What We Believe
As an Assemblies of God fellowship, we have 16 beliefs known as the Statement of Fundamental Truths that have remained virually unchanged since 1914. Of those, four of them are our "cardinal doctrines," listed below.
WE BELIEVE...Every person can have restored fellowship with God through 'salvation' (trusting Christ, through faith and repentance, to be our personal Savior). (Luke 24:47, John 3:3, Romans 10:13-15, & Ephesians 2:8)
WE BELIEVE....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). (Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:16-17, & James 5:14-16)
Jesus Baptizes with the Holy Spirit
WE BELIEVE...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. (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4, 8, 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, & Acts 8:12-17)
Jesus is Coming Again
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. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Romans 8:23, Titus 2:13, & 1 Corinthians 15:51-52)