Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | November 26, 2010

And We Will Settle This Matter Once And For All

I would like to respond to this comment openly so that it is very clear where we stand concerning salvation. Below you will find a readers post which was posted under the Oneness Pentecostals Preaching for Trinitarian Church services.

I just can’t for the life of me understand how Small Minded you people are!
(oneness pentecostals) The CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST is a PENTECOSTAL CHURCH and we are SAVED and SANCTIFIED FILLED with the HOLY GHOST and SPEAK in TONGUES, I can not let you (Self Proclaimed Pope Of Pentecost) CONTINUE to INSULT what we believe! Matt:28:19 is RIGHT!!!!! What you fail to realize is we don’t believe in THREE GOD’S!!!!!! That’s crazy, just because we Baptize according to what Jesus said, and he did say it, (GO INTO ALL THE WORLD,BAPTIZING THEM IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND OF THE SON AND OF THE HOLY GHOST) DOES NOT MEAN WORSHIP THREE GODS!!!!! We ars a Loving God Fearing Church and we are going to Heaven just like YOU!!! (If you don’t stop Fighting everybody you won’t see Jesus yourself) Bishop T.D.Jakes & Bishop Noel Jones are Greatly respected in our church and I don’t think that Bishop Charles Blake would let them come if he thought they were going to preach that FOOLISHNESS you keep talking about!!!!! WATER DOES NOT SAVE YOU, JESUS SAVES!!!!! Im praying that the LORD will take ALL of the BITTERNESS out of your HEART and give you a New understanding of the word!!!!!

Let’s be clear. There is only ONE Truth. Not organization, not denomination, not man made traditions. This Truth is solely found in the Bible which is the Word of God. No other books, church creed, doctrine or culture can come as accurate as God’s Holy Word! There are not multiple roads to heaven. There is one single road. All other paths will certainly lead to destruction. So let’s break down your comments and see if we can make a convert out of you to absolute Truth, or if we will go our separate ways agreeing to disagree. I prefer the former.

I just can’t for the life of me understand how Small Minded you people are!”

So if I understand correctly, because one chooses to follow God’s command of being born of the water (Water Baptism in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ) and Spirit (Receiving the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues) we are small-minded? Or perhaps this comment is in reference to oneness Pentecostals preaching at Trinitarian churches and NOT sharing the truth. Is that small-minded? Kind sir, when the teacher told you 2+2 equals 4, you gladly received it as being correct, absolute with no other interpretations of that math equation. Yet when someone shares with you a more excellent way that is clearly found in the Word of God (i.e. baptism, the Oneness of God, holy living) you want to debate it or call it being small-minded??????? I submit to you to go back to the altar and get the true revelation of the God you serve.

The CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST is a PENTECOSTAL CHURCH and we are SAVED and SANCTIFIED FILLED with the HOLY GHOST and SPEAK in TONGUES, I can not let you (Self Proclaimed Pope Of Pentecost) CONTINUE to INSULT what we believe! Matt: 28:19 is RIGHT!!!!!

Not only is Matthew 28:19 correct, all 66 books of the Bible are correct. If you can show me ONE person in scripture that was baptized in the Titles Father, Son, Holy Ghost, I promise you not only I but every person that has been baptized in Jesus Name will get rebaptised. We surely don’t want to miss heaven for any erroneous baptisimal practice. However, since there is no scripture that you will be able to find, I submit to you to be in complete obedience to the Word of God to get rebaptised THIS TIME in the correct formula which is a requirement for your salvation. Sprinkle, fire hose, shaking hands, dosing, or submerging oneself in water in any other formula is disobedience to God’s Word and must be rejected and done over in order to be in right standing with the Lord Jesus Christ. And yes, I recognize you speak in tongues but since when was speaking in tongues enough? Did scripture not command us to be born of Water and Spirit????????? One goes with the other. No one has insulted what the COGIC believe. Actually you should be commended for your Christian experience HOWEVER  I’m offended that you’ve insulted God for claiming to be a follower of Him yet you clearly have no intention of following God’s executive plan of salvation for your life. Or do you? I pray after reading and praying you will see Truth in being buried in His precious Name.

That’s crazy, just because we Baptize according to what Jesus said, and he did say it, (GO INTO ALL THE WORLD,BAPTIZING THEM IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND OF THE SON AND OF THE HOLY GHOST) DOES NOT MEAN WORSHIP THREE GODS!!!!!

Individually there are plenty of people within every organization who believe Jesus is God Almighty and that there is only one throne in heaven and the One person sitting on that throne who deserves 100% honor and 100% glory who by the way was 100% human and 100% God who forgives 100% of sins and is worshipped 24 hours a day and 7 days a week not just by humans on earth but the angels in heaven, that One God’s Name is Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is God the Father Almighty however according to your COGIC website, it is apparent that Jesus and God the Father Almighty are separate yet co-equal in some kind of way. “We believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Author and Creator of all things. The Old Testament reveals God in diverse manners, by manifesting his nature, character, and dominions. The Gospels in the New Testament give us knowledge of God the “Father” or “My Father”, showing the relationship of God to Jesus as Father, or representing Him as the Father in the Godhead, and Jesus himself that Son”  This is partially true however the New Testament does not give us knowledge of God the Father, God the Father is literally revealed in Jesus Christ. Read your Word and stop following all these man-made ideologies.

  • John 10:30 Jesus and Father are ONE (not separate).
  • John 14:8-11 & 26. When you see Jesus, you are looking at the Father. Even the Holy Ghost comes in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • 1 Timothy 3:16 God was manifested in the flesh.
  • Isaiah 9:6 is proof that Jesus is the Mighty God and Everlasting Father.
  • John 1:14 The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. Who else could this be but Jesus Christ.
  • Matthew 1:22-23 God is with us. My God it is clear as day through scripture (I feel a dance) that Jesus is the Mighty God!

There is no co-equal (which denotes more than one) no co-eternal (which denotes more than one existed for all eternity). There is no “CO” anything. It’s Just Jesus revealing Himself in manifestations to ultimately get the job done destroying sin and reconciling us back to Him and Him alone. God is a Spirit and that Spirit resides in The Lord Jesus Christ hence God is made visible through Jesus. When I see Jesus, I am looking straight at God Almighty. Not 2 separate entities or 3 separate entities that still equal one some kind of way.

Bishop T.D.Jakes & Bishop Noel Jones are Greatly respected in our church and I don’t think that Bishop Charles Blake would let them come if he thought they were going to preach that FOOLISHNESS you keep talking about!!!!! WATER DOES NOT SAVE YOU, JESUS SAVES!!!!! Im praying that the LORD will take ALL of the BITTERNESS out of your HEART and give you a New understanding of the word!!!!!

Tell Jakes and Jones that I said it. They are lukewarm “apostolics” (and I use that term loosely). Wonderful men of God but they are not outwardly holding on to what truth Oneness Pentecostals hold on to. We are yet still praying for them.

Water does not save you? Once again read your bible. 1 Peter 3:21 read it aloud so you can hear it being read. The like figure whereunto [even] baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:. Its apparent from scripture that baptism does save coupled with belief on the Lord Jesus Christ and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost.

As for bitterness? There is not an ounce of bitterness in my heart toward any denomination or religious organization. I’m just being obedient to Matthew 28:19. I’m going! I’m preaching the Gospel! I’m baptizing them in the only saving name of the Father, Son, Holy Ghost and that NAME is JESUS! So again, there is not an ounce of bitterness within me for anyone saint or sinner.

That being said, this comes down to an obedience issue. If you love me you will keep my commandments (that’s what Jesus said). Show your love today to the Lord Jesus Christ by taking on the Only saving Name, Lord Jesus Christ, in baptism today and watch God complete the work that He has already started in you when He gave you the Holy Ghost.

This issue is now settled in earth and heaven and can’t be changed. The record has been set and its now time to move on to perfecting holiness. Remember “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:” Matthew 7:13. In other words, one road leads to heaven and the other road leads to hell. Which road will you willingly choose today?

At my church, we still believe in giving Bible studies to show people The Way. I will personally call you, video conference you via Skype, or fly to your home (because I have the flight benefits) and study with you and teach you absolute Truth if you let me. The offer stands for you and for anyone who wants to learn more about God and His plan for your life.


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