1st Assembly of God Kaufman

 

 

First Assembly of God Kaufman is a member

of the General Council of the Assemblies of

God Springfield, Missouri. In being affiliated

with this organization we believe and adhere

to the official Sixteen Fundamental Truths of

the Assemblies of God. Posted below are the

Sixteen FundamentalTruths. If you have any

questions please contact the Church Office.

 

1. WE BELIEVE...

The Scriptures are Inspired by

God and declare His

design and plan for mankind.

 

2. WE BELIEVE...

There is only One True God–revealed

in three persons...Father, Son,

and Holy Spirit

(commonly known as the Trinity).

 

3. WE BELIEVE...

In the Deity of the

Lord Jesus Christ. As God's

son Jesus was both

human and divine.

 

4. WE BELIEVE...

Though originally good, Man Willingly

Fell to Sin–ushering evil and death,

both physical and spiritual,

into the world.

 

5. WE BELIEVE...

Every Person Can Have

Restored Fellowship with God

Through 'Salvation' (trusting Christ,

through faith and repentance, to

be our personal Savior).

1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG

 

6. WE BELIEVE...

And practice two ordinances—

(1) Water Baptism by Immersion

after repenting of one's sins

and receiving Christ's gift of salvation,

(2) Holy Communion (the Lord's Supper)

as a symbolic remembrance of

Christ's suffering and death for

our salvation.

 

7. 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 AG

 

8. 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.

 

9. 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 Christlike.

 

10. 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.

 

11. 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, to build up

or edify the body of believers–

the Church and to Meet human need

with ministries of love and compassion.

 

12. 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 AG

 

13. 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 AG

 

14. 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.

This millennial reign will bring the

salvation of national Israel and

the establishment of universal peace.

 

15. 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.

 

16. 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!'

 

 


Two years after the founding of the Assemblies of God, members adopted 16 beliefs for the Fellowship. This list, known as the Statement of Fundamental Truths, remains virtually unchanged. Four of these beliefs are considered the major tenets of the Fellowship. They are:

1. Salvation Through Jesus Christ (John 3:3, 16, 17; Romans 10:13; Ephesians 2:8, 9)
Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life.
   
2. Baptism in the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8; 2:4; 17, 18, 38, 39)
All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry.
   
3. Divine Healing for the Sick (James 5:14-16)
Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers.

4. The Second Coming of Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:14-16; 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52)
The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on earth for one thousand years.
   
For a complete list of the 16 Fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God, click here.