There are four beliefs that are considered core beliefs
of the Assemblies of God. They are sometimes
referred to as our cardinal doctrines. The Church’s
message revolves around these four defining beliefs.
Salvation Through Jesus Christ
Salvation is deliverance from spiritual death and slavery caused by sin. God provides salvation for all who believe and accept His free offer of forgiveness. Mankind’s only hope of redemption from the fallen sinful state is through the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son. This blood was shed as Jesus died on the cross. (Matthew chapter 27, Mark chapter 15, Luke chapter 23, and John chapter 19.)
Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Supernatural healing from God is provided for in the atonement and is the privilege of all believers.
Baptism In The Holy Spirit
All believers are entitled to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit, and therefore should expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all believers in the early Christian church. With the experience comes the provision of power for victorious Christian living and productive service. It also provides believers with specific spiritual gifts for more effective ministry. The baptism of Christians in the Holy Spirit is accompanied by the initial physical sign of speaking in other tongues (unlearned languages) as the Spirit of God gives them audible expression.
The Second Coming Of Christ
Jesus could return to earth again at any time. All Christians who have died will one day rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air. Christians who have not yet died will be "raptured" or caught up with them, to be with the Lord. Then Christians of all ages will live with God forever.
The 16 Fundamental Truths
In addition to these four cardinal doctrines, the Assemblies of God ascribe to 16 Fundamental Truths, that are foundational beliefs of our church. Click here to read the 16 Fundamental Truths.
Assembly of God Position Papers
The Assemblies of God has also written numerous position papers on many different topics and teachings. To read these position papers, click here.
Two years after the founding of the Assemblies of God, members adopted 16 beliefs for the Fellowship. This list, known as the Statement of Fundamental Truths, remains virtually unchanged. Four of these beliefs are considered the major tenets of the Fellowship. They are:
1. Salvation Through Jesus Christ (John 3:3, 16, 17; Romans 10:13; Ephesians 2:8, 9)
Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life.
2. Baptism in the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8; 2:4; 17, 18, 38, 39)
All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry.
3. Divine Healing for the Sick (James 5:14-16)
Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers.
4. The Second Coming of Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:14-16; 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52)
The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on earth for one thousand years.
For a complete list of the 16 Fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God, click here.