The creed of the Assemblies of God in Romania
PRINCIPLES OF FAITH
1. Inspired Scripture, Holy Scripture, both the Old and New Testaments are the verbal and plenary inspiration of God and his revelation to mankind; an infallible and authoritative guide to faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3: 15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Peter 1:12)
2. The only true God The only true God revealed himself as the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He later revealed himself as God in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6: 4; Isaiah 43: 10,11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22)
3. The Divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. Scripture declares: a) his virgin birth (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31, 35) b) his sinless life (Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22) c) his miracles (Acts 2: 22; 10:38) d) his saving work on the cross (1 Corinthians 15: 3; 2 Corinthians 5:21) e) his resurrection in the flesh (Matthew 28: 6; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15: 4) f) His ascension to the right hand of God (Acts 1: 9, 11; Acts 2:33)
4. The Fall of Man Man was created righteous, for God said, "Let us make man in our image and likeness!" However, man by his own choice fell and brought about both physical and spiritual death. , which means separation from God. (Genesis 1:26, 27; 2:17; 3: 6; Romans 5: 12-19)
5. Man's salvation The only hope of man's redemption is faith in the blood of the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God. a) The conditions of salvation Salvation is received through repentance before God and through faith in Jesus Christ. By washing the newborn and renewing the Holy Spirit, the believer is justified by grace and faith and thus becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life. (Luke 24:47, John 3: 3; Romans 10: 13-15 Ephesians 2: 8; Titus 2:12; Titus 3: 5) b) Proof of salvation The inner testimony of salvation is the direct confirmation of the Spirit that we are children of God. (Romans 8:16) Outward testimony consists in living a life of righteousness and godliness. (Ephesians 4:24; Titus 2:12)
6. The acts of worship of the Church a) Baptism in water The act of baptism by immersion in water was commanded in Scripture. All who repent and believe in Christ as Lord and Savior can be baptized. Thus, they testify before seen and unseen witnesses that they died with Christ and rose with him to a new life. (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10: 47-48; Romans 6: 4) b) The Lord's Supper The Lord's Supper is a symbol that expresses our fellowship with the body and blood of the Lord Jesus represented by the bread and fruit of the calf (2 Peter 1). :4); a reminder of his suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26); and a fellowship of all believers "until his coming."
7. The Baptism with the Holy Spirit All believers are justified and must diligently seek the promise of the Father, that is, the baptism with the Holy Spirit, according to the words of the Lord Jesus. This was an experience of the early church. Then came the cloak of power for a life of service, the sharing of spiritual gifts, and their use in the ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts 1: 4; 8; 1 Corinthians 12: 1-31). This experience is distinct and subsequent to the act of being born again (Acts 8: 12-17; 10: 44-46; 15: 7-9). With the baptism of the Holy Spirit, there is a filling with the Spirit (John 7: 37-39; Acts 4: 8), a reverent worship before God (Acts 2:43; Hebrews 12:28; John 4:23). 24), a real consecration to God and his work (Acts 2:42), a living love for Christ, for his Word, and for the lost (Mark 16:20).
8. Physical Evidence of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit The baptism of believers with the Holy Spirit is confirmed by the sign of speaking in tongues as given by the Spirit of God (Acts 2: 4). This speech in tongues is essentially the same as the gift of tongues, but different in purpose and use. (1 Corinthians 12: 4-10, 28)
9. Sanctification Sanctification is an act of separation from evil and dedication to God. (Romans 12: 1-2; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:12) Scripture speaks of a life of sanctification "without which no one will see God." (Hebrews 12:14) By the power of the Holy Spirit, we are able to fulfill the commandment, "Be holy, for I am holy." (1 Peter 1:15, 16) Sanctification is accomplished within the believer by identifying him with Christ in his death and resurrection, by daily faith in the Son of God, and by dedicating the whole being to the Holy Spirit. (Romans 6: 1-11,13; 8: 1-2, l3; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 2: 12-13; 1 Peter 1: 5)
10. The Church and Her Mission The Church is the body of Christ, a dwelling place of God in the Spirit, having divine anointing for the fulfillment of His mission. Every believer born of the Spirit is an integral part of the Church of God and the Church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven. (Ephesians 1:22, 23; 2:22; Hebrews 12:23) God's purpose for mankind is to seek and save that which is lost, to worship it, and to build up believers in the image of his Son. , the priority of the existence of the Assembly of God as part of the Church is: a) to be the messenger of God for the evangelization of the world. (Acts 1: 8; Matthew 28:19, 20; Mark 16: 15,16) b) be one body in which man can worship God. (1 Corinthians 12:13) c) To be a channel of God for building the body of believers in the image of his Son. (Ephesians 4: 11-16; 1 Corinthians 12:28; 14:12) Assemblies of God exist to continue the New Testament apostolic model by teaching and encouraging believers to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. This experience empowers them: 1) to evangelize the world through the power of the Holy Spirit accompanied by supernatural signs. (Mark 16: 15-20; Acts 4: 29-31; Hebrews 2: 3,4) 2) to experience another dimension of worship before God (1 Corinthians 2: 10-16; 1 Corinthians 12, 13, 14) 3) to be receptive to the full work of the Holy Spirit through the manifestation of fruits and gifts and to work on the edification of the Body of Jesus Christ. (Galatians 5: 22-26; 1 Corinthians 14:12; Ephesians 4:11, 12; 1 Corinthians 12:28; Colossians 1:29)
11. The work of the believer The Lord Jesus called and prepared this work for two reasons: the evangelization of the world and the building up of the Body of Christ. (Mark 16: 15-20; Ephesians 4: 11-13)
12. Divine Healing Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Liberation from suffering is at redemption, and all believers benefit from it. (Isaiah 53: 4,5; Matthew 8:16, 17; James 5: 14-16)
13. Blessed Hope The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their ascension with the living, who remained until the coming of the Lord, is the blessed hope of the Church. (1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15: 51.52)
14. The 1000-year reign of Christ 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 1000 years. years. (Zechariah 14: 5; Matthew 24: 27,30; Revelation 1: 7; 19: 11-14; 20: 1-6) This millennial rule will bring salvation to the nation of Israel (Ezekiel 37:21, 22; Zephaniah 3:19). -20; Romans 11:26, 27) and the establishment of universal peace. (Isaiah 11: 6-9; Psalm 72: 3-8; Micah 4: 3, 4)
15. The Final Judgment There will be a final judgment in which the dead will be resurrected and judged according to their deeds. All who will not be found written in the Book of Life will be punished in the lake of fire and brimstone, which is the second death, together with the devil and his angels, with the beast and the false prophet. (Matthew 24:46; Mark 9: 43-48; Revelation 19:20; 20: 11-15; 21: 8).
16. The New Heaven and the New Earth "But we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness." (Isaiah 66:22, 23; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21: 1)