What We Believe

Flatland is a member of a cooperative fellowship of churches called the Assemblies of God. The list below is something that we every church in our fellowship affirms, and we ask that each of our Homes of Influence affirm them too. Of course, a list without an explanation can often be unhelpful, that’s why we encourage you to attend our Next Step class to learn more about our vision, values, and beliefs.

Fundamental Truths

The Scriptures Inspired

The Bible is verbally inspired of God and is our infallible rule of faith and conduct.

2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21;

The One True God

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22;

The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus’ deity, virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, death, resurrection, and exaltation.

Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31; Luke 1:35; Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22; Acts 2:22; Acts 10:38; Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:4; Acts 1:9;

The Fall of Man

Mankind, through voluntary sin, incurred physical and spiritual death.

Genesis 1:26,27; Genesis 2:17; Genesis 3:6; Romans 5:12-19;

The Salvation of Man

Our only hope of salvation is through faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus.

Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:11; Titus 3:5-7; Romans 8:16; Ephesians 4:24; Titus 2:12;

The Ordinances of the Church

Baptism by immersion and communion are symbolic expressions of faith in Jesus.

Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47,48; Romans 6:4; 2 Peter 1:4 ; 1 Corinthians 11:26;

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Baptism in the Holy Spirit, a subsequent experience to salvation, is for all believers.

Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; Acts 8:12-17; Acts 10:44-46; Acts 11:14-16; Acts 15:7-9;

The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Baptism in the Holy Spirit is marked by the initial, physical sign of speaking in tongues.

Acts 2:4; Acts 10:44-46; Acts 19:4-7;

The Sancitifcation of Believers

Sins are forgiven through repentance and faith, resulting in a life of obedience to God.

Romans 12:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:12; Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:15,16; Romans 6:1-13; Romans 8:1-2; Romans 8:13; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 2:12-13; 1 Peter 1:5;

The Church and Its Missions

The purpose of the church is to save the lost, worship the Lord and disciple believers.

Ephesians 1:22,23; Ephesians 2:22; Hebrews 12:23;

The Ministry

God calls individuals to places of ministry to assist the church in fulfilling its purpose.

Mark 16:15-20; John 4:23-24; Ephesians 4:11-16; Psalms 112:9; Galatians 2:10; Galatians 6:10; James 1:27;

Divine Healing

Divine healing is available to all believers because of Jesus’ death and resurrection.

Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16;

The Blessed Hope

Jesus will come again, raise the dead, and gather His followers to be with Him forever.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52;

The Millenial Reign of Christ

Jesus will reign with His followers on earth for a thousand years at His second coming.

Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:27; Matthew 24:30; Revelation 1:7; Revelation 19:11-14; Revelation 20:1-6; Ezekiel 37:21-22; Zephaniah 3:19,20; Romans 11:26,27; Isaiah 11:6-9; Psalms 72:3-8; Micah 4:3,4;

The Final Judgment

There is a final judgment where every person will receive eternal life or eternal punishment.

Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:11-15; Revelation 21:8;

The New Heavens and the New Earth

God will establish new heavens and a new earth following the final judgment.

2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21; Revelation 22;