Our Faith

"...and they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine..."  - Acts 2:42

The Bible

Our Only Creed

The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the only authority for salvation and Christian living. It was written through direct inspiration through the Spirit of God to human authors over a period of about 1,500 years. We are thankful for centuries of scholarship in helping preserve the truths of God's Word. (See II Timothy 3:15-17.)

The Gospel

The Good News & Our Response

The Gospel is the good news of Jesus' death for our sins, burial, and resurrection unto eternal life. 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 the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial sign of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance (resurrection). (See I Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4.)

God

One God, Indivisible and Eternal

There is only one God, the Father of all, who came to earth in flesh as the Son, and lives in the Christian today, as He has worked through all eternity, as the Holy Spirit. While He has engaged humanity in many roles, He has never been more or less than a singular God. (See Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16.)

Christian Living

The Journey of Faith in Action

As Christians we are to love God and others. We should strive for modesty and moderation, living a holy life inwardly and outwardly, and worship God joyfully. We believe true Christianity is more than a belief system: it's a way of life. This includes a private devotional life, spirituality beyond the church walls, and the reality of spiritual gifts. (See Mark 12:28-31; II Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; I Corinthians 12:8-10.)

Sin and Salvation

Our Problem & God's Solution

Everyone has sinned and is in need of salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. We cannot hope to be saved by our own good works or by the works of the Law. Only by responding to the Gospel is salvation found. (See Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9.)

The Future

Return, Resurrection and Judgment

Jesus Christ is coming again to catch away His church. In the end will be the final resurrection and the judgment. Those who are Christ's will inherit eternal life; the rest, eternal death by their own choice. We are not told when these events will happen, just that they will. From the Day of Pentecost to now we have lived in the "last days." Our own personal last day is sure as well. (See I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:11- 15.)

Christ Fellowship Apostolic Pentecostal Church

(417) 344-8919

Pastor Jason Hood

380 South Washington Avenue    Lebanon, Missouri

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