Fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God

 

WE BELIEVE...

 

The Scriptures are Inspired by God

2 Timothy 3:15-17 , 1 Thessalonians 2:13 , 2 Peter 1:21

They declare His design and plan for mankind.

 

There is only One True God

Deuteronomy 6:4 , Isaiah 43:10,11 , Matthew 28:19 , Luke 3:22

He is revealed in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).

 

In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ

Matthew 1:23 , Hebrews 7:26 , Acts 2:22 , 1 Corinthians 15:3 , Matthew 28:6 , Acts 1:9

As God's son Jesus was both human and divine through 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.

 

though originally good, Man Willingly Fell to Sin

Genesis 1:26,27 , Genesis 2:17 , Genesis 3:6 , Romans 5:12-19 

Which has ushered evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.

 

Every Person Can Have Restored Fellowship with God Through 'Salvation'

Luke 24:47 , John 3:3 , Romans 10:13-15 , Romans 8:16 , Ephesians 4:24

(Trusting Christ, through faith and repentance, to be our personal Savior). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]

 

and practice two ordinances—(1) Water Baptism by Immersion, and (2) Holy Communion (the Lord's Supper)

Matthew 28:19 , Mark 16:16 , Acts 10:47,48 , Romans 6:4 , 2 Peter 1:4

The First after repenting of one's sins and receiving Christ's gift of salvation, and the Second 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

Luke 24:49 , Acts 1:4 , Acts 1:8 , 1 Corinthians 12:1-31 

This empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times. [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]

 

The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is 'Speaking in Tongues.'

Acts 2:4 , 1 Corinthians 12:4-10 , 1 Corinthians 12:28 

As experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.

 

Sanctification Initially Occurs at Salvation

Romans 12:1,2 , 1 Thessalonians 5:23 , Hebrews 13:12 

This 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

Ephesians 1:22,23 , Acts 1:8 , 1 Corinthians 12:13 , Ephesians 4:11-16 , Psalms 112:9 , Mark 16:15-20 , 1 Corinthians 2:10-16 , Galatians 5:22-26 

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

Mark 16:15-20 , John 4:23,24 , Ephesians 4:11-16 , Psalms 112:9 

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

Isaiah 53:4,5 , Matthew 8:16,17 , James 5:14-16 

And is provided for in Christ's atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]

 

in The Blessed Hope—When Jesus Raptures His Church Prior to His Return to Earth

1 Thessalonians 4:16,17 , Romans 8:23 , Titus 2:13 , 1 Corinthians 15:51,52

(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 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]

 

in The Millennial Reign of Christ

Zechariah 14:5 , Matthew 24:27 , Revelation 1:7 , Revelation 19:11-14 , Ezekiel 37:21,22 , Zephaniah 3:19,20 , Isaiah 11:6-9 , Psalms 72:3-8

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

Matthew 25:46 , Mark 9:43-48 , Revelation 19:20 , Revelation 20:11-15 , Revelation 21:8

Judgment for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire.

 

and look forward to the perfect New Heavens and a New Earth

2 Peter 3:13 , Revelation 21 , Revelation 22

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!'

 

 

* This is a condensed list derived from the official Statement of Fundamental Truths which was take from the official Assemblies of God website. view here

** Complete Biblical references can be found in the full version of the Fundamental Truths, found here.