The following are the core beliefs of First Pentecostal Church of Mantachie based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines. The Bible tells us to carry on the Apostolic ministry of the Apostles. The first church service, where Jesus poured out the gift of the Holy Spirit was held on the day of Pentecost. That is why we are called Apostolic Pentecostal.
There is one God. His name is Jesus! He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory, honor and praise. God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom, justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself.
Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.
When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation ever since that time.
God came to earth through manifesting himself in the flesh of Jesus. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow the Gospel, by faith and being baptized in the wonderful name of Jesus Christ. He is our Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.
The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth.