The Living Word Apostolic Church believes in the Apostolic Doctrine, that is, the teachings of the Apostles. We believe that the answer to the question, “What must I do to be saved”, is found in the book of Acts of the Apostles, Acts 2:38-39:
“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call”.
So then, we believe that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23). Therefore, we believe that it is absolutely essential that all sinners, coming to Christ, must repent. Repentance from sin is a must. We believe and practice baptism by immersion in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and we believe that all who have repented as commanded in the Scriptures will receive the Holy Ghost, with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.
We believe in Holy and Righteous living in this present world, after one has received the Holy Spirit (Titus 2:11-13). We believe this is only possible after one has been filled with the very Spirit of God and God is working marvelously in and through them.
We believe in the Gifts of the Spirit as outlined in Ephesians 4:11-12, with regard to the Ministry, and we believe that individual gifts of the Spirit are given as outlined in 1Corinthians 12:4-11. It is important to note that these gifts are given through “The Gift”, which is the Holy Spirit. We believe that in order to function in the gifts of the Spirit, one must first receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the Rapture of the Church as outlined in Ephesians 4:13-18 and 1Corinthians 15:50-57. We believe that this is the final stage of the Believer’s salvation. For we believe that one is saved from the penalty of sin at salvation, one is being saved from the power of sin, presently and one is saved from the presence of sin at the Rapture of the Church.
These are just a few of the things we believe.