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Our Beliefs

The Apostolic Sanctuary (TAS) is a Bible-based church, in that we seek to base all our beliefs and our lifestyle on explicit passages of the Bible or on biblical principles.

Based on Scripture, we believe the following:

ABOUT THE BIBLE

The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the authority for salvation and Christian living (2 Timothy 3:15-17).

ABOUT GOD

There is one God, who has revealed Himself as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and as the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man (Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; 1 Timothy 3:16).

ABOUT SIN AND SALVATION

Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ (Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9).

ABOUT THE GOSPEL

The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We obey the gospel (2 Thessalonians 1:8; 1 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) (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4).

ABOUT CHRISTIAN LIVING

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 (Mark 12:28-31; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; 1 Corinthians 12:8-10).

ABOUT THE FUTURE

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 (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:11 15).

THE OLDEST WORSHIP ON EARTH:

If you have never had the opportunity to be in a Spirit-filled service before, you will discover that biblical expressions of worship are still practiced today. Join in with us as we praise God together in spirit and in truth.

WE PRAY TOGETHER OUT LOUD because...In the Bible we read, "they lifted up their voices to God with one accord..." Acts 4:24

WE LIFT OUR HANDS IN PRAISE because... In the Bible we read, "Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord." Psalms 134:2

WE SING WITH ALL OUR HEARTS because... In the Bible we read, "Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise."Psalm 98:4

WE PLAY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS because ... In the Bible we read, "...and all the house of Israel played before the Lord on all manner of instruments..." II Samuel 6:5

WE CLAP AND SHOUT UNTO GOD because... In the Bible we read, "...o clap your hands all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph." Psalms 47:1

WE DANCE BEFORE THE LORD because... In the Bible we read, "... Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs." Psalms 150:4

WE TESTIFY PUBLICLY because... In the Bible we read, "I will declare thy name unto my brethren; in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee."Psalm 22:22

WE ANOINT WITH OIL FOR DIVINE HEALING because... In the Bible we read, "Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the LORD."James 5:14

WE ALLOW THE OPERATION OF THE SPIRITUAL GIFTS because... In the Bible we read, "... when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath revelation an interpretation,,,"."I Corinthians 14:26

New Testament Plan of Salvation


Jesus proclaimed in Luke 24:46-49, “…thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that (1) repentance and (2) remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things. And, behold, (3) I send the promise of my Father upon you…”

Peter preached in Acts 2:38-39, “Then Peter said unto them, (1) Repent, and (2) be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and (3) ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” 

Why Wait? Obey Acts 2:38

Step One: Repentance

Jesus died and so must we by repentance. Have faith in Jesus Christ as your Savior and repent. Believe Jesus Christ is Lord and died for you. Be sorry for your sins and recognize your need of the Savior in Acts 3:19. Determine to turn from sin and give your life completely to Him. 

Not to be confused with: Salvation itself. Believing is necessary and leads to the other steps. See Acts 8:12-17 and Acts 11:14-18. 

Step Two: Baptism

Jesus was buried and so must we by baptism. Be baptized by immersion in the name of Jesus Christ. Be buried with him by total immersion in water. Have the saving name of Jesus Christ pronounced over you as in Acts 22:16. Obtain remission of sins in baptism through obedience and faith in His name.
Not to be confused with: Repeating the titles “Father, Son, Holy Ghost” and sprinkling or pouring.  See Acts 8:35-38 and Acts 19:1-6.

Step Three: Holy Ghost

Jesus rose and so must we by receiving the Holy Ghost. Receive the Holy Ghost baptism evidenced by tongues. Meet the conditions of repentance, faith and obedience. Believe God has promised it and that you can receive it as in Acts 2:4. Know that tongues is the initial evidence of receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Not to be confused with: Tongues as a prayer language or one of the optional gifts of the Spirit.  See John 7:38-39 and Acts 10:44-48.

 

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