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We are foundational

We believe in these five foundational Christian doctrines:

  1. The inerrancy and infallibility of the Bible.

  2. The virgin birth and complete deity of Christ.

  3. The atoning sacrifice of Christ's death for the sins of the world. 

  4. The literal resurrection of the body.

  5. Christs second coming in bodily form to earth. 

We are Protestant

The Church of God is founded upon the principles of Protestantism, although it is not a traditional follower of any specific leader of the Protestant Reformation. The denomination stands firmly for justification by faith, the priesthood of believers, the authority of the Bible, religious freedom, and the separation of church and state. It stands against abuses and extravagance of ecclesiastical ritualism and dogmatism.

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WE are pentecostal

In 1896, many members of the Church of God experienced a spiritual outpouring they identified as the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Because it was so similar to the experience of the early Christians on the day of Pentecost, it came to be called a Pentecostal experience, an enrichment of the Christian life through the power of the Holy Spirit that empowered believers to be effective witnesses of Christ. The principle distinctive of the Church of God as a Pentecostal organization is its belief in speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance and that this is the initial evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit.

We are Evangelical

Evangelical is the term used to describe those who affirm the primary doctrines revealed in the Scriptures. These doctrines include the inspiration and authority of the Word of God; the Trinity; the deity and virgin birth of Jesus Christ; salvation by faith in the atoning death of Christ; His bodily resurrection and ascension to the right hand of the Father; the ministry of the Holy Spirit; the second coming of Christ; and the spiritual unity of believers in Jesus Christ.

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We are charismatic

The charismata (Gk.) or gifts of the Spirit appeared early in the life and ministry of the Church of God. The gifts can be divided into three categories: the gifts of revelation, the gifts of power and the gifts of utterance or inspiration. The gifts of revelation are the gifts of the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge and the discerning of spirits. The gifts of power are faith, miracles, and gifts of healing. The gifts of utterance and inspiration are prophecy, tongues and interpretation. The Holy Spirit bestows these gifts and those who accept the validity of these gifts are called charismatic.

our statements of faith

The Church of God believes the whole Bible to be completely and equally inspired and that it is the written Word of God. The Church of God has adopted the following Declaration of Faith as its standard and official expression of its doctrine.

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In the verbal inspiration of the Bible

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In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

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That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.

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That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.

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That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.

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In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.

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Holiness to be God’s standard of living for His people.

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In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.

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In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.

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In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

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Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.

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In the Lord’s Supper and washing of the saints’ feet.

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In the premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.

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In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.