Like all denominations, the Church of the Nazarene has certain core beliefs and practices. The mission of the community of faith, which is derived from the Bible, is simple: to make Jesus Christ disciples for the world. Two key beliefs set the Church of the Nazarene apart from other Christian denominations: First, she believes that the Holy Spirit, the third person in the Trinity, enables all – again followers of Jesus Christ – to obey God consistently. This belief is at odds with the Protestant beliefs, but is in line with the emerging tradition of Wesley holiness.
The tradition of holiness is based on the belief that original sin is cleansed from believers by an act of grace from God. The Church of Nazareth refutes the idea that Christians are bound to sin and calls on believers to live a sinless life. According to the Articles of Faith of the Church of the Nazarene, sanctification is the work of God who transforms believers into the image of Christ. God’s grace works through the continuous perfecting by the Holy Spirit, culminating in glorification. According to the Wesleyan Heritage and Recovery Project, the Church of the Nazarene is part of a “Wesleyan holiness tradition” that believes in total sanctification. Ethics is based on a collective “Christian conscience,” guided by the Holy Spirit, a concept expressed in a general assembly of each denomination.
The same importance is attached to social justice for the poor, the youth are sent to Nazareth universities, no rough films are attended, and no suggestive dance steps are undertaken. It also says that those who violate the conscience of the Church must do so at their own risk. The same covenant of Christian conduct also calls for a strong commitment to the sanctity of life and to the protection of human life in all its forms. In the Nazarene liturgies, the two symbols of communion, bread and wine, are prayed and consecrated. The minister recites the prayers and the ordinations, which are then distributed to the people and shared with them with the help of other ministers and administrators.
The church has revised its Sunday and Wednesday evening meetings from divine service to evangelization training and small-group studies. The Nazarene beliefs of the Church are set out in the Bible, in its liturgies and other religious texts. Church members are expected to volunteer to make donations to support the missionary work of the universal church.
Christian denominations, these two Nazarene faiths set them apart from other evangelicals. A person can experience in this life the entire sanctification of his personal holiness, but he can lose his salvation through sin. Jesus Christ obeyed righteousness and holiness, and the saved person was saved; he or she cannot lose his or her salvation because of sin, even though they were baptized.
The Old and New Testaments contain the truth necessary for a Christian life of faith, and there are solid theological roots, grounded in the Bible, based on the infallible Word of God. Nazarene communities have abandoned this and turned to an emerging ecclesiastical heresy that needs a solution in the further course of the next century. I think we can argue that the Church is already on the way to abandoning this sound, and has been doing so for some time. About a year ago, some serious research on this movement was made, and it was quickly realized that there are many people and church leaders who have never heard of it, even though it comes from practically all denominations. This is good, because the churches that are not affected are most likely still founded on solid biblical theology and doctrine. If there is no solid biblical basis for theology, then there can be no Scripture about this nascent church movement. But if something is not God, it cannot be Satan, but if it is not God, something must be against God.
The movement was overrun by a large number of seminaries, some of which were far from their main seminary, and that it could well be part of a much larger Nazarene Church in the United States. This emerging ecclesial movement an influence that is misleading so many Christians around the world. There are countless millions who have fallen away from the faith because of this great apostasy. The return of Christ will come when there is a great revival, but it will not come in the form of a revival of the Nazarene.