Articles of Faith

International Pentecostal Holiness Church

1.†††† We Believe there is one living true God everlasting, of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness; Maker and Preserver of all things, both visible and invisible. And in the unity of this Godhead there are three Persons of one substance of eternal being, and equal in holiness, justice, wisdom, power and dignity; The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.

2.††† We Believe that The Son, who is the Word of The Father, the very and eternal God, of one substance with The Father, took man's nature in the womb of the blessed virgin; so that two whole and perfect natures, that is to say; The Godhead and manhood were joined together in one Person, never to be divided, whereof is one Christ, the very God and perfect man, who actually suffered, was crucified, dead, and buried, to reconcile The Father to us, and to make atonement, not only for our actual guilt, but also for original sin

3.††† We Believe that Christ did truly rise again from the dead, and took again His body, with all things appertaining to the perfection of man's† nature, and ascended into heaven and there sits until He shall return to judge all men at the last day.

4.††† We Believe The Holy Ghost, proceeding from The Father, and The Son, is very and eternal God.

5.††† We Believe in the verbal and plenary inspiration of the Holy Scriptures known as the Bible, composed of sixty-six books and divided into two departments Old and New Testaments.

6.††† We Believe the Bible is the Word of God, the full and complete revelation of the plan and history of redemption.

7.††† We Believe that eternal life with God in heaven is a portion of the reward of the finally righteous; and that everlasting banishment from the presence of the Lord and unending torture in hell are the wages of the persistently wicked.

8.††† We Believe that Jesus Christ shed His blood for the remission of sins that are past, for the regeneration of the penitent sinners and for salvation from sin and sinning (Romans 3:25)

9.††† We Believe, teach and firmly maintain the scriptural doctrine of justification by faith alone.

1O. We Believe that Jesus shed His blood for the complete cleansing of the justified believer from all indwelling sin and from it's pollution, subsequent to regeneration (I John 1:7-9)

11.† We Believe in sanctification. While sanctification is initiated in regeneration and consummated in glorification, We believe that it includes a definite, instantaneous work of grace received by faith subsequent to regeneration ( Acts 26:18; 1 John 1:9 ). Sanctification delivers from the power and dominion of sin. It is followed by life-long growth in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ ( 11 Cor. 4:16; 11 Peter 3: 18 ).

12.† We Believe that the Pentecostal baptism of the Holy Ghost and fire is obtainable by a definite act of appropriating faith on the part of the fully cleansed believer, and the initial evidence is speaking in tongues as the spirit gives utterance (Luke 11:13, Acts 1:5, 2:14-18,10:44-46)

13. We Believe in divine healing as in the atonement (Isaiah 53:4-5,Matthew 8:16-17, James 5:14-16)

14. We Believe in the imminent, premillennial second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and love and wait for His appearing.

15. We Believe it is the responsibility of every believer to dedicate their life to carrying out the great commission (Matthew 28:19-20)

ORDINANCES

A. WATER BAPTISM

1. All who unite with any local church on profession of faith in Christ shall further confess Christ by receiv-ing water baptism as early as possible.
2. Baptism shall be administered according to the divine command of our blessed Lord, ďIn the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost (Spirit).Ē

B. HOLY COMMUNION
Holy communion commemorates our redemption by Christís death. It points to Calvary, and to the return of Jesus, whose blood cleanses us from all sin and prepares us for His
blessed return (Matthew 26:17-30; 1 Corinthians 11:23-30).

1. The bread and the wine should be administered to all Christians (only unfermented wine should be used).
2. The Lordís table should be open to all who love Him, and all of the Lordís children should be invited to His table to commemorate together the death of their common Lord.
3. This shall be administered at least once each quarter.

NOTE: FOOT WASHING: Although foot washing is not an ordinance, the International Pentecostal Holiness Church allows its members liberty of conscience in the observance of foot washing.

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