A major Pentecostal denomination released a paper Tuesday stating the churchâ€™s position on the apostolic movement that included a warning on false prophets.
The International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC), a 108-year-old traditional Pentecostal denomination with about 4.2 million members in 95 countries, states its commitment to the Word and the leadership of the Holy Spirit in its 21-page â€śApostolic Biblical Statement and Practical Guidelines.â€ť
The document covers three levels of the apostolic: Jesus Christ, the foremost apostle; the twelve apostles, the foundational apostles; and functional apostles, who functioned both in the scriptures and in the church today....
Faithful Remnant wrote: Minnow, the Pentecostal Holiness Church featured in this article does not believe in the manner you stated. You have it confused with the United Pentecostal Church and related groups.
Thankyou for that FR, I see my error now. Iv'e just had a look at the IPHC site and your correct. I had looked at the wrong site.
But I did notice the IPHC Presiding Bishop went to prayers with the current papal antichrist, when he was in the USA. Quote "OKLAHOMA CITY- Presiding Bishop James D. Leggett met with Pope Benedict XVI on Friday evening. As president of the Evangelical/Pentecostal Family of Christian Churches Together, he is one of several religious leaders taking part in a prayer service at St. Joseph's Church in Manhattan"
Well, Minnow is on something of the right track, anyway, there are no more apostles, that is anti-biblical, as the sermon, What Does It Take To Be An Apostle?, Paul was the last apostle, there have been no others!
Gil Rugh said or, wrote: ...We'll have a detailed look at Paul's role as an Apostle. Apostles were a divinely appointed group of men to represent Jesus Christ and spread the message about Him. It was God's initiative and action that resulted in Paul being called as an Apostle. Paul is the last Apostle. There are no more Apostles. We do not need any new revelation from God nor will we get it. Our Bibles are complete.
As usual the Pentecostals have gotten it wrong, The Apostle and His Role Part of this group, got its start, you guessed it Lincoln, Nebraska! They also have the false idea of speaking in tongues, etc., Spiritual Gifts.
Minnow, the Pentecostal Holiness Church featured in this article does not believe in the manner you stated. You have it confused with the United Pentecostal Church and related groups. The church featured in the article affirms the Trinity, the deity of Christ and justification by faith alone apart from works. Good to see this church setting forth a standard like this and warning against false teachers. Your statement number 3 seems confused because Jesus does have flesh and blood and the Bible says that in Him dwells the fulness of the Godhead bodily(Colossians 2:9). Nontrinitarian pentecostals(not the ones in this article) have an idea of God...instead of three persons, three modes or something and this is maybe what you meant in your number 3 comment.
Pentecostals warn against "False Prophets"? Thats rich.
1] They don't believe in the Trinity. 2] They teach Christ was not a Pre-existant divine being. 3] They teach that Christ was a flesh body in whom God dwelled. (must have prayed to himself then) 4] They teach that unless you are baptised by their method - then you are not really saved.