The Church of the Nazareneis a Protestant Christian Church in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition (now the largest in the world), tracing it's roots to an anniversary date of 1908. It was founded to spread the message of scriptural holiness (Christlike living) across the lands. Today the Church of the Nazarene is located in 157 world areas.
The Church of the Nazareneis a Great Commission Church. We believe that God offers to everyone forgiveness, peace, joy, purpose, love, meaning in life, and the promise of heaven when life is over by entering and experiencing a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We are called to take this message to people everywhere.
The Church of the Nazareneis also a Holiness Church. We believe that Christians can experience a deeper level of life in which there is victory over sin, power to witness and serve, and a richer fellowship with God, all through the infilling of the Holy Spirit. With over 2 million members in more than 27,000 congregations, our vision and mission embraces the whole world. "
These are the beliefs Nazarenes hold to be true:
We believe in one God-the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain all truths necessary to faith and Christian living.
We believe that man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.
We believe that the fianally impenitent are hopelessly lost.
We believe that the atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified, regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin.
We believe that believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers.
We believe that our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgement will take place."