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Apostolic and Pentecostal

Submitted: 7/15/2005
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Question: I used to attend a Pentecostal church (Assemblies Of God), then I went to an Apostolic church with my boss and his family. My boss's explanation to me (as far I understood), that the reason I have heard him so many times refer to his church as an Apostolic Pentecostal church, is because the Pentecostal part is to recognize the day of the Pentecost. I have noticed many differences between the two churches in the appearance of the fellowship. I was just informed that the Pentecostal church believes in the trinity and Apostolic do not. Is this true?

Answer: Yes, it is true that the Assemblies of God believes in the trinity and Apostolics do not. We believe that an essential element of the Apostles' doctrine is that God is one rather than three (Deuterononmy 6:4). Also, that God the Father, not God the Son, was manifested in the flesh (1 Timothy 3:16). And that all the fulness of the Godhead dwells bodily in Jesus Christ (Colossians 2:9). We call this belief the Oneness of God. It is diametrically opposed to the belief that God is three persons. Please see our articles on this subject in the Apostolic Free Library.