The Apostle's Doctrine
“The Lord our God is one Lord” (Mark 12:29)
And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things. And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. (Luke 24:46-49)
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (Acts 1:8)
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. (Acts 2:38)
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)
As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:9)
And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; (Ephesians 2:20)
As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine, (I Timothy 1:3)
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (II Timothy 3:16)
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 there be after Him (Isaiah 43:10).
“The wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23)
“Have Faith in God” (Mark 11:22)
“Beside me there is no savior.” When He came in the flesh the angels sang, “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11).
…Mode of Baptism
…Formula for Water Baptism
“One Lord, one faith, one baptism” (Ephesians 4:5)
“Christ died for our sins” (I Corinthians 15:3)
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
1. 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 experienced by Jews and Gentiles alike.
2. The gif of “divers kinds of tongues,” mentioned by Paul in I Corinthians 12:1-10 and concerning which he gave regulations in I Corinthians 14:1-40, is given both for self-edification (I Corinthians 14:4) and for the edification of the church (I Corinthians 14:27-28). In the 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 14:18). Who dares to teach or preach to the contrary?
We must present ourselves as holy unto God (Romans 12:1), cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and the 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)
“Is anything too hard for the LORD” (Genesis 18:14)
“Surely, I come quickly” (Revelation 22:20)
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 healing 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 with the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall save the sick and 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 for one for another, that ye may be healed” (James 5:14-16)
…Second Coming of Christ
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 heart filled with pride, blasphemies, and 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 score of other things are signs startling signs that Jesus’ coming is drawing near.
“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). (Daniel 12:2, I Corinthians 15:13-23).
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 his left. Then shall the King say unto to 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 unto life eternal” (Matthew 25:32-34, 41, 46)
“Be diligent that ye may be found.blameless” (II Peter 3:14), “Choose you this day whom ye will serve” (Joshua 24:15)