church doctrine

What does the Church of God teach about hell?

Jesus taught us that, to be like our Father in heaven, we should love our enemies, bless them that curse us, do good to them that hate us, and forgive those who sin against us seventy times seven. Elsewhere, the Son and His Father speak of horrific punishment reserved for their enemies in the final […]

Do I have to speak in tongues to be saved?

My friend visited a church recently and was told that she wasn’t saved if she didn’t speak in tongues. What does CoG7 teach about this subject?   Speaking in tongues, one of nine spiritual gifts listed in 1 Corinthians 12:8-10, figures prominently in the Church’s communication of the gospel to new peoples and languages (Acts […]

Is the Holy Spirit a force or a person?

Is the Holy Spirit a force or a person? What does CoG7 teach about the Spirit of God?   The historic view of “Trinity” holds that the Holy Spirit is a divine person with all the attributes of God — Father and Son. Each of the three, then, has the full divine nature and substance […]

What does the Church of God teach about infant baptism?

What does the Church of God teach about infant baptism? I was christened as a baby in another church. Do I need to be baptized as an adult also?    You’ve recalled a word not in wide usage among us these days: christen. It was used early on of anointing (krismas, Greek) with oil (laying on […]