Foursquare is a biblical term first mentioned in the book of Exodus and lastly in the book of Revelation.
Each of the ten biblical references containing the word foursquare, within the scriptural meaning, pertains to God’s redemptive pattern, His acceptance of those who believe in Christ, and their worship of Him (Exodus 27:1; 28:16; 30:2; 37:25; 38:1; 39:9; 1 Kings 7:31; Ezekiel 40:47; 48:20; and Revelation 21:16). Foursquare is an appropriate term to describe the four phases of the ministry of Jesus Christ: the Savior, Baptizer with the Holy Spirit, Healer, and Soon-coming King.
The term “Foursquare Gospel” was given in the inspiration of revival to the denomination’s founder, Aimee Semple McPherson, during an evangelistic campaign in Oakland, Calif., in 1922.
It represents that which is equally balanced on all sides, established and enduring. Such confidence in the power of the Gospel is also expressed by the verse, Hebrews 13:8, displayed in Foursquare churches proclaiming, “Jesus Christ the Same, Yesterday and Today and Forever.”
Each facet of the Foursquare Gospel message is represented by an emblem:
The cross represents Jesus as Savior, The dove represents Jesus as Baptizer with the Holy Spirit. The cup represents Jesus as the Healer, The crown represents Jesus as the Soon-coming King. Perhaps the simplest scriptural summary possible of the Foursquare Gospel would be the testimony that Jesus saves us according to John 3:16; He baptizes us with the Holy Spirit according to Acts 2:4; He heals people according to James 5:14, 15; And, Jesus Christ is coming again to receive us to Himself according to 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17.
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