Lifehouse Foursquare is a member of The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. The beliefs we hold in common are summarized below:
The Bible is the inspired Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
God is eternal and triune—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:14).
Humans were created in the image of God, but by voluntary disobedience fell into sin, handing down sin's nature and consequences to all humans (Genesis 1:27; Romans 5:12).
Redemption is possible because while we were still sinners, Christ died for us and with his blood signed the pardon for all who believe in Him. (John 3:16; Romans 5:8).
Grace is the total condition for salvation, because we have no righteousness on our own, and no human merit can contribute to our receiving God's love and favor (Ephesians 2:8; 2 Corinthians 5:21).
Repentance (turning from our sins) and wholehearted acceptance of Christ is what justifies us before God through Jesus' sacrificial death (Romans 10:6-10; 1 John 1:9).
The New Birth that takes place in people at conversion is very real; that having received the righteousness of Christ, they now will desire to walk in it (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20).
A Sanctified Life is the will of God—consistently growing stronger in faith, power, prayer, love and service (2 Corinthians 7:1).
Water Baptism is an essential response of a believer to Jesus' command, testifying to His Lordship as Christ and King (Rom 6:4).
The Lord's Supper is to be observed, receiving the broken bread and the fruit of the vine with joy and faith as we partake anew of the life and the triumph of Christ's Cross (1 Corinthians 11:24-26).
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit empowers believers to exalt Jesus, to live lives of holiness, and to be witnesses of God's saving grace, and that His incoming will be the same as it was in the days of the Early Church (Acts 1:5-8; 2:4).
The Spirit-Filled Life is about a daily walk, moment by moment serving the Lord and living obedient and prayerful lives (Ephesians 4:30-32; Galatians 5:16,25).
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit are to build up the Body of Christ through edification and evangelism, and as evidence of a Spirit-filled life, believers should show spiritual fruit (1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Galatians 5:22-25).
Moderation should keep believers from extremes of fanaticism and their lives should model Christ in uprightness, balance, humility, and self-sacrifice (Colossians 3:12-13; Phillipians 4:5).
Divine Healing is the power of Jesus to heal the sick in answer to the prayer of faith (Mark 16:17-18; James 5:14-16).
The Second Coming of Christ is certain, literal, personal, and imminent and should prompt our evangelistic efforts Matthew 24:36, 42-44; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).
Church Relationship is important, and it is our duty to identify ourselves with a specific congregation of believers and work together to advance the message of the Kingdom (Acts 16:5; Hebrews 10:24).
Civil Government is by divine appointment and civil laws should be upheld at all times except in things opposed to the will of God (Acts 4:18-20; Romans 13:1-5).
Final Judgment will happen; the redeemed will be delivered to everlasting life, and the unrepentant to everlasting punishment (Revelation 20:11-12; 2 Corinthians 5:10).
Heaven is the glorious habitation of the living God and the eternal home of the born-again believers (John 14:2; Revelation 7:15-17).
Hell is a place of darkness and deepest sorrow which will become the place of eternal separation from God for all who reject Christ as Savior (Matthew 13:41-42; Revelation 20:10, 15).
Evangelism is the most important responsibility of the Church on earth and that every hinderance to worldwide evangelism should be removed (James 5:20; Mark 16:15).
Tithes and Offerings are ordained of God to sustain His ministry, spread the Gospel, and release personal blessing (Malachi 3:10; 1 Corinthians 16:1-2).