|What We Believe
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.
•In the verbal inspiration of the Bible.
•In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
•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.
•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
•That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are
wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.
•In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through
faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.
•Holiness to be God's standard of living for His people.
•In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean
•In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives
utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
•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.
•Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.
•In the Lord's Supper and washing of the saints' feet.
•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.
•In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous,
and eternal punishment for the wicked.