Doctrine is defined as principles, positions or a system of beliefs. Our doctrine is what we adhere to as essential in the Foursquare denomination. It is our declaration of faith.
- THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God (2 Tim. 3:16,17).
- THE ETERNAL GODHEAD
We believe God is Triune; Father, Son and Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 13:14).
- THE FALL OF MAN
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that by voluntary disobedience he fell from perfection (Rom. 5:12).
- THE PLAN OF SALVATION
We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, signing the pardon of all who believe on Him (John 3:16, Rom. 5:8).
- SALVATION THROUGH GRACE
We believe that we have no righteousness of our own and are saved by grace alone (Eph. 2:8).
- REPENTANCE & ACCEPTANCE
We believe that upon sincere repentance, and a whole-hearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified by faith and have favor with God (I John 1:9).
- THE NEW BIRTH
We believe that the change which takes place in the heart and life at conversion is a very real one, causing us to be born-again (John 3:3, II Cor. 5:17).
- DAILY CHRISTIAN LIFE
We believe that it is the will of God that we be sanctified daily, growing constantly in the faith (Heb. 6:1).
- WATER BAPTISM AND THE LORD'S SUPPER
We believe that baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward work (Mt. 28:19). We believe in the commemoration of the Lord's Supper by the symbolic use of the bread and the fruit of the vine (I Cor. 11:24,25).
- BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is to endue the believer with power; and that His incoming is after the same manner as in Bible days (Acts 2:4).
- THE SPIRIT-LED LIFE
We believe that it is the will of God that we walk in the Spirit daily (Eph. 4:30-32).
- THE GIFTS & FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon every believer to build up the body of Christ; and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of the Spirit-filled life (I Cor. 12:1-11, I Cor. 14:12, Gal. 5:22).
We believe that the experience and daily walk of believers will cause them to be balanced and Christ-like (Phil. 4:5).
- DIVINE HEALING
We believe that divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the sick in answer to the prayer of faith (James 5: 14-16).
- THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent (I Thess. 4:16, 17).
- CHURCH RELATIONSHIP
We believe it is the duty of Christians to identify themselves with a congregation of believers in both work and deed (Heb. 10:24, 25)
- CIVIL GOVERNMENT
We believe that rulers should be upheld at all times except in things opposed to the will of God (Rom. 13: 1-5).
- THE FINAL JUDGEMENT
We believe that all shall stand some day before the judgment seat of God; and there shall receive eternal life or death (2 Cor. 5:10).
We believe that heaven is the glorious eternal home of born-again believers (John 14: 1-3, Rev. 7:15-17).
We believe that hell is the place of eternal torment for all who reject Christ as the Savior (Rev. 20:10, 15).
We believe that soul winning is the responsibility of the church and each individual believer (James 5:20).
- TITHES AND OFFERINGS
We believe that the method ordained of God for the support and spread of His cause is by giving of tithes and offerings (Malachi 3:10, 2 Cor. 9:7)