What We Believe
Living Hope Foursquare Church is part of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, and adheres to the basic doctrinal statement of Foursquare.
TRUTHS WE BELIEVE IN:
The Holy Scriptures “ We believe the Bible is God-inspired (2 Timothy 3:16,17).
The Eternal Godhead “ We believe God is Triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:14).
The Fall of Man “ We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that by voluntary disobedience he fell from perfection (Romans 5:12).
Salvation Through Grace “ We believe that we have no righteousness and must come to God pleading the righteousness of Christ (Ephesians 2:8).
Repentance and Acceptance “ We believe that upon sincere repentance, and a whole-hearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God (1 John 1:9).
Daily Christian Living “ We believe that it is the will of God that we be sanctified daily, growing constantly in the faith (Hebrews 6:1).
Baptism and the Lord's Supper “ We believe that baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward work (Matt. 28:19). We believe in the commemoration of the Lord's Supper by the symbolic use of the bread and juice of the vine (1 Corinthians 11:24-25).
Baptism with the Holy Spirit “ We believe that the Baptism with the Holy Spirit is to endue the believer with power; and that His incoming is after the same manner as in Bible days (Acts 2:4).
The Spirit-Filled Life “ We believe that it is the will of God that we walk in the Spirit daily (Ephesians 4:30-32).
The Gifts and Fruit of the Spirit “ We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon the Christian; and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life (1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Galatians 5:22).
Moderation “ We believe that the experience and daily walk of the believer should never lead him into extremes of fanaticism (Philippians 4:5).
Divine Healing - We believe that divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the physically sick in answer to the prayer of faith (James 5:14-16).
The Second Coming of Christ “ We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent (1 Thess 4:16-17).
Civil Government “ We believe that rulers should be upheld at all times except in things opposed to the will of God (Romans 13:1-5).
The Final Judgment “ We believe that all shall stand some day before the judgment seat of God, and there receive eternal life or death (2 Corinthians 5:10).
Evangelism “ We believe that soul winning is the most important responsibility of the Church (James 5:20).