Alive Again is a fellowship of Christian men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other and help others to recover from addiction.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from our addiction. There are no dues or fees for membership. Alive Again is not allied with any denomination or politics and does not wish to get involved in any controversy. Our primary purpose is to seek the Lord’s will in our lives, glorify Him and help others to recover from their addictions.
What We Believe
We believe that the scriptures, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, are the Word of God. They are fully inspired by God, inerrant in the original writings, providentially preserved in the copies, and the supreme authority in faith and practice.
We believe in one infinite-personal God, eternally existent in three equal persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that God made all things out of nothing by the Word of His power, and that all He made was very good.
We believe that Adam and Eve sinned against God by deliberately disobeying Him. As a result, they lost fellowship with God and came under the curse and penalty of sin. All people are involved in Adam’s sin but are also sinners by their own choice.
We believe that Satan, who tempted Adam and Eve to sin against God, is real, personal, and actively opposed to all that is good.
We believe in Jesus Christ who is the eternal Son of God and who was born of the Virgin Mary. He is both God and Man —one person with two distinct natures forever.
We believe that Jesus Christ came to earth to live a life pleasing to God by the power of the Holy Spirit, and to provide salvation for us by His death on the cross, which satisfied the requirements of righteousness and destroyed the power of evil.
We believe that Jesus Christ rose again from the dead and ascended into heaven and is presently active as the Lord of the church and the Lord of history.
We believe that salvation is by grace (so that all human merit is excluded) through faith (so that human response is required) in Jesus Christ.
- We believer in the Holy Spirit, whose primary work is to testify to Jesus Christ by planting and nourishing the life of Christ within us (and so constituting the church) and whose secondary work is to endow individuals for work in the church (and so enriching the church).
- We believe that the church is the people of God, the creation of the Spirit and the body of Christ. It is made up of all those who have faith in Jesus Christ and is evidenced in local congregations. We believe that the church should be marked by truth, holiness, unity, and mission (according to the prayer of our Lord in John 17).
- Truth predominates for it is the truth which sanctifies and unifies and compels the church to evangelize.
- Holiness is required of the church and of its members. All Christians should walk worthily of Christ — experiencing the power of His risen life by the Holy Spirit and growing daily in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord.
- Unity among Christians and churches is a Biblical requirement and a proper quest, but not in disregard of either the truth or the life which constitutes the unity and are the means by which it grows.
- Mission is the church’s responsibility to the world. The church is required by God to serve others by evangelizing (since the greatest need of those who have not accepted Christ is salvation) and by good works (since all people are created in God’s image and are the objects of the church’s concern and compassion).
- We believe that God is Sovereign and that His purposes are being worked out in history. History’s center lies in the cross of Christ where grace is made available and judgment against sin takes place. History’s consummation lies in the personal, visible and glorious return of Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the dead and the final judgment.