Beliefs (Tenets)

Pentecostals came out of the Evangelicals; thus, our theology is similar to theirs. However, there are a few significant divergent views, especially when it comes to the gifts of the Spirit and healing. Over the years, The Church of Pentecost, coming from the Apostolic Church has held on to the beliefs of the Pentecostal churches, which began in the early twentieth century, often referred to as classical Pentecostals. However, there are also some minor differences among these Pentecostal churches. As new churches are established, almost daily, and new doctrines keep emerging, it is not uncommon for old churches to lose or adulterate their core doctrines.

​The Church of Pentecost deems our tenets or beliefs as one of the most critical aspects of our worship because it forms the basics of the Christian doctrine. Once you get it right, you will be able to grow in the Christian faith.

For this reason, the founding fathers and other leaders of the church have prayerfully and thoughtfully selected 11 doctrinal beliefs of The Church of Pentecost with accompanying Scriptures to facilitate study and understanding. These basic doctrines of The Church of Pentecost, which we jealously guard, are as follows:

1. The Bible

We believe in the divine inspiration and authority of the Holy Scriptures. That the Bible is infallible in its declaration, final in its authority, comprehensive and all-sufficient in its provisions. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20-21).

2. The One True God

We believe in the existence of the One True God, Elohim, maker of the whole universe; indefinable but revealed as Triune God – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1; Genesis 1:26;  Matthew 3:16, 17; 28:19;  2 Corinthians 13:14); one in nature, essence and attributes – Omnipotent  (Deuteronomy 6:4;  Job 42:2; Isaiah 46:9, 10; Revelation 19:6); Omnipresent (Psalm 139:7-12; 147:5); Omniscient (Job 42:2; Isaiah 46:9, 10; Acts 5:4-5);

3. Man's Depraved Nature

We believe that “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Genesis 3:1-19; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23), and are subject to eternal punishment (Matthew 13:41, 42; Romans 6:23), and need Repentance (Acts 2:38; Matthew 4:17; Acts 20:21) and Regeneration (John 3:3, 5; Titus 3:5).

4. The Saviour

We believe that man’s need of a Saviour has been met in the person of Jesus Christ, because of His deity, virgin birth, sinless life, atoning death, resurrection and ascension; His abiding intercession and second coming (John 8:46; 14:30; Colossians 1:15; 2 Corinthians 5:19; Romans 3:25; Acts 2:36; Philippians 2:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:3)

5. Repentance, Justification And Sanctification

We believe that all men have to repent of and confess their sins before God, and believe in the vicarious death of Jesus Christ to be justified before God. We believe in the sanctification of the believer through the working of the Holy Spirit and in God’s gift of eternal life to the believer (Luke 15:7; Acts 2: 38; Romans 4:25; 5:16; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 1 Thessalonians 4: 3)

6. The Sacraments Of Baptism And The Lord's Supper

We believe in the Sacrament of Baptism by immersion as a testimony of a convert who has attained a responsible age of about 15 years (Luke 3:21; Mark 16:16). [Infants and children are not baptized but are dedicated to the Lord] (Luke 2:22-24, 34; Mark 10:16). We believe in the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper which should be partaken of by all members who are in full fellowship (Luke 22:19-20; Matthew 26:21-29; Acts 20:7)

7. Baptism, Gifts And Fruit of The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit for believers with signs following; and in the operation of the gifts and the fruit of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers (1 Corinthians 12:8-11; Mark 16:17; Acts 2:4; Galatians 5:22)

8. Divine Healing

We believe that the healing of sickness and disease is provided for God’s people in the atonement. The Church is, however, not opposed to soliciting the help of qualified medical practitioners (2 Kings 20:7; Mathew 9:12; Luke 10:34; Colossians 4:14)

9. Tithes And Offerings

We believe in tithing and in the giving of free-will offerings towards the cause of carrying forward the Kingdom of God. We believe that God blesses a cheerful giver (Genesis 14:18-20; 28:20-22; Malachi 3:6-10; Mathew 23:23; Acts 20:35; 1 Corinthians 16:1-3; 2 Corinthians 9:1-9)

10. The Second Coming And The Next Life

We believe in the Second Coming of Christ and the Resurrection of the dead, both the saved and the unsaved – they that are saved, to the resurrection of life; and the unsaved, to the resurrection of damnation (Mark 13: 26; Daniel 12:2; John 5: 28-29; Acts 1:11; 10:42; Romans 2:7-11; 6:23)

11. Marriage And Family Life

We believe in the institution of marriage as a union established and ordained by God for the lifelong, intimate relationship between a man as husband and a woman as wife as biologically defined at birth. We believe that God instituted marriage primarily for mutual help, fellowship and comfort that one ought to have for the other and for honourable procreation of children, and their training in love, obedience to the Lord and responsible citizenship. (Genesis 2:18, 21-25; Matthew 19:4-6; 1 Corinthians 7:1-2).