Denominational Covering

Mercy Church is affiliated with the Church of God denomination based out of Cleveland, Tennessee. The denominational covering is on a state, national, and international level. The Church of God is established in over 188 nations in the world, and continues to expand in divine favor and influence. Below, are some quick facts about the Church of God. You will also see the Declaration of Faith. This is the official expression of doctrine for all Church of God affiliated churches. You can find out more about the denomination at churchofgod.org

WE BELIEVE:

-In the verbal inspiration of the Bible (II Timothy 3:16; Psalm 138:2).

-In one God eternally existing in three persons: namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (I John 5:7-8).

-That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the virgin Mary (John 1:14; Matthew 1:20-21).

-That Jesus was crucified, buried, and rose from the dead (Mark 15:25; Romans 6:4, 9).

-That He ascended to heaven and is seated today at the right hand of the Father as our Intercessor (Hebrews 7:25).

-That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins (Romans 3:23; John 3:16).

-That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1; Titus 3:5, 7).

-In sanctification subsequent to the new birth through faith in the blood of Christ,

through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost (Romans 5:2; John 17:17).

-Holiness to be God's standard of living for His people (I Thessalonians 4:7; Hebrews 12:14).

In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a  clean heart (Acts 1:4-8; Matthew 3:11; Luke 24:49, 53; Psalm 103:3).

-In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost (1Corinthians 14:5).

-In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father,

and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Acts 8:12-13; 1 Peter 3:21).

-Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement (Isaiah 53:4, 5; James 5:14-16).

-In the Lord's Supper and washing of the saint’s feet (Luke 22:17-20; I Corinthians 11:23-26).

-In the pre-millennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years (Zechariah 14:4; II Thessalonians 1:7-10; Revelation 20:4-6; Zechariah 14:16).

-In the bodily resurrection, eternal life for the righteous, and eternal

punishment for the wicked (John 5:28-29; Revelation 20:10-15, 21:8).