Beliefs of the Apostolic church

We believe,

  • that Bible - the Holy word - is the only infallible, authoritative word of God
  • that there is only one eternal existing trinitarian God: Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.
  • that God is eternal, almighty Creator of heaven and earth, the whole universe and of all life.
  • in the divinity of Jesus Christ, his conception from the Holy Spirit, his birth from virgin Mary, his sinless and perfect life, in the eternal sufficiency of his atoning and vicarious death on the cross, in his resurrection in the flesh, in his ascension to the right hand of the Father and in his second coming to earth in power and glory,
  • in the Holy Spirit as a person of God who was sent to believers on the day of Pentecost, which was the beginning of Christ's living church on earth, and that the Holy Spirit still works in the same power today.

God's plan with mankind

  1. Man was created in the image of God. Seduced by Satan's lie, he sinned by disobedience and lost fellowship with God, thereby bringing spiritual and physical death upon all mankind.
  2. Jesus Christ reconciled humanity with God through his sacrifice, thus enabling man to return to his original state and to eternal life.
  3. Through personal faith in Jesus Christ, every person has the opportunity to become God's child again by God's grace and achieve eternal life.
  4. Even today, the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, reveals the mystery of the Gospel and empowers the Church of Christ to fulfill its mission on earth.
  5. The sacrifice of Jesus Christ unites believers into one family of God, the Church of Christ on earth.
  6. The Church of Christ will be transferred to the glory of God.
  7. The establishment of the millennial kingdom on earth.
  8. The Last Judgement.
  9. The salvation of all who have accepted the work of salvation in Christ and persevere faithfully to the end. Such will live forever in heavenly glory.
  10. There is eternal destruction - the lake of fire - for those who have rejected Christ as Savior.

Person needs to know and experience

  1. his/her sinfulness and lostness in the light of the Word of God,
  2. repentance, change of mind, remorse for the sin he has committed and hatred for it,
  3. turning in faith to God, cleansing by the blood of Jesus Christ and God's justification,
  4. rebirth in Jesus Christ - acceptance of God's sonship,
  5. water baptism by immersion based on personal faith,
  6. baptism in the Holy Spirit with a biblical sign - speaking in new languages
  7. filling of the Holy Spirit
    1. to bear a living witness to Jesus Christ,
    2. so that the gifts of the Holy Spirit serve for the common building of the Church of Christ on earth.
    3. to fulfill the great mission of the Church of Christ on earth.

The Church of Christ in the biblical sense

  1. The head of the church is Jesus Christ, and it is made up of born again people who live under the authority of Jesus Christ and are united by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
  2. It was founded on the day of Pentecost by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the disciples.
  3. God's will is for believers to live in sanctification through the blood of Jesus Christ, the power of the Holy Spirit and obedience to God's word and in constant growth in faith and bear the fruit of a life filled with the Holy Spirit.
  4. The share of believers are the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which empower them to live and serve in the power of the Holy Spirit.
  5. In response to the prayer of faith, the Lord supernaturally heals the sick.
  6. The Church of Christ is the congregation of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, which is expressed by celebrating the Lord's Supper by serving bread and wine. To partake in the Lord's Supper belongs only to those who are cleansed and redeemed by the blood of Christ and thus joined to his church.
  7. In relation to other born-again Christians, members are bound by the obligation to respect the principle of identification with the visible church of Christ.