WHAT WE BELIEVE
Excerpts from the 2011 Organizational Manual (The Minute Book)
of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World
The vision of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World is that our members be passionate about God’s heart for the lost, proficient in ministry skills, and proactive in strategic and holistic ministry that exalts the Name of Jesus throughout the world.
It is our mission to glorify God and to obey the Great Commission of Jesus Christ by proclaiming the Gospel in its fullness, and equipping and deploying people and resources globally to reach the least and the lost so that Christ becomes preeminent in every life.
Our Core Values
The core values of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World are that we be:
• Biblically and doctrinally sound • Action oriented
• Equipped and empowered • Outwardly focused
• Culturally relevant
Our Creed, Discipline, Rules of Order, and Doctrine
Our creed, discipline, rules of order, and doctrine is the Word of God as revealed by the Holy Ghost (St. John 14:26; 1 Corinthians 2:9-13). “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reprove, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). As members of the body of Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23), which is the true Church, the Word of God declares but one way of entrance therein and that is “by one Spirit are we all baptized into one Body” and that is a baptism of “Water and Spirit” (1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Galatians 3:26-28; Romans 6:3-4; John 3:5; Acts 2:38).
The Pentecostal Assemblies of the World administers baptism … “in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins..:’ for persons who have reached the age of understanding and no baptism of infants under any condition.
The one baptism, as recorded in Acts 2:4; 10:44; 19:1-6, is evidenced by the speaking of other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance as the initial evidence thereof. ·
The New Birth (“being born again”) includes a genuine repentance, water baptism in Jesus’ Name, and the Baptism of the Holy Ghost, evidenced by the speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.
Repentance and Remission of Sins
The only grounds upon which God will accept a sinner is repentance from the heart for the sins that he has committed. “A broken and a contrite heart,… Thou wilt not despise” (Psalms 51:17). John preached that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His Name beginning at Jerusalem (Luke 24:47) and Peter fulfilled this command on the day of Pentecost (see Acts 2:38).
God’s Standard of Salvation
We earnestly contend for God’s standard of salvation. In the Word of God, we can find nothing short of a holy, spirit-filled life with signs following as on the Day of Pentecost.
We fully believe the mystery of the Godhead. We believe that Jesus was both human and divine, and further, that the Godhead be understood to mean all of the fullness of God (Colossians 1:19 and 2:9). We believe that Jesus was Mary’s son and Mary’s God, Creator and creature, God manifest in the flesh; that the flesh of Jesus was the same as ours, with the exception that it had no sin; that Jesus was the Eternal Father made visible, apart from whom there is no God. We believe that at the final consummation of all things there will be only God, and that will be our Lord Jesus Christ.