A-Life Baptist Church is a tight knit multinational congregation. Our desire is to reach the world with the gospel of Christ. Founded in 1995 by Pastor Adu Wusu, we value the Bible as the word of God, the gift of God’s grace and ever-deepening spiritual life that comes through a faith with Jesus Christ.
The A-Life Baptist Church is:
- Traditional, but not rigid
- Congregational, but not independent
- L – Leading people group to the Lord, thus giving them a purpose to live
- I – Instilling the Christ like love and compassion in our hearts, hence replacing bitterness and anger in our hearts
- F – Fellowship -ping with others who share the same vision.
- E – Encouraging and equipping the disciples of Jesus Christ to evangelize to others as they realize
We believe that The one true God revealed himself as the eternally self existent I AM. The creator of the universe and the redeemer of mankind. God has revealed himself as the true being manifested as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and one God.
Verbal inspiration of the accepted canon of the sacred scriptures as originally given.
2nd Timothy 3:16, 1 Corinthians 48:16
The creation, test and fall of man as regarded in Genesis; his total spiritual depravity and inability to attain to divine righteousness.
As the Savior of men, the Lord Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary into the very image of God though a man.
Luke 1:26-35, John 1:18, Isaiah 9:6
Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again on the third day and personally appeared to his disciples. The Salvation of sinners by grace through faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross of Calvary, by which we secure remission of sins.
1st Corinthians 15:1-4, Romans 44:25, Ephesians 2:8-9, Hebrews 9:12, Romans 5:11
The bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven, His exaltation and His second coming for his bride (the church)
John 14:2-3, 1st Thessalonians 4:13-18, John 14:1-3, Ephesians 2:8-9, 1st Corinthians 15:51, Philippians 3:11, 20-27, 1st Thessalonians 2:19, 4:13-29, 5:23, Colossians 3:4, James 5:7-8,
1st Peter 5:4
The baptism of the Holy Spirit as an experience subsequent to Salvation with the scriptural evidence namely speaking in tongues. The gifts of the spirit as enumerated , exercised and practiced as manifested in the early church.
1 Corinthians 14:1, 12, 16
God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He exists in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates man from God.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2
Man 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
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice to atone for the sins of all mankind by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead after three days and demonstrated His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:3, 4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13
Salvation is God’s gift 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 man be saved from sin’s penalty. 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
Holy Spirit That the Holy Spirit is the spirit of God, fully divine, and that He exits to,
- Convict man of sin, righteousness and judgement
- Enlighten, empower and help the believer evangelize people to the knowledge of God
- Exalt Christ
- Comfort us
- To produce fruits of righteousness
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, John 16 :13-14, Galatians 5:16, John 14:16-17
The Bible is God’s word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is 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
Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and is your 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
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 of 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