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Statement of Purpose

Apostolic Living Bread Fellowship

- Statement Of Purpose -

 

We; being Pentecostal in faith and Apostolic in doctrine, have organized as an Independent Association/Fellowship under the authority and auspices of The Holy Scriptures and in accordance with the laws that govern our Corporation, exclusively for charitable and religious purposes.  Therefore; we affirm our belief that God’s people should be scrupulously set in order and efficiently organized in order to fulfill the Great Commission, propagate the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and conduct our spiritual and business affairs according to the established principles contained in The Word of God. {Lk.1:1 , Rom.12:11 , Acts 2:42-47}

 

We; being founded upon the Judeo/Christian principles, shall function exclusively as an Apostolic Holiness body. It is our desire to acquire the blessings of God as we attempt to promote solid biblical truth and advance the will/plan of God in order to assist in improving the moral, spiritual, and social conditions of humanity. Therefore; The Word of God shall have precedence over personal opinions and agendas.  {Ps.25:4,5 , 33:4,12 , 100:5 , 145:18 , Jn.1:17 , 3:21 , 8:32 , 16:13 , 17:17 ,  I Jn.3:18,19 , 4:16-21}

 

Therefore; in order to achieve our general purpose and be able to exercise any and all functions consistent with our benevolent and perpetual existence, we are legally organized as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Corporation:

 

[a] to establish and maintain the privilege of propagating the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to exercise our God-given right to conduct religious services,

 

[b] to ordain and license various Ministers, including, but not limited to: Elders, Deacons, Bishops, Pastors, Evangelists, Teachers, and Missionaries, and to define their prescribed eligibility, qualifications, guidelines, duties, and responsibilities,

 

[c] to establish, organize, conduct, supervise, and manage affiliated Churches and Auxiliaries, or any other activity in the interest of and/or the welfare of the Association/Fellowship.

What We Believe

The doctrinal statements contained within this page are fundamental to the foundation of the Apostolic Living Bread Fellowship.  Scripture references are provided, and we encourage seekers of the truth of the Word of God to search the scriptures, as these are they which speak of Jesus!  Please contact us for an Articles of Faith manual!

Preamble and Constitution

Apostolic Living Bread Fellowship

- Preamble and Constitution -

 

The Necessity Of Doctrine: In this modernistic society, many have wavered from truth and have turned to the philosophies of men and doctrines of devils. Therefore; it is vitally important that we receive, believe, and practice sound Biblical doctrine which builds moral character and portrays a Christ-like Spirit; the purpose of which will “set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us….that we might know the certainty of the things wherein we have been instructed.{Lk.1:1-4}

 

 

The Nature Of Doctrine: Doctrine refers to two basic elements: {1} It refers to the art and act of communicating or teaching the truths of God.  “But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine.” {Titus 2:1}

{2} It refers to the subject matter or the substance of what is taught. “And that from a child thou hast known The Holy Scriptures which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” {II Tim.3:15,16}

 

 

Doctrine Must Be Sound In Order To Be Scriptural: “Preach The Word….with doctrine….for the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine.”

{II Tim.4:1-4} 

“Though we or an angel from heaven preach any other Gospel….let him be accursed.”

{Gal.1:6-9}

 

 

Doctrine Must Be Obeyed: The believers of Rome “obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which had been delivered to them.” {Rom.6:17}

Truth must be obeyed in order to understand it, otherwise, it only remains a lifeless theory.  Jesus stated in John 7:16,17 “If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine….”   That is, man will know intellectually, experientially, and theoretically.

 

Doctrine Determines Character: What a person actually believes greatly affects what he is. Believing affects being and Being affects doing. If we follow sound doctrine, it will bring about a development of the Divine nature and the character of Christ within us.  “We should be nourished up in good doctrine….give attendance to doctrine….take heed unto thyself and unto the doctrine.” {I Tim.4:6,13,16}

 

Paul exhorted Titus to “adorn the doctrine”.  {Titus 2:7-10 , II Pt.1:3}

Doctrine Affects Fellowship: Acts 2:42 states that believers of the first century Church “continued steadfastly in the Apostles’ doctrine and in fellowship….”

 

Being Pentecostal in faith and Apostolic in doctrine, we will endeavor to keep the unity of The Spirit in the bond of peace, by providing and promoting fellowship among those of “like precious faith” and all members of the Body of Christ, regardless of organizational affiliation.

 

 

Doctrine Determines Destiny: Who and what we believe affects eternal destiny. Because a person can be sincere and sincerely wrong at the same time, it is a false premise to say that it does not matter what a person believes, as long as they are sincere.

In the game of baseball - almost safe is always out.

In taking a test - almost pass is always fail.

In games of chance - almost win is always lose.

In salvation - almost saved is always lost.

In living for God - almost right is always wrong.

In eternity - almost heaven is always hell.

 

All doctrine must originate and be firmly established upon the Inspired, Infallible Word of God. Doctrine cannot originate with or be established on the ideas, philosophies, traditions, or opinions of men.

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