The Church of the Nazarene is a Protestant Christian church in the Wesleyan, Holiness tradition. Organized in 1908, the denomination is now home to about 2.5 million members worshiping in more than 30,000 congregations in 162 world areas. The Grand Junction First Church of the Nazarene organized on July 18, 1918.
The doctrine that distinguishes the Church of the Nazarene and other Wesleyan denominations from most other Christian denominations is that of entire sanctification. Nazarenes believe that God calls Christians to a life of holy living that is marked by an act of God, cleansing the heart from original sin and filling the individual with love for God and humankind.
Statement of Faith
~ 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 truth 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 finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally 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 and 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 judgment will take place.
*To Praise God.
*To tell the world God loves them.
*To live Holy lives.
*To love one another in Christ Jesus.
For more on the Nazarene church, visit: www.nazarene.org.