Q. Can you please explain to me the difference between the Church of God and the Assembly of God Church? Also I understand that the doctrine of the Pentecostals do not adhere to the belief that once saved always saved.
Thank You in advance for any information you can provide.
A. These two denominations are very similar in their beliefs and practices.
The Church of God is a protestant denomination that describes itself as evangelical and pentecostal, meaning that they affirm the primary doctrines revealed in the Scriptures and manifest gifts of the Holy Spirit similar to those experienced by the Apostles on the day of Pentecost when the church was born. It claims to be the oldest pentecostal denomination.
The Assemblies of God is also an evangelical pentecostal denomination that sprang from the pentecostal movement of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s Today it’s the largest pentecostal denomination in the world.
Both the Church of God and the Assemblies of God officially hold to a doctrine of conditional salvation, meaning that it’s possible for a person, once saved, to lose his or her salvation by failing to adhere to defined standards of behavior.