Thinking as a Christian affects how we live. We recognise that any statement is limited, so a Statement of Faith is in danger of defining some boundaries for excluding or including people, while the historic orthodox creeds of the Christian church, on the other hand, set out key things that are at the centre of our faith.
So we hold to the traditional, orthodox Christian creeds (the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, the Chalcedonian Creed and the Athanasian Creed).
All Nations is part of the Assemblies of God network so our thinking is influenced by Wesleyan theology and a living relationship with God through Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit. We identify with the Assemblies of God statement of faith.
All Nations is also a member of the Evangelical Alliance and we identify with the EA basis of faith.
This does not mean that we can reduce truth to certain statements - Jesus Himself is the ultimate truth - but these creeds and statements are helpful in setting the frameworks and boundaries of our theology. As we think through these doctrinal statements we hold to scripture interpreted in the light of
• the centrality of Christ in divine revelation
• the inspiration and illumination of the Holy Spirit
• the New Testament as interpreter of the Old Testament
• the Bible's focus on devotion and discipleship
• the importance of community in discerning and obeying truth.