What We Believe
As an Assemblies of God church, we hold to these 16 Fundamental Truths. To find out more, visit ag.org.
2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21
Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22
Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31; Luke 1:35; Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22; Acts 2:22; Acts 10:38; 1 Corinthians 15:3;
2 Corinthians 5:21; Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:4 ; Acts 1:9; Acts 1:11; Acts 2:33;
Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:3
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.
Genesis 1:26,27; Genesis 2:17; Genesis 3:6; Romans 5:12-19
Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8 ; Titus 2:11; Titus 3:5-7; Romans 8:16; Ephesians 4:24; Titus 2:12
Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life.
Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16 ; Acts 10:47,48; Romans 6:4; 2 Peter 1:4; 1 Corinthians 11:26; 1 Corinthians 11:26
The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded by the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Saviour and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life.
The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements-bread and the fruit of the vine-is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ, a memorial of his suffering and death, and a prophecy of His second coming, and is enjoined on all believers “till He come!”
Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-3; Acts 8:12-17; Acts 10:44-46; Acts 11:14-16; Acts 15:7-9
This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth.With the baptism in the Holy Spirit come such experiences as:
- an overflowing fullness of the Spirit,
- a deepened reverence for God,
- an intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work,
- and a more active love for Christ, for His Word and for the lost.
Acts 2:4; 1 Corinthians 12:4-10; 1 Corinthians 12:28
The speaking in tongues in this instance is the same in essence as the gift of tongues, but is different in purpose and use.
Romans 12:1,2; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:12; Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:15,16; Romans 6:1-11; Romans 6:13; Romans 8:1,2; Romans 8:13; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 2:12,13; 1 Peter 1:5
The Scriptures teach a life of “holiness without which no man shall see the Lord.”
By the power of the Holy Spirit we are able to obey the command: “Be ye holy, for I am holy.”
Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by the faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 1:22,23; Ephesians 2:22; Hebrews 12:23
Since God’s purpose concerning man is to seek and to save that which is lost, to be worshipped by man, to build a body of believers in the image of His Son, and to demonstrate His love and compassion for all the world, the priority reason for being of the Assemblies of God as part of the Church is:
- To be an agency of God for evangelizing the world,
- To be a corporate body in which man may worship God,
- To be a channel of God’s purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son,
- To be a people who demonstrate God’s love and compassion for all the world.
The Assemblies of God exists expressly to give continuing emphasis to this reason for being in the New Testament apostolic pattern by teaching and encouraging believers to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. This experience:
Enables them to evangelize in the power of the Spirit with accompanying supernatural signs.
Adds a necessary dimension to worshipful relationship with God.
Enables them to respond to the full working of the Holy Spirit in expression of fruit and gifts and ministries as in New Testament times for the edifying of the body of Christ and care for the poor and needy of the world.
Mark 16:15-20; John 4:23,24; Ephesians 4:11-16; Psalm 112:9; Galatians 2:10; 6:10; James 1:27
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 human need with ministries of love and compassion.
Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:16,17; James 5:14-16
1 Thessalonians 4:16,17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51,52
Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:27; Matthew 24:30; Revelation 1:7; Revelation 19:11-14; Revelation 20:1-6
This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel, and the establishment of universal peace.