Following Jesus, we participate in God’s reconciling work by making disciples of all people and generations
Presenting each one complete in Christ
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Our shared faith as members of the Armenian Evangelical Brethren Church (AEBC) family centers on the gospel of Jesus Christ. Through the power of this gospel, God accomplishes His salvation plan: rescuing His people from sin, making each one complete in Christ, and making all things in His creation new. Our most basic theological convictions are aspects of this gospel.
We believe in one God, Creator of all things and infinitely perfect. He has eternally existed in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Having limitless knowledge and complete power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to establish a redeemed family from among all peoples and to make all things new for His own glory.
Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
We believe that God created man in His image, but they (Adam and Eve) sinned when they were tempted by Satan. The result is that all human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2
We believe that Jesus Christ is God in human form, fully God and fully man. Jesus was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified as the all sufficient sacrifice for man’s sin. He arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our Advocate. As promised He will return to earth to judge the world. Jesus Christ as God has always existed.
Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:3, 4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13
We believe that salvation is a gift from God to man. It cannot be attained by good works. Only by personally accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and asking Him to forgive one’s sin, can one obtain salvation. Once received, there is nothing that can rescind the gift of salvation.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
We believe that the Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under his control daily.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1
We believe that the Trinity consists of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit, being one God in three persons.
We believe that man was created to exist forever in the presence of God, but sin separated man from God. He will either choose to stay eternally separated from God by sin, or to be united with God through salvation. Man can be eternally separated from God in Hell or have everlasting life with Him in Heaven. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; 1 John 2:25; 1 John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 25:31-46
The Bible is God’s word to all men. It is written by man, but inspired by God under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Since it is inspired by God, it is completely accurate, containing absolutely no error or fallacy. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
We believe marriage is a sacrament of the church, that has been ordained by God. This church (AEBC) recognizes marriage as exclusively the legal union of one man and one woman in which such union is a lifetime commitment.
Genesis 2:24; Leviticus 18:22, 20:13; Psalm 128:1-4; Proverbs 5:15-23; Proverbs 31:10-31; Ecclesiastes 9:9; Matthew 19:46-; Romans 1:26-27; I Corinthians 6:9; I Timothy 1:10; Jude 1:7
HISTORY OF AEBC
The Armenian Evangelical Brethren Church (AEBC) has been ministering to the spiritual needs of the Armenian community of the Southern California since 1922. It all started in a meager home Bible study in Pasadena, where few families came together to read the Bible, to pray, and to encourage each other in their faith. As the group grew larger, it moved to a rented room on the William Carey campus. The church meetings moved to its present location at 1576 E. Washington Blvd. in Pasadena, in mid 50’s. Later on the social hall was added. The final addition was done in early 80’s with the building of the Sunday School and the Administrative space.
Although the meeting locations, the ministers, and the congregation have changed over the past eight decades, the mission of the church has not. AEBC is committed to be the beacon of light in our community by preaching the word and living out what we preach, all to the glory of God.