These are the beliefs Nazarenes hold to be true:
in one God-the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
that the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.
that man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.
that the finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost.
that the atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin.
that believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers.
that our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.
What do Nazarenes believe about God?
As part of the Christian community, Nazarenes understand that there is one God, who has always existed and will always exist (Deuteronomy 6:4).
We believe that He is creative (Genesis 1; Isaiah 40:25-26) and holy (Leviticus 19:2; Isaiah 5:16, 6:1-7) and that His purposes are carried out in this world (Jeremiah 29:11; Acts 1:6-7).
We also understand that God's nature is "three-fold": Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 13:14). This concept of God's three-fold nature, the Trinity, was understood by the early Christian Church as the best way to explain what they had experienced. They knew from their Jewish roots that there is only one God, but they also knew that Jesus acted as if He were God. In addition, the Holy Spirit, empowering the church as promised by Jesus and the Old Testament, seemed to have all of God's power as well. Thus they understood that Jesus and the Holy Spirit are parts of the one God who has always existed. Nazarenes embrace this belief borne out by God's Word.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a Christian?
A Christian is a follower of the Christ, Jesus of Nazareth. (Acts 11:26). Just as a Muslim accepts and promotes the teachings of Mohammed or a Buddhist accepts and promotes the teachings of Buddha, a Christian consciously decides to accept and promote the teachings of Jesus (Acts 26:28).
If I've done something really wrong, will God forgive me?
Yes! The good news from God is that everyone can have a fresh start with God (2 Peter 3:9). The only requirement is a sincere desire and intention to turn away from what is wrong and to follow God (2 Chronicles 7:14; Psalm 51:7; Isaiah 55:6-7; Mark 1:14-15; Acts 3:19; 1 Thessalonians 1:9). In the Bible, God forgave cheaters (see the story of Jacob in Genesis 27 and 32), murderers (David in 2 Samuel 12), adulterers (an unnamed woman in John 8:1-11), and even those who had turned away from God earlier (Samson in Judges 16 and 17). Today every person is offered forgiveness in Christ with the opportunity for a fresh start (Jeremiah 3:12-14; 2 Corinthians 7:8-11).
Prayer of Salvation
I know that I am a Sinner. Thank You for dying for me on the Cross.
Today I confess with my mouth and I believe in my heart that you are the Son of God, that you died on the cross for my sins, was buried in the tomb and you rose again on the third day.
Please come into my heart, Forgive Me and Wash me of my sins.
Be the Lord of my Life and teach me to walk in your footsteps. So I can serve you all of my days.
Thank You Lord Jesus for saving me, forgiving of my sins and giving me the gift of eternal life.
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PO Box 12238
Rock Hill, SC, 29731
Pastor Jonathan W. Pannell III