What We Believe

In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth; the Gospel of your salvation in whom also after that ye believed; ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise. (Eph 1:13)

The sole and supreme authority are the Holy Scriptures as the Holy Spirit reveals them. We don’t adhere to a written confession of faith reaffirming the sufficiency of the entirety of Scriptures, and only them, as Words inspired directly by God, which are the only point of references for the lives of each individual Christian and the church.

The principal doctrines that the assemblies recognize remain those that are classic of the Reform: The Bible, the only supreme form of authority being the Word of God itself. Jesus Christ, Son of the eternal God, and God Himself, incarnated in the womb of the virgin Mary, died for the sins of humanity, resurrected, and ascended to heaven. He is the only Savior and Redeemer of humanity, the sole mediator between God and man.

Salvation is a free gift, made possible through the death of Jesus Christ on the cross, and His resurrection, offered by God to all of humanity. Faith in Christ is the only, absolute, necessary and sufficient condition by which every person can receive this gift.

The Holy Spirit, Himself God, the third Person of the Trinity, was given to the Church on the day of Pentecost following Christ’s ascending to heaven, and Is still today received, every time someone repents and receives salvation in Christ, and is an essential part of this experience, as all baptized in Him, once only, and at the very moment of conversion. The same Spirit, through whom a person will also receive spiritual gifts and is called to put them to service of others for collective blessings.

At a time known only by the Father, Christ will return to earth to establish His kingdom of peace and justice.

Baptism is practiced exclusively by adult believers who have accepted Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, and is always done by full immersion in water, and is the first public act of testimony of the believer.

Every Sunday all the believers gather to celebrate and worship the Lord, where it consists of moments of free and spontaneous worship and adoration where all the believers are free to pray, suggest songs and hymns, and read passes from the Bible, which then culminates with the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, the taking of bread and wine (which have a pure symbolic representation, and no transformation of the symbols occur during this celebration).

The Brethren Assemblies are of a congregationalist typology, which is the fundamental reason why it is correct to use the plural form. The Italian Brethren Assembly in singular form, does not represent this identity, but there are rather various Brethren Assemblies that are communities linked through friendships, and fellowship, but are retained autonomous from each other, not having any external hierarchic ties.

For any further information required regarding our faith we would be happy to be contacted.