The Holy Scriptures
We believe that the Bible is the sole basis of faith and service to God. The Gospel is the power of God unto salvation to those who believe.
One God, the Father
We believe that the one and only true God is the Father, the Creator. We hold this belief because this is the doctrine taught by our Lord Jesus Christ and His apostles.
The Lord Jesus Christ
The Iglesia Ni Cristo believes that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the one and only Savior given by God.
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the power (Acts 1:8) sent by the Father in the name of Christ.
The Messengers of God
The Iglesia Ni Cristo believes that the task of understanding God's words in the Bible, and teaching them without any alteration, without adding or diminishing, is given exclusively to the messengers of God.
The Iglesia Ni Cristo believes that since ancient times, God has set apart His people to serve Him. Outside this election, man cannot render services acceptable to God.
The Church and Salvation
The Iglesia Ni Cristo believes that membership in the Church Of Christ is the only means to man's salvation in the Christian era.
We believe that the baptism commanded by Christ and preached by the apostles is done by means of immersion.
The Church Administration
The Iglesia Ni Cristo believes that every member is duty-bound to submit himself to the Church Administration because it is God's commandment.
Worship of God
The Iglesia Ni Cristo believes that it is the whole duty of man to worship God and keep His commandments.
The Iglesia Ni Cristo believes that members of the true Church Of Christ should observe the brotherhood. Christ established a brotherhood inside the Church Of Christ.
The Christian Unity
The Iglesia Ni Cristo subscribes to sacred unity. This is absolute unity, for in this unity, God, Christ, and the Church are joined together or united.
The Resurrection of the Dead
The Iglesia Ni Cristo believes that the dead will be resurrected. Christ would not have been resurrected if there were no resurrection of the dead.
The Holy City, New Jerusalem
The Iglesia Ni Cristo believes that there is a Holy City being prepared by Christ and promised to His disciples to which He will bring them on His return.
“WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?” is the usual remark we hear from some people who have come across the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ). And we don’t blame them because it is a perfectly sound and legitimate question to ask how this Church differs from other religions.
The set of beliefs upheld by a religious organization says a lot about its true character. The religion that God deems worthy is that which adheres to His teachings written in the Holy Scriptures.
This is what distinguishes the Iglesia Ni Cristo from other religious groups. It faithfully upholds the teachings of the Bible, which lead to the right spiritual path. What follows are brief explanations of the fundamental beliefs of the Iglesia Ni Cristo as classified into these topics: