What We Believe
These are the Christian beliefs of The Attic Foster Network, Inc. which all board members, staff, and ministry partners affirm.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only inerrant, authoritative Word of God (Luke 24:27, 44; John 5:39; Acts 17:2-3; Romans 15:4; I Corinthians 2:12-16; II Timothy 2:15, 3:16; II Peter 1:21).
We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17, 28:18-20, Mark 12:29; John 1:14; Acts 5:3-4; II Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:1-3; Revelation 1:4-6).
We believe in the deity and humanity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His present rule as Head of the Church and in His personal return in power and glory (John 1:1,14; Philippians 2:6-7; Matthew 1:20-21; Luke 1:34-35; Isaiah 7:14; Luke 4:18-19; I Peter 3:18; I Timothy 2:4;-6; I Corinthians 15:1-5,12-20; Hebrews 7:25; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Acts 1:10-11; Matthew 26:64; Revelation 19:11-16).
We believe salvation is the chief end of our ministry and comes about by grace from God through faith in Jesus Christ alone (Leviticus 17:11; Isaiah 64:6; Matthew 26:28; John 3:7-18; Romans 5:6-9; II Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13, 6:15; Ephesians 1:7; Philippians 3:4-9; Titus 3:5; James 1:18; I Peter 1:18-19, 23; John 1:12, 3:16,18,36, 5:24, 6:29, 14:6; Acts 13:39, 16:31; Romans 1:16-17, 3:22,26, 4:5, 10:4; Galatians 3:22).
We believe marriage and the family were established by God in the permanent, exclusive, comprehensive and conjugal “one flesh” union of one man and one woman as husband and wife in order to raise children in the fear and admonition of the LORD and reflect the relationship of Christ and the church (Genesis 1:27-28, Genesis 2:18-24, Matthew 19:4-9, Mark 10:5-9, Ephesians 5:31-6:4).
We believe from the moment of conception until natural death every human life is sacred as image bearers of God and must be recognized, respected, and protected having the rights of a person and the inviolable right to life (Genesis 1:26-27; Exodus 20:13; Psalm 22:9-10; Psalm 139:13-16; Isaiah 49:5; Job 10:8-12; Luke 1:39-45).
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, with equality across racial, gender, and class differences (Leviticus 19:15; Acts 2:42-47; Galatians 3:28; James 2:1, James 2:9).
We affirm there are other beliefs held in the Christian faith, but desire unity in the aforementioned statements encouraging one another with charity in any other beliefs that may divide us.