What We Believe
Aid the Children Statement of Faith
- We believe that the Bible, including both the Old and the New Testaments, is a divine revelation, the original autographs of which were verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit, and is infallible and authoritative.
- We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- We believe in the incarnation and virgin birth of the Son of God, in His sinless life, and His miracles.
- We believe in the redemption of man by the vicarious and atoning death of Christ on the cross, through His shed blood.
- We believe in the bodily resurrection from the grave, in Jesus’ ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal, imminent return in power and glory.
- We believe that all men have sinned and consequently must be regenerated by the working of God's grace, through faith.
- We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
- We believe in the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit, who indwells the believer, producing holiness of life and power for service.
- We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: the saved unto the resurrection of life, and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
- We believe in the urgency of preaching the gospel to all mankind, that men may be saved from eternal judgment.
- We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Fight Before Us
Did You Know?
- AIDS is the leading cause of death among US men age 25 to 45.
- Over a million people are living with AIDS in America.
- It costs U.S. tax payers $100 billion a year to treat HIV positive patients living
in this country. ($119,000 each).
- World-wide, two children are orphaned by AIDS every thirty seconds.
- 6, 000 children a day are orphaned because an AIDS parent dies.
- 15 million children lose at least one parent to AIDS annually.
- Since 1992, twenty-eight million people have died from AIDS. (5,000 daily)
- In the Sub Saharan region, 68% of the population are HIV positive.
- In the last ten years AIDS deaths have risen internationally by 91%.
- 90% of African adults can’t procure drugs to combat this deadly virus.
What is the Problem
Worldwide AIDS is a catastrophe, and the challenge for this generation.
Direct costs to the global economy are $500 billion annually.
- Indirect costs are over 3.5 trillion dollars.
- Since 1986, AIDS related insurance rose 400%. (Some estimate this to be over ten billion per year.)
In Africa, the annual per person cost for the ongoing treatment of the AIDS virus is $1,100.
- The total amount budgeted by most Southern African nations for health care is less than $20 a year per individual.
- Over 90% of AIDS deaths worldwide occur in Southern Africa.
- The United Nations estimates that by 2010, AIDS will have reduced Africa’s work force by 25% resulting in huge economic damage.