Assemblies of God Fellowship is a Bible movement. Our
founding leaders placed the doctrine concerning
the Bible first in our Statement of Fundamental Truths.
God's Word is foundational to everything we believe, preach,
teach and practice. Though heaven and earth will pass away,
God's Word will live forever. The unchanging instrument
of the Holy Spirit and our infallible guide—God's
inspired Word is the seed of the world harvest, bread for
the spiritually hungry and the light that proclaims God's
grace and deliverance to a world that is lost and bound
in the darkness of sin.
Spirit-Empowered. We depend on God's divine power because
our mission depends on miracles. As Pentecostals, we know
that just preaching and publishing the message is not enough.
Hearts must be opened. Lives must be changed. The Church
must be established. These can only be established by God
himself. The Holy Spirit imparts spiritual gifts and abilities
to God's messengers. And the same Holy Spirit that inspired
God's Holy Word illumines its truth to the minds of hearers
and opens their hearts to respond to its message. We totally
rely on the Holy Spirit to give life to the message we
preach and to cause growth from the seed we sow. The Spirit
convinces of sin, brings assurance of sins forgiven, imparts
peace through understanding, and guides into all truth.
A Pentecostal mission acknowledges and depends on the Holy
Spirit to empower our message so it can bear the fruit
God has promised.
focus of the Pentecostal message is Jesus Christ. John
the Baptist proclaimed him the Lamb of God who takes
away the sin of the world! Jesus… God who became
man, showing us the character of our Creator and Heavenly
Father, is the Redeemer of lost humanity the Savior of
the whole world. He offered up His life to redeem sinful
mankind. Only through Him do we have peace with God.
After a sinless life, He rose from death that whoever
believes in Him could have everlasting life. He is preparing
a place for us and He has promised to come again for
us so we can be with Him for eternity. Missionary Richard
Bernhard Johnson saw more than 1.8 million come forward
for salvation in crusades in Brazil. When asked what
he believed accounted for the great numbers who responded
he replied, I always exalt Jesus Christ! Our message
to this lost, sinful world is like that of the missionary
apostle Paul, none other than Christ, and Him crucified.”