AEF Statement of Faith

We believe:-

a) In the unity of the Godhead, eternally existing in three persons, namely – the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. These being the same in substance and equal in power. 2 Cor. 13:14, John 17:21-23

b) In the full Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whom dwells the fullness of the Godhead bodily. Heb.1:3,8, Col.2:9, Luke 1:31, 35, 2 Peter 2:22

c) The bible as originally given is the inspired Word of God completely free from error, and is our authority and standard. 2 Tim, 3:16, 2 Peter 1:19-21

d) All men are born sinner and are lost and condemned. They are “at enmity with God” and “without strength” to do the Will of God. Rom. 3:23, Rom, 5:15, Gal. 3:22

e) In the Divine provision of full salvation by the sacrifice of Christ on the cross and the

shedding of His blood. All who genuinely repent and believe in Jesus are eternally

saved from the penalty and power of sin. 1 John 1:9, Eph. 2:8, John 5:24, Rom. 5:9

f) In the work of the Holy Spirit in the conviction and conversion and consecration of a

sinner. John 3:5-7, 2 Thess. 2:13, Rom. 8:14-16

g) The Church is the company of all who have been born again of the Holy Spirit and

have been formed into one body of which Christ is the Head.Col. 1:18, Eph. 1:22- 23

h) In the visible and bodily and personal return of Christ, to take the Church out of this world. John 14:1-3, Acts 1:11, John 11 25-26

i) In the final judgement and eternal punishment of unbelievers in hell. Rom. 6:23, Matt. 25-46

j) In the eternal consciousness of the soul and the resurrection of the body – the saved to everlasting, Divine fellowship, and the unbelievers to everlasting punishment. Matt. 25:31-46, Rom.6:23, John 3:36, John 5:24,John 17:24

k) In the personality of the devil, who will finally be punished in eternal hell prepared by God for him and his fallen angels. 1 Peter 5:8, Eph. 6:11-12

l) In the divinely appointed ordinances of baptism and the observance of the Lord’s Supper. Matt. 28:19, Acts 8:36-38, 1 Cor. 11:26