Our Beliefs

Our Belief Statement

The Apostles’ Continuation Church International is “the church of the infinite quest”. Remaining true to that spirit, our church believes…

  • All people are included in God’s unconditional love and grace.
  • In Jesus Christ whose life revealed God’s love at work in the human family.
  • In the Holy Spirit as the power by which we are brought into closer harmony and relationship with our Creator.



Therefore we…

  • Strive to follow the path of Jesus Christ, while recognizing other pathways to the Divine.
  • Encourage each person’s spiritual journey, embracing a variety of spiritual disciplines.
  • Understand that the words we use to express our faith are to be lived out by loving and compassionate action.
  • Take the Bible seriously, not literally; finding more grace in the search for meaning than in absolute certainty.
  • Agree to differ, unite to serve, and resolve to love.


What We Believe


The Bible in its entirety is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to mankind, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason ( 2 Timothy 3:15-16; 1 Peter 2:2).
God’s Word is final authority  –  Psalms 89:34
God’s Word is everlasting      –  Luke 21:33
God’s Word is dependable    –  Isaiah 55:11 


We believe in the Eternal God-head who has revealed Himself as ONE God existing in THREE persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matt 28:19; II Cor 13:14). The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent, self-revealed “I AM” and has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association, i.e., Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isaiah 43:10, 11; Matthew 28:19).


Man was created good and upright, for God said “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.”  But man, by voluntary transgression, fell as recorded in Genesis;  which resulted in his total spiritual depravity and inability to attain to divine righteousness (Rom 5:12,18)  and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God (Genesis 1:26-31: 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).  Man’s only hope of redemption is in the shed Blood of Jesus Christ (1 Tim 2: 5). Jesus is the only way to heaven.  There is no other way.  Man is created in the image of God but separated from God by sin.  Without Jesus we cannot have a relationship with God.

Jesus Christ

We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, complete God and complete man (Luke 1:26-35; John 1:18; Isa 7:14; 9:6). •  We believe Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day and personally appeared to His disciples (I Cor 15:1-8; Rom 4:25). •  We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven, His exaltation and personal, literal and bodily coming again the second time for the Church (John 14:2-3; I Thess 4:13-18). •  We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross of Calvary by which we obtain remission of sins (Eph 2:8-9; Heb 9:12, 22; Rom 5:11).  The “inward” evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16).  The “outward” evidence of his salvation to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness.  We can have a personal relationship with God through salvation, God’s free gift to man.  It is not a result of what we do, but it is only available through God’s unearned favor.  By admitting we have sinned and believing in the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, and accepting Him as Lord, we can spend eternity with God.   Ephesians 2:8,9; Romans 5:1; Romans 3:24.

Water Baptism

The ordinance of baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures, by all who have repented and in their hearts have truly believed in Christ as Savior and Lord.  In so doing, they have the body washed in pure water as an outward symbol of cleansing, while their heart has already been sprinkled with the blood of Christ as an inner cleansing.  Thus, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4; Acts 20:21; Hebrews 10:22).  All who are born again should be baptized in water {Mk1: 8-11}.  The immersion in water means everything before giving our lives to Jesus is buried completely { Romans 6:4} The coming out of water is coming out of death to new Life { Colossians 2:12}.

Lord’s Supper

We believe all believers need to partake of the communion elements which represent the Lord Jesus’s body and blood.  It is by participating in the Lord’s Supper that we proclaim His death until His coming {John 6: 53-58, 1 Corinthians 11:23-30}.

Baptism of the Holy Spirit

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as an experience subsequent to salvation and a distinct aspect of the Christian foundational experience (Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 19:6).  We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the sign of speaking in other tongues.  We believe that Christians must be filled daily by using the prayer language.  All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect, and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ.  This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian church.  With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:29; Acts 1:4; 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31).  This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Acts 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9).  Salvation is the qualification to receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost and speaking in other tongues is accompanying evidence Acts 2:4.  The promise is to all believers- Acts 2:38-39.  Praying in tongues builds you up – Jude 1:20.  Speaking in tongues is also called your heavenly language – 1Cor 14:2.


The Scriptures teach a life of holiness without which no man shall see the Lord.  By the power of the Holy Ghost we are able to obey the command, “Be ye holy, for I am holy.”  Entire sanctification is the will of God for all believers and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to God’s Word (Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:15-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24; 1 John 2:6).  We believe in the Spirit-filled life, a life of separation from the world and perfecting of holiness in the fear of God as an expression of Christian faith (Eph 5:18; II Cor 6:14; 7:1).  Sanctification is the ongoing process of allowing God’s character to be developed in us. Romans 6:19; Galatians 5:22-25.


We believe in the healing of the body by Divine Power or Divine healing in its varied aspects as practiced in the Early Church (Acts 4:30; Rom 8:11; I Cor 12:9; James 5:14).  Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement and is the privilege of all believers (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17 ).  It is God’s will for you to be in good health  – 3 John 1:2.


We believe in casting out demons as Jesus cast out demons from people.  We believe many times deliverance brings major breakthroughs in people’s lives; but they must walk in their deliverance (Mk 16:17).


The church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit with divine appointments for the fulfillment of the great commission.  Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven (Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:22; Hebrews 12:33). •  A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a two-fold purpose:  The evangelization of the world and the edifying of the Body of Christ (Mark 16:15-20; Ephesians 4:11-13).

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in I Corinthians 12-14 as manifested in the Early Church.  We believe that operation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is very important, not only for the edification of the Body of Christ, but also for the extension of God’s Kingdom.  The World not only needs information but it needs demonstration.


The Bible describes hell as a real place.  It is a place of suffering and a place of permanent separation from God for those who die without accepting Christ.  Revelation 20:12-15 ; “The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death (Revelation 19:20 ; Revelation 20:10-15 ). Hell is literal and a very real place.  Jesus doesn’t want any person to go there that is why He shed his own blood and rose from the dead.  It’s Real? “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matthew 10:28 ? See: Matthew 5:22, Luke 6:19-21 Revelation 19:20? It’s Christ: who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the Presence of the Lord and from the Glory of His Forever? “In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God and obey not the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Power.”  2 Thessalonians 1:8, 9.  See: Matthew 25:41, 46 Revelation 20:10   It’s the Second Death? “… and death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.  And whosoever was not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”  Revelation 20:14, 15 See: Revelation 2:11 and 21:8.

The Resurrection

The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation, together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, is the imminent and blessed hope of the church (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 ; Titus 2:12 ; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 ; Romans 8:23 ). •  The revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven, the salvation of national Israel, and the Millennial reign of Christ on earth is the Scriptural promise and the world’s hope (2 Thessalonians 1:17 ; Revelation 19:11-14 ; Romans 11:26-27 ; Revelation 20:1-7 ).  We believe in eternal life of all believers John 5:24 , John 3:16 }
“According to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13 ; Revelation 21:1 ).