What We Believe

 

About The Bible

The Bible is God’s word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.

2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

About God

God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2; 1 Corinthians 13:14

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:3, 4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13

About The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under his control daily.

2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1

About Being Filled With The Holy Spirit And Speaking In Tongues

All Christians receive the Holy Spirit at salvation. With this comes a deepened reverence for God, an intensified commitment and dedication to His work, and a more active love for Jesus Christ, the Bible, and other people. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit may be accompanied by speaking in other unlearned languages as God enables one to do so. The major use of this gift is in a person’s private prayer time. However, this type of “speaking in tongues” may occur in a corporate worship setting, but only if it is followed by someone who interprets what is being said so that all in attendance may understand the message.

Acts 2:4; 1 Corinthians 12:4-10, 28; 1 Corinthians 14:1-5, 12-19

About Man

Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." This attitude separates man from God.

Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2

About Eternity

Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence.

John 3:16; John 2:25; John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; 1 John 5:11-12; Matthew 25:31-46

About Salvation

Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works – only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

About Baptism

Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and is your public declaration that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Baptism does not save you, but shows the world that you have already been saved. And while baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command and demonstrates your love and obedience to Christ.

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Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:41; Ephesians 2: 8-9; Matthew 28:19-20

About Communion

Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus Christ to remember his sacrifice for us and to symbolize the new covenant. The elements of bread and wine or juice are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood. Communion is not a means of salvation. Rather, it is a testament of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross.

New Beginnings Church is Associated with the Assemblies of God Church as a General Council Church of the Assemblies of God. To discover deeper about what we believe please click the link below and find more about what we adhere to and our doctrinal stances.

16 Fundamental Doctrinal Truths of the Assemblies of God
 
New Beginnings Church does not hold to the Calvinist view nor are we on the far side of Arminianism. The Assemblies of God official position paper on "The Security of the Believer" fully and adequately confirms our stance:
 
Many of our affiliations are Calvinists and we are fine with that, because we disagree on that, it is a secondary issue. 

**New Beginnings Church is not a King James ONLY church. Meaning that though we do recognize the validity and accuracy of the King James Version of the Bible, we also recognize other widely accepted versions that adequately reflect the original languages, remain doctrinally accurate and yet enable Christians to grasp the Bible at their reading level. Here is a link that adequately describes our stance:
http://ag.org/top/beliefs/topics/sptlissues_bible_translations.cfm