “How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! 13 You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’ 15 But you are brought down to Sheol,Isaiah 14:12-15
to the far reaches of the pit.
12 “Son of man, raise a lamentation over the king of Tyre, and say to him, Thus says the Lord God:“You were the signet of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.Ezekiel 28:12b-16a
13 You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering,
sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, emerald, and carbuncle; and crafted in gold were your settings and your engravings. On the day that you were created they were prepared. 14 You were an anointed guardian cherub. I placed you; you were on the holy mountain of God; in the midst of the stones of fire you walked. 15 You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created, till unrighteousness was found in you. 16 In the abundance of your trade you were filled with violence in your midst, and you sinned; so I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God, and I destroyed you, O guardian cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
3 And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.”Matthew 4:3,6,9
6 and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and “‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’”
9 And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.”
If you affirm the above statement of faith, are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and you are interested in joining our fellowship, please contact us – we’d be delighted to meet with you to discuss.