Tenets of Faith
Life Tabernacle Pentecostal Church accepts the Scriptures as the revealed will of God, the all sufficient rule of faith and practice. The spiritual activities and practices of this Church shall be at all times consistent with the following Statement of faith:
We believe the Bible to be inspired of God; the infallible Word of God. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2nd Timothy 3:16)
The One True God
We believe in the one ever-living, eternal God: infinite in power, Holy in nature, attributes, and purpose; and possessing absolute, indivisible deity. This one true God has revealed Himself as Father, through his son, in redemption; and as the Holy Spirit, by emanation (1st Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 4:6; 2nd Corinthians 5:19; Joel 2:28). The Scripture does more than attempt to prove the existence of God: it asserts, assumes and declares that the knowledge of God is universal (Romans 1:19, 21, 28, 32; 2:15). God is therefore free from all limitations. He is Spirit (John 4:24), and “… a spirit hath not flesh and bones…” (Luke 24:39)
“… The first of all the commandments is, hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord” (Mark 12:29; Deuteronomy 6:4). “One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” (Ephesians 4:6)
This one true God manifested Himself in the Old Testament in divers ways; in the Son while He walked among men; as the Holy Spirit after the Ascension.
The basic fundamental doctrine of this organization shall be the Bible standard of full salvation, which is 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 Ghost with the initial sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.
We shall endeavor to keep the unity of the Spirit until we all come into the unity of the faith, at the same time admonishing all brethren that they shall not contend for their different views to the disunity of the body.
Tithe and Offering
We believe tithing and the giving of offerings has been God’s financial plan to provide for His work, and has been since the days of Abraham. Tithing came with faith under Abraham; Moses’ law enjoined it, and Israel practiced it when she was right with God; Jesus endorsed it (Matthew 23:23); and concerning offering, Paul said to lay by in store as God has prospered you. Tithing is a definite percentage and the giving of offerings is based upon “as God has prospered.” Do not rob God of His portion, viz., tithes and offerings, (See Malachi 3)
The Second Coming of Jesus
That Jesus is coming again the second time in person, just as He went away, is clearly set forth by the Lord Jesus Himself, and was preached and taught in the early Christian church by the Apostles; hence, the children of God today are earnestly, hopefully, looking forward to the glorious event. (Matthew 14; Acts 1:11; 3:19-21; 1st Corinthians 11:26; Philippians 3:20-21; 1st Thessalonians 4:14-17; Titus 2:13-14)