AIM Doctrinal Statement
1. GOD: We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three persons are equal in every divine perfection and execute distinct but harmonious offices, in the work of creation, providence and redemption.
2. THE WORD OF GOD: We believe in infallible inspiration and divine authority of the sixty-six (66) canonical books of the Bible. The canon of Scripture is holy truth with no mixture of error.
3. CREATION: We believe the Genesis account of creation is factual and historic. Adam and Eve were created directly by God.
4. SIN: We believe that the temptation and fall of humankind, as recorded in Genesis, has consequently resulted in the depravity of all humankind and the liability of eternal punishment for their sinful deeds.
5. JESUS CHRIST: We believe our Lord Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh. We affirm His virgin birth, sinless humanity, divine miracles, death as our substitute, bodily resurrection, ascension, ongoing work as our mediator, and personal return in power and glory.
6. SALVATION: We believe that the salvation of lost and sinful humanity is possible only through the merit of the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, received by faith apart from works.
7. HOLY SPIRIT: Regeneration is the work of the Holy Spirit. We believe that the Holy Spirit enables believers to live a holy life, to witness and to work for the Lord Jesus Christ.
8. THE CHURCH: We believe in the universal church, and its reflection in the local churches, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head. All regenerated persons are members. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.
9. SATAN: We believe in the personality and existence of Satan and his associates who have fallen due to sin. Their activity is to try to thwart Godís plan. Their salvation is unavailable, and the Lake of Fire is especially prepared for them.
10. LAST THINGS: We believe in the personal, visible return of Jesus Christ and the bodily resurrection of the dead. We believe the righteous are destined to everlasting blessedness; and the wicked are consigned to everlasting punishment.
11. MISSION: We believe that the responsibility of the saved is to witness by life and word concerning Jesus Christ and to proclaim the Gospel to the entire world.
Advancing Indigenous Missions 2013