What we believe as the Assemblies of God Back to God Church (The praseology of this statement is not claimed to be either insipired or covering all Biblical truth, serving simply to show that these are considered the essential doctrines upon which we are united in fellowship).
1. The Bible
we believe the bible is inspired by God. (1 Timothy 3:14-17; 1 Peter 1:20-21).
we believe the Godhead is eternally co-equal and co-existent in three persons: not three Gods but one: not one person but three, namely the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
3. Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Ghost and born of the virgin Mary. Thus we uphold His absolute deity as His complete humanity: two natures but one undivided Person (Luke 1:30-35, John 1:1, Hebrews 1:5-12, Philipians 2:5-8).
4. The Ressurrection
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and that He ascended into Heaven where he is now seated at the right hand of God, in the position of power and authority. We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead( Daniel 12:2, Romans 8:34, Mark 12:36, 1Corinthians 15:3-4, Philipians 2:8-11, Acts 2:33, Luke 22-69, Hebrews 8:1, Revelations 20:11-15).
We confess the Lord Jesus Christ and no other as Head of the Church and as our Lord. (Ephesians 1:22-23, Ephesians 4:15-16, Collossians 1:18-24).
6. The Second Advent of Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus will manifest Himself in glory, majesty and power and in physical presence. This is the second coming of Christ and the blessed hope of the Church ( Matthew 24:30, Luke 21:27, 2 Corinthians 15:51-53, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10, Revelations 22:7, Revelations 1:7, 1 Thessalonians 4:18-18).
7. The Fall
Every individual has sinned and is guilty before God. Man by nature is depraved and incapable of saving his own soul. Romans 3:10,23, Ephesians 2:8-10
The Lord Jesus Christ by His life, death, resurrection and ascention has made available to all mankind the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. These blessings are made personally real to the individual not by works, or by any personal merit in themselves but by faith alone, which is accompanied by repentance. ( John 3:16, Romans 8:8-13, 2 Timothy 1:9, Titus 3:4-7, Titus 2:11.
9. The New Birth
We believe in the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit in the New Birth, which makes a repentant sinner a child of God being baptised by the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ. (John 1:11-13, 2 Corinthians 5:17, John 3:3-8, 1Peter 1:22-25, 1Corinthians12:13.)
10. The Church
We believe in that the true church consists of the community of true believers in the LordJesus Christ, who by faith have had their sins forgiven and been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. We believe in the fellowship of all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, recognising that the true Church is not confined to any one denomination. (Hebrews12:23-24, 1John 1:7, Ephesians 4:3-10, 1Corintians 1:9, Ephesians 4:3-6,13, 1 Corinthians 10:32.
We believe in the baptism, by immersion, of believers only. (Matthew 28:19, 10:22, Acts 8:36-39, 1Peter 3:21).
12. The Lord’s Supper
We believe in the breaking of the Bread as commanded by our Lord Jesus Christ and as practised by the Early Church. (1Corinthians 10:16-17, 1Corinthians 11:23-32).
The scriptures teach of a life of holiness and we are to obey the command,”Be ye holy for I am holy”. Believers are sanctified for God’s purpose of conversion. Continuation in sanctification is the will of God for all believers and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to God’s word through faith and submission to the Holy Spirit.
Obedience to God’s word and through faith and submission to the Holy Spirit. (Hebrews 6:1, Phillipians 5:48, 1Peter 1:16, Phillipians 3:11, 1 Thessalonians 5 23:24).
14. Baptism in The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Baptiser in the Holy Spirit and that this baptism, as a distinct experience from the New Birth , is promised to every believer. (Matthew 3:11, Acts 10:44-46, 1:4-8, 8:14-17, 11:14-16, 2:32-33, 15:7-9).
15. Divine Healing
We believe in the gifts of healing and that God still, in our day, heals the sick. (Mark 16:16-18, Matthew 8:16-17, James 5:14-15).
16. Spritual Gifts
We believe that God has never removed the gifts referred to in 1 Corinthians chapters 12, 13 and 14 and that whenever the Holy Spirit moves upon the Church in power, these gifts are manifested. We believe it is contrary to the Apostolic command for any to “forbid to speak in toungues”.
17. Priesthood of Believers
Each individual believer has full and equal access to God through our Lord Jesus Christ as a believer-priest. (1Peter 2:1-9, Revelations 5:9-10, 1:6).
18. The Ministry
The ascended Christ has given various ministries to the Church and each of these exists for the strengthening of and is essential to the welfare of the Church. They are set forth in Ephesians 4:11, 1 Corinthians 12:28.
We believe in miracles, both as recorded in the Bible and as being possible in the present day. (John 14:12, 1Corinthians 12:10)
We believe in that both the living and the dead will be judged, it being understood that the believer’s condemnationwas borne by our Lord Jesus Christ in His redemptive work.
(John 5:24, 28-29, Revelations 20:11-15.