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Beliefs

 

 

What We Believe and Teach

 


 

  • There is one God, eternally preexistent as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit; that is to say, we believe in the Trinity of God. This one God is love and deeply loves mankind whom He has created. He demonstrates His love for all by giving His Son to die for us that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life (Rom. 5:8; Jn. 3:16).
  • Each original word of Scripture in both the Old and New Testaments was given by inspiration of God, is relevant to believers today, and must be interpreted in context, its original significance, and in light of the New Covenant (2 Pet. 1:19-21; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 3:15-16).
  • Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, was crucified, died, and bodily rose from the dead to eternally redeem those who would believe in Him and confess Him as the Lord. He lived on earth fully man and fully God, and He is the only mediator between man and God. The work of the cross of Christ was God’s complete work upon which no improvement can be made by man (Rom. 10:9-10; Heb. 9:12; 1 Tim. 2:5; Jn. 19:30; Col. 2:9-10; Heb. 10:14; Gal. 3:3).
  • The commandments of the New Covenant are that we believe in the name of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another. Believing in His Son and loving one another, are our highest expressions of love for God (1 Jn. 3:23; Mt. 25:40; Jn. 14:21; Jn. 21:15).
  • We are saved by grace alone through faith in Jesus Christ alone, initially (at salvation), continually (in this life), and eventually (at His return). While believers are created for good works, they are not saved by them (Eph. 2:8-10; Titus 3:4-6).
  • Our behavior is a fruit of our imputed right-standing with God. Since we are freed from sin and made holy, blameless, and righteous by faith, we are motivated to live a holy life. When we fall short, the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin (Rom. 5:17; Rom. 6:1-14; Gal. 5:22; Col. 1:21-23; Rom. 6:22; 1 Jn. 2:1; 1 Jn. 1:7).
  • At the moment of salvation, Jesus Christ lives inside of believers by faith, and they are seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus. All believers dwell continually in God’s presence, and His presence dwells continually in them because of the blood of Christ, and they are full sons of God by faith in Jesus Christ. (Col. 1:27; Eph. 2:6; Heb. 4:14-16; Gal. 3:26).
  • All of the gifts and ministry gifts in operation in the early church are available to believers today and are to be manifested “decently and in order” by grace through faith alone (Acts 2:38-39; Gal. 3:2-5; Rom. 11:29).
  • We believe in the final resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the former to eternal life and latter to eternal judgment; (Rev. 20:11-15; Jn. 3:17-18)
  • We believe in the imminent return of Jesus Christ; the Rapture of the Church (1 Th. 4:13-18; 1 Cor. 15:50-55).

8 Responses to Beliefs

  • Jan Grobbelaar says:

    Greetings from South Africa…..keep up the Good work…in Him we live and move and have our being !

    Jan Grobbelaar.

  • Martin Kilungu says:

    Hi David and Cathy,

    This is an awesome statement of faith. Glory to God. I thank Him for blessing you.

    Martin

  • We are missionaries of AOG Australia, ministering among AOG Philippines. AOGA seems more acommodating in accepting individual’s beliefs in eternal security and Reward Theology, but AOGP are very strictly loyal to AOG USA statements of faith that you can lose your salvation and dont have a theology on Rewards at the Judgment Seat of Christ. Are you having discussions in AOG USA on these latter two points, and what are your beliefs on them please?

    • Cathy says:

      Although I am an ordained AG minister, I cannot speak for the organization’s tendencies. Personally, the major change in my views is that He remembers our sins no more, salvation is based on faith, not perfect behavior. However, I still do believe that faith is required for salvation and that those who refuse to believe in Jesus will not be saved. The question is, can someone who was truly born again choose to not believe and then be lost? Or, is that question hypothetical since a believer would believe in Him? Considering all the different factors that can be going on in an individual’s life, my conclusion remains that faith in Jesus is what is required for salvation and that anyone who does not believe in Him will be lost. I do not believe that if I sin this morning, and Jesus comes two minutes later, that I will be lost. In my mind that means that if I, Cathy, chose to forsake faith in Jesus and instead worship Satan, I would be lost…not because I sinned, but because I chose not to put my faith in Him. This is my opinion, and not that of the Assemblies of God, but it is an opinion I am allowed to hold since it doesn’t violate the 16 Fundamental Truths. There are many in the gospel of grace movement who believe that anyone who has been born again cannot be lost, even if they were to worship Satan. I don’t agree, but if others want to hold that opinion, I see no reason to break fellowship over it.

  • Praise God cathy
    Happy to meet you,saints who are sharing the same Gospel.
    Greetings from kenya

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