The Pentecostal Assemblies of God stands firmly in the mainstream of historical Christianity. PAG takes the Bible as its all-sufficient source of faith and practice, and subscribes to the historic creeds of the universal church. In common with historical, evangelical Christianity, embracing holistic and transformational Mission, PAG emphasizes Christ as Lord, Saviour and coming King. PAG also presents Christ a Saviour and Healer, and adopts the distinctive position that speaking in tongues is the initial evidence when Christ baptizes in the Holy Spirit. Members of the Pentecostal Assemblies of God believe in;
The scriptures, both the Old and the New Testaments composed of the 66 books are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible and authoritative word of God, and the only rule for Christian faith and conduct. 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Timothy 3:5-17; 2 Peter 1:21.
That the one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self existent “I AM” the creator of heaven and earth and the redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association of the three persons as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Deuteronomy 6:4; Isa 43:10, 11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22.
In the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth (Luke 1:31-35), in His sinless life (Heb 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22), in His miracles (Acts 2:22; 10:38), in His vicarious and atoning death (1 Cor 15:3) in His bodily resurrection Matt 28:6; 1 Cor 15:4), in His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Acts 1:9, 11; 2:33; Phil 2:9-11), and in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory to rule nations in the millennium (Jn 14:1-6; Rev 20:1-6).
Man was created good and upright; for God said “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression, fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God (Gen 1:2, 27; 2:7; 3:6; Rom 5:12-19).
That the only means of salvation is through repentance towards God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and that this results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit (Rom 10:13-15; John 3:3, 16-19; Titus 2:11; 3:5-7). The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the spirit (Rom 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness (Eph 4:24; Titus 2:12).
That the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing of the human body in answer to believing prayer. (1 Peter 2:24; James 5:13-15).
All believers are entitled to and should expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, in the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, with the outward evidence of speaking in tongues (Acts 2:4; 10:44-46) according the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all the early church. With it comes the provision of power for life and service, the giving of gifts and their use in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8-16). With the baptism of the Holy Spirit comes such experience as an overflowing fullness of the spirit (John 7:37-39; Acts 4:8), a deepened reverence of God (Acts 2:42), and a more active love for Christ, for His word and for the lost (Mark 16:20).
The church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the spirit, with divine appointment for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer born of the spirit, is an integral part of the general Assembly and church of the first born, which are written in heaven (Ephesians 1:22, 23; 2:22; Heb 12:23).
That there are a divinely called fivefold ministries provided by our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 4:11-16) for a threefold purpose; the evangelization of the world; worship of God; and the building of the body of saints being perfected in the image of His son.
Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God (Rom 12:1; 1 Thess 5:23; Heb 13:12). The scriptures teach a life of holiness without which no one shall see God (Heb 12:14). By the power of the Holy Spirit and His indwelling, the Christian is enabled to live a holy life (1 Peter 1:15, 16). Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, by faith looking daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit (Rom 6:1-11, 13; Gal 2:20; Phil 2:12-13).
In the resurrection of those that have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the church (1 Thess 4:16, 17; Rom 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Cor 15:51, 52).
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 the earth for one thousand years (Zachariah 14:5; Matt 24:27, 30; Rev 1:7; 19:11-14; 20:1-6). This Millennial reign will bring about the salvation of the nation of Israel (Ezekiel 37:21, 22; Zephaniah 3:19-20; Rom 11:26, 27) and the establishment of a universal peace (Isaiah 11:6-9; Psalms 72:3-8; Micah 4:3, 4).
There will be a final judgement in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. “Who ever is not found written in the book of life”, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire which burns with fire and brimstone which is the second death (Matt 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Rev 19:20; 20:11-15; 21:8). We according to His promise, look for new heaven and new earth, the home of righteousness (II Peter 3:13; Rev 21:22).