The Scriptures are inspired. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13)
There is One true God. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19)
The Lord Jesus Christ is fully God. (Matthew 1:23; 1 Corinthians 15:3)
Mankind has fallen into sin. (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 5:12-19)
Mankind can be saved only through Jesus. (Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9)
The two ordinances of the Church:
Baptism in water by immersion. (Matthew 28:19)
Holy Communion. (1 Corinthians 11:26)
The baptism in the Holy Spirit is for today. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8)The initial evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit:
Speaking in other tongues. (Acts 2:4; Acts 10:45-46; Acts 19:6)
Sanctification of the believer. (Titus 2:12; Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:15-16)
The Church has a mission. (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8)
The ministry is divinely appointed. (Mark 6:15-20; Ephesians 4:11)
Divine Healing is available. (Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16)
The Blessed Hope - The Rapture.(1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1Corinthians 15:51-52)
The Millennial reign of Christ. (Matthew 24:27-30; Revelation 19:11-14)
The final judgment of all mankind. (Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 20:11-15; 21:86)
There will be a new Heavens and Earth. (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21, 22)
The Assemblies of God grew out of the Pentecostal revival, which began in the early 1900s in places such as Topeka, Kansas, and the Azusa Street Mission in Los Angeles. During times of prayer and Bible study, believers received spiritual experiences like those described in the book of Acts. Accompanied by “speaking in tongues,” their religious experiences were associated with the coming of the Holy Spirit on the Jewish feast of Pentecost (Acts 2), and participants in the movement were dubbed “Pentecostals.” The Pentecostal movement has grown from a handful of Bible school students in Topeka, Kansas, to an estimated 600 million in the world today.
Many participants who were baptized in the Holy Spirit during revivals and camp meetings in the early 1900s were not welcomed back to their former churches. These believers started many small churches throughout the country and communicated through publications that reported on the revivals. In 1913, a Pentecostal publication, the Word and Witness, called for the independent churches to band together for the purpose of fellowship and doctrinal unity. Other concerns for facilitating missionaries, chartering churches and forming a Bible training school were also on the agenda.
Some 300 Pentecostals met at an opera house in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in 1914, and agreed to form a new fellowship of loosely knit independent churches. These churches were left with the needed autonomy to develop and govern their own local ministries, yet they were united in their message and efforts to reach the world for Christ. So began the General Council of the Assemblies of God.
Assemblies of God churches form a cooperative fellowship. As a result, the organization operates from the grass roots, allowing the local church to choose and develop ministries and facilities best suited for its local needs.