Our Creed

as Association of Pentecostal Churches in Germany (BFP)

1. God
We believe in the one eternal God of the Bible, the Creator of heaven and earth, who reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

2. God the Father
We believe in God the Father, the origin of all fatherhood, who in mercy and care turns to mankind and wants all to come to the knowledge of the truth. Therefore, in His love that surpasses all human understanding, He gave His Son for the salvation of a lost world.

3. Jesus Christ
We believe in Jesus Christ, the Word of God made flesh, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. In Him, God has revealed Himself definitively to us human beings for salvation. The Bible, the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, inspired by God's Spirit, bears witness to this as an infallible guide to our life, thought and action. As the Word of God made flesh, Jesus Christ, through his substitutionary final sacrifice in his death on the cross, obtained salvation for all people once and for all, so that after the resurrection and ascension to heaven, seated at the right hand of God, he could intercede for us with the Father.
We believe that Jesus, our Lord, will come again in power and glory, to eternal glory for the saved and eternal judgment for the lost. In Him, God invites all people as lost sinners to receive His salvation through repentance and faith.

4. Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit who, because of the redemption of Jesus Christ through the new birth, creates new life in us and brings it to completion in the resurrection from the dead. Through the baptism with the Holy Spirit, the exalted Lord wants to enable all believers to serve. Through his presence in those who are born again, he brings forth the fruit of the Spirit. In doing so, the Holy Spirit, in divine sovereignty, assigns various gifts, ministries, and effects for the mutual edification of believers and for service to the world.

5. The Church
We believe that the church is the community called out by God of those redeemed from sin, through whom He proclaims His salvation to the world. It is also, as the body of Jesus, the place of mutual service to which God calls and enables all members. Through baptism (by immersion) based on personal confession of forgiveness of sins and faith in Jesus Christ, believers are added to the local church. In the Lord's Supper, it proclaims the Lord's death and the common sharing of Jesus Christ as the head of the church, his body, in anticipation of his return.
Sharing in Jesus their Lord especially includes sanctification and faith-filled expectation of healing and restoration of the whole person.

Excerpt from the Guidelines of the BFP - Version October 2007