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.
We believe that Bible is inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God.
There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise. God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom, justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ. Holiness to be God's standard of living for His people. In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart. In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
God has revealed himself to us through His son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself.
Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.
When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation ever since that time. It is because of this 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.
Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor. Now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone and justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.
The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. As part of this 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. As a church we believe Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement and in the Lord's Supper and washing of the saints' feet.
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. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years. Furthermore that there will be a bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked