Doctrines


We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God, and that they only constitute the Divine rule of Christian faith and practice.

We believe that there is only one God, who is infinitely perfect, the Creator, Preserver, and Governor of all things, and who is the only proper object of religious worship.

We believe that there are three persons in the Godheadthe Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, undivided in essence and co-equal in power and glory.

We believe that in the person of Jesus Christ the Divine and human natures are united, so that He is truly and properly God and truly and properly man.

We believe that our first parents were created in a state of innocency, but by their disobedience, they lost their purity and happiness, and that in consequence of their fall, all men have become sinners, totally depraved, and as such are justly exposed to the wrath of God.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has by His suffering and death made an atonement for the whole world so that whosoever will may be saved.

We believe that repentance toward God, faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit are necessary to salvation.

We believe that we are justified by grace through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and that he that believeth hath the witness in himself.

We believe that continuance in a state of salvation depends upon continued obedient faith in Christ.

We believe that it is the privilege of all believers to be wholly sanctified, and that their whole spirit and soul and body may be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe in the immortality of the soul, the resurrection of the body, in the general judgement at the end of the world, in the eternal happiness of the righteous, and in the endless punishment of the wicked.

For further information, download The Salvation Army Handbook of Doctrine.

Now Available: “WE BELIEVE…” a DVD doctrine series in interview format. Questions probe the significance, practicality and historical background of each doctrine. Click here to download MP3 audio files.

Interview with Katharine Hayhoe

Interview with Katharine Hayhoe

World-renowned atmospheric scientist explains why climate change is a social justice issue that demands action now.

Taking Her Spirit Back

Taking Her Spirit Back

A First Nations mother finds healing through storytelling and faith in God.

Opinion & Critical Thought

Faith According to The Big Bang Theory

Faith According to The Big Bang Theory

How does TV’s most popular comedy explore the science-vs.-religion debate?

The End of Privacy

The End of Privacy

In the digital age, is privacy a thing of the past?

Territorial News

Canada and Bermuda Welcome New Cadets and Territorial Commander

Canada and Bermuda Welcome New Cadets and Territorial Commander

Chief of the Staff and World Secretary for Women’s Ministries lead welcome service.

Booth UC Kicks Off Academic Year with Inspiring Convocation

Booth UC Kicks Off Academic Year with Inspiring Convocation

Booth president reminds students that education is about transformation.

International News

#150reasons Celebrates 150 Years of The Salvation Army

#150reasons Celebrates 150 Years of The Salvation Army

Social media campaign gives Salvationists the opportunity to tell the Army’s story in a unique way.

Salvation Army Responds to Ebola Outbreak in Liberia

Salvation Army Responds to Ebola Outbreak in Liberia

Medical supplies and food packages benefit 6,500 individuals to date.

Faith & Friends

Prodigal Daughter

Prodigal Daughter

Cathy Harris was helped by God when she needed it most. Now, she brings her good news to people in need around the world.

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Alsha Wilson was focused on her law studies until a brush with blindness put her future at risk.