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STATEMENT OF FAITH


The Asher Family Foundation is a non-denominational Christian ministry. As such we recognize those we serve, and serve with, may hold some beliefs and some practices, or sacraments, which differ than our own. However, we also believe as Christians, common truths, which we have identified as essentials, must exists in order to stay within the realms of Christianity.


With that understanding, regarding those stated essentials, we seek uncompromising agreement. Regarding non-essentials, we seek grace and understanding knowing that one day all things will be made known to us. In all things, we seek to be motivated out of love, first for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, then love for our neighbor.


The Authority of Scripture

We believe in the authority of scripture, which is another way of saying the Bible is God’s inspired, infallible, inerrant Word. It’s the ultimate source of knowledge about God, as well as the definitive guide for our daily lives. 2 Timothy 3:16



The Virgin Birth

We believe in the virgin birth, it is fundamental to the Christian faith. Salvation is based on God’s requirement for a sacrifice without blemish. After the fall of man, the original sin, man was born in the image of Adam – born into a sinful nature. Mary’s conception through the Holy Spirit identifies Jesus as the Son of God, bypassing the sinful nature of fallen man. Thus, making Jesus the perfect sacrifice, our redeemer. Matthew 1:18



The Deity of Christ

The deity of Jesus is considered an essential doctrine and is a central non-negotiable belief within Christianity. Also known as the “divinity of Christ,” this doctrine asserts that Jesus Christ was and is the Son of God incarnate. The whole fullness of deity dwells bodily in Christ Jesus. Colossians 2:9



Salvation By Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Christ Alone

We believe Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. God saves us by His grace. We receive His grace when we put our faith in Christ as the One who died for our sins and rose from the dead on our behalf. We cannot work for our salvation nor earn it through any human merit. We receive salvation as a gift from God. Faith in Christ is the only means by which mankind can escape eternal damnation and judgment. Ephesians 2:8-9



The Resurrection of Christ

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is an important testimony to the nature of Christ: sinless. For without sin death no longer has any power over Him. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is also an important testimony to the resurrection of human beings, which is a basic tenet of the Christian faith. Unlike other religions, Christianity possesses a Founder who transcends death and promises that His followers will do the same. As Christians, we know that God became man, died for our sins, and was resurrected on the third day. The grave could not hold Him. He lives, and He sits today at the right hand of the Father in heaven. Acts 4:33



The Trinity

We believe in the existence of one God. We believe in the Trinity, that God is One: manifest in three distinct “persons”: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 1:17



The Church as God's Ordained Institution

We recognize the church as God’s ordained institution headed by Christ. The church is composed of all believers, and is organized for worship, for the administration of sacraments, for spiritual growth and support, and for evangelizing the world. Hebrews 10:23-25



Faith

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” As Christians we live by this verse with the understanding that we believe in a God we cannot see. But we see His work in our lives and all around us in His creation. We do all of this through faith because we know that faith pleases God. “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him” Hebrews 11:1-6