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United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God
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The Vision is to prepare individuals in the
body of Christ for discipleship and service through equipping,
evangelizing, emptying, and edifying.
We believe the Scriptures both Old and New Testament are inspired
by GOD, and are the revelation of GOD to all men. They are the
infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy
3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)
We believe that there is one GOD, eternally existent in three
persons: GOD the Father, GOD the Son, and GOD the Holy Spirit.
(2 Corinthians 13:14)
The Deity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
We believe in the deity of Our Lord Jesus Christ and in His:
- virgin birth (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:1 & 35),
- sinless life (Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22),
- miracles (Acts 2:22; 10:38),
- vicarious and atoning death (1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians
- bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39;
1 Corinthians 15:4),
- ascension to the right hand of God the Father (Acts 1:9; Hebrews
- personal and future return to the earth (Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians
We believe that man’s only hope of redemption is through the
shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Salvation is received
through repentance of sin and faith toward God, The Lord Jesus Christ.
Being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir to God
according to the hope of Eternal Life. (John 3:3; Romans 10:9-11
& 13-15; Ephesians 2:8)
We believe the Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of
God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment
of her great commission. Each believer born of the Spirit is an
integral part of the general assembly and Church of the first
born, which are written in heaven (Ephesians 1:22; 2:22; Hebrews
We believe that baptism, by immersion in water, is commanded by
the Scriptures. All who repent and believe in Christ as Saviour
and Lord are to be baptized. Thus, they declare to the world that
they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised
with Him to walk in the newness of life. This ordinance should
be administered in the name of the Father, Jesus Christ the Son,
and the Holy Ghost (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47-48;
and Romans 6:4).
We believe sanctification from that which is evil, and of dedication
to God (Romans 12:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 1:12). Sanctification
is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification
with Christ in His death, resurrection and by offering every faculty
continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit (Romans 6:1; 8:1-2
& 13; and Galatians 2:20).
Baptism of the Holy Ghost
We believe that all Christians are entitled to and should ardently
expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the Baptism
of the Holy Ghost. This gift from God endows the believer with
power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their
uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 1 Corinthians
1:31). The Baptism of believers in the Holy Ghost is witnessed
by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as
the Spirit gives them utterance (Acts 2:4).
Of a Holy Life
We believe the Scriptures teach a life of holiness without which
no man shall see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14). By the power of the
Holy Ghost we are able to receive the command: “Be ye Holy
for I am Holy” (1 Peter 1:15-16).
Of Divine Healing
We believe divine healing is an integral part of the Gospel. Deliverance
from sickness is provided in the atonement and is the privilege
of all believers (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16).
We, according to His Promise, look for new heaven and a new earth,
wherein dwelleth righteousness (2 Peter 3:13; John 14:1-3).
We believe there will be a final judgment in which the wicked
dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever
is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil
and his angels, will be consigned to everlasting punishment in
the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone. (Matthew 25:46;
Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19:20)
We believe justification is a judicial act of God whereby He justly
declares righteous the individual who believes in Jesus Christ
as his personal Saviour.
Of the Lord’s Supper
We believe the Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements
- bread and fruit of the vine - is the symbol expressing our sharing
the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ, (2 Peter 1:4) a memorial
of His suffering and death, and a prophecy of His second coming
(1 Corinthians 11:26), and is enjoined on all believers until
Of the Blessed Hope
We believe in the resurrection of those who have fallen asleep
in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive
and remain unto the coming of the Lord. This is the eminent and
blessed hope of the Church
(1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Romans 8:22-23; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52).
Of Marriage and Family
We believe in the sanctity of marriage and the sanctity of life.
We believe that marriage is a sacrament only to be entered into
between a man and a woman. We believe human life to be precious,
beginning at conception. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6; Jeremiah
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