AML’s Statement of Beliefs

AML offers a selection of programs and services that incorporate “Christian Spiritual Formation.” The following statement of beliefs provides a reference for that which we hold to be true and that which governs our approach, structure, and implementation of our services within the realm of Christian Spiritual Formation. Instructors employed for these select programs, as well as all supportive leadership required for such programs, affirm the following: 

  • The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were inspired by God the Holy Spirit and are completely inerrant in the original writings and serve as supreme and final authority in faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20)

  • There is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

  • God the Father is an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of people. He hears and answers prayer. He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (John 4:24; 1 Corinthians 1:30)

  • The Holy Spirit is a divine person, set to indwell, teach, empower the believer, and convict the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. (Romans 8; John 16:5-16)

  • Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit, was born of Mary, a virgin, is fully God and fully human. He died for our sins according to the Scriptures and all who believe in Him are justified by God on the basis of His shed blood. (Matthew 1:18-23; 1 Peter 1:18-21; Romans 3:24, 25a; 4:5)

  • Humankind was created in the image of God. Humans sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. All human beings are born with a sinful nature. (Rom. 5:12; Eph. 2:1-3)

  • The Body of Christ is one, and His Church is composed of believers in Christ, irrespective of age, sex, race, culture, non-salvation doctrinal differences, or denominational affiliations. (Gal 3:26-28; Eph 2:8-9)

  • The crucified body of our Lord Jesus Christ was resurrected. He ascended into heaven and presently interceded for us before God. There will be bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust, resulting in everlasting reward for the saved and everlasting punishment for the lost. (1 Cor. 15:1-4; 1 John 1:1-2; John 5:24-29)

  • There shall be the imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (Titus 2:13-14)

  • All who receive the Lord Jesus by faith are born of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God. (John 1:12)