The Assemblies of God has 16 Fundamental Truths. Four of these beliefs are considered the core beliefs of our churches. You may hear them referred to as our cardinal doctrines. They weave in and through all the teaching, music, preaching, discussions… everything we do. The Church’s message revolves around these four defining beliefs.
God provides salvation for all who believe and accept His free offer of forgiveness. Salvation is deliverance from spiritual death and enslavement by sin in order to live a holy life. Humanity’s only hope of redemption from the fallen sinful state is through the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, that was poured out as Jesus died on the cross. The resurrection of Jesus proves that God is able to save people. [The account of the crucifixion of Jesus is recounted by four of His contemporaries: Matthew (chapter 27), Mark (chapter 15), Luke (chapter 23), and John (chapter 19).] (Luke 24:47; John 3:3,16,17; Rom. 8:16; 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8,9; 4:24; Titus 2:11-12; 3:5-7)
Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in Jesus' death and is the privilege of all believers. (Isa. 53:4,5; Matt. 8:16,17; James 5:14-16)
All believers are entitled to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit, and therefore should expect and eagerly 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 bold witness. 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. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4,8; 2:4; 8:12-17; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9; 1 Cor. 12:1-31)
All Christians who have died will one day rise from their graves and will meet Jesus 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 scriptural truth of the Lord’s soon return is "the blessed hope". (Romans 8:23; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Titus 2:13)