Statement of Faith
United Adoration is rooted in the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). We seek to be anchored in Scripture and in historical Christian theology. We have included our doctrinal affirmations below.
The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic* church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
*that is, the true Christian church of all times and all places
There is one living and true God, everlasting, infinite in power, wisdom, and goodness; the Maker, and Preserver of all things both visible and invisible. And in unity of this Godhead there is three Persons, of one substance, power, and eternity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Scriptures
We confess the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments to be the inspired Word of God, containing all things necessary for salvation, and to be the final authority and unchangeable standard for Christian faith and life.
The Uniqueness of Jesus Christ
We gladly proclaim and submit to the unique and universal Lordship of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, humanity’s only Savior from sin, judgement and hell, who lived the life we could not live and died the death that we deserve. By his atoning death and glorious resurrection, he secured the redemption of all who come to him in repentance and faith.
We confess Baptism and the Supper of the Lord to be Sacraments ordained by Christ Himself in the Gospel. Baptism is the sacrament of initiation into the Body of Christ through which one expresses repentance, proclaims faith, accepts the Lordship of Christ, and takes one’s place in the Church. Holy Eucharist (Communion, the Lord’s Supper) is the sacrament of the body and blood of Christ by which one is spiritually nourished and strengthened for the work of the kingdom.
We recognize that we live in a world shattered by sin and that profoundly affects all aspects of our humanity, including our sexuality. United Adoration is committed to the following two things which we believe are not exclusive to each other, but must be held in tension under the direction of the Holy Spirit:
- We are committed to love, care for, and walk with people through any struggle they are having, including sexual identity and gender issues. It is our aim to treat all people with love, respect and honor while directing them to the love and grace of God.
- We are committed to upholding the Biblical teachings on marriage, sexuality, and gender. These Biblical teachings include: The marriage relationship has been established by God as a union between one man and one woman. (Genesis 2:24; Ephesians 5:31). Sexual intimacy and sexual activity is appropriate only within the marriage relationship, between one husband and one wife. (I Corinthians 7:2; Hebrews 13:4). And God has created two distinct and complementary genders, male and female, and each person is created in accordance with God’s perfect design (Genesis 1:27; Matthew 19:4).