The following are the core beliefs of Wilderness Church based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible and supported by our fellowship, the Assemblies of God. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.
There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise. God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom, justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
God has revealed himself to us through His Son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and the Holy Scriptures. We can also see the signature of God in all of creation.
Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations. Since the fall we are all born with a sinful nature but Jesus conquered over our sins to deliver us to freedom, both in this life and completely in eternity.
When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation since that time.
Jesus Christ came into our reality to bring us to a point of reconciliation with God. He lived a life without sin and became the perfect and final sacrifice for our sins, at His death on the cross. God raised Him from the dead and now, out of His endless grace, offers the free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. His death, resurrection and the hope that it brings for all mankind is what separates Christianity from all other religions.
The Church as a whole is the visible, earthly, representation of Jesus Christ. Our mission is to proclaim the hope found in His name and carry it to every corner of the earth.
Jesus Christ will return to fully reconcile all creation to Himself. The order that God desired at the beginning of creation, will be restored and there will be no separation from His glory, for those who have chosen to call Him Lord and Savior.