The following are the core beliefs of Coldwater Assembly of God based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these Biblical doctrines.
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.
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. All 66 books of the Bible are inspired by and are the complete Word of God given so we can know Him and His will.
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. God established two genders, male and female, which are defined and remain from conception on. God designed humans to join in marriage between one man and one woman.
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. Throughout history humans have tried to save themselves through good works to no avail.
Jesus Christ came as fully God and fully man to reconcile us with God. He lived a sinless life and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised Him from the dead and now 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.
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. After salvation, Holy Spirit baptizes believers to empower us to serve God and spread the good news. The initial physical evidence of this baptism is “speaking in tongues” as seen in Acts 2 and throughout the Epistles.
Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth. Those of us who are alive will be raptured and the dead will arise. Christ will return with His followers to establish his 1,000-year reign resulting in Israel's salvation and universal peace. Then, the final judgement will take place for those who rejected Christ. Unbelievers will spend eternity in hell as punishment for there sins. We who trusted in Jesus for forgiveness of sins will live forever with God as He intended when He created us.