The Airline Christian Network upholds the fundamental doctrines of the Christian Faith. This means that we believe that:
- The only true God, the almighty Creator and Sustainer of all things, exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
(Isaiah 44:6; Revelation 4:11; John 1:1-3; John 14:9-11; John 16:13-15; Matthew 28:19)
- God is most clearly seen in the person of Jesus.
(Hebrews 1:3; Colossians 1:15-16)
- The Bible, as originally given, is divinely inspired, infallible, and is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
(2 Timothy 3:14-17; Matthew 5:17-19)
- All people have value and dignity; they are created in God’s image to live in relationship with their Creator and His creation, but have become alienated from Him and others because of sin and are therefore justly subject to God’s condemnation.
(Genesis 1:27; Psalm 145:17; Romans 3:9-23; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 1:18-20)
- Jesus Christ, fully human and fully divine, was born of the virgin Mary. He was perfect and lived in complete obedience to God the Father.
(Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:1-14)
- Because of God’s love for humanity, Jesus willingly died on the cross as a sacrifice, taking the punishment that we deserved for our sin.
- Jesus provides the only solution to our sin and alienation from God. He is the only way for us to be put right with God. No good works or religious rituals can make us right with Him. His death was no accident, but was God’s plan to provide the only sufficient sacrifice for sin, once for all, as a substitute for sinful people.
(John 3:16-18; 1 Peter 3:18)
- Jesus Christ rose bodily from the dead and ascended to heaven, where he reigns at the right hand of God.
(John 20; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, 12-58; Acts 1:9; Acts 2:32-39)
- Jesus Christ is alive today and forevermore, reigning in heaven as Lord and King.
- It is only by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ alone, that our relationship with God is restored and that we can be justified. No-one can earn their salvation: it is a gift from God that we need to accept by trusting Jesus.
(Romans 5:1; Ephesians 2:8-9; Acts 4:12; John 14:6; John 1:12)
- The work of the Holy Spirit is necessary for us to repent and have faith in Jesus Christ, bringing us into a right relationship with God.
(Titus 3:5-7; John 16:5-11; Romans 8:5-9; 1 Corinthians 2: 10-15)
- Christian hope and confidence are based upon God’s promise of eternal life to all who trust in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. All Christians can be sure of being raised from the dead to be with God forever. We can be confident that even our death will not separate us from God’s perfect love. We have no reason for pride as our confidence does not come from anything we have done.
(John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 15:12-28; 1 Peter 1:3-5; 1 Thessalonians 5:8-11; Romans 8:38-39;
Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 10:9; 1 John 5:11-13; Philippians 3:12-14)
- The Lord Jesus Christ will personally and visibly return and will judge all people.
(Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-5:11; 2 Thessalonians 1:9-10; Matthew 25:1-13)
- The Holy Spirit is at work in all believers to empower them to live Christlike lives of witness, service and good works in community with other believers as they await the return of Jesus Christ.
(John 14:16, 26; 1 Peter 1:2; Ephesians 1:17-19; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 4:1-16; Ephesians 2:10; Hebrews 10:25; Philippians 4:6-7; Romans 8:26; Ephesians 6:17-18)