Statement of Beliefs

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, Word of God.

We believe there is one living and true God; of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness; The Maker and Preserver of all things both visible and invisible.  And in unity of this Godhead there are three Persons, of one substance, power and eternity; The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.

We believe in the Son, which is the Word of the Father, begotten from everlasting of the Father, the ever and eternal God, and of one substance with the Father, in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory.

We believe in the spiritually lost condition of all men and the essential need for salvation by the "new birth" through faith in Jesus Christ and the regenerative work of the Holy Spirit.

We believe that every soul that has not made Jesus Christ as Lord of their life will be judged to spend eternity in a literal hell, which is a place of pain and suffering; thereby, compelling Christians to fulfill the Great Commission.

The following represent a summary of the basic beliefs of the Board of ASEA:

  • The Word of God is the most important element in our lives followed by prayer, communion and fellowship (Acts 2:42; Matthew 4:4; John 15:7,8).
  • Every believer has been called to be a bold witness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and a teacher of the doctrines of the Bible (Matthew 12:30, Acts 1:8; Hebrews 5:12-6:2).
  • Christians should grow in Christ, looking to Christ and His Word (Matthew 11:28-30; II Timothy 3:16, 17).
  • Christians should help and support the local pastor in winning and training converts, not dependent on the pastor, but a servant whom the pastor can depend on (Philippians 2:19, 20; Hebrews 5:12-6:2; II Corinthians 5:18-20; I Peter 3:15; Acts 8:4; John 15:50).
  • There is a five-fold ministry that consists of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher in that order of importance to the church (Ephesians 4:11; I Corinthians 12:28).
  • According to John the Baptist, the joy of a pastor is to have Jesus increase in the lives of his congregation and himself decrease (John 3:29, 30).
  • The five-fold ministry brings maturity to the saints in order that they may be brought to the stature of the fullness of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-15; I Corinthians 12:22, 23, 27, 28).
  • Each individual church rules and governs itself and is independent (I Timothy; Titus).
  • The job of the church is to get believers into daily fellowship with God in His Word (John 8:31, 32; Titus 1:9; I John 2:1-6).
  • All believers should expect and seek the promise given by Jesus of the baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire.  The role of the Holy Spirit in our lives is primarily to give us power to be witnesses of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be our Master Teacher of the Word of God (Luke 24:49; John 16:5-15; Acts 1:8).
  • Christians must live a life that is separated from the ways of the world in every possible way.  This includes dress, entertainment, music, materialism, etc.  All effort should be made to comply with Biblical guidelines on our everyday lifestyle.  (Romans 12:1, 2; II Corinthians 6:17; Ephesians 4:20-24; Titus 2:11-14)
  • Jesus warned that in the last days there would be false prophets, false teachers and deceiving spirits.  Therefore, we must ensure that our doctrine is based solely and entirely on what is written in God's Word.  (Luke 18:9-17; Romans 16:17, 18; I Timothy 6:20; II Timothy 4:2-5; I John 4:1; Revelation 22:18, 19)