|The Pillar of Fire believes in the fundamental
doctrines of the orthodox Christian Protestant denominations. Our theological
position may be described as Wesleyan-Arminian.
We adhere to the beliefs
of The Apostles' Creed:
I. We believe in the Scriptures of the Old
and New Testaments as verbally inspired of God, inerrant in the original
writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and
II. We believe in one God, maker and preserver
of all things, existing in three equal persons--the Father, the Son, and
the Holy Spirit.
III. We believe in the essential deity of
Jesus Christ our Lord, and in His physical resurrection from the dead.
IV. We believe that the Holy Spirit, proceeding
from the Father and the Son, is of one substance, majesty, and glory with
the Father and the Son, very eternal God.
V. We believe in the fall of man and the universal
depravity of the human race, and in the guilty and lost condition of all
people everywhere outside Christ.
VI. We believe in "repentance toward God,
and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ."
VII. We believe in justification by faith
and in Christian perfection, or entire sanctification, as a second definite
work of grace.
VIII. We believe in the immortality of the
soul and the resurrection of the body.
IX. We believe in the premillennial return
We believe in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son,
our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary;
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third
day He rose from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and sitteth at the
right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge
the quick [living] and the dead. We believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy
Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the
resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
The full Pillar of
Fire statement of faith is located here
in Adobe Acrobat format. If your computer does not have the free Acrobat
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