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
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)