Restoring the Heritage
Tenets of the Pentecostal Continuing Website
1) The existence of one God; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three consist of the same substance, co-eternal and co-equal in power and glory. God is self-existing and independent of His creation, Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent, God making man in his image, CHRIST JESUS being the image of the Invisible God; I John 5:7; Gen 1:26-28; Col. 1:15-16.
2) Christ Jesus Deity as a Biblical Reality;
I. Manifest in the flesh and justified in the Spirit - I Tim. 3:16;
II. Equal with the Father - Phil 2:6;
III. All things made “by him” not “through him” John 1:3;
IV. Existence from “everlasting” not “ancient times” which is a starting point; Micah 5:2
V. Jesus worshipped in the New Testament; Matthew 8:2
VI. Judgement Seat is of Christ; Romans 14:10
VII. Jesus had no earthly Father; Luke 2:33
VIII. Jesus is the “begotten” son – not created or made; John 1:18; 3:16
IX. Jesus is the Son of God, not “a son of the gods” as in “new translations”. Dan. 3:25
X. Jesus is the “Only Lord God” Jude 1:4
XI. Christ Jesus was raised up; Acts 2:30
3) The Everlasting Gospel – not “a” or “an” Gospel as in “new translations”; Rev. 14:6; Titus 1:4; Acts 14:15
4) SALVATION: Redemption is through the BLOOD of THE SON OF GOD, the sinner repenting of inbred sin; Col. 1:14; I Peter 4:1; Acts 8:37
5) ETERNAL PUNISHMENT is for the unsaved DAMNED in hell – not the “grave” or “Sheol” as in “new translations”, there being a possibility to fall from grace. Psalms 9:17; Romans 11:20
6) JESUS IS “THE MORNING STAR” AND “DAY STAR” – not Lucifer as depicted in “new translations”; Rev. 22:16; II Peter 1:19
7) THE PENTECOSTAL PIONEERS PASSION for the FOURSQUARE GOSPEL
a. JESUS THE SAVIOUR, born of a virgin, Jesus who committed no sin becoming “Sin For Us” II Cor. 5:21; John 14:6, 14-18
THIS PROCLAMATION IS OF ONE SAVIOUR, AND ONE SAVIOUR ALONE JESUS.
b. JESUS THE HEALER: Acts 10:38
The very first COVENANT PROMISE OF GOD being in the Old Testament: Ex. 15:26. Even under the Law the Priest made atonement for leprosy six times in Leviticus 14 and in Numbers 16: 46-48 Aaron made atonement for plague removal – so how much more shall the blood of Christ? Heb. 9:14 Jesus commanded the Church to “lay hands on the sick”! Mark 16:18
I am not moved by what I see
I am not moved by how I feel
I am moved by what I believe andI believe THE WORD OF ALMIGHTY GOD!Smith Wigglesworth
S.W. What will make men believe the divine promises of God? Beloved, let me say to you today, God wants you to be ministering spirits, and it means to be clothed with another power. And this divine power, you know when it is there, and you know when it goes forth.
Dr. T.J. McCrossan : Satan caused Adam and Eve to sin then Satan is the Author of sin, sickness and death. John 5:14; 10:10
George Jeffreys – Founder of Elim : Bible reveals Satan as a personal devil, opposed to God and the Human Race ....The Israelites understood that deliverance from all bodily ailments was by the power of God, that immunity from disease was a privilege they could enjoy provided they rendered perfect obedience to His will. Ex. 15:26
In Isa. 53 “griefs and sorrows” relates to sicknesses and pain – the Hebrew words being Choli/Makob. Choli examples : Deut. 7:15; 28:6; I Kings 17:17; II Kings 1:2; 8:8; II Chron. 16:12; 21:15.
Makob examples : Job 14:22; 33:19
Borne (nasa) in Isa. 53 means to take away, to lift up, to bear away, to convey, remove to a distance as with the scapegoat Lev. 16:22,God having loosed the pangs of death; Acts 2:23,24; the Hosts of Darkness having been put to nought; Heb. 2:14
Whom He Justified – He also Glorified – Not Future Tense! Rom. 8:29-30 In Earth – As it is in heaven ……..; Col. 1:17-20, 2:15 Jesus always having used the harsh word Epitimao to rebuke devils and used the same word to rebuke sickness. He talked to a “being” rather than a “thing”. Luke 4:35-39; Luke 13:11-16; Luke 9:25; Mark 9:23-25
This authority HE GAVE TO THE CHURCH; Mark 16; John 14
Who can do greater works?
This authority is now even greater through the Sons of God on earth as we now have the completed VICTORY THROUGH CHRIST JESUS!
George Jeffreys, Founder of Elim: : We teach people to seek bodily healing as one of the immediate benefits of Christ's atoning and redeeming work on the cross ... not the effect of mind over matter - but the power of Christ over disease Acts 4:7-10
George Jeffreys Steps to Healing
i) Be In Line With God's Will I John 5:14
ii) Be saved I Tim. 2:3-4
iii) Be restored Hosea 14:1,4; II Chron. 7:14
iv) Obey the Commandments of God John 15:15
v) If saved, be baptized Acts 10:48
vi) Remember the Lord's death I Cor. 11:24-26
vii) Tithes Mal. 3:10,11
viii) Confess wrongdoing James 5:16
ix) Manifest love to other Christians I Peter 1:12
c. JESUS – THE BAPTIZER IN THE HOLY GHOST
Smith Wigglesworth ... Baptism in the Holy Spirit
Beloved, all that I speak this morning is burning in my soul. The baptism of the Spirit has come for nothing less than to eat the whole of my life. It set up Jesus as King, and nothing can stand in His holy presence when He is made King. Everything will wither before Him. I am realizing this. Smith Wigglesworth.
What an inward burning, what an inward craving God can give! It is a taste of the heavenlies! Acts 1:5-8.
1. TO BE CONTINUALLY FULL OF HIS UTTERANCES AND REVELATIONS AND DIVINE PERCEPTION -CONTROLLED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD.
2. IS RESURRECTION POWER - NOTHING EARTHLY CAN REMAIN - i.e. DISEASE.
ALIVE TO GOD - Rom. 6:11 by the Spirit.
Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
3. HOLY GHOST = UNLIMITED SOURCE OF POWER -
NOTHING STATIONARY IN GOD -
INTO LINE WITH THE MIND OF GOD.
d. JESUS – THE SOON COMING KING; I Thess. 4:16,17; Titus 2:12,13; Hebrews 9:28
True holiness is manifest through the Believer who recognizes his/her own inability to keep rules knowing that it is one’s own dying to self that is the key to success.
Gal. 2:20; Col. 3; II Cor 7:1; 12:9; Gal. 3:3; Rom. 6 If you are a dead man – then who is left? PHCC therefore firmly declares the need for sanctification after justification.
I Cor.6:17; Eph.5:30; Jer. 3:14 Joined unto the Lord – members of his body, flesh and bones! Holiness!
Rom. 12:1 What do we present holy?
I John 4:17 As He is–So Are we?
Rom. 8:17; Gal. 4:7 What does being equal mean?
The name of the Head of the Church is JESUS as is the NAME OF THE BODY Rom. 11; John 15:7 If we are the branches or the lump – how can we bear a different name?
Matt. 5:48; 19:21; II Tim. 3:16,17; Eph. 4:11,12; Phil.2:5; Eph.4:24; Col. 1:27-29; I Peter 1:16; 5:10; Heb. 6:1; 10:14; James 1:4;
We are called to be perfect. II Peter 1:4; Col. 1:12; Rom. 8:30; Heb. 3:14
Partakers of the divine nature and glorified? John 1:12-14; I Peter 1:23 I Cor 3:16-23.
9) FULL IMMERSION BAPTISM
It is true to say in quoting Matthew 28:19 that the terms “Father”, Son, and “Holy Ghost” are not names but titles, and the scripture does say to baptize “IN THE NAME!” This can only relate to one name and this name is JESUS! Co. 2:9; Acts 2:38; Acts 10:48; Acts 19:5.
The examples of the way the Early Church baptize give further support to baptising this way and it is not good enough as some Trinitarians state that the instruction is to baptize using the Trinitarian formula with the name referring to “in the authority of”. This simply does not make sense, but using the right formula is surely not the essential point. This has to be the individual’s life before God for it is with the heart we believe unto righteousness for the letter killeth and the Spirit gives life!
Rom. 10:9,10; II Cor. 3:6 Romans 6:3 declares that those who were baptized were baptized into the death of the Lord Jesus. This surely places the onus on the individual’s heart rather than on the person doing the baptizing! Has there been a realisation that this baptism was a baptism into death? This is the most important point for it is with the heart that we believe unto righteousness.
This is where one of the Evangelical doctrines supported by James A. Fowler comes in because there has to be the Christological oneness of Christ Jesus and humanity taking part in this process, a process that goes further with the one being baptized being joined as one spirit with Jesus. Rom. 6:5; Jer. 3:14; I Cor. 6: 15-20
The conclusion coming out of this, therefore, is that surely it is a matter between the individual and God, God seeing the heart, the individual being baptized by the heart into the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, the individual confessing the name JESUS.
Whether Father, Son and Holy Ghost are expressions or persons of the Godhead is not the essential question here for JESUS is the fullness of the Godhead. JESUS is in the central position here and it is his NAME being referred to in Matthew 28.
His name, however, is not to be used as a statement of legal formula but rather a heart felt cry from the heart. Within this context, therefore, the Pentecostal Holiness Church Continuing will baptize IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY GHOST – that is INTO THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST – HIS DEATH – AND HIS RESURRECTION.
10) The “Every Creature Commission”
The Bible College of Wales Continuing fully endorses the position taken by Rees Howells in 1934. This relates to the heart of God which is to reach every creature with the Gospel, the responsibility for this being through Christ’s body on earth. Matt. 9:38
As part of the Bible College of Wales Continuing we will emphasize missions ministry having the Bible College as its missions operation working to reach every creature worldwide through its network membership.
This will involve worldwide prayer warfare to bring the conditions for a great harvest all over the World. Full commitment towards this call of God is required to fulfil our Lord’s command and it is envisaged having a College that is fully committed to equipping ministers for the worldwide harvest.
As it was in the days of Joshua so the Bible College of Wales Continuing looks to take the promised land for the Lord, our nation Britain having been taken over by Gnostic forces, but we gather around these walls going through a process of personal sanctification and personal expectation by lifting up the genuine WORD OF GOD high, and crossing the Jordan to realise our vision; Josh. 3:1-17
11) The Just shall live BY HIS FAITH! Hab. 2:1-4
12) The Lord’s Supper and the Bringing of Tithes are the essential parts of the covenant meal Gen. 14:18-29; I Cor. 11: 23-31; Heb. 6:19,20, 7:1-4; Gal. 3:27-29
13) The Ephesians 4:11 to 13 Operation of the Five Fold Ministry and Local Church Offices - special emphasis being given to “perfecting” the Saints rather than “equipping” as in NKJV.
14) The Divine Inspiration and Authority of the Holy Scriptures coming along the Antioch line only rather than the Gnostic influenced “scriptures” of Alexandria. II Tim. 3:16,17; Acts 18:24-26. We therefore reject all “new translations” like NKJV, NWT, AMP, Message, NIV, RSV, GWT, NLT, NAS etc. as being Holy Writ. We believe them to be scriptures of the End Time Antichrist.