Statement of Faith
1 - God
2 - Jesus
Jesus Christ is true God and true man[d]. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary[e]. He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust, as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures[f]. He is now at the right hand of the Majesty on high as our great High Priest[g]. He will come again to establish His kingdom of righteousness and peace[h].
3 - Holy Spirit
4 - Bible
The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of people. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice[k].
5 - Sin
Humankind, originally created in the image and likeness of God[l], fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All people are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ[m]. The destiny of the impenitent and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment, but that of the believer is everlasting joy and bliss[n].
6 – Freedom from Sin
Salvation has been provided only through Jesus Christ. Those who repent and believe in Him are united with Christ through the Holy Spirit and are thereby regenerated (born again), justified, sanctified and granted the gift of eternal life as adopted children of God[o].
7 – Christian Living
It is the will of God that in union with Christ each believer should be sanctified thoroughly[p] thereby being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to God, receiving power for holy living and sacrificial and effective service toward the completion of Christ’s commission[q].
This is accomplished through being filled with the Holy Spirit which is both a distinct event and progressive experience in the life of the believer[r].
8 – Healing
Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body. Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil as taught in the Scriptures are privileges of the Church in this present age[s].
9 – Church
The universal Church, of which Christ is the Head, consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, regenerated by the Holy Spirit, and commissioned by Christ to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the Gospel to all nations[t].
The local church, the visible expression of the universal Church, is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together to worship God, to observe the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, to pray, to be edified through the Word of God, to fellowship, and to testify in word and deed to the good news of salvation both locally and globally. The local church enters into relationships with other like-minded churches for accountability, encouragement and mission[u].
10 – Life after death
Mission & Vision
TJCAC aligns with the Alliance Canada and have adopted the vision prayer as our own:
“O God, with all our hearts, we long for You. Come, transform us to be Christ-centred, Spirit-empowered, Mission-focused people, multiplying disciples everywhere.” The Alliance Canada Vision Prayer
Since the early Alliance was a trans-denominational movement, A. B. Simpson kept the focus on Jesus Christ. Namely, His biblical, non-negotiable, essential identities: Saviour, Healer, Sanctifier, and Coming King. This is masterfully laid out in his seminal work, The Fourfold Gospel. The belief of these fourfold identities of Jesus Christ is the quintessential qualification for membership in the Alliance movement.
The Cross typifies Jesus Christ our Saviour. He died on a cross for our sins, and only through him can we be made right with God (John 3:16)
The Pitcher symbolizes Jesus Christ our Healer. It speaks of oil for divine life and physical healing (Isaiah 53:4-5).
The Laver illustrates Jesus Christ as our Sanctifier. The laver, a large basin used in God’s temple for washing, represents cleansing from sin by the power of the Holy Spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24).
The Crown stands for Jesus Christ our Coming King. He will come back to this earth and reign forever (Acts 1:11).
[a] Isa. 44:6; 45:5-6, [b] Matt. 5:48; Deut. 32:4, [c] Matt. 3:16-17; 28:19, [d] Phil. 2:6-11; Heb. 2:14-18; Col. 2:9, [e] Matt. 1:18; Luke 1:35, [f] 1 Cor. 15:3-5; 1 John 2:2; Acts 13:39, [g] Heb. 4:14-15; 9:24-28, [h] Matt. 25:31-34; Acts 1:11, [i] John 14:16-17, [j] John 16:7-11; 1 Cor. 2:10-12, [k] 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21, [l] Gen. 1:27, [m] Rom. 8:8; 1 John 2:2, [n] Matt. 25:41-46; 2 Thes. 1:7-10, [o] Titus 3:5-7; Acts 2:38; John 1:12; 1 Cor. 6:11, [p] 1 Thes. 5:23, [q] Acts 1:8, [r] Rom. 12:1-2; Gal. 5:16-25, [s] Matt. 8:16-17; James 5:13-16, [t] Eph. 3:6-12; 1:22-23, [u] 1 Cor. 15:20-23, [v] 2 Thes. 1:7-10, [w] Acts 2:41-47; Heb. 10:25; Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 1:8, 11:19-30; 15, [x] 1 Thes. 4:13-17, [y] 1 Cor. 1:7; Titus 2:11-14; Matt. 24:14; 28:18-20