WHAT WE BELIEVE
Life Covenant Sanctuary
...has set a safe and sure course using the Word of God as our navigational chart. The Bible is the only guide by which we can reach our heavenly home.
so trust God to lead you in the light of his word.
The apostles were the ancient sailors, who first discovered the beautiful truth of salvation. They were the eyewitnesses who followed in the very steps of Jesus.
He taught them how to find the riches of heavenly treasure. He lovingly guided them past the vast ocean of unbelief that surrounded them. It was always God's plan to to be among his creation and to give his creation a map to find the glory and splendor of a heavenly place.
If you desire to discover this same truth, then you are invited to take the following tour through the Bible. You will discover more than a path to paradise, you will discover that the price of your boarding ticket has already been paid.
We begin our tour in the New Testament scriptures where the Apostles received specific instructions from Jesus, as he opened their understanding concerning many spiritual truths...
These men had witnessed the death of Jesus on the cross and had rejoiced at his resurrection! The price of redemption for a sinful world was paid for all time.
I. The following scriptures are the words of the risen Saviour just before he ascended into heaven:
And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Luke 24:44
Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance, and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things. And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
Immediately after hearing these words, the Apostles watched as their Saviour was carried up into heaven. They were filled with great joy, as they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem, anxious to receive the promise that Jesus had spoken of.
II. We continue our tour of scriptures by discovering just what was the promise that the Apostles would receive at Jerusalem:
And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
Acts 1:4 & 5
These verses plainly tell us that the promise of the baptism of the Holy Ghost is for one and all. Let us continue traveling through the book of Acts as we read the account of this great event:
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
On this day in history, the Apostle Peter was one of about 120 people who were gathered together, when the power of the Holy Ghost filled the house they were in. It was Peter who first received and then preached this incredible message of salvation.
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. Acts 2:38
In this verse, Peter explains that repentance, baptism in Jesus' name and the receiving of the gift of the Holy Ghost are the essential steps for salvation. After Peter preached this message, there were some three thousand souls that received his word and were baptized.
The second chapter of the book of Acts closes with the Lord having established the plan of salvation, as well as the beginning of his glorious church. The story of this same salvation experience unfolds throughout the entire book of Acts. It records the development of the early church under the divine guidance of the Holy Ghost.
The Apostles were obedient to this plan of salvation and established churches on a world-wide missionary campaign. This was an explosive church, able to manifest the healing power of the name of Jesus to both body and soul.
The journey had begun with the outpouring of the Holy Ghost on the day of Pentecost and this same experience continues today for those that will receive. The scriptures have set a straight course by which we must also follow, if we are to reach our destination.
The Pentecostals are dedicated to the same truth as was preached in the book of Acts. We can help you travel deeper into the bible and explore how this truth is revealed from Genesis to Revelations. We believe that the same message that was received by those that knew Jesus, is the same truth we must experience today. If you are searching for direction in your journey, then we invite you to prayfully study the following scriptures:
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
II Timothy 3:16 & 17
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
Deuteronomy 6:4 & 5
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
John 1:1 & 14
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
I Timothy 3:16
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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.
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Acts 19:4 & 5
For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God..
And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness in to his marvelous light:
I Peter 2:9
These are just a few of the scriptures found throughout the Bible that help explain the salvation message. If you would like to receive further instruction concerning the Bible, please contact us and request a home Bible study.