In order that we may preserve our God-given heritage, the faith once
delivered to the saints, we do hereby ordain, adopt, and set forth as the
fundamental law or Constitution of the Church of the Nazarene the Articles of
Faith here following:
In one God, the Creator of all things, who reveals Himself as Father, Son and
In Jesus Christ, who is both fully God and fully man, who became like us to
bring about our salvation.
In the Holy Spirit, who is active in the world today, bringing us to salvation.
The Bible is the Holy Word of God. It gives us all we need to know about how to be saved and live a holy life.
We are all sinners by both nature and act and need God’s forgiveness and
Jesus Christ died on the cross, and on the third day rose again to sit at the right hand of God the Father. Trusting in His death and resurrection, we can be restored to a right relationship with God through forgiveness of sins.
That God has enabled us to turn to Him from sin but that He has not forced us to
Each person must repent, turn away from their sins, and trust Christ to forgive
When we turn from sin and trust in Christ, our sins are completely forgiven, we
are born again, and become part of the family of God.
In the new birth of believers, whereby, through the gracious work of God, the
moral nature of the repentant believer is given a new spiritual life, capable to
faith, love, and obedience.
In the Church, the community of faith, those who confess Jesus Christ as Lord, and
the covenant people of God made new in Christ. We believe in baptism and encourage people to be baptized as Christians.
In the Lord’s Supper as a means of God’s grace.
God can heal. We also believe God can work through medical science.
Jesus is coming again.
In the resurrection of the dead, that the bodies of the just and the unjust will
be raised to life and united with their spirits in eternal life or death. We
believe this personal choice is given to all people.