DoctrineDoctrinal commitments

The following Doctrinal Commitments represent the core beliefs of the Church of God denomination as outlined in Scripture.

Repentance. Mark 1:15Luke 13:3Acts 3:19.

Justification. Romans 5:1Titus 3:7.

Regeneration.  Titus 3:5.

New birth. John 3:31 Peter 1:231 John 3:9.

Sanctification subsequent to justification. Romans 5:21 Corinthians 1:301 Thessalonians 4:3Hebrews 13:12.

Holiness. Luke 1:751 Thessalonians 4:7Hebrews 12:14.

Water baptism. Matthew 28:19Mark 1:9, 10John 3:22, 23Acts 8:36, 38.

Baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to cleansing; the enduement of power for service. Matthew 3:11Luke 24:49, 53Acts 1:4-8.

The speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance as the initial evidence of the baptism in the Holy Ghost. John 15:26Acts 2:410:44-4619:1-7.

The Church. Exodus 19:5, 6 Psalm 22:22Matthew 16:13-1928:19,20Acts 1:82:42-477:3820:28Romans 8:14-171 Corinthians 3:16, 1712:12-312 Corinthians 6:6-18Ephesians 2:19-223:9, 21Philippians 3:10Hebrews 2:121 Peter 2:91 John 1:6, 7Revelation 21:2, 922:17.

Spiritual gifts. 1 Corinthians 12:1, 7, 10, 28, 311 Corinthians 14:1.

Signs following believers.  Mark 16:17-20Romans 15:18, 19Hebrews 2:4.

Fruit of the Spirit.Romans 6:22Galatians 5:22, 23Ephesians 5:9Philippians 1:11.

Divine healing provided for all in the Atonement. Psalm 103:3 Isaiah 53:4, 5 Matthew 8:17James 5:14-161 Peter 2:24.

The Lord's Supper. Luke 22:17-201 Corinthians 11:23-26.

Washing the saints' feet. John 13:4-171 Timothy 5:9, 10.

Tithing and giving. Genesis 14:18-2028:20-22Malachi 3:10Luke 11:42 ;  1 Corinthians 16:2 2 Corinthians 9:6-9 ;  Hebrews 7:1-21.

Restitution where possible. Matthew 3:8Luke 19:8, 9.

Premillennial second coming of Jesus.  First, to resurrect the dead saints and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air.  1 Corinthians 15:521 Thessalonians 4:15-17 2 Thessalonians 2:1.   Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.  Zechariah 14:41 Thessalonians 4:142 Thessalonians 1:7-10Jude 14, 15Revelation 5:1019:11-2120:4-6.

Resurrection. John 5:28, 29Acts 24:15Revelation 20:5, 6.

Eternal life for the righteous.  Matthew 25:46Luke 18:30John 10:28Romans 6:221 John 5:11-13.

Eternal punishment for the wicked. No liberation nor annihilation. Matthew 25:41-46Mark 3:292 Thessalonians 1:8, 9Revelation 20:10-1521:8

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