General Statement. The fundamental biblical truths to which ALMs adheres are reflected in the following      Statement of Beliefs.

(All Scripture references are from the New King James Version of the  Bible.)


       We believe...


Ø the Bible is the inspired, and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God.  (2 Tim.3:16, 2   Pet.1:20-21)


Ø there is only one true and living God, manifested in three personalities: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  (Mt.3:16-17, 28:19, 2 Cor.13:14, 1 Pet.1:1-2)


             Ø  that God created all things out of nothing and for His glory—the heavens and the earth by His spoken Word,               and man in His own image out of the dust of the ground.  (Gen.1:1-27, 2:7, Col.1:16, Heb.11:3, Rev.4:11)


Ø  in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His death, burial and resurrection, and that He is   now seated at the right hand of the Father.  (Isa.9:6, Lk.1:30-35, 1 Cor.15:3-4, Tit.2:13, Heb.1:1-3)


Ø  the only way of salvation is through repentance and by grace through faith in the shed blood of  Jesus Christ.  (Lk.13:3, Jn.14:6, Eph.2:8-9)


Ø  in water baptism by immersion, a sacrament of the church instituted and commanded by our   Lord Jesus Christ, to be carried out soon after one’s profession of faith in Christ.  (Mt.3:13-15, 28:19, Rom.6:3-5)


Ø that believers should partake of the Lord’s Supper, a sacrament of the church instituted and commanded by our Lord Jesus Christ—an act in remembrance of His broken body and shed blood, which were sacrificed for us.  (Mt.26:26-28, 1 Cor.11:23-26)


Ø  in the personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ in power and glory, and we look forward to His     return.  (Acts 1:11, Tit.2:13)


Ø in the resurrection of the saved to everlasting life, and the resurrection of the lost to everlasting  punishment.  (Dan.12:2, Jn.5:28-29)


Ø in the baptism of the Holy Spirit accompanied by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance, as distinct from the new birth.  (Mark 16:17, Acts 10:44-46)     


Ø  the spiritual gifts, as listed in 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, are still given by the Holy Spirit, and that these gifts will continue until our Lord returns.


Ø the Word of God, the indwelling Holy Spirit, and the blood of Jesus help us to live in holiness of heart and life and separate from the sin of the world.  (Rom.8:5-11, 2 Tim.3:15-17, 2 Pet.1:2-4, 1 Jn.1:7)