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.

New Birth 

That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.

The Bible

The verbal inspiration of the Bible.


 

repentance

That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God

The Trinity

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


 

Water Baptism

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.

The Son

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 rose from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.


 

Holiness

 Holiness to be God's standard of living for His people.

Sanctification

Sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.


 

Tongues

Speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.

Baptism with the Holy Ghost

The baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.


 

Eucharist

The Lord's Supper and washing of the saints' feet.

Healing

Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.


 

Eternity

The bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.

Return of Christ

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.