Put simply, we believe

  • the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God.
    2 Timothy 3:16
  • there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
    Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Matthew 28:19
  • in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory to rule a thousand years.
    John 1:1
  • in the blessed hope — the rapture of the Church at Christ’s coming.
    Titus 2:13
  • the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ.
    John 14:6
  • regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation.
    Titus 3:5
  • in water baptism by immersion.
    Matthew 28:19
  • the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing of the human body in answer to believing prayer.
    1 Peter 2:24
  • the baptism in the Holy Spirit is given to believers who ask for it.
    Acts 2:4
  • in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.
    Galatians 5:16-25
  • in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation.
    Revelation 20:11-15

Our Core Beliefs and 16 Fundamental Truths

Four of the 16 Fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God are considered our core beliefs and cardinal doctrines:

  1. Salvation through Jesus Christ
    God provides deliverance from sin and spiritual death to all who believe and accept His free offer of forgiveness. Mankind's only hope of redemption is through the blood of Jesus Christ, God's Son — blood that was shed when Jesus died on the cross.
  2. Divine Healing
    Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers.
  3. Baptism in the Holy Spirit
    All believers are entitled to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit. It is accompanied by the initial physical sign of speaking in other tongues (unlearned languages) as the Spirit of God gives audible expression. This was the normal experience of all believers in the early Christian church. With the experience comes the provision of power for victorious Christian living and productive service. It also provides believers with specific spiritual gifts for more effective ministry.
  4. The Second Coming of Christ
    All Christians who have died will one day rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air. Christians who have not yet died will be "raptured," or caught up with them, to be with the Lord. Then Christians of all ages will live with God forever. The scriptural truth of the Lord's soon return is "the blessed hope."

For scriptural references and more information about our beliefs, visit the Assemblies of God website using the links below.