This cult started in 1914 from a debate over the question of the correct formula for water baptism. It soon developed into a debate over the nature of the Godhead and whether a man was saved or not if he wasn't baptized in the "name of Jesus Christ", as in Acts 2:38. The Apostolic Pentecostals said that Mt. 28:19 was talking about Jesus Christ only, when He used the word "name" singular, referring to the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost. If what they say is true, why didn't The Lord Jesus just say: "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in my name", instead of "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost". In other
words, they believe there is no trinity,the Father is Jesus, Jesus is Jesus and the Holy Ghost is Jesus. They say the word; "Trinity" is a word the Roman Catholic Church coined. This isn't true; Tertullian (190-211) used the word in 200 A.D. The Roman Catholic Church didn't begin until after about 300 A.D.
Now usually when you have one major heresy, it multiplies into more. They also believe their Jesus baptism is where the blood is applied, they get the Holy Ghost when baptized and also blabber in a gibberish they call tongues. There are plenty more heresies they believe, however we're going to deal with their main ones in this thesis. The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. We will now begin to prove from the Bible that the so-called "Apostolic Pentecostals" or "Jesus only people" are a heretical blasphemous cult and if they really believe what they profess, then they are lost, without hope, without God, still dead in trespasses and sins and if they die in that condition, they will lift up their eyes in hell just like the rich man did in Luke 16.
FIRST WE MUST ESTABLISH IF YOUR FINAL AUTHORITY IS A KING JAMES BIBLE AND YOU BELIEVE EXACTLY WHAT A VERSE SAYS, IN IT'S CONTEXT, RIGHTLY DIVIDED. IF YOU DO YOU WON'T HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THIS CULT. A BIBLE BELIEVER ADJUSTS HIS THEOLOGY TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF THE TEXT, NOT ADJUST THE TEXT TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF HIS THEOLOGY.
NOW THERE ARE CERTAIN RULES OF BIBLE STUDY YOU MUST ABIDE BY, IF YOU DON'T YOU WILL RUN INTO CONTRADICTIONS.
Every verse in the Bible has three applications
1.Historical ...This means the thing happened in history as the Bible said it happened, where it happened and how it happened.
2.Doctrinal ... Every verse in the Bible is aimed at a specific person or race, for a specific reason, to teach a specific truth.
3. Spiritual ...Since all scripture is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness, every verse has a spiritual application, which can be used to correct or instruct people.
2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Notice: Doctrine is the first thing you need to get from the scriptures. So, we are going to show you the doctrinal teaching on the Trinity and the main reason they are lost.
Apostolic Pentecostals do NOT believe in the Trinity, that is, three persons in one.
THE BIBLE ANSWER:
1. Places where they are called a person:
The Father is called a person:
Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person ...
In this verse the phrase "his person" is referring to God the Father.
The Son is called a person:
2 Corinthians 2:10 To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ; (This is self explanatory)
The Holy Spirit is never specifically called a person, however, He has personality traits. For example:
He can be grieved:
Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
He can be offended:
Heb 10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
(Despite means to vex, to offend, and to tease. That is definitely a personality trait)
He can be lied to:
Acts 5:3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost …
2. Places where they are named.
Matthew 3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Jesus was standing there, the Holy Spirit descending like a dove on Him and Godspoke from Heaven.
Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
(The three are listed here plainly)
2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
The three are listed plainly here too.
John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
Jesus is standing there, that's one, he is praying to the Father, that's two and he is saying that the Father will give the disciples the Holy Ghost, who is called another Comforter.
3. Places where each is called God, NOT Jesus:
John 6:27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God theFather sealed.
1 Peter 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
Hebrews 1:8 But unto the Sonhe saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
(Here God the Father is talking about God the Son)
Acts 5:3-4 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.
4. Places where each is called Lord.
Jeremiah 16:21 Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know mine hand and my might; and they shall know that my name is The LORD.
1 Corinthians 12:3Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
5. If all three are the same, then why are the penalties different.
Matthew 12:31-32 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
6. Places where one means more than one.
Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Genesis 11:6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
1 Kings 22:13 And the messenger that was gone to call Micaiah spake unto him, saying, Behold now, the words of the prophetsdeclare good unto the king with one mouth: let thy word, I pray thee, be like the word of one of them, and speak that which is good.
John 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
Acts 4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
1 Corinthians 3:8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: ...
7. Places where plural pronouns refer to the Trinity.
Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: ...
Genesis 3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: ...
Genesis 11:7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, ...
8. Places where there is a distinction of wills between the Son and the Father
John 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
John 6:38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
9. Places of divine conversations
Hebrews 10:5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
(Jesus is talking to the Father)
Hebrews 10:9 Then saidhe, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
(Jesus is again talking to the Father)
John 12:28 Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.
(Jesus talked to the Father and the Father talked to the Son, there are many others to numerous to list)
10. Places where one is seated beside the other.
Mark 16:19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
(The "he" is Jesus who went up into heaven and sat beside the Father)
Acts 2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, ...
(Here Jesus is by the Father and the Holy Ghost came in His place)
Romans 8:34 ... It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at theright hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
(In these verses Jesus is said to be sitting beside the Father, also in this last verse, do you think Jesus is making intercession for us, with himself? Again there are many verses on this, but these should help you if you are honest.)
11. Places where examples of a "name" singular, that can mean more than one.
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (Notice, singular "fruit")
Isaiah 9:6 ... and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
(Again, "name" singular with 5 names)
12. Place where Son goes to the Father and takes a book out of his right hand.
Revelation 5:7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
13. Places that show the distinction of the Trinity
a. God the Father is liken to a soul.
Psalms 11:5 The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
b. God the Father has a shape and it's not the same as Jesus'
John 5:37 And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.(NOTICE! If Jesus is the Father, He lied because He was standing right in front of the Jews; the context is John 5:15.)
15. In this age there three names to use Matthew 28:19, during the 1000 year reign the name will just be "LORD" compare Zechariah 14:9 with 1 Corinthians. 15:28.
Zechariah 14:9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.
1 Corinthians 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, (the Father) then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him (the Father) that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
(Those verses say that after God the Father puts them all under His feet and death is done away with, then the Lord Jesus Christ is going to go back into the Trinity and becomes subject to the Father again as a member of the Trinity and that God will be all in all.)
Apostolic Pentecostals believe in Baptismal Regeneration
1. The verse that all "Apostolic Pentecostals" are determined to go to Hell on is Acts 2:38.
Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Lets see exactly what this verse says:
a. He talking to the Jews as a nation, see verse 37, they said what must "we" do in view of the fact they just crucified their messiah. He told them (the Jews, NOT Gentiles) to repent of the above fact. Then they must be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ because their sins were remitted at Calvary. When "you" (the Jews) are baptized, you would get the gift of the Holy Ghost. No one that was baptized spoke in tongues. The only ones that spoke in foreign languages (they are listed in Acts 9 verses 9-11) were Matthais and the eleven other Apostles; Acts 1:26, the immediate context! A text without a context is a pretext!
b. Verse 39 says that, that promise is to all that are afar off. (That is a quote from Daniel 9:7 and is referring to Israel, NOT Gentiles in this age.)
c. No one else in the Bible was baptized the same way to get the Holy Ghost.
d. If you think Acts 2:38 is the plan of salvation, then you have a contradiction between Acts 2 and Ephesians 2:8,9, Romans 4:5, Titus 3:5. Baptism in any mode is a work and Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles inspired by the Holy Ghost said: Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye savedthrough faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Romans 4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
e. All of the above verses should show you that there main doctrines are wrong. The people in this cult are lost because they are not trusting completely in the Blood that The Lord Jesus Christ shed on the cross. They are like millions of others who think they have to help the Lord out and are going about to establish their own righteousness and have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God, which is in Jesus Christ alone, not water baptism, no matter whose name it is in. Please read the rest of this file and trust completely what Jesus Christ did on the cross for you.
VERSES ON SALVATION
1. YOU WILL DIE ONE DAY Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die,
*NOTE* YOU DO KNOW YOU COULD DIE ANY TIME, DON'T YOU?
2. YOU WILL BE JUDGED ONE DAY Hebrews 9:27 ...but after this the judgment *NOTE* YOU WILL GIVE AN ACCOUNT OF EVERY IDLE WORD, EVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE. Romans 2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
Revelation 20:12-15 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
3. YOU WILL NOT GET BY THAT JUDGMENT IN YOUR OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS
Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
*NOTE* ANY GOOD DEED OR WORK YOU'VE EVER DONE IS AS FILTHY RAGS IN GOD'S SIGHT.
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Ephesians 2:1-3 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
Ephesians 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
4. YOU MUST SWAP YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESSES FOR GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS
Romans 10:3,4 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
*NOTE* JUST FACE IT, THE BEST YOU CAN DO WILL SEND YOU TO HELL.
*NOTE* HERE ARE THE VERSES THAT SHOW YOU HOW TO BE SAVED.
Romans 10:9-12 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
*NOTE* SALVATION IS IN THE PERSON OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND THE BLOOD HE SHED ON THE CROSS. YOUR SACRAMENTS, CONFIRMATION, GOOD WORKS, BAPTISM, OR RELIGION CANNOT HELP YOU. YOU MUST SEE YOURSELF LOST, WITHOUT HOPE, DEAD IN TRESPASSES AND SINS AND RECEIVE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR PERSONAL SAVIOR. JUST ASK HIM THE BEST WAY YOU KNOW TO SAVE YOU. PRAY THIS SIMPLE PRAYER, LORD JESUS, I KNOW YOU DIED, WAS BURIED AND ROSE AGAIN THE THIRD DAY ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES. DEPENDING ON YOUR SHED BLOOD ALONE, I'M ASKING YOU RIGHT NOW TO SAVE ME.
Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
*NOTE* THIS NEXT VERSE SHOWS THAT BY THE TIME YOU ASK THE LORD TO SAVE YOU, YOU HAVE ALREADY BELIEVED FROM THE HEART TO SALVATION.
Romans 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?
IF YOU WERE SAVED BECAUSE OF THIS FILE OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT SALVATION THROUGH JESUS CHRIST, PLEASE WRITE ME AND I'LL SEND YOU SOME FREE MATERIAL.
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