Declaration of Faith

 
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.

 

1. We believe in the verbal inspiration of the Bible.

 

2. We believe in One God, eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

 

3. We believe 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.

 

4. We believe 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 sins.

 

5. We believe that justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.

 

6. We believe in sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.

 

7. We believe holiness to be God’s standard of living for His people.

 

8. We believe in the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.

 

9. We believe in speaking with other tongues as the Spirit give utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.

 

10. We believe 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

 

11. We believe divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.

 

12. We believe in the Lord’s Supper and washing of the saints’ feet.

 

13. We believe 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.

 

14. We believe in the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.