Welcome to The Apostolic Church International,USA, Boston Assembly. It is a missionary arm of The Apostolic Church, Ghana which is affiliated to The Apostolic Church world-wide.
The Apostolic Church International, Boston Assembly is a Full-Gospel Church that is Evangelical, Prophetic, Apostolic, Pentecostal and Charismatic in action.
As a movement, we are passionate about seeing individual lives connecting with Christ, being empowered by the Holy Spirit, equipped to fulfill their God-given purpose and released in mission for the glory of God. As each local Apostolic Church stays committed to equipping and releasing, there will be no end to the number of lives that will be built and the number of communities that will be transformed in USA and beyond.
The word Tenet comes from the Latin word ‘tenere’ which means ‘to hold’. So the Tenets of the Apostolic Church are the Biblical truths which we must ‘hold on’ to and safeguard.
In a world of shifting morals and beliefs, we need anchor points to ‘hold’ us in the truth. When you read Paul’s letters known as Epistles in the Bible, every time he wrote at some point he had to deal with bad or false teaching (heresy) and the same is relevant today. Many may lead the church astray either through ignorance or deliberate distortion of Scripture. Thus we need to ‘hold on’ to what the Bible tells us.
We accept the teachings of the Bible in its entirety, the Tenets do not seek to replace the Bible, but in eleven short statements seek to summarise the main truths.
The unity of the Godhead and the Trinity of the Persons therein.
Useful Scriptures: Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14.
The justification and sanctification of the believer through the finished work of Christ.
Useful Scriptures: Romans 3:21-24, 2Corinthians 3:17-18, Ephesians 4:23-24.
The sacraments of baptism by immersion, and of the Lord’s Supper.
Useful Scriptures: Matthew 28:19, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Romans 6:3-14.
The possibility of falling from grace.
Useful Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 10:12, 1 Timothy 1:19, Hebrews 3:12.
The utter depravity of human nature, the necessity for repentance and regeneration, and the eternal doom of the finally impenitent.
Useful Scriptures: Romans 3:23, Ephesians 2, Acts 20:21, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Revelation 20:11-15.
The baptism of the Holy Ghost for believers, with signs following.
Useful Scriptures: Acts 2, Acts 10:44-48.
The divine inspiration and authority of the Holy Scriptures.
Useful Scriptures: 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21.
The obligatory nature of tithes and offerings.
Useful Scriptures: Malachi 3:10-12.
The virgin birth, sinless life, atoning death, triumphant resurrection, ascension and abiding intercession of our Lord Jesus Christ: his second coming and millennial reign upon earth.
Useful Scriptures: Matthew 1:18-25, Hebrews 2:9, 1 Peter 2:21-24, Acts 2: 29-32.
The nine gifts of the Holy Ghost for the edification, exhortation and comfort of the Church, which is the Body of Christ.
Useful Scriptues: 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, 1 Corinthians 13:9-12.
Church government by Apostles, Prophets, Evangelist, Pastors, Teachers, Elders and Deacons.
Useful Scriptures: Ephesians 4:11, 1 Timothy 3:1-13, Titus 1:5-11.
Rules of Belief
A personal testimony of your Salvation in Christ. (Acts 4:12; Rom 10:9)
Your conformity with the fundamental doctrines of the Church, as well as with the two ordinances, namely baptism by immersion, and the Lord’s Supper. (2 John 1:9; Rom 6:4, Luke 22:19, 1 Cor 11:24)
That you pray for and help every member, remembering that we are joint members in the Body of Christ. (Heb 10:24; 1 Cor. 12:25; 1 Tim 2:1 Gal 6:2)
Your acknowledgment of and obedience to the Order and Officers of the Church: Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers, Elders and Deacons. (Heb 13:17; Eph 4:11; 1 Cor. 12:28)
That you contribute towards the support of the cause, as taught unto us in the Word of God. (Gen 14:20, 28:22, Lev 27:30, 1 Chronicles 29:14, Heb 7:8)
Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Eph 4:3 )
Your presence in the meetings of the Church and abidance in full communion; that is, not to absent yourself more than three times from communion without sufficient reason given for your absence. (Heb 10:25)
That you keep the counsels of the Church within the Church. (Matthew 7:6)
Rules of Belief
Never come to the House of God without praying before coming. (Matthew 6:7, Ephesians 6:18)
Make your Pastor your personal friend. His sympathy, support and counsel are needed by you. Constantly pray for him.
(1 Thessalonians 2:7, Joel 2:17, Malachi 2:7, Romans 15:30, 2 Corinthians 1:11, Ephesians 6:19, Hebrews 13:17)
Take your Bible with you to the House of God. (Psalm 1:2, 119:16, 72, Romans 15:4, 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Be in your seat at the commencement of the service. You will thus be a good example to those who are late and neglectful. (Genesis 22:3, Psalm 108:2, Proverbs 8:17, Song of Solomon 7:12)
Make the Church your spiritual home. (Acts 2:46-47, Psalm 133:1)
Enter reverently, pray fervently, listen attentively, give praise from a grateful heart and worship God in the beauty of holiness. (Psalm 118:27-29, Ecclesiastes 5:1, Romans 12:11, James 1:19)
Bring your children with you to the House of God. Relatives and servants also have souls. It is your duty and privilege to take care of them. (Matthew 11:14, Exodus 22:10, Acts 10:24, John 1:41,45, Genesis 18:19)
When conversing never speak disrespectfully or criticizing of God’s servants or their ministrations, in the presence of your children. If you sow to the wind, you may expect to reap the whirlwind. (Galatians 6:7, Proverbs 22:8, Hosea 8:7)
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