What We Believe

Apostolic Church of God is affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church International, and is a Bible-based church. We’re Bible-based in that we seek to base all of our beliefs and our lifestyle on explicit passages of the Bible or on biblical principles. Based on Scripture, we believe the following…

FUNDAMENTAL DOCTRINE Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13-KJV)

 The basic and fundamental doctrine of this church is the Bible’s standard of full salvation, which is repentance, baptism in water by immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial sign of speaking in a language we’ve never learned before. (Acts 2:38) Once this transformation takes place, we do not stay the way we are; rather, as we grow in Christ, a lifestyle change takes place. We become less and less like our sinful past, and more and more like our Holy God.

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ABOUT THE BIBLE

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1- KJV)

The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the authority for salvation and Christian living. (See II Timothy 3:15-17)

ABOUT GOD

“…in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.” (Zechariah 14:9-KJV)

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord:” (Deuteronomy 6:4-KJV)

“I and my Father are one.” (John 10:30-KJV)

There is one God, who has revealed Himself as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and as the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man. (See Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16)

ABOUT SIN AND SALVATION

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“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8-KJV)

Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. (See Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9)

ABOUT THE GOSPEL

“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;” (Titus 3:5-6 KJV)

The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We obey the gospel (II Thessalonians 1:8; I Peter 4:17) by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit (resurrection). (See I Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4)

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 ABOUT CHRISTIAN LIVING

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8- NIV)

As Christians we are to love God and others. We should live a holy life inwardly and outwardly, and worship God joyfully. The supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including healing, are for the church today. (See Mark 12:28-31; II Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; I Corinthians 12:8-10)

ABOUT THE FUTURE

“In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” (John 14:2-3 KJV)

Jesus Christ is coming again to catch away His church. In the end will be the final resurrection and the final judgment. The righteous will inherit eternal life, and the unrighteous eternal death. (See I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:11-15)

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