Church of the Nazarene

The Church of the Nazarene is the largest denomination in the classical Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. The doctrine that distinguishes the Church of the Nazarene and other Wesleyan denominations from most other Christian denominations is that of entire sanctification. Nazarenes believe that God calls Christians to a life of holy living that is marked by an act of God, cleansing the heart from original sin and filling the individual with love for God and humankind.


Church of the Nazarene Articles of Faith

  • We believe in one God, revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 

  • We believe in Jesus Christ. Born of the virgin Mary, He suffered and died on a cross, and was raised to life. By His death on the cross, He made a full atonement for all sin 

  • We believe that everyone has sinned, fallen short of God, and is separated from Him. Whoever repents of their sin and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ, will be saved. 

  • We believe Christ-followers are called to submit their lives fully to the Holy Spirit. 

  • We believe in the Holy Bible. The scriptures are the inspired Word of God and contain all truth for all mankind. 

  • We believe in the Church universal. The body of Christ is called by God to worship together and join in the redemptive work of Christ in the world. 

  • We believe in baptism. Baptism is the declaration of one's faith in Jesus Christ. 

  • We believe in the Lord’s Supper. Communion is the remembrance and appreciation of Christ’s death on the cross. 

  • We believe in divine healing. We believe in the prayer of faith to heal the sick. We also believe God heals through the means of medical science.

  • We believe Jesus Christ will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.