The Bible is the foundation and source of our belief and practice; on this basis, the General Conference in session determines the stated fundamental beliefs of the Church. Ebenezer Church of God of Prophecy accept the Bible as their only creed and hold certain fundamental beliefs to be the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. These beliefs, as set forth here, constitute the church’s understanding and expression of the teaching of Scripture. Click here to get a copy of the 28 Fundamental Beliefs.
What We Believe
Section 1: We believe that the Bible (Holy Scripture) is inspired by God, entirely trustworthy, infallible and the absolutely supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct (II Timothy 3:16, 17).
Section 2: We believe in one God, who has always existed in three Persons, Father, Son (Jesus Christ) and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isaiah 43:10).
Section 3: We believe in our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His death, His resurrection, His ascension, His work as the only mediator between man and God, and His personal return in power and glory. In remembrance, and as a reminder, of His sacrificial death on our behalf, we celebrate the ordinance of Holy Communion the Lords Supper.
Section 4: We believe in the salvation of lost and sinful man only by faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, not by works (Rom. 4:1-5).
Section 5: We believe in the Holy Spirit by whom indwelling the believer is regenerated, and empowered to live a holy life in order to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ, (Matthew 3:11: John 20:22; 1 Corinthians 6:19).
Section 6: We believe in the resurrection of the dead, both the saved and lost; they that are saved unto the eternal life; and they that are lost unto eternal death, (Acts 24:15; 1 Corinthians 15:12 & 21).
Section 7: We believe that water baptism is an essential and necessary step for an obedient born-again believer, and is to be performed by immersion only upon repentant believers. We hold water baptism as an ordinance of the church (Acts 2:38).
Section 8: We hold that all believers may speak in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. (Acts 2:40). We believe that “speaking in tongues” is the Scriptural physical sign, which accompanies the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Section 9: We believe that each believer should speak in tongues and then strongly desire the spiritual gift of prophesy so that he or she might build up and encourage the whole Church. (I Cor. 14:1-5). We further believe that prophecy in the Church is a sign of the end-time visitation of God (Joel 2; Acts 2), for the “testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” (Revelation 19:10).
Section 10: We believe in the doctrine of the laying on of hands for (1) the confirmation of ministries by the laying on of hands, (Acts 13:1,3); (2) the impartation of the gift of the Holy Ghost (Acts 8:17,18); (3) the ministry of healing to the sick (Mark 16:16); (4) the blessing and dedication (setting apart) of children (Mark 10:16). We also hold the dedication of children as an ordinance of the Church.
Section 11: We believe in the five-fold ministry given to the church by Jesus Christ when He ascended into heaven, and that these ministries continues to be needed and should be expected today – that is, the ministries of apostles prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers. Working with these ministries will be elders, deacons, and the gifted men and women of the Church (Ephesians 4:11).
Section 12: We believe that the nine gifts of the Spirit (I Corinthians 12) should be and must be operative in the Church today in order for the believers to enjoy the fullness of God; also, that these gifts are imparted by the sovereignty of the Holy Spirit and only work or are operated by the Spirit. (I Corinthians 12:11).
Section 13: We hold that healing for the body is provided in the sacrificial death of our Lord Jesus Christ, for “by His stripes we are healed.” (I Peter 2:24, 25).
Section 14: We believe that “the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made [us] free” from the curse of sin, sickness and death. (Rom. 8:2; Matt. 8:17).
Section 15: We believe in marriage, the covenant relationship between a man and a woman, which is declared before God and the Church. We hold marriage as an ordinance of the Church, which is a reflection of the relationship between Jesus and His Church, (Ephesians 5:22-33).
Section 16: We believe in the unity in the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ, (Romans 12:5; 1 Corinthians 12:12 & 27).