Two years after the Church’s founding, in 1914, the pioneers of the Assemblies of God adopted 16 beliefs for the Fellowship. The list, known as the Statement of Fundamental Truths, has remained virtually unchanged.

Four of these beliefs are our cardinal doctrines. They are considered the major tenets of our faith. They are:

Our primary message of the church is salvation–a belief that people can find forgiveness for sins through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ–God’s Son–who willingly gave His life for all of mankind.  Because of Christ’s love and forgiveness, each person can be saved from the real and impending hell awaiting the non-believer.  Christ offers eternal life, and, He provides abundant life.  Establishing a relationship with God through Jesus Christ is the central message of Christianity and the key issue for man today (Titus 2:11; Romans 10:9; John 3:3, 5).

Divine healing from God is an fundamental part of the Gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided through Christ’s suffering and death (the Atonement). Healing is a privilege of all believers (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16), and is acquired by faith (Matthew 9:29; Mark 11:24).

It is God’s will to heal all who are sick (Matthew 8:16; Acts 5:12-19). In spite of this truth, we know that all are not healed. Though we cannot explain why some are healed while others are not, God knows all, and does all things well, according to a purpose only He knows (Mark 7:37; Romans 8:28).

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is an experience, distinct from and following salvation, and brings the believer into the richness of the Spirit-filled life. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit gives believers several benefits. These include power to witness and serve others; a dedication to the work of God; a more intense love for Christ, His Word, and the lost; and the bestowment of certain spiritual gifts (Acts 1:4, 8; 8:15-17).

We affirm that when the Holy Spirit initially fills the believer, that person will speak in an unknown language, as did the 120 believers on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:4).

The Second Coming of Christ is preceded by the Rapture of all Christians, which is our Blessed Hope. At His return, the Millennial Reign of Christ will begin, followed by the Final Judgment, and Eternity–with new heavens and a new earth.

All Christians who have died will one day rise from their graves and meet the Lord in the air. Christians who have not yet died will be raptured (caught-up) with them, to be with the Lord. This event is known as the Blessed Hope (Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).

Shortly after the Rapture, the Lord will return with His saints to reign on the earth for 1,000 years (Matthew 24:27, 30; Revelation 1:7; 19:11-14; 20:1-6). This millennial reign will bring the salvation of Israel as a nation, and the establishment of universal peace.

At the end of the 1,000 years, there will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead–those who have died without accepting Christ’s salvation–will be raised and judged according to the way they lived. Anyone whose name in not found written in the Book of Life (the recorded book of people who received Christ’s forgiveness), together with the devil, will be sent to everlasting punishment (Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19:20; 20:11-15; 21:8).

All Christians will dwell forever with God, having access to a beautiful, restored universe–new heavens and a new earth (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21, 22).



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