The Scriptures are Inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.
There is only One True God–revealed in three persons…Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).
In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God’s son Jesus was both human and divine.
Though originally good, Man Willingly Fell to Sin–ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.
Every Person Can Have Restored Fellowship with God Through ‘Salvation’ (trusting Christ, through faith and repentance, to be our personal Savior).
We believe and practice two ordinances—(1) Water Baptism by Immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ’s gift of salvation, and (2) Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a Special Experience Following Salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times.
The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘Speaking in Tongues,’ as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.
Sanctification Initially Occurs at Salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christlike.
The Church has a Mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe ‘the Church’ is the Body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God’s offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ.
A Divinely Called and Scripturally Ordained Leadership Ministry Serves the Church. The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, to build up or edify the body of believers–the Church and to Meet human need with ministries of love and compassion.
Divine Healing of the Sick is a Privilege for Christians Today and is provided for in Christ’s atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins).
We believe in The Blessed Hope—When Jesus Raptures His Church Prior to His Return to Earth (the second coming). At this future moment in time all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever.
We believe in The Millennial Reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years. This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel and the establishment of universal peace.
A Final Judgment Will Take Place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire.
We believe and look forward to the perfect New Heavens and a New Earth that Christ is preparing for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live and dwell with Him there forever following His millennial reign on Earth. ‘And so shall we forever be with the Lord!’
The Assemblies of God, in general, has been made up of various religious backgrounds, forming together into one like faith. The fellowship is rather new, speaking in terms of other denominations. We are kind of the newer kids in the neighborhood of the Protestant denominations. We were formed in 1914. For purposes of doctrinal unity and fellowship, the Assemblies of God have adopted 16 fundamental truths or beliefs.
The Assemblies of God can be described in three ways:
We are Protestant: We belong to the Protestant group of denominations, because, while we differ somewhat on theology, we hold the same basic beliefs about God, Salvation, and Scriptural need for living a Holy Life before God.
We are Evangelical: We believe that it is our duty, along with our pleasure to present the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ to the World. We attempt to do this in a variety of manners.
We are Charismatic: We hold that the Gifts of the Spirit are still valid and are still vital for the up building of the Kingdom of God. We emphasize the importance of allowing God's Holy Spirit to indwell us and fill us with His Gifts.
The Assemblies of God is an evangelic protestant fellowship that believes God exists in three persons -- the Father, Son (Jesus), and Holy Spirit. The most definitive identification of the Assemblies of God is Pentecostal. Just as it was founded in 1914, the Fellowship remains a full gospel church—one where the fullness of the Holy Spirit is welcomed, nurtured, and taught. This includes speaking in tongues as the initial evidence of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Other manifestations of the Holy Spirit embraced by the church include: messages in tongues with interpretations, prophecies, word of knowledge, and the complete gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit as indicated in the Bible. Among Pentecostal churches—the Assemblies of God is largest worldwide with over 52 million constituents.
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