PURPOSE OF THIS FELLOWSHIP
Where-as there are many ministers of the Apostolic Faith, who feel the need of a clean fellowship agreement that will allow brethren of like faith to fellowship, regardless of which oneness group they may or may not belong to. With this purpose in mind, and by the help and grace of God, the International Apostolic Fellowship, Inc. has been formed.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe the Bible to be the direct and absolute word of God (II Timothy 3:16) given to us by the inspiration of the Holy Ghost as it moved upon the tongues and pens of men who have received special anointing of God for this expressed purpose. We believe the Bible to be God’s means of doctrine, instruction and comfort to the Church today, infallible in its authority, singular in its interpretation, and man’s only avenue of access to God.
THE ONE TRUE GOD
We believe in the one ever-living, eternal God; infinite in power, Holy in nature, attributes, and purpose; and possessing an absolute, invisible deity. This one true God has revealed Himself as Father in creation; through His Son in redemption; and as the Holy Spirit by animation. (I Corinthians 8:6) (Ephesians 4:6) (II Corinthians 5:19) (Joel 2:28)
The scripture does not 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)
The first of all 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; and the Holy Spirit after the ascension.
THE APOSTOLIC DOCTRINE
The basic and fundamental doctrine of this Fellowship shall be the Bible standard of full salvation, which is repentance, baptism in water by immersion in the name of JESUS CHRIST for the remission of sins, and baptism of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance. (Acts 2:4 & 2:38) (John 3:5).
We believe that Godly living should characterize the life and walk of all saints according to the sign and example found in (I Peter 2:21) (Titus 2:11) (Galatians 2:20) (Hebrews 12:14) (I Peter 1:15-17).
We believe we are to cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God and to abstain from ALL appearance of EVIL, and turn away from those who have a form of godliness, but deny the power thereof.