What We Believe
Abundant Life Christian Center is a non-denominational Christian Church that holds a charismatic-evangelical theology. Our beliefs are firmly rooted in the theology of the Reformation, while fully embracing contemporary ministry of the Holy Spirit and all His gifts.
We believe that God is One, eternally expressed in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is the creator of everything that exists but was Himself not created by anyone.
He is the source of all that is good, the master of all creation, and the perfect, holy, and righteous judge of all the free creatures He has made. Besides Him there is no other god in heaven or earth
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Savior of the world. Christ is the visible image of the invisible God, and the exact imprint of his nature, in human form. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation – ( Heb.1:3, Col 1:15, Isa. 9:6, 7; John 1:1), Jesus is Himself God and shares equally all the qualities of the Father and the Holy Spirit (Phil. 2:6).
Although He existed as God from all eternity, He willfully chose to assume a human nature and was born in time and space of the virgin Mary. He did this so that by full identification with the human race He could save us from our sins, and restore our fellowship with God (Heb. 2:14).
We believe that God, who is rich in mercy, has chosen from eternity to restore fallen humanity to Himself by providing salvation for all through faith in the sacrifice of His own Son. God gave Jesus to die for our sins and shed His blood as full payment for the sins of the human race. God calls people to Himself through the preaching of the Gospel, the work of the Holy Spirit, and the gift of His Grace.
No one can take credit in any way for his own salvation. It is true, from first to last, the gift of God (Eph. 2:4-10, 1 Tim. 4:10, Rom. 1:12, John 6:37-40). We believe that a person is saved by faith in Jesus Christ alone, and not by his own works or efforts.
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the deity and personhood of the Holy Spirit. He proceeds from the Father and the Son and works actively as God’s agent on the earth today. His mission is to convict the world of sin, create and secure believers in Christ, and empower God’s Church to grow in grace and manifest God’s Kingdom on the earth.
We believe all the gifts and miraculous works of the Holy Spirit are available to God’s people and that each believer has been given at least one spiritual gift for ministry to others in the local church.
We believe that the Holy Bible (39 books of the O.T. and 27 books of the N.T.) is the only inspired, unfailing and complete written Word of God. It is the revelation of God’s plan for man. People are born again through hearing and believing the message of the Bible. God’s Word is the primary sacrament God has provided for the perfecting and maturing of His children.
We believe that all people were made in the image of God, but through sin have been separated from God and fallen into moral darkness and the dominion of God’s adversary, the devil. Our sin has rendered humanity a race of spiritual rebels deserving nothing but God’s everlasting wrath. Fallen people, left to themselves and without God’s help, would not seek for God, die in sin, and perish eternally.
Connect With Us
Our central office is located at 7000 All Nations Blvd. East Syracuse, NY 13057. You can connect with someone via phone (315) 463-7300 or email us below.