JESUS IS THE WAY THE TRUTH AND LIFE


Our beliefs and our teachings are strictly based upon the Holy Word of God, in Acts. We believe that the Word of God is infallible. 

We follow the Apostles teachings, thus we are Apostolic in doctrine.  

We are Pentecostal in experience, by receiving the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in other tongues, just like the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2:4.

We believe there is only one God, Jesus Christ. (Deuteronomy 6:4). There is just One God and HE is a Spirit. Jesus is then that one true God (Spirit) manifested or revealed to humanity in the flesh as the Messiah! Jesus is the “Visible” image of our “Invisible” GOD.

We believe in water baptism by immersion in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sin. (Acts 2:38). Christian water baptism was instituted by Jesus Christ in Mark 16:16 by connecting it to our salvation.  Jesus stated in John 3:5 that we must be born of the water (baptism) to enter the Kingdom of God.  

The Apostle Peter also connected water baptism to salvation in 1 Peter 3:21.  

In obedience, water baptism was practiced by the early Church (Acts 2:38).  

Peter also preached “Be baptized every one of you,” and commanded ALL to be baptized (Acts 2:38; 10:48), 

HOW TO BE BAPTIZED


According to the Scriptures, the proper mode of baptism is by complete immersion. Baptize means to wholly cover, to make fully wet.  Baptism is to be done in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38, 8:16, 10:48, 19:5)

We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial sign of speaking in other tongues (Acts 2:4). 

The Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost) is simply the Spirit of God. “God is a Spirit” (John 4:24). “There is . . . one Spirit” (Ephesians 4:4). To become a subject in the kingdom of God, Jesus said a person must be “born again,” or “born of water and of the Spirit” (John 3:3-5). 

Being born of the Spirit, filled with the Spirit, and being baptized in the Spirit are synonymous terms, and speaking in tongues is the initial evidence upon this infilling. 

The Apostle Peter understood this truth as he spoke to the multitude in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost: “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost” (Acts 2:38). 

This experience was received by the Jews on Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4), the Samaritans (Acts 8:15-17), and the Gentiles (Acts 10:44-48), plainly indicating that it was meant for all people, regardless of race, creed, color, or station in life.

The New Birth, consisting of water and Spirit, was never set forth as being optional or unessential. “…Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” are the words of Jesus in John 3:5.  We are not the Lord’s until we have His Spirit in us (Rom 8:9).  

Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed? (Acts 19:2)