What We Believe

WE BELIEVE

The Bible:

The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct.

One True God:

The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent "I AM," the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind.  He has further revealed himself as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ:

The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare:

  • His virgin birth
  • His sinless life
  • His miracles
  • His substitutionary work on the cross
  • His bodily resurrection from the dead
  • His exaltation to the right hand of God
Fall of Man:

Man was created good.  However, man by choice fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God.

Salvation:

Man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.

Ordinances of the Church:
  • Baptism in Water
  • Holy Communion
Baptism in the Holy Spirit:

All believers are entitled to and should expect and seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Initial Evidence of Baptism in the Holy Spirit:

The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God enables.

Sanctification:

An act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication to God.

Mission of the Church:

The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of the great commission. We are to be an agency of God for evangelizing the world.

Ministry:

A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the fourfold purpose of leading the Church in:

  • Evangelization of the world
  • Worship of God
  • Building a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son
  • Meeting humans need with ministries of love and compassion
Divine Healing:

An integral part of the gospel, deliverance from sickness is provided for in atonement, and is the privilege of all believers.

Blessed Hope:

The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and those who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the church.

Millennial Reign of Christ:

The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on earth for one thousand years.

Final Judgement:

There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. 

New Heavens and Earth: 

"But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells."

*To read a complete version and learn more about our beliefs, please visit the National Assemblies of God website.