The Church of God stands now, as it has always stood, for the whole Bible rightly divided and for the New Testament as the only rule for government and discipline. The General Assembly meets biennially to search the Scriptures and to determine the direction of the church. Occasionally there are amplifications, but the basic doctrines of the church have remained constant since the inception of the church.
Included in this document are those statements of faith and guiding principles which are the results of searching the Scriptures from time to time. A study of the document, along with the Scriptural references, will reveal that those teachings and doctrines which we have held dear through the years have been strengthened and preserved, not only for this generation but also for posterity.
We believe it is the responsibility of every member and minister of the Church of God to be fully informed and versed in the doctrines and teachings of the church. Therefore, we are calling upon the entire constituency of the Church of God to review this material and to use it as a basis for Christian living and practice.