Apostles’ Doctrine

Apostles' Doctrine

Baptism with Fire

“I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.” (Mt 3:11) The original Apostles of the Lord and most of those who succeeded them were baptized with…

Apostles' Doctrine

Holy Communion

Holy Communion The ordinance of Holy Communion was instituted by the Lord Jesus Christ the last night before His death. “… and he (Jesus) said unto them, with desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer” (Lk 22:15). Jesus instituted it to be observed by the militant church until the…

Apostles' Doctrine

APOSTLES’ STANDARDS

Acts 2:42 – And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. The Apostles’ doctrine is not another set of fundamental truth but designs for practical application of the concepts in the doctrine of Christ. The original apostles of the Lord so pleased God that the…

Apostles' Doctrine

Mandate of Believers

God is a planner. He has objectives. He has a pattern for everything He does. He declares the end from the beginning. God works by mandates. As Creator He speaks the Word; the Word goes into action in the power of the Holy Spirit to produce the expected result. God gave His Son a mandate…

Apostles' Doctrine

House Churches

“… the foolishness of God is wiser than men …”  (1 Cor 1:25) God in His ‘foolishness’ did not include PASTOR as one of the appointive posts He designed for operating a house church. The house church was considered by God to be so critically important for building the Body that it is one of…

Apostles' Doctrine

Parable of Rewards

Parable of Rewards: Read Matthew 20:1-16 Verse 16 says “So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.” The parable is talking about rewards in heaven.   Jesus said: “I come quickly and my reward is with me.” There are five crowns. Immediately after the rapture of…

Apostles' Doctrine

Self-Sufficient God

One of the attributes of God is self-sufficiency. Jesus said: “For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself.” (Jn 5:26) It is generally believed by many Christians that one can please God by the contribution of money and material things in the congregation of…

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Offences Must Come

“Then said He unto the disciples, it is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! (Luke 17:1) In this present evil world offences must arise. There is nothing anyone can do about it. Everyone has options when offended: you can retaliate (it is natural to do so); you…

Apostles' Doctrine

HOUSE OF GOD

Under the New Covenant, a building can no longer be referred to as the house of God. Since the veil in the Temple in Jerusalem was torn in two top-down, God does not dwell in temples built by men’s hands. I’ve heard respected Christian leaders tell people that the best way to serve God was…