Eagle Heights Cathedral is a part of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship (WAGF) and exists as part of an autonomous self-governing associated national grouping of churches, helping to form the world’s largest Pentecostal denomination. This “Statement of Fundamental Truths” contains the 16 doctrines of the Assemblies of God. Of these non-negotiable tenets of faith, four are considered Cardinal Doctrines essential to the church’s core mission of reaching the world for Christ: Salvation, Baptism in the Holy Spirit, Divine Healing, and the Second Coming of Christ.
The Bible is our all-sufficient rule for faith and practice. This statement of Fundamental Truths is intended as a basis for fellowship among us. The phraseology employed in this Statement is not inspired nor contended for, but the truth set forth is held to be essential to a full-gospel ministry. No claim is made that it covers all Biblical truth, only that it covers our need as to these fundamental doctrines.
As a member of the WAGF, Eagle Heights Cathedral and its ministries subscribe to these truths, wholly and uncompromisingly, as the foundation of our faith, theological standing and doctrinal practices. You can find below a brief listing of these doctrines. For more extensive explanations and scriptural references click here.
I Corinthians 1:10; Acts 2:42
The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct.
II Timothy 3:15-17; I Thessalonians 2:13; II Peter 1:21
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare:
Man was created good and upright, however, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God.
Genesis 1:26-27, 2:17, 3:6; Romans 5:12-19
Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.
The ordinance of baptism is commanded by the scriptures. The Holy Communion in remembrance of the Last Supper, with symbolic elements of bread and fruit of the vine.
All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry.
Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4, 1:8; I Corinthians 12:1-31
The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance.
Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God.
Romans 12:1-2; I Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:12
The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission.
Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:22; Hebrews 12:23
A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the fourfold purpose of leading the Church in evangelization of the world, worship of God, building a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son, meeting human need with ministries of love and compassion.
Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement and is the privilege of all believers.
The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the church.
The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ and His saints to reign on earth for one thousand year.
There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be cosigned to the everlasting punishment on the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19:20, 20:11-15, 21:8
“We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness.”
II Peter 3:13; Revelation 21, 22