Our Beliefs

We believe that the Bible is God's word to all peoples of the world. It is inspired of God, infallible, and authoritative.

We believe that there is one true God, existing eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

We believe God the Father is eternal, omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent. God is absolutely holy, righteous, and just. His love and mercy was manifested in the atoning death of His only begotten Son on Calvary.

We believe in the deity of Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, gave His life for ransom for sinners in His death upon the cross, and is exalted to the right hand of God the father.

We believe in the deity of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin and is the Divine Teacher who guides believers into all truth.

We believe that God created humanity in His own image and that at creation humankind was good. However, humanity willfully entered into sin and was separated from God.

We believe that humanity's only hope to be restored to right relationship with God is through the redemptive work of Christ. Every person can be forgiven of their sins and enter into fellowship with God through repentance and faith in Christ Jesus.

We believe that there are two ordinances as given by scripture. The first is water baptism by immersion after repenting of one's sins and receiving Christ as Lord and Savior. The second is communion as a symbolic remembrance of Christ's suffering and atoning work upon the cross.

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as an experience following salvation that empowers believers for the proclamation of the gospel just as it did in the scriptures.

We believe that sanctification occurs initially at salvation and is a life-long process by which believers are conformed to the image of Christ and drawn deeper into relationship with Him.

We believe in the resurrection of believers who have died and their rapture together with those who remain until the coming of the Lord. This is the imminent and blessed hope of the church.

International Pentecostal Assembly
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