Helping People Connect with God

Our Mission

Springdale Pentecostal Church is a community of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, committed to make disciples and the fulfillment of the Great Commision (Matthew 28:16-20). Through the power of the Holy Spirit we endeavour to proclaim the Word of God and to serve the needs of people, both spiritual and social. In the church, in the community and in the world.

The Bible

We believe the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is infallible, absolutely supreme and sufficient in authority in all matters of faith and practice. The Bible does not simply contain the Word of God, but is in reality the complete revelation and very Word of God inspired by the Holy Spirit. Christian believers today have spiritual illumination to enable them to understand the scriptures, but God does not give new revelations apart from or beyond the Bible.

Scriptures: 2 Timothy 3:15; 1 Peter 2:2

The Trinity

We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally existent, self-revealed “I AM”; and has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association (i.e. as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).

The terms “Trinity” and “Persons” as related to the Godhead, while not found in Scriptures, are in harmony with Scripture, whereby we may convey to others our immediate understanding of the doctrine of Christ respecting the Being of God, as distinguished from “Gods many and Lords many”. We, therefore, may speak with propriety of the Lord our God, who is One Lord, as a Trinity or as one Being of Three Persons, and still be absolutely scriptural (i.e. Matthew 2:6; 8:16,17)

Scriptures: Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 28:19

Jesus

We believe in both the deity and humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father and His personal future return to this earth in power and glory to rule a thousand years.

Jesus Saves the World

We believe the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ.

Salvation has been provided for all humanity through the sacrifice of Christ upon the Cross. It is the only perfect redemption, propitiation, satisfaction, and substitutionary atonement for all sins of the world, both original and actual. His atoning work has been proven by His resurrection from the dead. Those who repent and believe in Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and receive eternal life,

Furthermore, in the Atonement, divine healing was provided for all believers.

Scriptures: Acts 2:36; Romans 4:25; 1 Corinthians 15:14,17,20; Hebrews 10:12; 1 John 2:2; Acts 20:21, 1 Peter 1:23,25; Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:16b-17

Jesus’ Second Coming

We believe in he Blessed Hope–the Rapture of the Church–at Christ’s coming.

The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation, together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church. The Rapture, according to the scriptures, takes place before what is known as the Great Tribulation. Thus, the saints, who are ratpured at Christ’s coming, do not go through the Great Tributlation.

Scriptures: 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52

Regeneration / Being “Born Again”

We believe regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation.

Regeneration is the creative act of the Holy Spirit, whereby He imparts to the soul a new spiritual life. This is absolutely necessary to salvation and becomes a reality in experience through faith in Christ is response to the power of the Word of God, for as teh Scripture says, we are “you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God”.

Scriptures: 1 Peter 1:23; John 3

Water Baptism

We believe in Water Baptism by immersion for believers.

Water Baptism is an outward sign, seal or expression of an inward death, burial and resurrection, signifying the believer’s identification with Christ, in that he/she has been planted in the likeness of His death, and raised by the might of His power to walk in newness of life, yielding his/her members as instruments of righteousness unto God as those that are alive from the dead. It is not a saving ordinance, but is essential in obedience to the Gospel. Baptism, according to the Scripture, should be administered by single immersion, and according to the command of Jesus in Matthew 28:19.

Spirit Baptism

We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.

All believers are entitled to and should orently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of the Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4,8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31). This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of regeneration / being “born again” (Acts 8:12-17; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9). With the Baptism of the Holy Spirit come such experiences as an overflowing fullness of the Spirit (John 7:37-39; Acts 4:8), a deepened reverence for God (Acts 2:43; Hebrews 12:28), intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work (Acts 2:42), and a more active love for Christ, for His Word, and for the lost (Mark 16:20).

The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is indicated by the intial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance (Acts 2:4; 10:46; 19:6).

The Lord’s Supper

We believe in the observance of the Lord’s Supper in remembrance of the death of our Lord.

The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements of bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4); a memorial of his suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26); and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26); and is enjoined upon all believers “until He comes”.

Healing

We believe the redemptive work of Christ on the Cross provides healing of the human body in answer to believing prayer.

Divine healing is an itergral part of the Gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the Atonement, and is the privilege of all believers

Scriptures: Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:13, 16

Sanctification

We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.

Entire sanctification is the will of God for all believers, and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to God’s Word. In experience, this is both instantaneous and progressive. It is wrought out in the life of the believer by his appropriation of the power of Christ’s blood and risen life through the person of the Holy Spirit, as set forth in the Word

Scriptures: Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:15, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, 24; 1 John 2:6

Resurrection of the Dead / Final Judgement

We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.

Entire sanctification is the will of God for all believers, and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to God’s Word. In experience, this is both instantaneous and progressive. It is wrought out in the life of the believer by his appropriation of the power of Christ’s blood and risen life through the person of the Holy Spirit, as set forth in the Word

Scriptures: Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:15, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, 24; 1 John 2:6

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