What We Believe
Bethesda Church is a full gospel, spirit-filled church that is associated with the Assemblies of God. We believe that God, through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, extended grace to us and gave us the opportunity to be saved from our sin. We believe that the empowering work and baptism of the Holy Spirit is still at work today.
ASSEMBLIES OF GOD STATEMENT OF FUNDAMENTAL TRUTHS
This "Statement of Fundamental Truths" contains the sixteen doctrines of the Assemblies of God. These are non-negotiable tenets of faith that all Assemblies of God churches adhere to. Four of these, Salvation, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, Divine Healing, and the Second Coming of Christ are considered Cardinal Doctrines which are essential to the church's core mission of reaching the world for Christ.
The Bible is our all-sufficient rule for faith and practice. This Statement of Fundamental Truths is intended simply as a basis of fellowship among us (i.e., that we all speak the same thing, 1 Corinthians 1:10; Acts 2:42). The phraseology employed in this Statement is not inspired nor contended for, but the truth set forth is held to be essential to a full-gospel ministry. No claim is made that it covers all Biblical truth, only that it covers our need as to these fundamental doctrines.