What We Believe
The basic doctrine of the Apostolic Pentecostal church
About the Bible
We believe the Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God, divinely revealed to man. We accept the Bible as true, and as the final authority on salvation and Christian living.
We believe that reading & studying the Word is an integral part of discipleship and is critical to living an effective Christian life.
II Timothy 3:15-17; John 8:32; Psalm 119:11; Psalm 119:105
We believe there is one God who revealed Himself to humanity as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and as the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh – both God and man – and that three manifestations are the same one true God.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16
About Sin & Salvation
We believe that all have sinned, that the very nature of humanity has been corrupted, that sin’s effect is distance from God & eternal damnation and that all humanity is in need of salvation.
Romans 3:23-24; James 1:14–15; Galatians 5:19–21; Romans 6:23;
We believe in the saving Gospel – the good news that God’s love for mankind is demonstrated in that Jesus died in our place, for our sins – the sinless sacrifice.
Romans 3:24-25; Ephesians 2:8-9; Colossians 1:22; 1 Peter 1:19
We believe that salvation comes only by God’s grace through faith and the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ on Calvary.
We obey the gospel in repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial sign of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance (resurrection).
Ephesians 2:8-9; I Peter 4:17; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4
About Holiness & Christian Living
As Christians we are still subject to the tempations and impact of sin which grieves the Holy Spirit. That we should strive continuously to resist tempation, repent of any sin, and live a holy & overcoming life inwardly and outwardly.
II Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; Colossians 3:5–6; Romans 6:12–14
As Christians, we are to love God with all of our heart, soul and mind and to love one another, as He loved us.
We believe that Jesus’ repeated commandment for us to ‘love one another’ is a mission-critical component of Christianity and living an overcoming life.
We strive to demonstrate love to all – sinner and saint alike; no matter their race, nationality, ethnicity, language, political affiliation, or socio-economic status.