Statement of Belief

Agreed Statement of Belief

These are the beliefs Nazarenes hold to be true:

We believe in one God-the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that  the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration,  contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.

We believe that man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.

We believe that the finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost.

We believe that  the atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race; and  that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ  is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin.

We believe that believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers.

We believe that our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.

The Church of the Nazarene

The Church of the Nazarene is the largest denomination in the  classical Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. The doctrine that distinguishes  the Church of the Nazarene and other Wesleyan denominations from most  other Christian denominations is that of entire sanctification.  Nazarenes believe that God calls Christians to a life of holy living  that is marked by an act of God, cleansing the heart from original sin  and filling the individual with love for God and humankind.

This experience is marked by entire consecration of the believer to do  God's will and is followed by a life of seeking to serve God through  service to others. Like salvation, entire sanctification is an act of  God's grace, not of works. Our pursuant service to God is an act of love  whereby we show our appreciation for the grace that has been extended  to us through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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