WHAT WE BELIEVE
 
We are a non-denominational Protestant church located in beautiful south Tempe. We are a community of believers united around our common belief that people are saved by Grace Alone through Faith Alone in Christ Alone (Acts 4:12).
 
We are a church that strongly believes in the absolute authority and sufficiency of God’s word. Thus we believe the best way to grow the church and reach the world is to faithfully preach the Word of God in season and out of season (2 Tim. 4:2). We seek to show love and grace to all people at all times… while never compromising the call for all people to repent, trust and obey the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Bible
 
The Bible is inspired by God and is the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
2 Timothy 3:15-17
1 Peter 1:23-25
Hebrews 4:12
John 20:31
 
God
 
There is One God eternally existent in Three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Matthew 3:16-17
Matthew 28:19
Luke 1:35
1 John 5:7
2 Corinthians 13:14
Jesus Christ
 
Jesus Christ is God!
John 1:1-2, John 1:14, Isaiah 7:14,
Matthew 1:23, Hebrews 4:15, John 2:1,
Luke 1:1-4, Romans 3:23,
1 Corinthians 15:3, Colossians 1:14,
1 John 1:7, Hebrews 10:19, Matthew 28:6,
Romans 1:4, Romans 8:1, 1 Corinthians 15,
Luke 24:50-51, 1 John 2:1-2, Hebrews 7:25,
Acts 1:11, Titus 2:13, Revelation 1:7,
Revelation 11:15, Philippians 2:9-11
Our Need for Salvation
 
We believe that, in Adam’s sin of disobedience to the revealed will and word of God, he incurred the penalty of spiritual and physical death, became subject to the wrath of God, became inherently corrupt, and utterly incapable of choosing or doing that which is acceptable to God, apart from Divine grace.
Genesis 2:17
Romans 5:12-19
Ephesians 2:1-3
Ephesians 4:18-19
Ephesians 6:10-19
Mark 7:20-23
Revelation 12:9
1 Peter 5:3
Becoming a Christian
 
The sole condition for receiving everlasting life is faith alone in the Lord Jesus Christ, who died a substitutionary death on the cross for humanity’s sin and rose bodily from the dead.
Colossians 1:14
Colossians 2:13-15
John 1:12
2 Corinthians 5:17
John 10:10
John 11:25
John 17:3
2 Corinthians 5:1-10
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Ephesians 2:8-10
The Holy Spirit
 
The Holy Spirit indwells the Christian and is actively ministering in the world today enabling and empowering the living of a life pleasing to God, He gives gifts to every believer for building up the Body of Christ.
Romans 8:9
1 Corinthians 6:19
1 Corinthians 12:1-14
Galatians 5:22-23
Ephesians 5:18
Romans 12:1-8
1 Peter 4:1-10
The Eternal Future
 
All people will be resurrected, the Christian to everlasting life in Heaven and eternal rewards; the non-Christian to everlasting death in Hell and eternal punishment.
John 5:24-29
1 Corinthians 15:20-23
Revelation 20:11-15
The Body of Christ
 
There is spiritual unity of believers in Jesus Christ; many churches but one Lord. The Body of Christ is made up of all who put their faith in Jesus Christ, and is to give praise to God, build up believers, and proclaim the Gospel.
Ephesians 4:4
Matthew 16:16-18
Matthew 28:19-20
Acts 2:42-47
Acts 1:8
1 Peter 2:9-10
Marriage
 
Marriage is a public observance to be celebrated. God has ordained marriage and defined it as the covenant relationship between a man, a woman, and Himself, ACC will only recognize marriages between a biological man and a biological woman. Further, the pastors and staff of ACC shall only participate in weddings and solemnize marriages between one man and one woman. Finally, facilities and property of ACC shall only host weddings that are between one man and one woman.
Genesis 1:27-28
Mark 10:2-12
Ephesians 5:21-33
Hebrews 13:4
Jude 1:7
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