ACCF DOCTRINAL STATEMENTS
We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three distinct Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three possess the same divine nature and character, working in perfect harmony as one to order all things according to God’s sovereign rule for His glory.
Deuteronomy 6:4 (ESV)
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Psalm 90:2 (ESV)
2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
2 Corinthians 13:14 (ESV)
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Matthew 28:19 (ESV)
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
1 Peter 1:2 (ESV)
2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood:
May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
We believe the Bible to be the only infallible and authoritative word of God. It is our perfect guide in all matters of faith, doctrine and conduct.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (ESV)
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God[a] may be complete, equipped for every good work.
2 Peter 1:21 (ESV)
For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father as our High Priest and Mediator, and His personal future return to this earth in power and glory to rule over the nations.
John 1:1 (ESV)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Isaiah 7:14 (ESV)
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
1 Peter 2:22 (ESV)
He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth.
Matthew 20:28 (ESV)
even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Acts 1:11 (ESV)
and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”
Mark 16:19 (ESV)
So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.
We Believe sin has separated us all from God, and only through Jesus Christ can we be reconciled to God. Salvation is a free gift from God. This gift is effected by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and it produces works pleasing to God.
Isaiah 59:2 (ESV)
but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.
Ephesians 2:8-9 (ESV)
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
5 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Titus 3:5 (ESV)
5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is God and possesses all divine attributes. The regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation. He indwells all believers and baptizes them at the moment they trust in Jesus Christ to be their only Savior and Lord. He controls all true believers, blesses them with spiritual gifts and empowers them to yield the fruit of the Spirit.
Genesis 1:1-2English Standard Version (ESV)
1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
Acts 1:8 (NIV)
8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Titus 3:5 ESV
He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,
John 14:26 (NIV)
26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
Acts 2:4 (ESV)
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
1 Corinthians 6:11 (ESV)
11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
2 Corinthians 3:17-18 (ESV)
17 Now the Lord[a] is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.18 And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord,[a] are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
We believe in the resurrection of the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation.
John 5:24 (ESV)
24 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
2 Timothy 2:11(ESV)
The saying is trustworthy, for:
If we have died with him, we will also live with him;
Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.
Luke 16:24-26 (ESV)
24 And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’
The Believer’s Mandate
We believe that the Gospel of Grace is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes, and we are called to preach the Gospel to all nations, make disciples and teach those who will respond to it.
19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Matthew 24:14 ESV
And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
The Second Coming of Christ
We believe in the glorious and visibly second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to perfectly and fully establish His kingdom of righteousness and peace over all creation just as He promised. It includes His total and final and victory over sin, death and Satan, the judgment for those who did not believe, and glorious reward for those who believed in Him.
Titus 2:13 (ESV)
waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,
Matthew 24:30 (ESV)
Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
2 Timothy 4:8 (ESV)
8 Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.
Colossians 3:23-24 (ESV)
23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.
Revelation 1:7 (ESV)
7 Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail[a] on account of him. Even so. Amen.
Revelation 19:11-16 (ESV)
11 Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. 12 His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. 13 He is clothed in a robe dipped in[a] blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. 14 And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. 15 From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.
Our goal is to make the “Last Prophecy” to be the focal point of all our activities, Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come”. In other words, ACCF must be a “Harvest Oriented Church”.
Whatever circumstances may come, worship God!
PHILOSOPHY OF ACCF
by Rev. Paul Klahr
The basic concept of Asian Christian Charismatic Fellowship is unity from diversity. This concept is portrayed in the 12th chapter of the book of I Corinthians. The body of Christ is one but there are various gifts and offices in the body. Christ must always be the head of the body and the members, whom he chooses to lead His people, are workers side by side. Because of the organization of man, we must have multifarious leaders but they are to have the servant concept in their leadership. No one is greater than any other and especially in the organization of ACCF, we do hold to the team concept. When an individual is chosen to be a pastor, the idea is being willing to give your life for the sheep, not being lord of the sheep.