OF THE INTERNATIONAL CHURCH OF THE FOURSQUARE GOSPEL
– AN ABBREVIATED DECLARATION OF FAITH
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES:
We believe the Bible is God-inspired ( 2 Timothy 3:16 & 17).
THE ETERNAL GODHEAD:
We believe God is Triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:14).
THE FALL OF MAN:
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that by voluntary disobedience he fell from perfection (Romans 5:12).
THE PLAN OF SALVATION:
We believe that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us, signing the pardon of all who believe on Him (John 3:16, Romans 5:8).
- In Essentials – Unity
- In Non-Essentials – Liberty
- In All Things - Love
SALVATION THROUGH GRACE:
We believe that we have no righteousness and must come to God pleading the righteousness of Christ (Ephesians 2:8).
REPENTANCE AND ACCEPTANCE:
We believe that upon sincere repentance, and a wholehearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God (1 John 1:9).
THE NEW BIRTH:
We believe that the change which takes place in the heart and life at conversion is a very real one (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20).
DAILY CHRISTIAN LIVING:
We believe that it is the will of God that we be sanctified daily, growing constantly in the faith (Hebrews 6:1).
BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S SUPPER:
We believe that baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward work (Matthew 28:19). We believe in the commemoration of the Lord’s Supper by the symbolic use of bread and juice of the vine (1 Corinthians 11:24, 25).
BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT:
We believe that the Baptism with the Holy Spirit is to endue the believer with power; and that His incoming is after the same manner as in Bible days (Acts 2:4).
THE SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE:
We believe that it is the will of God that we walk in the Spirit daily (Ephesians 4:30-32).
THE GIFTS AND FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT:
We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon the Christian; and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life. (1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Galatians 5:22).
DID YOU KNOW?
The term “Foursquare” stands for the four-fold ministry of Jesus Christ as the Savior (Romans 10:9), Baptizer with the Holy Spirit (Luke 3:16), Healer (1 Peter 2:24) and the Soon Coming King (Acts 1:11).
For the complete description of what the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel believes, please visit foursquare.org.