Who Writes Apostolic Pentecost?

From my humble beginnings as a fourth generation Seventh Day Adventist, to being witnessed to about the Apostolic Faith at the age of 14 taking on the FULL TRUTH of being born of the Water and Spirit (Water Baptism in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ and being filled with the Holy Ghost with the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues) then joining The Love Fellowship Tabernacle under the leadership of Bishop Hezekiah Walker all the way to my former church, Refuge Temple Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith New York City & Columbia SC,  A United Pentecostal Church International in Atlanta GA, and now a wonderful large multi-cultural Apostolic Church in Durham NC.

This blog will be dedicated to all the church happenings from around the World (both Oneness and Trinitarian) as well as music that I find most enjoyable! I hope you enjoy yourself as I strive to keep you in the loop of all the church happenings from my point of view. You’ll notice one thing about my blog, I don’t bite my tongue and I am very passionate about my beliefs in the Apostolic Faith! I guess you can call that HOLY BOLDNESS huh?

It is my goal to share the Apostolic Oneness Faith as clearly taught by the Apostles with Jesus Christ (who is God manifested in flesh) being the Chief Cornerstone. With that in mind, have you been baptised in Jesus Name (not the titles Father-Son-Holy Ghost)? Have you experienced being “truly” born again? Are you filled with the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues? If not, check out the Statement of Apostolic Faith page and see what I believe in or even the New Testament Plan Of Salvation page.  Once saved, are you not quite sure how to dress pleasing unto the Lord? Check out my page on Scriptural Modest Dress! I am more than willing to show you a more excellent way! Acts 2:38 for life! I’m out!

….and since Jesus Christ is the Almighty God, we cannot be defeated!

 

Responses

  1. could you please email me the study you did on the “fruit of the spirit” i was only
    able to get the first two days. Thanks so very much. may God bless you and church family.

    • IS THERE ANY WAY I CNA GET HOLY GHOST RADIO IN FLORIDA?? ON THE RADIO OF COURSE..ANY INFO WOULD BE APPRECIATED
      THANKS

  2. Hello Author of website. I was touched by your story and overjoyed as well! I would love to hear more testimony from you, as a relative of mine attended Oakwood around the time you were there and is coming out too from this religion. It would be awesome to know if you two knew each other. Please email me. Thanks! Mrs. T

    • At first I thought that Jonathan Suber writes this blog. I love your posts. God bless you brother.

      a request : If possible, please use my site to make short urls. 🙂

      Brother is Christ.
      Anand

  3. WOW! That’s amazing. Well you see, just to give you a little more insight on
    myself, I never denied that the seventh day Sabbath was NOT Saturday. I
    totally agreed HOWEVER I don’t agree that in the current dispensation of the
    church age that we are currently in, that we are to keep the literal 7th day
    Sabbath. Here are some scriptures that I stand on:

    Colossians 2:16-17
    16Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an
    holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days:
    17Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

    The Seventh Day Adventist told me that in order to be pleasing to Jesus, you
    had to eat certain meats and abstain from others (I.e. pork and shell fish)
    however Colossians 2:16 says let no man therefore judge you in meat or drink
    or in respect of an holyday, new moon or of the Sabbath days. Verse 17
    clearly says that this was a shadow of things to come. As you and I both
    know that shadow was revealed in CHRIST. The fact is, just after he affirmed
    that the law was “nailed to the cross,” Paul declared that no one could
    “judge,” i.e., condemn a Christian for not keeping feast days, Sabbaths,
    etc. (Col. 2:16). That statement could not have been made had the
    Sabbath-law still been operative.

    The Scriptures are emphatic that the requirement to keep the Sabbath has
    been terminated. New Testament data lead to the conclusion that the law of
    Moses (with all of its components — including the Sabbath) has been
    abrogated. Paul affirmed that the “law of commandments” was abolished
    “through the cross” (Eph. 2:14ff). Similarly, the “bond written in
    ordinances” (which contained such things as feast days, Sabbaths, etc.) was
    taken out of the way, having been nailed to the cross (Col. 2:14-16).

    Now granted, if one chooses to still keep the seventh day Sabbath, more
    power to you, but don’t make it a heaven or hell issue as the Seventh Day
    Adventist do. Instead, we must follow after the Apostles with Jesus Christ
    being the Chief cornerstone. What the Apostles taught is what Jesus wants us
    to continually teach until he comes back. The Apostles taught that you must
    be born again of the water and of the Spirit in order to inherit the kingdom
    of God. How does one be born again. By water baptism in the Name of the Lord
    Jesus Christ (not titles Father, Son, Holy Ghost) according to Acts 2:38,
    Acts 8:5, 12, 16, Acts 10:48, Acts 19:2-5.

    The church is “built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus
    Christ himself being the chief corner stone” (Ephesians 2:20). The apostles
    not only preached baptism in Jesus’ name, but they practiced it. Nowhere can
    we find that they baptized using the words “in the name of the Father, and
    of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” Instead, we find them baptizing in the
    name of the Lord Jesus Christ. In baptizing in Jesus’ name, they fulfilled
    the command of the Lord in Matthew 28:19.

    Then you must be born of the Spirit (receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost
    with the evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit of God gives
    the utterance)

    Speaking with other tongues has been connected with Spirit baptism since the
    beginning of the church age. On the birthday of the New Testament church,
    the Day of Pentecost after Christ’s ascension, approximately 120 disciples
    of Christ were inundated by the Spirit of God and “began to speak with other
    tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance” (Acts 2:1-4). The household of
    an Italian centurion received the same spiritual experience, which the
    Jewish Christian onlookers readily identified, “for they heard them speak
    with tongues” (Acts 10:44-48). In Acts 19:1-6, a group of John the Baptist’s
    disciples heard about the Holy Ghost from the Apostle Paul; they too were
    filled with the Spirit, “and they spake with tongues.”

    Further evidence of the Spirit’s abiding presence in our lives is the fruit
    of the Spirit, which Paul mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23: “But the fruit of
    the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
    meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”

    Was the baptism of the Holy Spirit for the apostles or early disciples only?
    Is it today available to only a select few who are “superspiritual”? The
    obvious answer to these questions is no.

    The Apostle Peter made it very plain in his message on the Day of Pentecost
    that the gift of the Holy Ghost is for everyone: “For 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” (Acts 2:39). (See Luke 11:13.) Our faith,
    obedience, and submission to the Lord Jesus and His gospel qualify us for
    this most joyous of all experiences. (See Acts 5:32; 11:15-17.) As Isaiah
    12:3 states, “With joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.”

    So there you have it. My grandmother (after witnessing to her) was a devout
    seventh day adventist and before she died she received the Holy Ghost
    speaking in tongues and was baptized in Jesus name. She remained a devout
    Adventist after that but had still received the new birth experience. In
    preaching at my grandmothers funeral I actually started to speak in tongues,
    a sister came up to me (at the casket mind you) and hugged me and whispered
    in my ear that she too spoke in tongues (and this lady still was a devote
    Adventist). My point is, I am not trying to get anyone to leave their
    particular denomination / organization. In my attempt to witness to people I
    just want them to MAJOR IN MAJORS (and not major in minors, the Sabbath
    being minor). So you don’t eat pork. Good for you, it causes high blood
    pressure. So you don’t eat shellfish, good for you, shrimp and lobsters are
    indeed scavengers however for those that do choose to eat these meats, we
    cannot send them to hell for not following the mosaic laws.

    Acts 10:13-15 13Then a voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.”
    14″Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or
    unclean.”
    15The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that
    God has made clean.”

    Now this is a two fold message, Jesus Himself was telling Peter in the
    trance to NOT call anything impure that God has made. That meant those
    supposed unclean animals. Now, if you read further, we also see that this
    scripture is not just about food but about bringing the gospel to the
    gentiles (which the Jews called “unclean”) and Peter is really being
    commanded to preach to the supposed unclean non-Jewish people. Because of
    Peter’s obedience to the word of the Lord, salvation was preached to the
    house of Cornelius, the Holy Ghost falls on them, they all get baptized in
    Jesus Name and they all speak in tongues and magnify God. (Acts 10 44-48
    While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who
    heard the message. The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were
    astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the
    Gentiles. For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God. Then
    Peter said, “Can anyone keep these people from being baptized with water?
    They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have.” So he ordered that they
    be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked Peter to stay with
    them for a few days.)

    With that said, it is my earnest prayer that everyone comes into the
    knowledge of the Truth because the Truth will make you free indeed.

    Be blessed.

    • thank you for taking the time out to give edification on this subject matter. may GOD continue to keep you strong in the WORD AND IN THE POWER OF HIS, for GOD truly does NOT want us innorant, my brothers and sisters!!!!! nor does God want us swaded by every wave or wind.

      • PTL! God bless i am commented on what was said on the comment above by Sis Gloria Cameron Leasy. Ummm i’m not trying to start a agruement or debate at any means but i wouold just like to say somethings and pull a few scriptures. It has been said that we are to ” Instead, we must follow after the Apostles with Jesus Christbeing the Chief cornerstone. What the Apostles taught is what Jesus wants usto continually teach until he comes back. ” Now I must say you are correct but you lack understaning in the depth of the scriptures. In Acts 15:20 the apostles spoke of things which is in the OT “diatery law” in levitcus whcih the “Gentiles” should adhere too. Also i would like to point out how we say we wanna follow Jesus so much well check this out.. Jesus who we wanna follow so much Kept the Sabbath! Well i can understand people say they were still “under the law” okay well thee Apostle still keep the sabbath and the holy feasts of God in (Levitcus 23:1-44) (Acts 18:21/ Acts 16:16 /
        1 cor. 6:8 Acts 20:6,7) All of these scriptures where written and are letters from the apostle after Jesus christ had asscended upon high and they had already recieved the holyghost. Now my question is we that say we are true APOSTOLICS and we follow the Apostolic teacxheing AND we do as the apostles did…welll….wellll… the Apostle went into the temple on THE SABBATH day to teach and preach soooo why do we not all keep the sabbbath??? where did God change it??? Ohhh yeah thats right he never did becuz he said in Malachi 3:8
        “For I am the Lord, I change not!” So he never did but research and you will find that the “Roman Catholic Church” changed it from Th 7th day sabbath (Saturday) to the 1st day of the week which is (Sunday). All that i am saying is that We don’t try to make it a Heaven or Hell issue But the scripture says in 1 John 3:4 “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.” So if God said it in Exodus 20’th chapter and the 8 -10 verses that we should keep the sabbath and God said it may i add its not a law moses wrote he gave it to the people but was GODS Commandment and if he said it then and he hasn’t changed and all sin is transgression of the law and if you don’t keep the sabbath and its what God said that means your breaking his law and your in error in layman term you in SIN! Please just pray over what i have said and you have read and God will open up your understanding if you so desire to know more of him and his word:) Be blessed
        Apostel Wallace D. Wright Jr.

    • PTL Brother! I was watching a clip of the WAPC singing on a clip someone posted on FB and I thought I recognized you. I don’t think I ever learned your name, but I believe we were ordained elders the same year in Columbia, SC. If I’m not mistaken, I believe I sang next to you in the choir while at Holy Convocation Charleston, WV 2002.

      Please post more on here on how you came to be in Atlnta.

      Be Blessed,

      A. McClendon

  4. O MY GOD!!!!!!!ACTS 2:38! THAT IS IT MY BRO. AND THE ONENESS SO YOU ARE FAMILAIR WITH THE PIONEER OF THE GREATER REFUGE TEMPLE IN NYC? MY FATHER’S COLLEAGUES IN THE FAITH. BISHOP R.C. LAWSON AND GT HAYEWOOOD HIS SPIRITUAL MENTOR. I’M WORKING ON HIS LIFE STORY BIOGRAPHY (AND I AM SO STOKED THAT THE LORD APPOINTED ME TO BE HIS STEWARD. PRAY MY STRENGTH THAT I AM A GOOD ONE CAUSE ONLY THESON REMAINS INTHE HOUSE AMEN. I APPRECIATE YOUR BOLD DEMEANOR AND BEING BAPTIZED/ELECTRIFIED BY THE HOLY GHOST. OUR TIME ISNOW LIKE NEVER BEFORE THE CITY THAT CITITH HIGH UPON A HILL …THE GLORY OF THE LATTER HOUSE AND IT IS SO.

    BLESS YOU SOLDIER
    KEEP MARCHING
    TIL THE DAY OF CHRIST
    JESSICA RICHARDSON
    FOR THE REFUGE CHURCH OF CHRIST OF THE APOSTOLIC FAITH INCORPORATED
    COLUMBUS OHIO
    APOSTLE BENJAMIN I RICHARDSON SR
    SENIOR ELDER AND PASTOR PRESIDING

    • Sister Jessica,
      I read you blog and was very interested in what you said about G.T.Hayewood.
      I’ve read several good books about the early Apostolic movement, and never heard enough about Bro. Hayewood. I’d love to read anything you’ve written on him or that you could refer me to. Your brother in Truth, (UPCI; Wilmington ,NC.), Bro.Lee.

      • Dearest Brother Lee: My God praise the Lord in the Highest. The Most High sovereign God Creator of the Universe. Jesus Christ is God. Amen. I am most delighted to make your acquantance. Yes, it is true that my father served under the venerable GT Hayewood as a young man growing up in the ministry. He and RC Lawson. He ran into RC along the way the Lord joined their paths for a brief time. Long enough for Lawson to tutor my father not so much in the spirit like Hayewood did but more along the business side of the pulpit. which is another story but nevertheless my father remembers the days when Hayewood was composing the music. He said that he had women that were skilled stenographers and musicians that aided him in work; that there was none more dedicated. My father gave me a treasure trove of relics ancient and precious in some of the stuff there are the original song books hyms books that GT composed.They are yellowing and fragile articles authentic inevery since of the word. I am in awe that hte Lord has entrusted these to me. Awhhhh thank you Jesus.Thank You Lord. Amongst my favorite songs are Worthy is the Lamb and The day of Redemption. and the Water way. My dad sings them all the time around the house He remembers every cord. And they have a magestic quality to them ushering the Holy Ghost in on an entire other hue and level. The anointing be so thick. It’s total worship music devout. My father is 96 years young and acts like Elijah with a grip as strong as Caleb. He highly esteems GT’s work and contribution in the ministry. He treated him like a son – both he and his wife and that his wife appointed him to be head of the young people’s division there at Christ Temple; That his office was situated in the bell tower. And that the young men and women in choir would come to him with their issues of life and he would sit and pray with them and counsel them in the Word of God. He also remembers when Hayewood would say that “he has to hurry up and die.”
        The man that succeeded Hayewood would be the death of the organization. Fastford to now, Christ Temple has fallen since and it’s declineis evident/. whe i took my fahter back to vist his first love this ummer 09 it was the forst time he had been there in over 80 years. Tehy received him on the pulpit. ironically they were in the midst of celebrating their Centenial Anniversary. go fig. pResently their presiding Bishop is a mannamed Finnell. He gave the message thatmorning it seemed to be on point but something happened at the end. When he gave the alter call no one came forth. what great heights have they fallen. We drove over 1200 miles to be present at htis particular service coming from J-ville Fla. In faith, out of obedience, I sold everything I had in my house via an estate sale to get my father there. We required accomodations but was turned away at the end of the day. If I didn’t have enough money then we would have been out in the streets, my three children, my father and I. My father still remembers that day and declares that they are going to have a to give an account to the Lord one day in judgment. It is all I can say about him right here in this space.

        My father was only about 18 himself when these things were happening in his life. He lived his life as a eunick unto the Lord. Chaste a virgin man. My grandfather Goerge Richardson used to sit on the pulpit with Hayewood as well. They were all on the firing line for the Lord in a real John Wayne type of way going out in the mission fields laborers not white collar workers in the trenches and hedges setting up Old fashion tent meeetings and establishing churches in Jesus Christ name throughout the country side. They were hustlers for the Christ. They had the Apostolic anointing like Paul and the like. They had to because of the time of their generation. Fresh out of California from the Azuza Street Mission House, a spiritual offspring and fruit thereof, They were forging into untapped territories. Indianapolis at the time was a mecca for industry and trade and the ministry at that time was fairly new the only church like it of it’s kind of that magnitude that believed in the Power of Pentacost. The PAW before it’s corruption was a very powerful organization because of the devout worship and praise in Jesus name. They celebrated the magnifiscence of being peculair – a royal preisthood.

        I did not know these things until the Lord had revealed it to me through a burden He placed on my heart to know the origins my father’s ministry, or should I say the ministry the Lord awarded him under the banner of The Refuge Church of Christ Apostolic Faith here in Cols. Ohio. The Lord is just now breathing afresh into me new life so I can now begin to release the story. It’s the Lord testimony. I’m simply a witness. But I will defintely keep you abreast of it’s release. thanks for the encouragement. If you would like I can send you link audio file of one of these peculair interviews. Christ Temple and GT Hayewood-Daddys Speaks
        However presently the ReFuge Church of Christ Apostolic Faith shall begin their new leaf journey restoration radio show / keeping daddy (by thine right hand) archives of peculiarism on KMTL 760 AM coming soon. I will absolutely keep you posted on all of the above.

        Straw to go with your bricks. (In Jesus Name of course. Amen.)
        Ministress Jessica Richardson
        Secretariat and Trustee
        The Refuge Church of Christ Apostolic Faith
        Cols. OHIO USA
        Presiding Bishop Apostle Benjamin I Richardson
        Celebrating Now The Year of Jubilee
        Our Prayer Request and earnest petition unto the Lord
        Covering- that the Body plea the blood and the Year of Jubillee (Leviticus 25) be our defense. Amen.

    • PTL! I read your blog about Bishop GT Hayewood. Your accounts are so true. Especially, about the scandal that God revealed to you. To make the long story short, as I have been told, the presiding Bishop, after Hayewood, was in an adulterous relationship and was asked to remove himself after being confronted by the other Bishop and he (refused) did not do so. This caused the spilt within the PAW. A good number of the Bishops, Elders, and lay-members split formed the PCAF (www.pcaf.net). Bishop Hancock, Leason, Collins, Young, Bell, Haywood, Little (Little was not a bishop at the time but was influential in PA before replacing Haywood and being elevated in KY after his passing) Singleton, and other Bishops and Elders left and started the PCAF.

      One of the things I believe was the most shocking was the selling of ole Christ Temple in Indianapolis not to long ago. It was the founding church, the mother church. Any one of the groups should have stepped in and purchase the church for the historical value. The last time I can recall the PCAF using (renting) the facility was for either the former Tri-State convention (originally IN, KY and OH) or one the national meetings but that was over at least 15 years ago.

      It a part of history that has been covered up. In my opinion, if one could look at when all the splits of the church which started to occur in the church, this first major split would be considered the start of the numerous splits of the church. In addition, I ran into a brother who had given me a name of a mother of the church that had chronicled the history of the Apostolic movement in detail and there is a book out on it. For what I can recall, the writer of the book is of the House of God International, another vine of the Pentecostal movement.

      By no means am I an expert or historian but one who loves the Lord. I grew up from within the early days of the PCAF and through the years have inquired from different leaders from within about the birthing of the PCAF. The majority of those men have passed on and their are few Bishops from those early years. Bishop Bell, if memory recalls correctly is one of the last, if not the last of the original Bishops from that time. Bishop JE Moore, Leslie, Ford, Frasier, Sledge and a few others came into the church in the 60’s. These current Bishops were mentored and taught under the late Bishop Hancock and Young. I have seen the pictures for myself as a child and young adult of the late church. Christ Temple Apostolic Church, now named Christ Temple Life Fellowship Center, in Louisville, KY houses some, if not, a good portion of the pictures and history of the PAW and PCAF. The late Bishop Little made sure of it and that we saw our history of the church and just where we come from when I was growing up.

      I am sure, if anyone really wants to get ahold of who split from who and the true history, the PCAF sure enough has it, along with other in the House of God International.

      God Bless You!

      Bro. Pat

      Dearest Brother Lee: My God praise the Lord in the Highest. The Most High sovereign God Creator of the Universe. Jesus Christ is God. Amen. I am most delighted to make your acquantance. Yes, it is true that my father served under the venerable GT Hayewood as a young man growing up in the ministry. He and RC Lawson. He ran into RC along the way the Lord joined their paths for a brief time. Long enough for Lawson to tutor my father not so much in the spirit like Hayewood did but more along the business side of the pulpit. which is another story but nevertheless my father remembers the days when Hayewood was composing the music. He said that he had women that were skilled stenographers and musicians that aided him in work; that there was none more dedicated. My father gave me a treasure trove of relics ancient and precious in some of the stuff there are the original song books hyms books that GT composed.They are yellowing and fragile articles authentic inevery since of the word. I am in awe that hte Lord has entrusted these to me. Awhhhh thank you Jesus.Thank You Lord. Amongst my favorite songs are Worthy is the Lamb and The day of Redemption. and the Water way. My dad sings them all the time around the house He remembers every cord. And they have a magestic quality to them ushering the Holy Ghost in on an entire other hue and level. The anointing be so thick. It’s total worship music devout. My father is 96 years young and acts like Elijah with a grip as strong as Caleb. He highly esteems GT’s work and contribution in the ministry. He treated him like a son – both he and his wife and that his wife appointed him to be head of the young people’s division there at Christ Temple; That his office was situated in the bell tower. And that the young men and women in choir would come to him with their issues of life and he would sit and pray with them and counsel them in the Word of God. He also remembers when Hayewood would say that “he has to hurry up and die.”
      The man that succeeded Hayewood would be the death of the organization. Fastford to now, Christ Temple has fallen since and it’s declineis evident/. whe i took my fahter back to vist his first love this ummer 09 it was the forst time he had been there in over 80 years. Tehy received him on the pulpit. ironically they were in the midst of celebrating their Centenial Anniversary. go fig. pResently their presiding Bishop is a mannamed Finnell. He gave the message thatmorning it seemed to be on point but something happened at the end. When he gave the alter call no one came forth. what great heights have they fallen. We drove over 1200 miles to be present at htis particular service coming from J-ville Fla. In faith, out of obedience, I sold everything I had in my house via an estate sale to get my father there. We required accomodations but was turned away at the end of the day. If I didn’t have enough money then we would have been out in the streets, my three children, my father and I. My father still remembers that day and declares that they are going to have a to give an account to the Lord one day in judgment. It is all I can say about him right here in this space.

      My father was only about 18 himself when these things were happening in his life. He lived his life as a eunick unto the Lord. Chaste a virgin man. My grandfather Goerge Richardson used to sit on the pulpit with Hayewood as well. They were all on the firing line for the Lord in a real John Wayne type of way going out in the mission fields laborers not white collar workers in the trenches and hedges setting up Old fashion tent meeetings and establishing churches in Jesus Christ name throughout the country side. They were hustlers for the Christ. They had the Apostolic anointing like Paul and the like. They had to because of the time of their generation. Fresh out of California from the Azuza Street Mission House, a spiritual offspring and fruit thereof, They were forging into untapped territories. Indianapolis at the time was a mecca for industry and trade and the ministry at that time was fairly new the only church like it of it’s kind of that magnitude that believed in the Power of Pentacost. The PAW before it’s corruption was a very powerful organization because of the devout worship and praise in Jesus name. They celebrated the magnifiscence of being peculair – a royal preisthood.

      I did not know these things until the Lord had revealed it to me through a burden He placed on my heart to know the origins my father’s ministry, or should I say the ministry the Lord awarded him under the banner of The Refuge Church of Christ Apostolic Faith here in Cols. Ohio. The Lord is just now breathing afresh into me new life so I can now begin to release the story. It’s the Lord testimony. I’m simply a witness. But I will defintely keep you abreast of it’s release. thanks for the encouragement. If you would like I can send you link audio file of one of these peculair interviews. Christ Temple and GT Hayewood-Daddys Speaks
      However presently the ReFuge Church of Christ Apostolic Faith shall begin their new leaf journey restoration radio show / keeping daddy (by thine right hand) archives of peculiarism on KMTL 760 AM coming soon. I will absolutely keep you posted on all of the above.

      Straw to go with your bricks. (In Jesus Name of course. Amen.)
      Ministress Jessica Richardson
      Secretariat and Trustee
      The Refuge Church of Christ Apostolic Faith
      Cols. OHIO USA
      Presiding Bishop Apostle Benjamin I Richardson
      Celebrating Now The Year of Jubilee
      Our Prayer Request and earnest petition unto the Lord
      Covering- that the Body plea the blood and the Year of Jubillee (Leviticus 25) be our defense. Amen.

      • Bro Pat.
        Halleljuah and Amen! A fresh anointing In Jesus name I salute you warrior saint in the faith. The water, The Spirit and the Blood Agree. All I can say is, “Yes, Lord.”

        Thank you very much for the encouragement. I shall keep you posted as to the progress of the accounting.

        It is time and I appreciate the information. More straw to go with my brick. Amen.

        Sincerely,
        Jessica Richardson
        An earnest contender for the Faith

        Keeping daddy by thine right hand

  5. I saw some info about work for exfelons do you know of any scholarships to go to college so I can get my chaplaincy degree to go into the prisons and minister the Word of God in the Most Holy Faith. Please let me know.

    • Praise the Lord my brother. I saw ur comment about becoming a Chaplin for the prison system.Do it! What ever you do, do it! By all means be obedient. I have two little bros in lockdown right now. I pray every day for them; for their deliverance in the Lord. Just go forward be bold and courageous. Be strong in the power of His might and do it. The Lord needs laborers not white collar workers. Be encouraged and girted up in the Word of God. Pray with all diligence that the Lord keeps you quickened. There simply is not enough support in ministry in this field. Stop our brothers from turning in on their selves, their families and away from God altogether. Remember you have a great inheritance to win for the Lord and He will send the Holy Ghost to strengthen you, the Comforter to help you in this work and He will reward you accordingly for your faithfulness too. For it it written, “Behold, I come quick and my reward is with me and my work is before me.”
      What could be more important than the souls of our lil bros salvation at the end of the day?
      Obedience is better than sacrifice. Amen.

      In correspondence,
      Ministress Jessica
      TRCOCAF
      Columbus, Ohio USA

  6. Hey bro! I just wanted to tell you…. I saw you have church of THE Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith listed as Apostolic, but they no longer teach Oneness doctrine. I don’t know what happened to them, but I know they believe Jesus literally sits at the right hand of God in Heaven, and they no longer teach Acts 2:38 as the salvation plan…. I’m not sure that they even believe speaking in tongues is the initial physical evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.

    Bless you!

    • No longer preach the Oneness. Hmm, this is interesting. Thanks for reporting. I can’t believe it but I used to see this church all the time when I lived in the city 15 years ago now and never knew how close it was to my own family’s life story and the legacy of the ministry the inheritance of the Lord. The inner connectedness is uncanny.

      Ministress Jessica
      RCOCAF
      Cols., OHIO USA

    • Yo bro, I just checked out their web site, according to their statement of faith, the seem Apostolic to me. The state that they believe in the the Oneness of the Godhead.. baptism in Jesus Name only… and receiving the Holy Ghost according to Acts 2… where did you get you resources?

  7. @ The Author of the Blog:::

    So did you attend Oakwood college in Huntsville Al? I was witnessing to a sister a while ago that attends Oakwood, but of course she was kind of stuck in her ways. But its good to hear your testimony I have been in COOLJC my whole life, I recieved great teaching from Pastor Bonner when I attended the Bible College in S.C., man i miss that place soooo much!!!!

  8. Could you sen me the bible study on the fruit of the spirit.And do you have any on apostolic ,because that my believe

  9. Dear Bishop
    Greetings in Jesus name, I hope this e-mail finds you in good health and spirit, as well as your ministry and family.
    To introduce my self I Pastor Dominic Savio we do Oneness Apostolic faith doctrine and Baptize in Jesus name accordingly to Act.2: 38. We do our Church ministry for more than 21 years in South India , by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ I found your website by the search engine and I was very impressed with your doctrine, and all that is going on there. Also I like to have fellowship with your ministry and invite you or some of your missionaries to preach in our church Convention and also in our fellowship churches in south India

    We have decided to conduct “Jesus Name Apostolic Faith Pastor’s” Conference in South India this year, If you wish to attend you shall be the one of the main speaker in the convention If it is will of our Lord please be feel to contact me.

    May the grace of our Lord be with you and all Amen

    http://www.onelordjesuschrist.org

    E-Mail jesusnameminis@yahoo.co.in

    http://www.apostolic-churches.com/Apostolic_Churches_Outside_USA_South_India_Tamilnadu.html

    Phone 0091 44 25969638

    Postal Address:-

    Pastor Dominic Savio

    Post Box No 577

    Royapuram,

    Chennai 600013

    Tamilnadu

    South – India

  10. I have a question, I am PAW, and I noticed a lot of postings on here about “modest dress”. I am not knocking it at all, but growing up in the PAW, we don’t have as strict standards as most Apostolic organizations. For the most part now, our women are allowed to wear makeup and jewelry, and to wear pants on a daily basis outside of church, some pastors even let them wear pants to church (which I really disagree with), So I just wanted to get other Apostolic brothers and sisters opinion on the PAW’s standard of dress. Thanks

    • I am 4th Generation PAW. It did not use to be this way, now it is hard to tell who is saved and who is not. I believe in modest dress. Now I am not saying that someone that wears earrings is not saved but I am saying everything we DO wear should be modest. People should be able to tell by everything we communicate, verbal and non verbal, that we are saved. i think we as an organization need to go back to some of the standards we have let go. I grew up in a church where we wore no earrings pants make up….none of it…but that did not make us more saved, it just made us recognizable…

    • why i dont endorse earrings.
      Gen 35:1And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.
      Ge 35:2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:
      Ge 35:3 And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.
      Ge 35:4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.
      Ge 35:5 And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.

      when ppl wear make up they are telling God your a liar you did not make me wonderfully and fearfully. theyre saying God you dont beautify the meek with salvation.

      However if christians spend times in the presence of God they get the beauty there. as David said, honour and majesty are before him strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.. get in his presence and dwell there and be transformed.

  11. Hey, where have you been? You haven’t updated your website for a while, which I LOVE, by the way. Hope everything is ok. God Bless!

  12. God bless you…the author of this site. You share much needed information relative to the standards and principles the were first given unto the Church of God everywhere. I encourage you to yet “stand in the gap” and declare the whole council of truth. This last day (Laodecian) church is what our fore fathers spoke of that would come. I appreciate the newsletter that went forth making us more alert of “customs” the world is dictating to this weak church age. Acts 8:5 said, “Then Philip went through Samaria, and preached Christ unto them” and it got the job done! Now it’s “R&B, Hip Hop, Jazz, Rap, etc. to “try” and get the job done! Where is the power of a “holy church”? With Jesus’ joy and multitude blessings in all your endeavors…..

  13. I also attend Atlanta West Pentecostal when I am not traveling.

  14. It is so refreshing to find a blog where the truth is being told. We must continue to hold on to the truth no matter what in these last and evil days.

    JoAnn Fashina
    Writer of mygodmysongmypraise.com

  15. Do you have a directory of churches or a telephone number to call.

  16. Need church directory.

  17. Praise the Lord and greetings in the Name of Jesus Christ. I have enjoyed reading many comments from different people. It is good to know that there are yet people holding on to the oneness of God. There is no other way to be saved but through obeying Acts 2: 38.
    I notice that the subject of the Sabbath Day was brought up. I am a firm believer that the Sabbath day has been abolished. Close review of the scriptures indicates this without a shadow of doubt. The sabbath day was a day of rest, our rest is in Jesus Christ. This
    is why Jesus said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you REST. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find REST unto your souls” (Matthew 11: 28-29). Likewise the prophet Isaiah wrote, “For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. To whom he said, This is the REST wherewith ye may cause the weary to REST; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
    Though Jesus went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, he went with the intention of healing someone who was sick or giving sight to the blind. These where situations that were not suppose to take place on the sabbath. Yet you will notice that Jesus himself broke the laws of the sabbath day. The bible says, “Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not God, because he Keepth Not the sabbath day, Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them” (John 9: 16).
    Jesus in essence didn’t keep the sabbath day because he would heal the sick and give sight to the blind.
    Sorry Bishop Wallace D. Wright Jr., you missed it on this occassion, because neither Jesus nor the apostles went to the synagogue to obey the sabbath day laws. Though Paul or the other apostles may have yet followed some of the rituals of the sabbath day, it was because Paul believed in becoming all things to all men in order to save some. Notice that Paul said, “For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them the are under the law” (1 Corinthians 9: 19-20). In other the words, Jesus and Paul went to the synagogues on
    the sabbath day to heal, deliver, or to show the Jews a better way.
    We are able to worship God on any day now. “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth” (John 4: 24).
    Paul said, “But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? Ye observe day, and months, and times and years. I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain” (Galatians 4: 9-10).
    So we see that we no longer have to observe special days or times in order to please the Lord.
    Yet if any man desires to observe a special day for worship the bible likewise says, “One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike, Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind” (Romans 14: 5).
    When we rightly divide the scriptures, we understand that the sabbath day is no more recognized

  18. Hello and praise the Lord for He alone is worthy Amen. I just got wind of your postings: Do we have a church directory?
    No, We do not have an up to date church directly. Presently however the Refuge Church of Christ Apostolic Faith is in it’s re-organizational phases. My father the venerable Benjamin I. Richardson just recently celebrated his 98th birthday and I being his care-giving daughter for the last three years have become also his closest confidante in the respect of our family ministry and sharing the revelatory vision the Lord awarded to him over 80 years ago now. Feel free to stay in touch with us however as the Lord continues to build and restore His Church in and through us, the next generation in receipt of the mantle.

    In His Patience.
    Jessica M. Richardson
    (The Original) Refuge Church of Christ Apostolic Faith
    Columbus, Ohio USA

  19. You do a wonderful job, you keep me posted on many things happening around our apostolic block. be blessed

  20. I have a new website for Pentecostal Modest clothing
    http://www.modesty4me.com
    I am looking for ways to promote it, do you offer anything to help me spread the word?

  21. Daniel Marsh
    6539 Linville drive
    Brighton, MI 48116-9531 USA

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Jesus, I am unemployed due to unpaid care giving responsibilities towards senior family members and due to poor health — cancer(wait and see mode), degenerative bone disease. I am interested in studying Jesus Name, Oneness early church history and doctrine. Is there anyone who would sponsor the following books, free of charge, please. I want to learn about people and groups from 90 AD to 500 AD who were Jesus’ Name, Oneness in theology — what evidence is there for this? How did the doctrine of the trinity come about? What are the arguments, proofs for Apostolic Succession and the arguments, proofs for apostasy?

    After the Way Called Heresy Thomas Weisser

    Against Tertullian | Thomas Weisser |

    Ancient Champions of Oneness William Chalfant Th.D.

    Apostolic Heritage Series | Thomas Weisser

    Bible trinity and Matthew.28:19 The by Reverend Marvin M. Arnold

    Contending for the Faith David Lamar Welch

    Countering Trinitarian Arguments by Dr. Clinton Willis Rev. Valton Elms

    debate David Bernard and Gene Cook

    Facts for Roman Catholics and Other Denominations by Fabian Reinhart

    Fall of the Apostolic Church William B. Chalfant Th.D.

    Flame Still Burns Revised T.F. Tenney

    God in 13 Dimensions Kenneth Reeves

    God of Two Testaments The by Robert Brent Graves

    History Of Baptism Thomas Weisser

    History of Christian Doctrine Vol. 1 RR | David K. Bernard

    History of Monarchian Christians William B. Chalfant Th.D.

    History of the Origin of the Trinity | Robert McFarland

    I AM A Oneness Pentecostal Theology By David S. Norris WAP Academic 385 Pages

    In Jesus’ name: the history and beliefs of oneness Pentecostals David Reed

    In the Name of Jesus RR David K. Bernard

    Is Jesus in the Godhead or Is the Godhead in Jesus? by Gordon Magee

    Jesus The Ultimate Ology | Johnny James

    One True God Mark Fogarty

    Oneness & Trinity RR David K. Bernard

    Oneness and Monotheism, by Kulwant Singh Boora

    Oneness and Trinity AD 100-300 David K. Bernard

    Oneness Doctrine by Gary Rugger

    Oneness of God and The Doctrine of The Trinity by Kulwant Singh Boora

    Oneness of God, The RR | David K. Bernard

    Oneness View of Jesus Christ The David K. Bernard

    Origin of the Trinity Doctrine David E. Adams

    Our Roots After the Way Called Heresy by Delroy Gayle

    The Oneness of God David K. Bernard

    The Trinity is not the Way G. Jorge Medina

    Three Persons from the Bible? or Babylon Thomas Weisser,

    Trinitarian Controversy in the Fourth Century David K.Bernard

    What Trinitarian Doctrine Misses Glen Kirt Johnson

    May God Richly Bless You
    Daniel

    • @ Daniel Marsh
      A lot of those books are online for free. If you do a google search you can find most of those books, you just have to search long and hard for them. Be blessed.

  22. My one thing is finding modest clothing. I go to Eastwind UPC in Iron Station, NC. For those who are not familiar with NC it is located just outside of Charlotte and near Lincolnton. If any one out there has any suggestions please help.

  23. Its a matter of great privillage for me to go through it, I am blessed by it, praise God Pastor Waseem Anjum Bhatti, Apostolic Faith Mission AFM Church of Pakistan

  24. is it scriptual to use alcholic wine in communion service what is meant by the fruit of the vine Jesus spoke of during the passover supper with the disciples

  25. why does a believer need evidence that they received the holy ghost by speaking in tongues? Is that for the believer, or for the people that witness it?

  26. One thing that concerns me
    Is all these Trinitarians
    Who truly love God
    But yet reject Acts 2:37
    How can one love God and reject what Peter said?
    One of the great mysteries of the universe.

  27. Tounges are for everyone, many kinds of rebelion and ignorance falls and his perfect will comes forth, please pray for all his will in tounges.


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