What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Values and Beliefs

The following are the core valuesand beliefs of Anothen Church based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

Core Values


We know and believe God is here and all things are possible.


We know and believe people of all cultures, backgrounds, and ages matter to God and us.


We know and believe prayer changes things because it gets God involved.


We serve God by serving others; every partner is a minister.


Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.


We were created for community with God and His people. Life is more abundant with people who love Jesus.

Faithful Financial Generosity

God has blessed us to be a blessing. We respond to Him through worshipful obedience in giving Him our tithe and offerings. 
The Bible in its entirety is the inspired, inerrant Word of God and the only infallible rule of faith and conduct.
Human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit, wrote it.
(Ps.19:7-11; Prov. 30:5; 2 Tim. 3:16-17)

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed
n three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
(Gen. 1:26; Matt. 3:16-17 & 28:19)

Jesus Christ is God the Son, the 2nd person of the Trinity. On earth He was 100% God and 100% man.
We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His atoning death on the cross and His bodily resurrection.
 He ascended to heaven and will return again to earth to reign as King of kings.
(Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:26-35; John 1:1-5, 14)

Holy Spirit works to convict people of sin, save and indwell the repentant believer, guide
true believers in all truth and to give spiritual gifts.
 The operation of spiritual gifts and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit are for all believers  today as promised.
 (Matt. 3:11; Luke 11:13; John 7:37-39 & 16:7-14; Acts 2:1-4, 8:14-17, 10:44-47 & 19:1-6; 1 Cor. 12 & 14)
Human Beings-We believe in the creation, test and fall of man as recorded in Genesis. In his natural state man
is a sinner, lost, without hope and unable to obtain righteousness. (Rom. 3:19-23 & 5:12,18; Eph. 2:1-3,12)

Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it by faith. First, there must be repentance from
 sin and then faith towards Jesus Christ. Righteousness results from our faith in the  blood of Jesus
and is totally separate from our works. (John 14:6; Acts 3:19& 4:12; Rom. 3:23-24, 5:17-19 & 6:23; 2 Cor. 5:21; Eph. 2:8,9)

Great Commission – Jesus’ Last Command, Our First Priority
We believe in the responsibility of every believer to reach the world with the gospel of
Jesus Christ. (Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 16: 15-20; Acts 1:8; 2:40-41, 47)

Provision – The Father’s will is that believers become whole, healthy and successful in all areas of life.
 Because of the Fall, many may not receive the full benefits of God’s will while on earth.
 That fact should never prevent all believers from seeking the full benefits of Christ’s provision in order to serve others.
  • Spiritual (John 3:3-11)
  • Mental & Emotional (Isaiah 26:3)
  • Physical (Isaiah 53:4-5)
  • Financial (Deuteronomy 28:1-14)
Divine Healing is for today and is part of God’s plan of salvation. Healing of the sick is illustrated in the
 life and ministry of Jesus and included in Jesus’ commission to His disciples.
(Ps. 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Matt. 8:16-17; Mark 16:17-18; Acts 8:6-7; 1 Cor. 12:9, 28; James 5:14-15)

Ordinances – We believe in water baptism by immersion in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit—who
 is the Lord Jesus Christ. This was commanded by Jesus for all who believed in Him.
Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:38, 10:48 & 19:5; Rom. 6:3-7; Col. 2:11-15)

We believe in observing the Lord’s Supper as a memorial to Jesus’ death, resurrection and second coming.
 (Luke 22:13-22; 1 Cor. 11:23-32)

Second Coming – We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and unsaved; the saved to
 everlasting life and the unsaved to everlasting punishment
(Matt. 24:30-31; 1 Cor. 15:50-58; 1 Thes. 4:13-18; Heb. 9:27; Rev. 20: 4-6,11-15) 

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