What We Believe
SaviorThe term "Foursquare" stands for the four-fold ministry of Jesus Christ as the Savior (Romans 10:9).
BaptizerBaptizer with the Holy Spirit (Luke 3:16)
HealerHealer (1 Peter 2:234)
Coming KingComing King (Acts 1:11)
The Foursquare Church exists to glorify God and advance His kingdom.
Jesus Christ's command is to preach the gospel and make disciples of all nations (Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:19). Therefore, we are "Dedicated unto the cause of inter-denominational and worldwide evangelism."* These words express our spirit and our focus.
Our call is to preach Jesus Christ, God's Son, as the Savior, Baptizer with the Holy Spirit, Healer and coming King. Our assignment is to develop healthy, growing churches.
Our commitment is to plant national churches around the world led by loving servants of Jesus Christ. Churches developed in this manner will reproduce again and again. This makes possible the spread of the gospel to those who have not heard or accepted the message of God's Son.
The foursquare Gospel Church believes in...
1. THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
We believe the Bible is God-inspired.
2. THE ETERNAL GODHEAD
We believe God is Triune: Father, Son, & Holy Spirit.
3. THE FALL OF MAN
We believe man was created in the image of God, but that by voluntary disobedience he fell from perfection.
4. THE PLAN OF SALVATION
We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, signing the pardon for all who believe in Him.
5. THE SALVATION THROUGH GRACE
We believe we have no righteousness and must come to God, pleading the righteousness of Christ.
6. REPENTANCE & ACCEPTANCE
We believe that upon sincere repentance and a whole-hearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God.
7. THE NEW BIRTH
We believe the change which takes place in the heart and life at conversion is a very real one.
8. DAILY CHRISTIAN LIFE
We believe it is the will of God that we are sanctified daily, growing constantly in the faith.
9. BAPTISM & THE LORD'S SUPPER
We believe baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward work. We believe in the commemoration of Lord's Supper by the symbolic use of the bread and juice of the vine.
10. BAPTISIM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe the baptism with the Holy Spirit empowers believers and that His incoming is after the same manner as in Bible days.
11. THE SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE
We be;oeve ot is the will of God that we daily walk in the Spirit.
12. THE GIFTS & FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
We believe the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon the Christian and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life.
We believe the experience and daily walk of the believer should never lead him into extremes of fanaticism.
14. DIVINE HEALING
We believe divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the sick in answer to the prayer of faith.
15. THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
We believe the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent.
16. CHURCH RELATIONSHIP
We believe it is our sacred duty to identify ourselves with the visible Church of Jesus Christ.
17. CIVIL GOVERNMENT
We believe laws should be upheld at all times, except in things opposed to the will of God.
18. THE FINAL JUDGEMENT
We believe some day all shall stand before the judgement seat of Christ to there receive eternal life or death.
We believe heaven is the glorious eternal home of born-again believers.
We believe hell is the place of eternal torment for all who reject Christ as their Savior.
We believe soul winning is the primary responsibility of the Church.
22. TITHES & OFFERINGS
We believe the method ordained of God for the support and spread of His cause is by giving tithes and free-will offerings.