The Church of the Nazarene is the largest denomination in the classical Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. Christian discipleship is a way of life. It is the process of learning how God would have us live in the world. As we learn to live in obedience to the Word of God, in submission to the disciplines of the faith, and in accountability to one another, we begin to understand the true joy of the disciplined life and the Christian meaning of freedom. Discipleship is not merely human effort, submitting to rules and regulations. It is the means through which the Holy Spirit gradually brings us to maturity in Christ. It is through discipleship that we become people of Christian character. The ultimate goal of discipleship is to be transformed into the likeness of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18).
|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 human beings are born with a fallen nature, and are, 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.|