God

Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 13:14

We believe in one God, the Creator of all things, who reveals Himself as Father, Son, and Spirit. 

Jesus

Matthew 1:20-25, 16:15-16; John 1:1-19

We believe in Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully man at the same time, who became like us to bring about our salvation.   

The Holy Spirit

John 14:15-18, 16:7-15; Romans 8:1-17

We believe in the Holy Spirit, who is active in the world, bringing us to salvation. 

Scripture

2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, giving us all we need to know about God and how to have a relationship with Him. 

Sin

Genesis 3; Romans 3:23, 5:12-14, 6:15-21

We believe that we are all sinners by both nature and act and need God's forgiveness and cleansing. 

New Life in Christ 

 Isaiah 53:5-6; John 3:14-17 

We believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross and that, by trusting in His death, we can be restored in a right relation to God. 

Genesis 2:16-17; John 1;12; Galatians 6:7-8 

We believe that God has enabled us to turn to Him from sin but that He has not forced us to do so. 

Isaiah 55:6-7; Acts 17:30-31 

We believe that each person must repent, turn away from his sins, and trust Christ to accept him. 

Acts 13:39; Titus 3:4-7; Galatians 4:4-7 

We believe that when we turn from sin and trust in Christ the old record of sin is wiped clean, and we are born anew, thus becoming part of the family of God. 

Matthew 3:11, 22:37-40; 1 John 4:17-18

We believe that after being born anew, we need the fullness of God's Spirit in our hearts. (Sanctification) When we make a complete commitment to Him, He cleanses our spirit, fills us with His perfect love, and gives us the power to live victoriously. 

The Church

1 Corinthians 12:12-31; Ephesians 5:25-27

We believe that the Church is the active Body of Christ in the world today. It is called together by the Holy Spirit, through the Word, for the purpose of fulfilling God's plan for the world until Christ returns. 

Baptism

Matthew 26:16-20; Acts 2:37-4

We believe in baptism and urge people to be baptized as Christians. 

Communion

Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32

We believe in the Lord's supper. 

Divine Healing

2 Corinthians 12:7-10; James 5:13-16

We believe God can heal. We pray for healing. We also believe that God can work through medical science. 

The Future

John 14:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 

We believe that Jesus is coming again. 

Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 20:11-15

We believe that everyone will face the judgment of God with its rewards and punishments.

*For a more detailed description of our "Articles of Faith," click HERE and you will be directed to the "Articles of Faith" page on the official site of the International Church of the Nazarene.

For more information on the Church of the Nazarene, visit www.nazarene.org.