What We Believe
ABOUT THE BIBLE
The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the authority for salvation and Christian living. (II Timothy 3:16)
About God: There is one God, who has revealed Himself as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and as the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man.
(Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16)
ABOUT SIN AND SALVATION
Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Our basic and fundamental doctrine shall be the Bible standard of full salvation, which is the absolute essentiality of repentance, baptism in water by immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.
(Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 3:3-5; Acts 2:38; I Peter 3:20, 21; Mark 16:16; Titus 3:5)
We believe the Bible teaches that the above statement to be essential, and not subsequent to salvation.
ABOUT THE GOSPEL
The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We obey the gospel by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit (resurrection).
(I Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4)
ABOUT CHRISTIAN LIVING
As Christians we are to love God and others. We should live a holy life inwardly and outwardly, and worship God joyfully. The supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including healing, are for the church today.
(Mark 12:28-31; II Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; I Corinthians 12:8-10)
ABOUT THE FUTURE
Jesus Christ is coming again to catch away His church. In the end will be the final resurrection and the final judgment. The righteous will inherit eternal life, and the unrighteous eternal death.
(I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:11-15).
The Colorado State Council (CSC) was formed August 2014, by the Executive Board of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. becoming the 61st Episcopal District under the leadership of Diocesan Bishop Jones Foote from Springfield, Missouri. Colorado was formally part of the Northwestern District Council; the 14th Episcopal District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. since 1959.
CSC currently has 10 churches with a combined membership of 1,200 members under the leadership of progressive and innovative Pastors, a District Elder, Suffragan Bishops and Diocesan Bishop Jones Foote. The organizational structure could be a model for how the councils of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. operate in the 21st century.