Our Statement of Faith

American Family Association believes that God has communicated absolute truth to mankind and that all people are subject to the authority of God’s Word at all times. Therefore, AFA believes that a culture based on biblical truth best serves the well-being of our nation and our families, in accordance with the vision of our founding documents. AFA believes personal transformation through the gospel of Jesus Christ is the greatest agent of biblical change in any culture.

  • AFA believes the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:16-21

  • AFA believes that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11; Luke 3:22; John 1:1-5

  • AFA believes God created mankind, both male and female, in His image and likeness. Every human being bears the imago Dei. Therefore, AFA believes in the sanctity of human life, which must be protected from conception through natural expiration. Genesis 1:26-27; Psalm 139:13-16

  • AFA believes marriage is the exclusive and committed lifelong union of one man and one woman. It is the foundational construct of society at-large, and it is a fundamental and indispensable component of God’s church. Genesis 1:26-27, 2:18-25; Matthew 19:4-6

  • AFA believes God ordained the marital covenant as the exclusive context for sexual contact to be enjoyed between a husband (one man) and his wife (one woman). As such, any extramarital sexual contact is decried by God as sinful conduct, and it is defined by God’s Word as fornication and/or adultery. Genesis 1:26-27, 2:18-25; Matthew 19:4-6; Exodus 20:14, 17; Matthew 5:27-30; Acts 15:20, 29, 21:25; Romans 1:16-32; 1 Corinthians 5:1, 6:9-20, 7:2, 10:8; 2 Corinthians 12:21; Galatians 5:16-21; Ephesians 5:1-5; Colossians 3:1-5; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-5; Jude 1:7

  • AFA believes that you cannot serve two masters, because you will love one and hate the other. Therefore, it is impossible to proclaim Jesus as your Lord and Savior and also be committed to organizations and societies that call for your commitment, worship, devotion, or servant hood to any person/ leader other than the Lord Jesus Christ. Exodus 20:3; Joshua 24:15; Matthew 6:24; 1 Corinthians 10:21. 

  • AFA believes 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 through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. Matthew 1:23, 16:27, 24:27-31, 25:31-46, 28:1-20; Luke 1:26-38, 24:39; Acts 1:9, 11, 2:22-33, 10:38; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:3, 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22; Revelation 1:7

  • AFA believes that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. John 3:1-21; Titus 3:5

  • AFA believes in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. John 14:15-26; Acts 1:8

  • AFA believes in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost – they who are saved unto the resurrection of life and they who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. Matthew 25:46; Philippians 3:20-21; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51-53; Revelation 20:11-15; 21:8

  • AFA believes in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 4:1-6; Galatians 3:26; Romans 8:15-16