What We Believe
WHO WE ARE
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.
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The Church of the Nazarene is . . .
CHRISTIAN—We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He lived a sinless life on this earth and died, according to the eternal plan of God, to take away the sins of each person that will ever be born. When it comes to fixing our sin-broken lives, Jesus is “the way, the truth, and the life.” (John 14:6) Following Christ, makes us Christian.
HOLINESS—We believe Jesus also showed us how to live “holy” lives—lives separate from sin. John Wesley was an 18th century theologian who helped pave the way to understanding Biblical holiness. Essentially, God’s Holy Spirit leads us, teaches us, and gives us the power to live like Jesus (1 Peter 1:15-16).
MISSIONAL—We are deliberately trying to tell everyone (literally everyone in the whole world) about God’s loving plan to save us. We are not lazy, or disorganized. We are intentional, passionate, and called by God to fulfill Christ’s final words, known as the Great Commission: “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19).