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What We Believe

The Pursuit Church is a part of the Assemblies of God, a worldwide fellowship with over 230,000 churches across the globe. The following statements, known as The 16 Statements of Fundamental Truth, were developed in the early 1900's, shortly after the initial beginning of the Assemblies of God.

We believe the Scriptures are inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.(2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thes. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)

We believe there is only One True God revealed in three persons...Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity). (Duet. 6:4; Isa 43:10-11; Matt 28:19)

We believe in the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God's son Jesus was both human and divine. (Matt 1:23; Heb 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22; Acts 10:38)

We believe though originally good, Man willingly fell to Sin ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world. (Gen 1:26, 27; 2:17; 3:6; Rom 5:12-19)

We believe every person can have restored fellowship with God through 'Salvation' (accepting Christ's offer of forgiveness for sin). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the A/G] (Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Rom 10:13-15; Eph 2:8; 4:24)

We believe and practice two ordinances (1) water baptism by immersion after repenting of one's sins and receiving Christ's gift of salvation, and (2) Holy Communion (the Lord's Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ's suffering and death for our salvation. (Matt 28:19; Mark 16:16; 2 Pet 1:4)

We believe the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a special experience following Salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times. [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the A/G] (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 1 Cor 12:1-31; John 7:37-39; Acts 2:42, 43)

We believe the initial physical evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is Speaking in Tongues, as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles. (Acts 2:4; 10-44-46; 19:6; 1 Cor 12:4-10, 28)

We believe sanctification initially occurs at Salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christ-like. (Rom 12:1, 2; 1 Thes 5:23; Heb 12:4; 13:12; 1 Pet 1:5, 15-16)

We believe the Church has a Mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe 'the Church' is the Body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God's offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ. (Mat 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; Eph 3:10; John 4:23, 24; 1 Cor 12:28; 14:12)

We believe a divinely called and scripturally ordained leadership ministry serves the Church. The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, and to build up or edify the body of believers, the Church. (Mark 16:15-20; John 4:23-24; Eph 4:11-16)

We believe divine healing of the sick is a privilege for Christians today and is provided for in Christ's atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the A/G] (Isa 53:4, 5; Mat 8:16, 17; James 5:14-16)

We believe in The Blessed Hope when Jesus raptures His Church prior to His Return to Earth (the second coming). At this future moment in time all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever. [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the A/G] (Rom 8:23; 1 Cor 15:51-52; 1 This 4:13-18; Titus 2:13)

We believe in The Millennial Reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years. At that time many in the nation of Israel will recognize and accept Him as the Messiah, the Savior who died for them and all mankind. (Rev 19:11-14; Zech 14:5; Math 24:27-30; Rev 20:1-6; Rom 11:26, 27; Isa 11:6-9)

We believe a Final Judgment will take place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire. (Mat 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Rev 19:20; 21:7, 8) …

We believe and look forward to the perfect New Heavens and a New Earth that Christ is preparing for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live and dwell with Him there forever following His millennial reign on Earth. 'And so shall we forever be with the Lord!' (2 Peter 3:13; Rev 21-22)

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