Below is an abbreviated Foursquare Declaration of Faith, as drafted by Foursquare founder, Aimee Semple McPherson. For the complete Foursquare Declaration of Faith, download our 17-page, fully printable copy, by clicking HERE. For more information on our denomination, click HERE.
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 (Matthew 28:19). We believe in the commemoration of the Lord's Supper by the symbolic use of the bread and juice of the vine (I 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 5:22-23).
We believe that the experience and daily walk of the believer should never lead him into extremes of fanaticism (Philippians 4:5).
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 Thessalonians 4:16-17).
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 JUDGEMENT
We believe that all shall stand some day before the judgement seat of God, and there receive eternal life or death (2 Corinthians 5:10).
We believe that hell is the place of eternal torment for all who reject Christ as the Savior (Revelation 20:10,15).
We believe that soul winning is the most important responsibility of the Church (James 5:20).
women in ministry leadership
In addition to our statement of faith, it is important to note one distinctive regarding the Foursquare Church is our commitment to God's call on the lives of women to be spiritual leaders. In fact, the Foursquare movement was founded by a woman. The Foursquare Church seeks to be a leader in the body of Christ to empower all leaders regardless of age, gender or ethnicity. For a comprehensive biblical explanation of this position, please consider the three session video series found HERE. These videos are apologetic resources designed to answer the difficult questions surrounding the ever-pressing topic of releasing and empowering women into ministry leadership.