ASM Statement of Faith – What we believe

We believe that the Bible is the inerrant and infallible Word of God to humanity. It is inspired by God and written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth without any mixture of error.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119: 105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is infinite in power, holy in nature, attributes and purposes, He is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipresent. Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6.

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And in His virgin birth. Jesus is both human and divine – In the incarnation. Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a perfect life among us – in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. He is the only Mediator between God and man. Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15.

We believe that the Holy Spirit is of one substance and equal with the Father and the Son. He eternally proceeds from the Father and the Son, and He lives in the hearts of believers and provides them with power and guidance in doing what is right.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1

We believe that man is created in the image and likeness of God, to be like him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although, man is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates man from God. Humanity was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; 1 John 2:25; 1 John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 25:31-46
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2

Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works – only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can humans be saved from sin’s penalty, which is death. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

We believe that God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5

We believe that Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and is a public declaration that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Baptism does not save you but shows the world that you have already been saved. And while baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command and demonstrates your love and obedience to Christ. Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:41; Ephesians 2: 8-9; Matthew 28:19-20

We believe that Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus Christ to remember his sacrifice for us and to symbolize the new covenant. The elements of bread and wine or juice are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood. Communion is not a means of salvation. Rather, it is a testament to a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross. Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:19,20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9.

Christianity and Culture

We believe that Christianity is the religion derived from Jesus Christ, based solely on the Bible as sacred Scripture, and professed by Protestants. Therefore, Angie Snow Ministries supports the work of Christian organizations and institutions that confess the final authority of Scripture and the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and are committed to the employment of the social and cultural implications of God’s commandments for the well-being of man and his environment. Angie Snow Ministries expressly supports those organizations that condemn the murder of defenseless human beings at the earliest stages of their development and that reject unbiblical definitions of gender, sexuality, and marriage. Christ has established a visible church, which is called to live in the power of the Holy Spirit under the regulation of the authority of Holy Scripture, preaching the gospel of Christ, administering the sacraments, and exercising discipline.

Our Primary purpose is to make Christ visible in the earth by the life we live and the service that we give – thereby glorifying Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

The Apostles’ Creed 

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth;
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day, he rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Church Universal, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

About the Apostles’ Creed

The Apostles’ Creed, was not written by the apostles. It is the oldest creed of the Christian church. – In its earliest form, the Apostles’ Creed goes back to at least 140 A.D. Many of the early church leaders summed up their beliefs as they had an opportunity to stand for their faith—see, for example, 1 Timothy 6:12. These statements developed into a more standard form to express one’s confession of faith at the time of baptism. It is a simple list of the great doctrines of the faith.

The word “catholic” means “relating to the church universal” and was the word used in the original version of the Creed. It does not mean the Roman Catholic Church, but the church, the body of Christ, as a universal fellowship. The phrase, “He descended into hell,” was not part of the creed in its earliest form.