DOCTRINE | what we believe
The Foursquare Church believes in…
1. THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
We believe the Bible is God-inspired (2 Timothy 3:16, 17).
2. THE ETERNAL GODHEAD
We believe God is Triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:14).
3. THE FALL OF MAN
We believe man was created in the image of God, but that by voluntary disobedience he fell from perfection (Romans 5:12).
4. THE PLAN OF SALVATION
We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, signing the pardon for all who believe in Him (John 3:16; Romans 5:8).
5. SALVATION THROUGH GRACE
We believe we have no righteousness and must come to God, pleading the righteousness of Christ (Ephesians 2:8).
6. REPENTANCE & ACCEPTANCE
We believe that upon sincere repentance and a wholehearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God (Romans 10:6-10; 1 John 1:9).
7. THE NEW BIRTH
We believe the change which takes place in the heart and life at conversion is a very real one (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20).
8. DAILY CHRISTIAN LIFE
We believe it is the will of God that we are sanctified daily, growing constantly in the faith (Hebrews 6:1).
9. BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S SUPPER
We believe baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward work (Matthew 28:19). We believe in the commemoration of the Lord’s
Supper by the symbolical use of the bread and the juice of the vine (1 Corinthians 11:24, 25).
10. BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe the baptism with the Holy Spirit empowers believers and that His incoming is after the same manner as in Bible days (Acts 2:4).
11. THE SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE
We believe it is the will of God that we daily walk in the Spirit (Ephesians 4:30-32).
12. THE GIFTS & FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
We believe the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon the Christian (1 Corinthians 12:1-11) and that we should show spiritual fruit as
evidence of a Spirit-filled life (Galatians 5:22).
We believe the experience and daily walk of the believer should never lead him into extremes of fanaticism
(1 Timothy 2:8-10; Colossians 3:17; Philippians 4:5).
14. DIVINE HEALING
We believe divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the sick in answer to the prayer of faith (James 5:14-16).
15. THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
We believe the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent (1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17).
16. CHURCH RELATIONSHIP
We believe it is our sacred duty to identify ourselves with the visible Church of Jesus Christ (Acts 16:5; Hebrews 10:25).
17. CIVIL GOVERNMENT
We believe laws should be upheld at all times, except in things opposed to the will of God (Romans 13:1-5).
18. THE FINAL JUDGEMENT
We believe some day all shall stand before the judgment seat of Christ to there receive eternal life or death
(Revelation 20:11-15; Hebrews 9:27; 2 Corinthians 5:10).
We believe heaven is the glorious eternal home of born-again believers (John 14:1-3; Revelation 7:15-17).
We believe hell is the place of eternal torment for all who reject Christ as their Savior (Revelation 20:10-15).
We believe soul winning is the primary responsibility of the Church (James 5:20).
22. TITHES AND OFFERINGS
We believe the method ordained of God for the support and spread of His cause is by giving tithes and free-will offerings (Malachi 3:10; 2 Corinthians 9:7)