Apostolic Christian Fellowship Temple, Inc.
|Posted on February 26, 2013 at 12:05 PM|
Acts of the Apostles
The book of Act’s is a remarkable book; the authorship is credited to Luke. He recorded twenty eight chapters of events, and covers the first thirty years of the Christians church history.
His purpose is to introduce the gospel to the gentiles and to give an account of the beginning Christianity. In Luke’s recordings he uses the book of Acts to describe what Jesus wanted the church to teach after his ascension.
The book of acts is full of exciting events along with instructions for the church. Luke opens the first chapter by writing a descriptive letter to Theophilus, explaining the events of Jesus resurrection and his appearance for forty days. He swiftly moves his letter to the ascension of Jesus Christ and his last commandments to the apostle (Acts 1:4).
Jesus said go to Jerusalem and wait for the promise of the father which is the Holy Ghost (Acts 1:8), the Lord said “after you receive the Holy Ghost you shall receive power”.
The Holy Ghost was so important to the early church that the Lord had Luke mention it fifty times in the book of Acts, it is still very important to the church of today and generations to come. It’s as vital today as it was for the early church. The Holy Ghost is the spirit of God which dwells inside of you, it has the ability to designate special powers, which will give you more strength to cast out demons, drive out evil spirits and heal the sick.
Jesus teachings were e instilled in the apostles over a three year period. The teachings are called the Apostles Doctrine (Acts 2:42) the word doctrine means: the teaching of the four gospels gives us the guide line for living as Christians.
For examples: The Ten Commandments, Sermon on the Mount, Baptism of water and the holy ghost. The Apostle’s job was to spread the gospel (l Corinthians 15:1-3) throughout the world.
On the day of Pentecost the lord filled Jerusalem with the promise of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:1-4) and the book of (Joel 2:28-29) prophesied about these events.
We are Apostolic and we are teaching the doctrine of Jesus Christ which was passed down to the Apostles and from the Apostles down to us. So we teach and preach the Apostles Doctrine.
What is the Apostolic Doctrine?
A. We believe that Jesus Christ and God are one (1Timothy 3:16)
B. We believe that Jesus died and rose on the third day (Matthew 26:52)
C. We accept the Great Commission to go into the entire world and teach baptism of the holy ghost
D. We believe you are not saved until you speak in tongues as the spirit of god give utterance
E. The formula for going to heaven is that you must be born again by the water and of the spirit
F. We look forward to the Rapture which is God returning to take us to Heaven (1Thesolonians 4:13-16)
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