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Articles of Faith

The Church of the Nazarene has 16 core beliefs that we consider to be true. We call these beliefs our Articles of Faith. Here is a simplified version of these articles:
  1. We believe in one God, the Creator of all things, who is revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  2. We believe in Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully human at the same time, who became like us to bring about our salvation.

  3. We believe in the Holy Spirit, who is active in the world, bringing us to salvation.

  4. We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, giving us all we need to know about how to be reconciled with God.

  5. We believe that we are all sinners both by nature and act and need God's forgiveness and cleansing.

  6. We believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross and that, by trusting in His death, we can be restored to a right relation to God.

  7. We believe that God has enabled us to turn to God from sin but that we are not forced to do so.

  8. We believe that each person must repent, turn away from sin, and trust Christ to accept him or her.

  9. We believe that when we turn from sin and trust in Christ, the old record of sin is wiped clean, and we receive salvation, thus becoming a part of the family of God.

  10. We believe that after receiving salvation, we need the fullness of God's Spirit in our hearts. When we make a complete commitment to Him, He cleanses our spirit, fills us with His perfect love, and gives us the power to live victoriously.

  11. We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ, carrying on Christ's mission through the power of the Holy Spirit.

  12. We believe in baptism and urge people to be baptized as Christians.

  13. We believe in Holy Communion.

  14. We believe that God can heal. We pray for healing. We also believe that God can work through medical science.

  15. We believe that Jesus Christ is coming again.

  16. We believe that everyone will face the judgment of God with its rewards and punishments.

For the current up-to-date wording of the Articles of Faith and the biblical references for each article please visit the official Articles of Faith at our denonminational web site.

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