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APOSTOLIC MINISTRY

Herein is a great key, if you will look at each phrase in this verse of scripture, and take it for exactly what it says. As Apostolic Believers, we in Pentecost do exactly that...take the Bible for just what it says.

Holy Ghost Baptism


Acts 2:4 says "And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost,and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance."



At the moment they received the Supernatural infilling of the Spirit at Pentecost (just like we do today) the Spirit (Holy Ghost) caused them to speak forth miraculously (just like today) by the Power of Almighty God JESUS...He never changes. He is the Same Yesterday Today and Forever. (Heb. 13:8)


When you receive the Mighty Baptism of the Holy Ghost, you WILL DEFINITELY speak aloud in other tongues (languages) by the Power of the Holy Ghost. This is the work of God and not of man. THIS IS THE BIRTH OF THE SPIRIT (just as Water Baptism in JESUS NAME is Birth of the WATER. Together they are the NEW BIRTH...Being Born Again...of Water and of the Spirit. There is no other way into the Kingdom of God, JESUS tells us in John Chapter Three. This is the Supernatural Work of God, and not of Man, only Grasped by Repentance and Faith> By this you will know that YOU BELONG TO JESUS, Praise His Holy Name. And by this, all men will know that you belong to JESUS. This is how we become SALT AND LIGHT in this corrupt and evil filthy world, by a supernatural transaction of the Spirit. THIS IS PENTECOST.


Don't let the world lie to you. Don't even let any Church lie to you! This did not pass away when the Apostles died. Peter says in Acts 2:39 that the Promise is unto as many as the Lord shall call. THIS INCLUDES EVERY BELIEVER FROM THE DAY OF PENTECOST TO THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH.


After you have repented of every sin and of all sinful lifestyle...call out to JESUS in Faith now...give it all to JESUS and receive the Birth of the Spirit, speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance. Put it all under the Blood of JESUS by faith, being Baptized in Water in JESUS NAME FOR THE REMISSION OF SINS.


ACTS 2:38


Jesus Only Apostolic Ministries presents Acts 2:38, the definitive New Testament Plan of Salvation.


Then Peter said unto them, 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.


You cannot go wrong by obeying the Bible.


What is specified here?


First we MUST REPENT. This includes GODLY SORROW FOR SIN/


But this also includes TURNING OUR BACK ON SIN and Turning IN FAITH TO JESUS!Walking away from the sinful things of the world and by faith throwing ourselves at the Foot of the Cross for salvation by faith through JESUS and Him Alone.


Next we must be BAPTIZED, but only AFTER we have thoroughly repented of all sin. We must be BAPTIZED IN JESUS NAME, for this is the ONE NAME of the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost . This is the New Testament Name of the LORD. JESUS is the only Name given under heaven among men whereby we must be saved. (see Acts 4:12)


Furthermore, this Baptism in JESUS NAME is for the REMISSION (or forgiveness, same word in New Testament Greek) OF SINS


This is coupled with the BAPTISM OF THE HOLY GHOST, which is the experience listed along with Baptism in the text. Please see our articles on the Baptism of the Holy Ghost at:

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text by  the Reverend David Ellis

 

ACTS 19 Experience

 

“1 And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, 2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. 3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism. 4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. 5 When they heard [this], they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 And when Paul had laid [his] hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. 7 And all the men were about twelve.” (from Acts Chapter 19:vs 1 through 7)


Now we must here note that when St. Paul met these so-called disciples, they must have exhibited enough fervor for the Lord, that he automatically thought, that instead of regular Jews; that these were genuine followers of Jesus. Instead, he was surprised to find out that they were still just followers in the path of John the Baptist, but still devoted to the Messianic message of John. But upon telling them that Messiah had come, and His Name is JESUS, they were immediately and willingly baptized in the NAME of JESUS (verse 5). There is no other way to read this, and absolutely no other way to interprete this, than to plainly deduce that this was a water baptism using the formula of Jesus Name being invoked over those who were baptized. Now, by this time, Paul surely knew Baptismal Formula very well, and would have no issues about what words to invoke over the baptized. He invokes JESUS. Then he next makes a point to lay hands on (each) of them, and then the Holy Spirit “came on them” this described a situation of an experiential nature, not just a period of solemn reflection and spiritualizing! And when the Holy Ghost CAME ON THEM, they SPOKE with TONGUES and PROPHESIED...another fulfillment of Joel 2 and Acts 2 !!! This apostolic way was not just for the day of Pentecost...neither was it just for the apostles and their followers...it is for all, even as many as the LORD shall Call!



Acts 10 HOLY GHOST EXPERIENCE

 

“34 Then Peter opened [his] mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. 36 The word which [God] sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:) 37 That word, [I say], ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; 38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. 39 And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree: 40 Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly; 41 Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, [even] to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead. 42 And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God [to be] the Judge of quick and dead. 43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.”


“44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. 45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. 46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, 47 Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? 48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.” (Acts 10:1-48 AV)


Here we see that the Gentiles who heard and believed the Word and turned to Jesus received a Spirit Baptism, a Spiritual Birth, in the Holy Ghost as they received the justification which comes thru faith in Jesus Christ. This is the mighty Baptism of the Holy Ghost which all need to, and must receive, as part of the Birth of Water and the Spirit PRAISE HIS NAME...JESUS!



Fullness of the Godhead


Fullness of the Godhead. (by Rev. David V. Ellis, Director Jesus Only Apostolic Ministries)



"For IN HIM dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily." (Col 2:9)


All that makes GOD the one true God...dwells in , and is attributable to our Lord Jesus. God became man...that man might know God, through "a new and living way, which He hath consecrated for us; through the veil, that is to say, His Flesh." (Heb 10:20)


"And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, DO ALL in the NAME of the LORD JESUS, giving thanks to GOD and the FATHER BY HIM." (Col 3:17)


"And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist."


Jesus is definitely the Saving Name, the New Testament Name of the LORD

Salvation

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An Apostolic Pentecostal Ministry Proclaiming the Saving Gospel of Jesus Christ unto the Ends of the Earth
We Believe that the POWER of God did not die out with the Apostles.
We Believe that JESUS still Heals, Saves, and Baptizes with the Holy Ghost and Fire.
We baptize in JESUS' NAME, because that is what the Bible teaches that the Apostles and all of the Early Church, in fact, did do, in response to the Great Commision of Jesus to Baptise IN THE NAME (Singular, One Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. That Saving Name is...JESUS!)
You Can Be Saved! Repent, (Turn away from the sinful life) and TURN to JESUS. Call on Him in FAITH, and He will Baptize you with the Holy Ghost (Birth of the Spirit, John 3) and be Baptized in Water in JESUS NAME for the "remission of sins" (Acts 2:38) and experience the fullness of New Testament Salvation by Grace, purchased fgor you by Our Lord Jesus Christ with His precious Blood, shed on the Cross, when He died for our sins at Calvary. And He rose from the dead on the third day to Justify us, and He LIVES FOREVERMORE, to make intercession for us.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Christian Monotheism

Christian Monotheism Christian Monotheism Many Bible Passages emphasize God's Essential Oneness. Jesus Only Apostolic Ministries is what we would refer to as a CHRISTIAN MONOTHEISTIC organization. We, of course, are: Apostolic, Full Gospel, Acts 2:38 Pentecostals. The Old Testament illustrates throughout its entirety that YHWH GOD, is ONE GOD, as opposed to the pantheon of multiple pagan false gods worshipped by all the heathen nations. We are at a loss to concoct any doctrine using the HOLY BIBLE to prove that God is any more than One NUMERICALLY. It cannot be deduced using Holy Scripture. However, after 200 AD, Neo-Platonic thought began to creep (over actually JUMP) intothe Church influencing both the concepts of the Godhead, and he "means of grace" (ie: sacramental theology). Neo -Platonism in the hands of theologians like Basil the Great, Gregory Nazianzus, and Gregory of Nyssa, tried to provided a "multiple person" answer to the Godhead. But still the Bible sits back and calls us back to TRUTH. Deut 6:4 "Shema Y Yisrael, YHWH Elohenun ECHAD YHWH. (Hear O Israel, the LORD thy God is ONE LORD". Some dispute the integrity of this use of this scripture based upon the employment of the Hebrew word ECHAD instead of YACHID (the more exact article). Nevertheless, the very situation of God's use of this here illustrates that He is trying to show Israel that He is NOT like the Pagan MULTIPLE false gods. He is not MANY, He is ONE. Let us consider the following verses of holy Scripture which teach plainly the Oneness of the One God. Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is One Lord (Deuteronomy 6:4). Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? Ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? Yea, there is no God: I know not any.. Thus saith the Lord, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from thy womb, I am the Lord that maketh all things, that stretch forth the heavens alone, that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself (Isaiah 44:8 & 24) I am the Lord and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me. That they may know from the rising of the sun, and the west that there is none beside me. I am the Lord, and there is none else...(Isaiah 45:5-6) Ye are my witnesses saith the Lord, and my servant whom i have chosen, that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he, before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I am the Lord, and beside me there is no savior. (Isaiah 43:10-11) For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called wonderful, counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting father, the Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6) Behold a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is God with us. (Matthew 1:23) In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God. And the word was made flesh and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth. (John !:1 & 14) And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God. (John 17:3) And Thomas answered and said unto him, "My Lord and my God." (John 20:28) For there is one God, and mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. (1st Timothy 2:5) I and my father are one. (John 10:30) I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. They understood not that he spake to them of the father. (John 8:24 & 27) Now, please read Isaish 9:6, Who then is the Everlasting Father? ISAIAH 9:6. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase ofhis government and peacethere shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Acts 2:38 teaches Salvation

JESUS ONLY APOSTOLIC MINISTRIES VANDALIA IL A Soul-winning, Evangelistic, and Bible Prophecy Ministry and Music Ministry Acts 2:38 The Bible clearly teaches that we must all: REPENT, turn from our wicked ways unto the Lord Jesus Christ, call on Him in Faith, and Be Baptized in Jesus'Name for the remission of sins, and receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost with speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance. This is the New Birth of Water and the Spirit. See John 3:1-7

Saturday, May 4, 2013

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Jesus says: Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.
This is the true rest, is to Know Our Lord Jesus Christ, and to have your Life transformed by the Power of His Blood, which can change the vilest of sinners, and make us new creations in Christ. Come unto Him today, before it is eternally too late!

Romans 8:37

King James Version (KJV)
37" Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us."
Jesus has established us in a position that is so much higher than we actively perceive in our 'everyday" life. He has made us Conquerors, as He is a Conqueror. He has Conquered Hell, Death, and the Grave. And as we LIVE IN, and WALK IN our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, we find that we also are actively CONQUERING every circumstance of SIN,SICKNESS,and every thing that the devil can, may, and will throw at us. It is our awareness of this, that inevitably leads us to RISE UP as the Holy Ghost filled Christian Spiritual Warriors, that Christ has commissioned us to be, because "As He is, so are we". We fight against principalities and powers, and against spiritual wickedness in high places. And the Victory is ours, because the Victory is His!

Fullness of the Godhead in Jesus

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"For IN HIM dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily." (Col 2:9)Every attribute of God, as the Eternal Divine Spirit, is present in, through, and of, Our Lord Jesus Christ. When He was born of the virgin, this did not in any way take away or diminish His Divine Status. He remained the unchangeable (immutable) all knowing (Omniscent), and Ever-Present (Omnipresent) God and King of the Universe. Isaiah 9:6 says that He is the Everlasting (or Eternal) Father.Who does this makes Him? It makes Him the very One and True Lord God Almighty, who has condescended to come to earth as a Son (Son of God and Son of Man) to take on flesh to defeat Satan, the enemy of all flesh; in the flesh, through His own Blood, the sinlesss Blood of the Lamb of God.

All that makes GOD the one true God...dwells in , and is attributable to our Lord Jesus. God became man...that man might know God, through "a new and living way, which He hath consecrated for us; through the veil, that is to say, His Flesh." (Heb 10:20)

"And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, DO ALL in the NAME of the LORD JESUS, giving thanks to GOD and the FATHER BY HIM." (Col 3:17)

"And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist."(Col 1:17)

So let's look at this really quickly. JESUS is the EVERLASTING FATHER (of Isaiah 9:6) of Old and New Testaments. There is ONE LORD (Eph 4:5) JESUS is the LORD (I Cor.12:3) and the LORD is also the SPIRIT (II Cor. 3:17) The one saving Name (singular tense in grammar) of Matt. 28:19 of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, therefore is JESUS. Jesus was (and is) the Eternal Father, made visible, apart from whom no one can know God.
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THE HOUR IS CRITICAL
2013
Jesus is Coming Back!!! Let me say it again...Our Lord Jesus Christ is going to return to this Earth, and I know that we say this over and over and we have all been preaching this for many years, but we will continue (untiringly) to proclaim this because IT IS TRUE. My friends, just look around you at this old world, and the horrible condition of mankind in it right now. Times just keep growing worse and worse, and standards keep falling and sinking lower and lower.
Sadly...We even have a man now sitting in the office of President of the United States who is openly stating on camera that he is in favor of abolishing the traditional and biblical context of the definition of marriage, in that he favors the uniting in marriage of same sex homosexual persons, and he approves that which God calls an ABOMINATION. When we live in a society that calls EVIL good, and calls GOOD Bad, then we know that Satan is roaming wild on the earth, because JESUS IS ABOUT TO RETURN. So, Look up my friends, for our redemption draweth nigh! This ungodly age is a prime time to Live as witnesses to the SAVING and LIFE TRANSFORMING POWER of JESUS! He can take the most sinful life,and transform it into a sanctified vessel of honour for Him!
Pentecostal Power...This is the POWER OF GOD, through the action of the HOLY SPIRIT. This is dynamic. This is a lie changing...transforming experience more powerful than any atomic bomb...this is the transformation that every human soul alive today on the face of the planet earth is direly in NEED OF. This is why Jesus says that we must be born AGAIN in John Chapter Three. This is REGENERATION. We need to be DECLARED Righteous by God (which we must be) through justification by faith; and then and only then can we receive the experience of the New Birth of Water and the Spirit. This is the Supernatural Holy Ghost filled life enjoyed by Pentecostal folks and others who have met Christ and experienced the renewing power of the Holy Spirit.
THE NEED OF THE HOUR
As we speak, here in the autumn of 2012, we see the most potentially horrific changes beng foisted upon our nation, since its inception. Today, all who name the Name of Christ must stand up for their testimony, AT THE VOTING BOOTH; and not allow some peoples' wickedness become the excuse for destroying our freedom of religion, and also to levy upon us things which go against Christian doctrine and faith, trying to force Churches to provide abortions, contraceptives, and sterilizations, or be "fined" out of existence by the heavy arm of the Federal government. We must NOT ONLY VOTE...we must SPEAK OUT against this tyranny, and educate people...because not every one knows all about this, like they should. We at Jesus Only Apostolic Ministries WILL ALWAYS stand up for Life, for the rights of the Unborn, and for the rights of the elderly. We will always oppose abortion, and sterilization. We will always oppose euthanasia. We will will always oppose embryonic stem cell destruction through so-called research. We will always defend life; from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death, and defend the dignity of all human beings. We must defend the rights of the unborn, the rights of the elderly, and the rights of freedom of religion in the United States.
WE BELIEVE IN THE CONTINUATION OF SIGNS,WONDERS, AND GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT
We firmly believe that Christ Jesus is still able to heal, to save, to change lives, and fill all believers with the Baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial evidence of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit giveth the utterance; and that this very event is the Birth of the Spirit. We believe that Jesus still has us Baptize Believers in Jesus' Name for the remission of sins. We believe that the New Testament age (which we live in) is still the Dispensation of the Holy Ghost and that the Gifts of the Spirit still remain present in and through the Body of Christ. This is the experience of the Normal New Testament congregation.
THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IS REAL
After I came to place Faith in Jesus, I began to read about this Baptism of the Holy Spirit. It became clear to me that I had once encountered a service with a number of people who had evidently received this Baptism by the Spirit. When I was young, about seventeen years old, I travelled to a city about forty miles away from home, and I played in a guitar group for their Church there. Near the Latter half of the service, people began to prophesy and speak in tongues and interpretation. I was very scared, and ad absolutely no idea what was really going on. Then all of them hit the altar in prayer and in praise. Finally they formed a line and did a "Jericho March" around the perimeter of the building. (I didn't know it was even called by that term at the time). Then in 1982, all this began to make sense as I was drawn by the Spirit to study I Corinthians, Acts, and Mark 16 intensely. My preacher told me that I "should stay away from this stuff", but I knew that the Lord was leading me into BIBLE TRUTH. And I refused to be deterred. After a few weeks, I began to visit a Church which believed in the Baptism of the Holy SPirit and the Gifts of the Spirit. The third time that I was there, I aswered the altar call of a young evangelist form Broken Arrow Oklahoma, and I was filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak voluminously in other tongues as the SPirit gave me utterance, and I parayed in the Spirit ALL DAY LONG that day.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Apostles' Doctrine

Apostles Doctrine

. . .The Bible
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, giving a true history of the creation of heaven, earth, and humanity and containing a correct prophecy of the ages to come regarding heaven, earth, and the destiny of humanity. Moreover, there is no salvation outside of what is taught in its pages.
. . .God
There is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4). He is the creator of heaven and earth, and of all living beings. He has revealed Himself to humanity as the Father (Creator), in the son (Savior), and as the Holy Ghost (indwelling Spirit).
. . .Father
God is a Spirit (John 4:24). He is the Eternal One, the Creator of all things, and the Father of all humanity by creation.
He is the First and the Last, and beside Him there is no God (Isaiah 44:6).
There was no God formed before Him; neither shall be there any after Him (Isaiah 43:10).
. . .Son
Jesus is the Son of God according to the flesh (Romans 1:3) and the very God Himself according to the Spirit (Matthew 1:23). Jesus is the Christ (Matthew 16:16); the creator of all things (Colossians 1:16-17); God with us (Matthew 1:23); God made flesh (John 1:1-14); God manifested in the flesh (I Timothy 3:16);He which was, which is, and which is to come, the Almighty (Revelation 1:8);the mighty God, everlasting Father, and Prince of peace (Isaiah 9:6).
Jesus Himself testified of His identity as God when He said, “He that hath seen me hath seen the Father” (John 14:7-11) and “I and my Father are one” (John 10:30).
It took shedding of blood for the remission of the sins of the world (Hebrews 9:22), but God the Father was a Spirit and had no blood to shed. Thus He prepared a body of flesh and blood (Hebrews 10:5)and came to earth as a man in order to save us, for in Isaiah 43:11 He said, “Beside me there is no Saviour.” When He came in flesh the angels sang, “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11).
. . .Holy Ghost
The Holy Ghost is not a third person in the Godhead, but rather the Spirit of God (the Creator), the Spirit of the resurrected Christ. The Holy Ghost comes to dwell in the hearts and lives of everyone who believes and obeys the gospel,and receives the Baptism of the Holy Ghost; as the comforter, Sustainer, and keeper (John 14:16-26; Romans 8:9-11).
. . .Sin
Sin is the transgression of the law, or commandments of God (I John 3:4). The guilt of sin has fallen upon all humanity from Adam until now (Romans 3:23). The wages of sin is eternal death (Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:14) to all those who refuse to accept salvation as set forth in the Word of God.
. . .Salvation
Salvation consists of deliverance from all sin and unrighteousness through the blood of Jesus Christ. The New Testament experience of salvation consists of repentance from sin, water baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost, after which the Christian is to live a godly life (Acts 2:36-41).
. . .Water Baptism
Water baptism is an essential part of New Testament salvation and not merely a symbolic ritual. It is part of entering into the kingdom of God (God’s church, the bride of Christ), and therefore, it is not merely a part of local church membership. (See John 3:5; Galatians 3:27).New Testament Baptism is always performed in Jesus' Name(Acts 2:38)and is "for the remission of sins."
. . .Mode of Baptism
Water baptism is to be administered only by immersion. Paul said, “We are buried with him [Jesus Christ] by baptism (Romans 6:4; see Colossians 2:12), Jesus came up “out of the water” (Mark 1:10), and Philip and the eunuch went down “into the water” and came up “out of the water” (Acts 8:38-39).
Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection are applied to our lives when we experience New Testament salvation: “Repent [death to sin], and be baptized [burial] 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 [resurrection].” (See Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-7; 8:2).
Sprinkling, pouring, or infant baptism of any kind cannot be substantiated by the Word of God, but are only human traditions.
. . .Formula for Baptism
The name in which baptism is administered is vitally important, and this name is Jesus.
Jesus’ last command to His disciples was, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” (Matthew 28:19). We should notice that He said name (singular) not names. As previously explained, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are not names of separate persons, but titles of positions held by God. An angelic announcement revealed God’s saving name in the New Testament: “She shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21).
The apostles understood that Jesus was the name to use at baptism, and from the day that the church of God was established (the Day of Pentecost) until the end of their ministry, they baptized all nations (Jews–Acts 8:16; Gentiles–Acts 19:5) in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
In fact, Jesus is the only name given for our salvation. “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
. . .Baptism of the Holy Ghost
The baptism of the Holy Ghost is the birth of the Spirit (John 3:5). This spiritual baptism is necessary to put someone into the kingdom of God (God’s church, the bride of Christ) and is evidenced by speaking in other tongues (other languages) as the Spirit of God give utterance.
It was prophesied by Joel (Joel 2:28-29) and Isaiah (Isaiah 28:11), foretold by John the Baptist (Matthew 3:11), purchased by the blood of Jesus, and promised by Him to His disciples (John 14:26; 15:16). The Holy Ghost was first poured out on the Day of Pentecost upon the Jews (Acts 2:1-4), then upon the Samaritans (Acts 8:17), and later upon the Gentiles (Acts 10:44-46; 19:6). “The promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call” (Acts 2:39).
. . .Tongues
Speaking in other tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance is the manifestation God has given as the definite, indisputable, supernatural witness or sign of the baptism of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:4; 10:46; 19:6).
It was prophesied by the prophet Isaiah as the rest and the refreshing (Isaiah 28:11-12), foretold by Jesus as a sign that would follow believers of the gospel (Mark 16:17), and experience by Jews and Gentiles alike.
The gift of “divers kinds of tongues,” mentioned by Paul in I Corinthians 12:1-12 and concerning which he gave regulations in I Corinthians 14:1-40, is given by both for self-edification (I Corinthians 14:4) and for the edification of the church (I Corinthians 14:27-28).
In church meetings the gift of tongues is used to give a public message, and it is to be interpreted. Since this gift can be misused in public, it needs proper regulation (I Corinthians 14:23-28). Not all believers exercise the gift of tongues, which is different in function from tongues given by God as the initial witness of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
Paul said, “Forbid not to speak with tongues” (I Corinthians 14:39) and “I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all” (I Corinthians 14:8). Who dares to teach or preach to the contrary?
Speaking in tongues means speaking miraculously in a language unknown to the speaker, as the Spirit gives utterance. Tongues can be classified in two ways, according to function: (1)speaking in other tongues as the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost and (2)the gift of tongues as mentioned in I Corinthians.
. . .Holiness
After we are saved from sin, we are commanded, “Go, and sin no more” (John 8:11).
We are commanded to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world (Titus 2:12) and warned that without holiness no one shall see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14).
We must present ourselves as holy unto God (Romans 12:1), cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit (II Corinthians 7:1), and separate ourselves from all worldliness (James 4:4).
If the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? (I Peter 4:18).
No one can live a holy life by his own power, but only through the Holy Spirit. “Ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you” (Acts 1:8).
. . .Divine Healing
God has made Himself known through the ages by miraculous healings and has made special provisions in the age of grace to heal all who will come to Him in faith and obedience. Divine healing was purchased for us by the blood of Jesus Christ, especially by His stripes (Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; I Peter 2:24).
Jesus went everywhere healing those who were sick (Matthew 4:23-24), and He commanded His disciples to do the same (Matthew 10:8). He said concerning those who believe the gospel, “They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover” (Mark 16:18). Mighty healings and miracles followed the disciples wherever the gospel was preached.
There is no sickness or disease too hard for God. Any of us, our children, or our friends can be healed by the power of God.
“Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him , anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord shall raise him up: and if he have committed sins they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed” (James 5:14-16).
. . .Second Coming of Christ
Jesus Christ is coming back to earth in bodily form, just as He went away (Acts 1:11). He will catch away a holy people (His bride, His church) who have accepted redemption through His blood, by birth of water and of the Spirit, and who are found faithful when He comes.
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (I Thessalonians 4:16-17).
“One shall be taken and the other left” (Luke 17:36). Will we be ready?
The signs of His coming are everywhere. The days of peril are here indeed, with forms of godliness void of the power of God; society and politics corrupted; and people’s hearts filled with pride, blasphemies, unholiness, love of evil, and love of pleasures (II Timothy 3:1-13). These things, together with multitudes running to and fro, the increase of knowledge (Daniel 12:4), the persecution of the Jews and their return to Palestine (Luke 21:24), and scores of other things are starting signs that Jesus’ coming is drawing near.
Wars, rumors of wars, famines, earthquakes, storms, floods, distress of nations, perplexity, and people’s hearts failing them for fear are sounding the solemn alarm that Jesus’ coming is at hand (Matthew 24:6; Luke 21:25-28).
“Prepare to meet thy God” (Amos 4:12).
. . .Resurrection
There will be a resurrection of all the dead, both just and unjust.
“Marvel not this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation” (John 5:28-29).
“And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God . . . and the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them” (Revelation 20:12-13)> (See also Daniel 12:2; I Corinthians 15:13-23.)
. . .Judgment
“It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). For this reason there will be a resurrection for everyone. “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad” (II Corinthians 5:10).
The eternal destiny of every soul shall be determined by a just God who knows the secrets of everyone’s heart. “And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. . . .Then shall he also say unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting

Acts 19 Pentecostal Commentary Jesus Only Apostolic Ministries International

Acts 19 New Birth
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1 And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,
2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.
3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism.
4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
5 When they heardthis, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
7 And all the men were about twelve.
Paul comes to Ephesus and finds men who are on fire for the Lord. he therefore assumes that they are already followers of Jesus.But it turns out that they had never heard anything more current than the teaching of John Baptist. They had believed John and were preaching for people to repent for the coming of Messiah. Now we may not mention it alot, but obviously JESUS is MESSIAH. They were inspired by the Holy Ghost to believe this (rather than argue against it) and then agreed to be baptized in...JESUS' NAME. It is interesting here and important to note that the author (Luke) makes a point to mention the FORMULA of Baptism as using JESUS NAME. Then next, Paul does not wait for any special Church day to come, he immediately LAYS HANDS on the new believers and they immediately receive the Holy Ghost, as evidenced by the speaking in other ongues and the prophesying. We see here the perfect illustration of people being BORN of WATER and the SPIRIT (John 3:5) Titus 3:5. There is no more direct and dramatic evidence than this to illustrate that this is truly what Jesus meant.
So here we see all elements of SALVATION. We see repentance (they were already preaching repentance and faith in Messiah. We see faith (they then BELIEVED on Jesus) and we see New Birth of water (Jesus name Baptism) and Spirit (Baptism of the Holy Ghost).


. . .The Bible

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, giving a true history of the creation of heaven, earth, and humanity and containing a correct prophecy of the ages to come regarding heaven, earth, and the destiny of humanity. Moreover, there is no salvation outside of what is taught in its pages.

. . .God

There is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4). He is the creator of heaven and earth, and of all living beings. He has revealed Himself to humanity as the Father (Creator), in the son (Savior), and as the Holy Ghost (indwelling Spirit).

. . .Father

God is a Spirit (John 4:24). He is the Eternal One, the Creator of all things, and the Father of all humanity by creation.

He is the First and the Last, and beside Him there is no God (Isaiah 44:6).

There was no God formed before Him; neither shall be there any after Him (Isaiah 43:10).

. . .Son

Jesus is the Son of God according to the flesh (Romans 1:3) and the very God Himself according to the Spirit (Matthew 1:23). Jesus is the Christ (Matthew 16:16); the creator of all things (Colossians 1:16-17); God with us (Matthew 1:23); God made flesh (John 1:1-14); God manifested in the flesh (I Timothy 3:16);He which was, which is, and which is to come, the Almighty (Revelation 1:8);the mighty God, everlasting Father, and Prince of peace (Isaiah 9:6).

Jesus Himself testified of His identity as God when He said, “He that hath seen me hath seen the Father” (John 14:7-11) and “I and my Father are one” (John 10:30).

It took shedding of blood for the remission of the sins of the world (Hebrews 9:22), but God the Father was a Spirit and had no blood to shed. Thus He prepared a body of flesh and blood (Hebrews 10:5)and came to earth as a man in order to save us, for in Isaiah 43:11 He said, “Beside me there is no Saviour.” When He came in flesh the angels sang, “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11).

. . .Holy Ghost

The Holy Ghost is not a third person in the Godhead, but rather the Spirit of God (the Creator), the Spirit of the resurrected Christ. The Holy Ghost comes to dwell in the hearts and lives of everyone who believes and obeys the gospel,and receives the Baptism of the Holy Ghost; as the comforter, Sustainer, and keeper (John 14:16-26; Romans 8:9-11).

. . .Sin

Sin is the transgression of the law, or commandments of God (I John 3:4). The guilt of sin has fallen upon all humanity from Adam until now (Romans 3:23). The wages of sin is eternal death (Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:14) to all those who refuse to accept salvation as set forth in the Word of God.

. . .Salvation

Salvation consists of deliverance from all sin and unrighteousness through the blood of Jesus Christ. The New Testament experience of salvation consists of repentance from sin, water baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost, after which the Christian is to live a godly life (Acts 2:36-41).

. . .Water Baptism

Water baptism is an essential part of New Testament salvation and not merely a symbolic ritual. It is part of entering into the kingdom of God (God’s church, the bride of Christ), and therefore, it is not merely a part of local church membership. (See John 3:5; Galatians 3:27).

. . .Mode of Baptism

Water baptism is to be administered only by immersion. Paul said, “We are buried with him [Jesus Christ] by baptism (Romans 6:4; see Colossians 2:12), Jesus came up “out of the water” (Mark 1:10), and Philip and the eunuch went down “into the water” and came up “out of the water” (Acts 8:38-39).

Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection are applied to our lives when we experience New Testament salvation: “Repent [death to sin], and be baptized [burial] 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 [resurrection].” (See Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-7; 8:2).

Sprinkling, pouring, or infant baptism of any kind cannot be substantiated by the Word of God, but are only human traditions.

. . .Formula for Baptism

The name in which baptism is administered is vitally important, and this name is Jesus.

Jesus’ last command to His disciples was, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” (Matthew 28:19). We should notice that He said name (singular) not names. As previously explained, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are not names of separate persons, but titles of positions held by God. An angelic announcement revealed God’s saving name in the New Testament: “She shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21).

The apostles understood that Jesus was the name to use at baptism, and from the day that the church of God was established (the Day of Pentecost) until the end of their ministry, they baptized all nations (Jews–Acts 8:16; Gentiles–Acts 19:5) in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

In fact, Jesus is the only name given for our salvation. “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

. . .Baptism of the Holy Ghost

The baptism of the Holy Ghost is the birth of the Spirit (John 3:5). This spiritual baptism is necessary to put someone into the kingdom of God (God’s church, the bride of Christ) and is evidenced by speaking in other tongues (other languages) as the Spirit of God give utterance.

It was prophesied by Joel (Joel 2:28-29) and Isaiah (Isaiah 28:11), foretold by John the Baptist (Matthew 3:11), purchased by the blood of Jesus, and promised by Him to His disciples (John 14:26; 15:16). The Holy Ghost was first poured out on the Day of Pentecost upon the Jews (Acts 2:1-4), then upon the Samaritans (Acts 8:17), and later upon the Gentiles (Acts 10:44-46; 19:6). “The promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call” (Acts 2:39).

. . .Tongues

Speaking in other tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance is the manifestation God has given as the definite, indisputable, supernatural witness or sign of the baptism of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:4; 10:46; 19:6).

It was prophesied by the prophet Isaiah as the rest and the refreshing (Isaiah 28:11-12), foretold by Jesus as a sign that would follow believers of the gospel (Mark 16:17), and experience by Jews and Gentiles alike.

The gift of “divers kinds of tongues,” mentioned by Paul in I Corinthians 12:1-12 and concerning which he gave regulations in I Corinthians 14:1-40, is given by both for self-edification (I Corinthians 14:4) and for the edification of the church (I Corinthians 14:27-28).

In church meetings the gift of tongues is used to give a public message, and it is to be interpreted. Since this gift can be misused in public, it needs proper regulation (I Corinthians 14:23-28). Not all believers exercise the gift of tongues, which is different in function from tongues given by God as the initial witness of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.

Paul said, “Forbid not to speak with tongues” (I Corinthians 14:39) and “I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all” (I Corinthians 14:8). Who dares to teach or preach to the contrary?

Speaking in tongues means speaking miraculously in a language unknown to the speaker, as the Spirit gives utterance. Tongues can be classified in two ways, according to function: (1)speaking in other tongues as the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost and (2)the gift of tongues as mentioned in I Corinthians.

. . .Holiness

After we are saved from sin, we are commanded, “Go, and sin no more” (John 8:11).

We are commanded to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world (Titus 2:12) and warned that without holiness no one shall see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14).

We must present ourselves as holy unto God (Romans 12:1), cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit (II Corinthians 7:1), and separate ourselves from all worldliness (James 4:4).

If the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? (I Peter 4:18).

No one can live a holy life by his own power, but only through the Holy Spirit. “Ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you” (Acts 1:8).

. . .Divine Healing

God has made Himself known through the ages by miraculous healings and has made special provisions in the age of grace to heal all who will come to Him in faith and obedience. Divine healing was purchased for us by the blood of Jesus Christ, especially by His stripes (Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; I Peter 2:24).

Jesus went everywhere healing those who were sick (Matthew 4:23-24), and He commanded His disciples to do the same (Matthew 10:8). He said concerning those who believe the gospel, “They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover” (Mark 16:18). Mighty healings and miracles followed the disciples wherever the gospel was preached.

There is no sickness or disease too hard for God. Any of us, our children, or our friends can be healed by the power of God.

“Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him , anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord shall raise him up: and if he have committed sins they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed” (James 5:14-16).

. . .Second Coming of Christ

Jesus Christ is coming back to earth in bodily form, just as He went away (Acts 1:11). He will catch away a holy people (His bride, His church) who have accepted redemption through His blood, by birth of water and of the Spirit, and who are found faithful when He comes.

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (I Thessalonians 4:16-17).

“One shall be taken and the other left” (Luke 17:36). Will we be ready?

The signs of His coming are everywhere. The days of peril are here indeed, with forms of godliness void of the power of God; society and politics corrupted; and people’s hearts filled with pride, blasphemies, unholiness, love of evil, and love of pleasures (II Timothy 3:1-13). These things, together with multitudes running to and fro, the increase of knowledge (Daniel 12:4), the persecution of the Jews and their return to Palestine (Luke 21:24), and scores of other things are starting signs that Jesus’ coming is drawing near.

Wars, rumors of wars, famines, earthquakes, storms, floods, distress of nations, perplexity, and people’s hearts failing them for fear are sounding the solemn alarm that Jesus’ coming is at hand (Matthew 24:6; Luke 21:25-28).

“Prepare to meet thy God” (Amos 4:12).

. . .Resurrection

There will be a resurrection of all the dead, both just and unjust.

“Marvel not this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation” (John 5:28-29).

“And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God . . . and the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them” (Revelation 20:12-13)> (See also Daniel 12:2; I Corinthians 15:13-23.)

. . .Judgment

“It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). For this reason there will be a resurrection for everyone. “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad” (II Corinthians 5:10).

The eternal destiny of every soul shall be determined by a just God who knows the secrets of everyone’s heart. “And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. . . .Then shall he also say unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. . . . And these shall go away into everlasting punishment; but the righteous into life eternal” (Matthew 25:32-34, 41, 46).


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WATER BAPTISM. Water Baptism is given by Our Lord Jesus Christ. The subjects of water baptism are believers only, who have repented of sin, and have placed life-changing faith in Christ Jesus. Baptism is performed by the mode of Immersion in water. It is performed for the actual remission of sins (both sins actual, and for original or birth-sin, inherited from our first parents). It is to be performed by an Ordained Minister of the Gospel; but in the event of emergency, may be performed by any believer. The Baptism is done in the Name of Jesus, as was documented in every case in the Acts of the Apostles where any formulative wording is mentioned regarding the ceremony.

Basic Doctrine



BASIC DOCTRINE

The basic doctrine of this organization shall be the Bible experience of Salvation; which is: Repentance unto God, Justification by faith in Jesus Christ, the New Birth of water and the Spirit, composed of Water Baptism in Jesus' Name, and the Baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance.


SALVATION


Salvation is only through the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, namely through His Saving Death on the Cross where He bore our sins; His Burial; and His Literally Bodily Resurrection from the dead, nevermore to die again. We are saved by the merits of His sinless Blood, by grace through Faith.


JUSTIFICATION


We are Justified by God only through Faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Atoning Sacrifice. It is an act of God's grace, who is propitiated by the Sacrifice of Calvary.


IMPUTATION


Imputation is the doctrine of the actual act whereby God accounts, reckons, and imparts the Grace of Justification unto us who place saving Faith in Jesus Christ and His Atoning Sacrifice.....


REGENERATION


Regeneration, or Re-Genesis is a New or "Re" Beginning (literally). This is accomplished only by the New Birth; being born of Water and of the Spirit. This involves the steps of REPENTANCE (turning around, turning from sin, returning to Christ with Godly sorrow for our sinfulness);Water Baptism by Immersion in Jesus' Name for the remission of sins; and Baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance.


Beliefs


ARTICLES OF BELIEF OF JESUS ONLY APOSTOLIC MINISTRIES


What We Believe Jesus Only Apostolic Churches International and Jesus Only Apostolic Ministries International Our Creed, Discipline, Rules of Order and Doctrine, is the Word of God as taught and revealed by the Holy Ghost. (John 14:26; II Tim. 3:16-17) (Adopted at Vandalia IL 2007)


THE BIBLE: We proclaim the Holy Bible as the Infallible Inspired Word of God. Every Word of it is true and authoritative, and is the source of all faith, doctrine, and Christian living. (II Tim. 3:16-17)


THE LIVING GOD: There is One God and One God alone. (Deut 6:4) He is the source of everything in the Universe, and Creator of the Universe and everything in it. He Himself is Uncreated, and is Eternal in Nature, Pure, Holy, Sinless, Omniscent, Omnipotent, and Omnipresent. Revealed in the Old Testament as El, El Elyon, El Olam, El Shaddai, and finally as YHWH; we find that in the New Testament He took flesh, was born of the virgin, and became man. (II Cor 5:17) (John 1:14) and named JESUS. JESUS is the Everlasting Father (Isaiah 9:6) of Old and New Testament. There is ONE LORD (Eph 4:5) JESUS is the LORD (I Cor12:3) and the LORD is that SPIRIT (IICor 3:17) The One Saving Name of Matthew 28:19 (singular) of theFather, and of the SOn, and of the Holy Ghost is JESUS. JESUS was and is the Eternal Father, made visible, and is the Author of our salvation. There is no other name given under heaven among men whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:12)


BASIC DOCTRINE The basic doctrine of this organization shall be the Bible experience of Salvation; which is: Repentance unto God, Justification by faith in Jesus Christ, the New Birth of water and the Spirit, composed of Water Baptism in Jesus' Name, and the Baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance.


SALVATION Salvation is only through the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, namely through His Saving Death on the Cross where He bore our sins; His Burial; and His Literally Bodily Resurrection from the dead, nevermore to die again. We are saved by the merits of His sinless Blood, by grace through Faith.


JUSTIFICATION We are Justified by God only through Faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Atoning Sacrifice. It is an act of God's grace, who is propitiated by the Sacrifice of Calvary.


IMPUTATION Imputation is the doctrine of the actual act whereby God accounts, reckons, and imparts the Grace of Justification unto us who place saving Faith in Jesus Christ and His Atoning Sacrifice.


REGENERATION Regeneration, or Re-Genesis is a New or "Re" Beginning (literally). This is accomplished only by the New Birth; being born of Water and of the Spirit. This involves the steps of REPENTANCE (turning around, turning from sin, returning to Christ with Godly sorrow for our sinfulness);Water Baptism by Immersion in Jesus' Name for the remission of sins; and Baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance.


STATEMENT OF FAITH: 1. The Holy Scriptures We believe the Word of God is the only guide to happiness in this life and for the life to come, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction and instruction in righteousness. (2 Timothy 3:16,17 ). We also believe that all scripture is divinely inspired of God, that it was an inbreathing of God through those who gave it to us. Men wrote not of their own will, but as they were moved upon by the Spirit of God. (II Peter 1:21.) 2. We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man, and that He came, born of a Virgin, to save us from sin by His Death on the Cross, and His glorious Resurrection from the dead. 1. Repentance. We believe that repentance is a Godly sorrow for sin and includes conviction of sin, hatred of sin, forsaking sin and turning to God. (II Corinthians 7:10.) 2. Salvation. We believe that except man be born again, he cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven, that new birth is a change of heart expressed in life, wrought by the spirit of God in regenerative power,through Water Baptism in Jesus' name, and Baptism of the Holy Ghost, evidenced by speaking with tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance, so that we become new creatures in Christ. (John 3:5.) 3. Water Baptism. We believe that water baptism is a type of death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, and is part of the new birth, being born of water and the Spirit Christ. By our submitting to it, we identify ourselves with His death, His burial, and His resurrection. It is both a saving ordinance and an outward symbol of an inward grace; repentance and faith on the part of the individual being the condition to receive baptism. Our Lord commands His disciples to teach all nations baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. This is expressed in the Bool of Acts when the Apostles and all others used the formula of "In the Name of Jesus".We believe the above formula (Jesus Only) to be the one to be administered when baptizing. (Matthew 28:19). Baptism, (Greek, baptizo, to immerse) should be immediately observed by all who have truly repented and believe in Christ as their Savior. (Mark 16:16). 4. Baptism In The Holy Spirit. We believe in the Baptism in the Holy Ghost. We believe that all believers should seek to know more about the Lord in His fullness and power. Jesus told us that "when the Holy Ghost is come upon you, ye shall receive power to be witnesses unto me," therefore, we need the infilling of His Spirit in our lives to have this Supernatural Birth of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit is also the comforter in the heart of the believer. He is also the one who sanctifies our lives that we might be meet for the Master's use. By progressive and continuous process in our lives, He leads us from glory to glory until ultimately we stand by His side in a glorified body. This still being the Holy Ghost dispensation, the believer has every reason to expect His coming into their lives as in the early church. We definitely do believe in the supernatural, physical manifestation of speaking with other tongues. (Acts 2:4, 10:44-46 and 19:6). We believe that the speaking with other tongues is the initial evidence that one has received the gift of the Holy Ghost. This is the Birth of the Spirit. 5. Gifts Of The Spirit. We believe the Holy Spirit gives His gifts unto each as He will. We believe that the Gifts of the Spirit that were seen in the early Church and are still in and for the Church today and that they should be sought by all believers. This still being the New Testament Age and Last Days as spoken by Apostle Peter, which is Dispensation of the Holy Ghost, until Jesus returns from heaven. (I Corinthians 12:8-10 and 14:1.) 6. Divine Healing. Divine healing has been believed by the saints of God both in the Old and New Testaments. It was the hallmark of the early apostolic church and from the Scriptures we believe that it is given to the church today and until Jesus comes again. The church's ministry is one of supernatural deliverance and this is definitely a part of that apostolic ministry. Divine healing is wrought by the Holy Ghost in Jesus Name when we come believing and according to the Scriptures. (Mark 16:18, Matt 10, James 5:14-16) 7.The Lord's Supper. We believe that all apostolic believers in JESUS Christ should partake of this Holy Communion until He comes again. We do not hold closed communion, but it is open to all believers in Christ, who are baptized in Jesus Name, and filled with the Baptism of the Holy Ghost . 8. Second Coming Of Christ. We believe Jesus Christ is coming again to receive unto Himself His purchased own. It is mentioned hundreds of times times in the Scriptures. We believe that His coming will be a literal, bodily, visible return. We should seek to live and work in view of His soon coming. (Matthew 24, John 14:3, Acts 1:11 and I Thessalonians 4:14-19). 9.Heaven. We believe in heaven, a literal place that Jesus has gone to prepare for us. It is the dwelling place of God. John 14:2. 10.Hell. We believe that all who refuse God's plan of salvation will be eternally lost and will go to hell where the worm dieth not and the fire is not quenched. This place will ultimately be cast into the lake of fire with the devil and his angels. 11. Judgment. We believe that everyone must meet God in Judgement some time. We believe that there are different judgments. (1) At Calvary when one accepts the plan of salvation for himself, and receives the Birth of Water and the Spirit, he has had his sins judged in Christ's atoning work. (2)Self-judgment should be carried out by each believer. We should judge our acts and works in light of God's Word. (3) Judgment Seat of Christ. We believe that all believers will appear in heavenlies before the Judgment Seat of Christ to give an account of the deeds done in the body and to receive their rewards for faithful service. (4) Judgment of the Nations. We believed that God will judge the nations at Armageddon for their treatment of the brethren, the Believers.The nations who have been faithful to them will be retained as sheep nations and the nations that have done despite to them will be cast out as goat nations. (5) Judgment of Wicked Dead. We believe that all the wicked dead will stand before God to be judged also for the extent of their wickedness, before receiving their position in the eternal lake of fire. 12. Resurrection. We believe in the resurrection of the dead and that there will be a resurrection both of the just and the unjust, that they will be raised separately; the just first unto a resurrection of the life and the unjust ( one thousand years later, after the Millenial Reign of Jesus) to a resurrection of damnation. The resurrections will not be together, but will be separated by a period of one thousand years. We believe that the resurrected saints who are blessed and have apart in the first resurrection will be raised with glorified bodies, like unto that which our blessed Lord was raised. 13. Adultery And Homosexuality. Due to the apparent lowering of standards and the permissiveness of society in general, we re-affirm our commitment to the scriptures opposition to extra marital sex and homosexuality. We denounce the trend in America and Europe of so-called gay marriage, and will never allow it, and we shall always preach against it. 14. We stand with the Bible, against abortion in all its' forms, including the so-called morning after pills. We will campaign tirelessly to end this modern genocide which stains our nation and all the western world with its' unspeakable horror. We shall defend the lives and human dignity of these helpless little souls who cannot defend themselves. Christian Conduct 15.The Christian should always exemplify Jesus Christ, who dwells in them. Having accepted Christ as Lord and Savior, we should allow our lives to be an example to others in our action and reactions, our walk, our talk, our dress, and outward character (2 Timothy 2:19). We need to recognize that our body is the Temple of the Holy Ghost, therefore glorifying God (1 Cor. 6:19,20). Tobacco, Alcoholic Beverages, and Drugs 16.Since tobacco, alcoholic beverages, and hallucinogenic drugs are poisonous and habit forming and components of the old sinful nature, no Christian can advance spiritually and continue their use because using either in any manner is a lustful habit of the flesh. Therefore we refrain from the use of tobacco, alcoholic beverages, and hallucinogenic drugs in any form. (Gal. 5:24; 1 Peter 2:11; 2 Cor. 7:1)

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Basic Doctrine

BASIC DOCTRINE
The basic doctrine of this organization shall be the Bible experience of Salvation; which is: Repentance unto God, Justification by faith in Jesus Christ, the New Birth of water and the Spirit, composed of Water Baptism in Jesus' Name, and the Baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance.
SALVATION
Salvation is only through the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, namely through His Saving Death on the Cross where He bore our sins; His Burial; and His Literally Bodily Resurrection from the dead, nevermore to die again. We are saved by the merits of His sinless Blood, by grace through Faith.
JUSTIFICATION
We are Justified by God only through Faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Atoning Sacrifice. It is an act of God's grace, who is propitiated by the Sacrifice of Calvary.
IMPUTATION
Imputation is the doctrine of the actual act whereby God accounts, reckons, and imparts the Grace of Justification unto us who place saving Faith in Jesus Christ and His Atoning Sacrifice.....
REGENERATION
Regeneration, or Re-Genesis is a New or "Re" Beginning (literally). This is accomplished only by the New Birth; being born of Water and of the Spirit. This involves the steps of REPENTANCE (turning around, turning from sin, returning to Christ with Godly sorrow for our sinfulness);Water Baptism by Immersion in JEsus' Name for the remission of sins; and Baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fullness of the Godhead in JESUS

Fullness of the Godhead in Jesus
Fullness of the Godhead.


"For IN HIM dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily." (Col 2:9)Every attribute of God, as the Eternal Divine Spirit, is present in, through, and of, Our Lord Jesus Christ. When He was born of the virgin, this did not in any way take away or diminish His Divine Status. He remained the unchangeable (immutable) all knowing (Omniscent), and Ever-Present (Omnipresent) God and King of the Universe. Isaiah 9:6 says that He is the Everlasting (or Eternal) Father.Who does this makes Him? It makes Him the very One and True Lord God Almighty, who has condescended to come to earth as a Son (Son of God and Son of Man) to take on flesh to defeat Satan, the enemy of all flesh; in the flesh, through His own Blood, the sinlesss Blood of the Lamb of God.

All that makes GOD the one true God...dwells in , and is attributable to our Lord Jesus. God became man...that man might know God, through "a new and living way, which He hath consecrated for us; through the veil, that is to say, His Flesh." (Heb 10:20)

"And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, DO ALL in the NAME of the LORD JESUS, giving thanks to GOD and the FATHER BY HIM." (Col 3:17)

"And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist."(Col 1:17)

So let's look at this really quickly. JESUS is the EVERLASTING FATHER (of Isaiah 9:6) of Old and New Testaments. There is ONE LORD (Eph 4:5) JESUS is the LORD (I Cor.12:3) and the LORD is also the SPIRIT (II Cor. 3:17) The one saving Name (singular tense in grammar) of Matt. 28:19 of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, therefore is JESUS. Jesus was (and is) the Eternal Father, made visible, apart from whom no one can know God.
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