What We Believe

What We Believe

THE TENETS OF THE CHURCH OF PENTECOST

THE BIBLE

We believe in the divine inspiration and the authority of the Holy Bible. We believe that the Bible is infallible in its declaration, final in its authority, all sufficient in its provisions and comprehensive in its sufficiency. (2 Tim. 3: 16, 2 Peter 1:21)

THE ONE TRUE GOD

We believe in the existence of the one true God, Elohim, Maker of the whole universe; indefinable, but revealed to as Triune God-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  One in nature, essence and attributes; Omniscient, Omnipotent and Omnipresent. (Gen. 1:1, Matt. 3: 16-17, 28:19, 2 Cor. 13:14)

MAN’S DEPRAVED NATURE

We believe that; “all men have sinned and come short of the Glory of God’’ and are subject to eternal punishment and need repentance and regeneration. (Rom. 3:23-26, Gen. 3:19, Isaiah 53:6)

THE SAVIOUR

We believe that man needs a savior. This need has been met by Jesus Christ for the following reasons: His deity, virgin birth, sinless life, atoning death, resurrection and ascension; also His abiding intercession and second coming to judge the living and the dead. (Matt. 1:21, Eph. 5:23, Phil. 2:6-11)

REPENTANCE, REGENERATION, JUSTIFICATION AND SANCTIFICATION

We believe all men have to repent of and confess their sins to God and believe in the vicarious death of Jesus Christ to be justified before God. We believe in the sanctification of the believer through the working of the Holy Spirit and God’s gift of Eternal Life to the believer. (Acts 2:28, Luke 15:7, Rom. 4:23-25, 5:16, 1 Cor. 1:30, 1 Thess. 4:1-5)

THE ORDINANCE (SACRAMENTS) OF THE CHURCH

We believe in the following two ordinances for the Church; Baptism by immersion and Holy Communion-The Lord’s Supper. Jesus Christ commands these for His Church. (Matt. 28:19-20, Mark 16:16, Luke 22:19-20)

BAPTISM, GIFTS AND FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with speaking tongues as initial evidence, and also in the operation of the gifts and bearing the fruit of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers. (Mark 16:17, Acts 2:4, Gal. 5:22-23, 1 Cor. 13:8-11)

DIVINE HEALING

We believe that God’s will to heal is revealed in Scriptures. However, we do not oppose medication by qualified medical practitioners. (2Kings 20:7, Matt. 9:12, Luke 10:30-34)

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

We believe in tithing and in the giving of freewill offerings towards the cause of carrying forward the kingdom of God. We believe that God blesses a cheerful giver. (Gen. 14:18-20, 28:20-22, Mal. 3:6-10, Acts 20:35, 1 Cor. 16:1-3, 2 Cor. 9:1-9)

THE SECOND COMING AND THE NEXT LIFE

We believe in the Second coming of Christ and the Resurrection of the dead, both the saved and the unsaved, they that are saved, to the resurrection of life and unsaved, to the resurrection of damnation. (Mark 13:24-27, Dan. 12:1-4, John 5:28, Acts 1:11, 10:42, Rom. 2:7-11, 6:23)