What We Believe
The Scriptures Inspired
The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct.
The One True God
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare:
His virgin birth,
His sinless life,
His substitutionary work on the cross,
His bodily resurrection from the dead,
His exaltation to the right hand of God.
The Fall of Man
Man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God.
The Salvation of Man
Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.
Conditions to Salvation
Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life.
The Evidence of Salvation
The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit.
The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness.
The Ordinances of the Church
Baptism in Water
The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded by the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Saviour and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life.
The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements –bread and the fruit of the vine– is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4 [KJV/NIV]), a memorial of his suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26 [KJV/NIV]), and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26 [KJV/NIV]), and is enjoined on all believers “till He come!”
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry.
This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth.
With the baptism in the Holy Spirit come such experiences as:
The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit
The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance.
The speaking in tongues in this instance is the same in essence as the gift of tongues, but is different in purpose and use.
Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God.
The Scriptures teach a life of “holiness without which no man shall see the Lord.”
By the power of the Holy Spirit we are able to obey the command: “Be ye holy, for I am holy.”
Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by the faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit.
The Church and its Mission
The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn, which are written in heaven.
Since God’s purpose concerning man is to seek and to save that which is lost, to be worshipped by man, to build a body of believers in the image of His Son, and to demonstrate His love and compassion for all the world, the priority reason for being of the Assemblies of God as part of the Church is:
To be an agency of God for evangelizing the world.
To be a corporate body in which man may worship God.
To be a channel of God’s purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son.
To be a people who demonstrate God’s love and compassion for all the world.
The Assemblies of God exists expressly to give continuing emphasis to this reason for being in the New Testament apostolic pattern by teaching and encouraging believers to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. This experience:
Enables them to evangelize in the power of the Spirit with accompanying supernatural signs.
Adds a necessary dimension to worshipful relationship with God.
Enables them to respond to the full working of the Holy Spirit in expression of fruit and gifts and ministries as in New Testament times for the edifying of the body of Christ and care for the poor and needy of the world.
A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the fourfold purpose of leading the Church in:
Evangelization of the world.
Worship of God.
Building a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son.
Meeting human need with ministries of love and compassion.
Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers.
The Blessed Hope
The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the church.
The Millennial Reign of Christ
The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on earth for one thousand years.
This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel,
and the establishment of universal peace.
The Final Judgment
There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to the everlasting punishment in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
The New Heavens and the New Earth
“We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness.”
Anya features sidebars that appears in several situations:
Folder Navigation, on the left of any Page inside a Folder
Category Navigation, on on the left any Product List with categories
Blog Sidebar, on the right side of Blog pages
You can choose to show the title of the Folder or Product collection. If you don’t want to show the sidebars, you can choose to hide them entirely with a Style Editor option.
Anya's Index allows you to stack multiple Pages on top of each other. Each Index Page will feature all the banner options available to other Pages in the site, including the Page Banner, Page Banner Slideshow, and Simple Image Banner options.
The Index also features a Fixed Navigation, which will appear after you scroll past the first Page in the Index. This navigation is only available while browsing an Index in Anya.
Style Editor Options
Header Background Color – Change the background color of the header bar at the top of the page.
Site Title Font + Color – If no logo image is uploaded, set the typeface, font properties, and color of the Site Title.
Transparent Header – If a banner image of any sort is uploaded on a particular page, the header background will become transparent. Pages without banner images will keep the Header Background Color, as will folder dropdowns.
Logo Container Width – Set the width of the logo container, effectively changing the size of the logo. If the logo container is smaller than the size of the uploaded logo image, the logo image will shrink, but if the logo container is larger, the logo will not become larger than the uploaded image. The nav will take up the rest of the space to the right of the logo container.
Site Title Container Width – Set the width of the site title container. This effectively allows control over the wrapping of the site title.
Nav Link Font + Color – Set the typeface, font properties, and color of the navigation links.
Nav Link (Active) – Set the color of the navigation links on hover.
Enable Nav Button – Turn the last link in the navigation into a button (does not apply to folders).
Nav Button Style – Select between solid, outline, and raised buttons.
Nav Button Corner Style – Select between squared corners, rounded corners, or a "pill" shaped button.
Nav Button Color – Set the background color of the button (outline and text color if "outline" button style is selected).
Nav Button Font + Text Color – Set the typeface, font properties, and color of the navigation button.
Banner Overlay Color – Set a color to be overlaid over images on banners.
Banner Heading Font + Color – Set the typeface, font properties, and color of the headings in banners.
Banner Text Font + Color – Set the typeface, font properties, and color of the body text in banners.
Banner Button Style – Select between solid, outline, and raised buttons.
Banner Button Corner Style – Select between squared corners, rounded corners, or a "pill" shaped button.
Banner Button Color – Set the background color of the button (outline and text color if "outline" button style is selected).
Banner Button Font + Color – Set the typeface, font properties, and colors of the banner button.
Page Background – Set the background of the main content area.
Page Text Font + Color – Set the typeface, font properties, and color of body text.
Page Link Color – Set the color of body links.
Page Meta Color – Set the color of meta text (blog authors, post dates, etc.)
Control the typeface, font properties, and colors of the Heading 1, Heading 2, and Heading 3.
Quote Font + Color – Set the typeface, fonts properties, and color of Quote Blocks.
Hide Page Sidebar – Don't display the left-hand folder navigation on pages in a folder.
Hide Products Sidebar – Don't display the left-hand category navigation in product list view.
Hide Sidebar Title – Don't display title in the sidebar.
Sub Nav Title Font + Color – Set the typeface, font properties, and color of the titles in Page Folder Nav and Products Category Nav.
Sub Nav Link Font + Color – Set the typeface, font properties, and color of the links in subnavs.
Pre Footer Background – Set the background color of the pre-footer area directly above the footer.
Pre Footer Text Color – Set the color of the text in the Pre-Footer.
Footer Background – Set the background color of the footer area at the very bottom of the page.
Footer Text Color – Set the color of the text in the footer.
Footer Nav Font + Color – Set the typeface, font properties, and color of the footer navigation links.
Footer Nav Link (Active) – Set the color of the footer navigation links on hover.
Center Navigation / Info – Choose between left- and center-aligned footer navigation and site info.
Hide Site Info – Hide the site info in the footer.
Meta Priority – Select whether date or category of a post appear above its title in blog list view.
Hide Entry Author – Don't display the byline of a blog post. Useful for blogs with a single author.
Hide List Entry Footer – Don't display the footer (Comment + Like + Share) in blog list view.
Gallery Navigation – Determines the type of gallery image navigation is provided on the page.
Gallery Info Overlay – Select the type of display used for image title and caption.
Gallery Aspect Ratio – Controls the aspect ratio (width:height) for the gallery active slide.
Gallery Arrow Style – Determines the style of the arrows used to cycle through the slides.
Gallery Transitions – select the transition styles used to animate between slides being viewed.
Gallery Show Arrows – choose to use arrows for cycling through slides.
Gallery Auto Crop – choose to auto crop slide images to the selected ratio.
Gallery Autoplay – choose to cycle gallery images automatically without user interaction.
Gallery Loop – Enable a gallery to cycle through to the first slide after the last slide.
Gallery Autoplay Speed –Specify the speed at which the gallery pauses on the active slide.
Gallery Thumbnail Size – Control the height of thumbnail images when used for gallery navigation.
Gallery Arrow Background – Specify the color that is used for the shape of gallery arrows.
Gallery Arrow Color – Specify the color that is used for the arrow itself.
Gallery Circle Color – Specify the color that is used for the circle shape gallery arrows.
Gallery Info Background – Specify the color used in the background of the image title and caption.
Event Time Format – Toggle between 24 hour or AM/PM for event times.
Event Icons – Enable icons on the address and event time display.
Event Thumbnails – Show an image thumbnail in list view.
Event Thumbnail Size – Control the size (ratio width:height) of the event thumbnail image.
Event Date Label – Enable date overlay on top of event thumbnail.
Event Date Label Time – Include the time of the event with the date overlay.
Event Excerpts – Show optional excerpt text of events on the list view when present.
Event List Date – Show the full event date (day, month, year) of the event on the list view.
Event List Time – Show the time range (start time-end time) of the event on the list view.
Event List Address – Show the event location address when present.
Event iCal/gCal Links – Show links to add events to Apple or Google calendars.
Event Like and Share Buttons – Show Squarespace simple like and share buttons on events.
Event List Compact View – Enable a simple stacked view of events in the list view.
Event Calendar Compact View – Enable a simpler calendar view optimized for smaller areas
Product Background Color – sets the color behind the product image.
Product Overlay Color – sets the color of the overlay when product list titles are set to 'overlay.'
Products Per Row – determines the number of products shown per line on the product list.
Product List Titles – controls the position of the product title on the product list.
Product List Alignment – sets the text alignment of the product title on the product list.
Product Item Size – select an image ratio for the product photo on the product list.
Product Image Auto Crop – determines whether product images fill the image area or fit within.
Product Gallery Size – select an image ratio for the product gallery on the product item page.
Product Gallery Auto Crop – determines whether product images fill the gallery area or fit within.
Show Product Price – shows the price on the product list page when enabled.
Show Product Item Nav – shows the 'back to shop' link on the product item page.