About US

The Carlisle First Church of God is a non-Pentecostal evangelical church. We believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible authority. It is the Word of God. This is our only rule of faith and practice. Our church dates back to 1894 when an organizational meeting was held in Sipe's Hall on South Hanover Street, Carlisle. At that meeting thirty-six people formed a covenant that established the First Church of God in Carlisle. That same year the new congregation purchased a church on West Louther Street. We worshiped in that location until 1974 when the congregation moved to our present location.

What We Believe

We believe that the Holy Scriptures are the complete and verbally inspired Word of God, the supreme standard for faith and conduct. 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21

We believe in one living, eternal, and true God, existing in three persons as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Timothy 1:17; 2 Corinthians 13:14

We believe in the absolute deity of the Lord Jesus Christ; in His virgin birth; in His perfect humanity; His vicarious death through the shedding of His blood for the forgiveness of sins; His bodily resurrection and ascension, His present High Priestly ministry, and in the personal , imminent, pretribulation and premillennial coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones, and His subsequent return to Earth, with His saints to establish His millennial kingdom. John 1:1-2, 14; Luke 1:35; Romans 3:24-25; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 7:25; Titus 2:13; Revelation 19:11-16

We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and that He is the agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption. John 16:8-11; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13-14

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature and became alienated from God; and that man is totally depraved and of himself utterly unable to redeem his lost condition. Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:22-23; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12

We believe that the salvation of the sinner is wholly of grace through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and that the redeemed are kept by God’s power unto everlasting life. Ephesians 2:8-9; John 6:37-40; 1 Peter 1:5

We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowment of all His gifts such as the gifts of evangelist, pastors, and teachers, for the equipping of the saints. We believe God does heal and does answer the prayer of faith, in accord with His own will, for the sick and afflicted. 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; Ephesians 4:7-12; 1 John 5:14-15

We believe the Church of Jesus Christ began at Pentecost and is the Body and Bride of Christ, a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons of this present age. We also believe in the local church as defined in the New Testament Scriptures. Ephesians 1:22-23; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11

We believe that Satan is a supernatural person, the author of sin, and the cause of the fall; that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man; and that he shall be eternally punished in the lake of fire. Isaiah 14:12-17; Matthew 25:42; Revelation 20:10

We believe in the observance of the three ordinances – Baptism, of believers by immersion, the Lord’s Supper, and the Washing of the Saint’s Feet. (Theses are to be perpetual remembrance for all believers.) 1 Corinthians 11:23-29; John 13:14-15

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost. John 5:28-29; 2 Corinthians 5:18; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 20-:11-15