What We Believe

The 16 Fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God

 

 1. The Bible is the verbally inspired word of God.

      (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:21)

 2.There is one true God, eternally self-existent, properly understood as    one Being of 3 persons.

     (John 14:16-17; Matthew 28:19)

 3. Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God.

     (Matthew 1:23; Philippians 2:9-11)

 4. Humankind voluntarily fell out of relationship with God through sin.

     (Genesis 1:26-27 ; Romans 5:12-19)

 5. Only the shed blood of Jesus can redeem individuals from sin and death.

     (Luke 24:47;Romans 8:16)

 6. The ordinances of the church are water baptism and Holy Communion.

     (Romans 6:4; 1 Corinthians 11:26)

 7. All believers are entitled to the baptism of the Holy Spirit, an experience distinct from subsequent to the new birth and promised by the Father.

     (Acts 1:4, 8; Luke 24:29)

 8. Speaking in tongues is the initial physical evidence of the Holy Spirit baptism.

     (Acts 2:4; 1 Corinthians 12:4-10, 28)

 9. Sanctification is a life of separation from sin, realized by identifying with Christ’s death and resurrection.

     (1 Peter 1:15-16; Romans 12:23)

10. The church is Christ’s body, the habitation of God,and exists for a fourfold purpose.

       (Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:22; Hebrews 12:23)

11. The church is to be led by a divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry.

      (Ephesians 4:11,16; Mark 16:15-20)

12. Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel.

      (Isaiah 53:4-5; James 5:14-16)

13. The resurrection of the righteous dead and the rapture of the living believers is the Blessed Hope of the church.

      (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52)

14. The second coming of Christ includes the visible return of Christ to reign for one thousand years.

      (Revelation 19:11-14; Isaiah 11:6-9)

15. A final judgment awaits the wicked, both the dead and the living.

      (Revelation 19:11-14;Mark 9:43-48)

16. A new heaven and a new earth are promised in the Bible for the redeemed in Christ.

      (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21,22)