A Summary of the Salvation Army's doctrines - From Salvation Story 1999          

  1. We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God and that they are the only divine rule of Christian faith and practice.
  3. We believe that there is only one God, whom alone we worship, eternally existing in three co-equal persons, of one essence, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  5. We believe in God the Father, creator of Heaven and earth, preserver and governor of all, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love.
  7. We believe in Jesus Christ, God's eternal Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of Mary. In him humanity and deity are united. He lived a perfect life, died an atoning death, was raised from the dead and lives at the right hand of the Father; he intercedes for his people and will return in power and glory.
  9. We believe in God the Holy Spirit, Lord and giver of life, who convicts, regenerates, sanctifies and empowers for ministry all who believe in Christ as Saviour and Lord.
  11. We believe that we were created in the image of God to live in harmony with God and creation, a state which was broken by disobedience and sin and, as a result, we live under the compulsion of sin, separated from God and unable to save ourselves.
  13. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ suffered and died to save the whole world and was raised by the glory of the Father so that whoever turns in repentance to God and has faith in Jesus Christ will be saved.
  15. We believe that we are justified by grace through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, and are born again by the Holy Spirit, who testifies to salvation in our hearts as we continue in an obedient faith-relationship with Christ.
  17. We believe in sanctification by grace through faith as the privilege and calling of all who profess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour and who accept the power of the Holy Spirit to lead a life of holiness
  19. We believe in the Church, the body of Christ, justified and sanctified by grace, called to continue the mission and ministry of Christ.
  21. We believe in Christ's return in glory, the completion of God's Kingdom, the resurrection of the body, the final accountability of all persons to God, Heaven and Hell, the endless despair of those who reject salvation and the eternal happiness of those who are righteous through faith.