WE BELIEVE in water baptism , in the name of Jesus for the remission or payment of sin! The plan of salvation includes repentance, water baptism in the name of Jesus and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit Acts 2:38, Acts 10:44-48, Acts 19:1-6 John 3:3-6, Titus 3:5
The Name of Jesus
For Jesus is the one referred to in the Scriptures, where it says, ‘The stone that you builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.’ There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:11-12 NLT
Many churches baptize in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost according to Matthew 28:19 not recognizing that these are titles or roles and not a name. When we study scripture further, we get revelation that the NAME of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost is JESUS!
Though you are someone’s son or daughter, when you write a check, you must sign your name to make the payment valid. You do not sign with the role you occupy as son or daughter. The same applies to salvation. It is the name of Jesus that makes the payment for our sin valid.
Baptism of the Holy Spirit
WE BELIEVE in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Speaking in tongues is the initial sign that a new believer has received the gift of the Holy Ghost, also known as the Baptism in the Holy Ghost. Acts 2:16-17
When we speak in tongues, it is our direct connection to God. Sometimes, we don’t know what to pray for. When we speak in tongues, we pray the perfect prayer through the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:26
We receive spiritual strength when we pray in tongues. I Corinthians 14:4, Jude 1:20
What is Apostolic Doctrine?
Simply put, apostolic refers to the apostles who were Jesus’ closest followers. They witnessed firsthand His life, His ministry, His death, His burial and His resurrection. They received direct instructions from Him about what it means to be a follower of Christ or what we call Christians. They established a doctrine, or system of beliefs, to be taught to others who want to be Christians. That belief system includes the following:
All Scripture was written by men but inspired by God. II Timothy 3:16 The Bible is the authority for our standard of living.
There is only One God who expresses Himself as Father in Creation, Son in Redemption and Holy Spirit in Regeneration. Deuteronomy 6:4, I John 5:7, Ephesians 4:6
Jesus is God manifested in a human body. Isaiah 6:9, John 1:1, Colossians 2:9, John 8:58
Jesus is mankind’s only hope of redemption and salvation. His death on the cross paid the debt of sin that every person owes. Hebrews 9:22, II Corinthians 5:21, Romans 6:23
The plan of salvation includes repentance, water baptism in the name of Jesus and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38, Acts 10:44-48, Acts 19:1-6 John 3:3-6, Titus 3:5
I’m a Good Person. Why do I need to be saved?
WE BELIEVE Hell was not designed for you!
Mankind was initially created good and perfect (Genesis 1:26-31). As a result of Adam and Eve’s disobedience, man fell from their holy state, lost their connection with God, and were driven from the Garden of Eden. Sin was introduced into this world by one man’s disobedience (Adam) (Genesis 3:1-7) and the penalty that sin brings is taken away through one man (Jesus Christ) Romans 5:12-21. By default, we are born disconnected from God, but when we accept Jesus, the sin that separates us from God is removed and we can reconnect to God the way He planned.