ConnectPoint Apostolic Church is a member of the United Pentecostal Church International, and is a Bible-based church. We’re Bible-based in that we seek to base all of our beliefs and our lifestyle on explicit passages of the Bible or on biblical principles. Based on Scripture, we believe the following…
Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 (ESV)
The basic and fundamental doctrine of this church is the Bible’s standard of full salvation, which is repentance, baptism in water by immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial sign of speaking in a language we’ve never learned before.
Once this transformation takes place, we do not stay the way we are; rather, as we grow in Christ, a lifestyle change takes place. We become less and less like our sinful past, and more and more like our Holy God.
About the Bible
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:1 (KJV)
The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the authority for salvation and Christian living. (See II Timothy 3:15-17)
…the Lord will be one and his name one.
Zechariah 14:9 (ESV)
There is one God, who has revealed Himself as our Father (creation), in His Son Jesus Christ (redemption), and as the Holy Spirit (regeneration). Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man, and as such, the fullness of the godhead dwells in Him. (See Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16)
About Sin and Salvation
But God showed his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8 (ESV)
Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. (See Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9)
About the Gospel
He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior.
Titus 3:5-6 (ESV)
The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. 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 receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit (resurrection). (See I Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4)
About Christian Living
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
As Christians we are to love God and others. We should live a holy life inwardly and outwardly, and worship God joyfully. The supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including healing, are for the church today. (See Mark 12:28-31; II Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; I Corinthians 12:8-10)
About the Future
In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
Jesus Christ is coming again to catch away His church. In the end will be the final resurrection and the final judgment. The righteous will inherit eternal life, and the unrighteous eternal death. (See I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:11-15)
If you would like a personal, one-on-one Bible Study to explore the Word of God more deeply, send us an email through the Contact Us form, or call us at (904) 535-7355.