The Living God:
We believe in the one living and true God who has revealed Himself in Scripture. He is perfect in holiness, goodness, wisdom, justice, mercy, and love. He alone is God. He is one in essence, yet at the same time, three co-equal persons who act together in creation, providence, and redemption. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are equally God, yet there are not three gods, but one. He, along with Jesus and the Holy Spirit, in eternity past, planned redemption. He is active in the world today and is the only being worthy of worship.
We believe in God the Father as the eternally existent creator and sustainer. The Father reigns with providential care over all life and history in the created universe, and He fully knows the past, present, and future. He hears and answers prayer. He initiated salvation by sending His Son, and He is Father to those who, in grace through faith, receive His Son as Lord and Savior.
The Son became man, Jesus the Messiah, who was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. Being fully God and fully man, He revealed God through His sinless life, miracles, and teaching. He provided salvation through His atoning death as a substitute in our place and by His bodily resurrection from the dead. He ascended into heaven, where He rules over all creation. He intercedes for all believers and dwells in them as their ever-present Lord.
The Holy Spirit:
The Holy Spirit inspired men to write the Scriptures. Through this Word, He convicts persons of their sins and awakens them to an understanding of the righteous provision of Christ. He draws them to the Savior and bears witness to their new birth. At salvation, the believer is baptized in the Holy Spirit. The Spirit indwells, seals, empowers, guides, teaches, fills, sanctifies, and produces the fruit of Christlikeness in all who belong to Christ. He also gives spiritual gifts to all believers for ministry in the church.
We believe the Bible, as originally written, was inspired by God. We believe the Bible is God’s Word, the record of God’s revelation of Himself to humanity. Every word of scripture was given by divine inspiration. It is living, true, trustworthy, powerful, sufficient, and without error. It is the supreme authority and guide for all doctrine and conduct. Scripture is the truth by which God brings people into a saving relationship with Himself and leads them to Christian maturity.
Mankind and Sin:
We believe God created human persons in His own image to have fellowship with Himself and with each other and to be His caring stewards over His creation. As God’s image bearers, each human possesses value and dignity. Satan, an angel, was created by God to serve Him and do His will. However, by deliberate choice, Satan rebeled and fell from his exalted position. Satan tempted Adam and Eve, and they chose to disobey God. This sin brought death to human persons and the judgment and suffering of the curse upon all creation. Every person is now born spiritually dead, in the bondage of sin, totally depraved, and is unable to freely do the will of God. Although entirely incapable of pleasing God in any way, every human person is accountable to God for their thoughts and actions. God’s holy and just character cannot allow sin to remain unpunished, and the eternal judgment of hell awaits all who remain alienated from Him. Sin, therefore, is every human person’s most urgent problem, and everyone desperately needs to be reconciled to God.
We believe that salvation is completely a work of God through Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone, and people can do nothing to earn it. Salvation is the redemption of the whole human person from sin and death into a restored relationship with the living God. It must be received personally through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. Saving faith will encompass knowledge, belief and trust. A person is placed in union with Christ by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit. As a child of God, the believer is freed of all guilt and brought into a new relationship of peace. Having been renewed in the image of God, each believer lives to please the Lord in all things, and is known by the display of love toward other followers of Christ. The message of God’s provision of salvation is the essence of the Gospel.
We believe the Church is the body of which Christ is the head and all who believe in Him are members. Christians are commanded to be baptized upon profession of faith and are to unite with a local church for mutual encouragement and growth in discipleship through worship, nurture, service and the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. Each church is a self-governing body under the lordship of Christ with all members sharing responsibility. Amplify Ministries must always serve local churches by assisting them as an extension of their work, and respect them by not usurping those authorities and commands that belong first to them.