LIVING WORD APOSTOLIC CHURCH
 
Frequently Asked Questions
What do you believe about the trinity?Not only is the word "trinity" not found in scripture - while some claim that the father, son, and holy spirit are three separate, co-equal and co-eternal persons, the Bible declares that these are not three persons, but that each represent a manifestation of the One God who came as one person (Heb 1:3), Jesus Christ to be our savior.  God is a spirit, and as such dwells everywhere.  He alone has all power and has no equal (Isa. 40:25, Isa. 46:5).  God as the father was greater than the son (John 14:28) only as the spirit is greater than the flesh. Jesus Christ was God the father manifested in flesh (I Tim. 3:16), and is fully the One God that was known as Jehovah in the Old Testament and Jesus in the New Testament.  It was through his incarnation that the God of the Old Testament could fulfill His promise of being the one and only Savior.  (Isa. 45: 20-25).  God was the First and Last in the OT (Isa 44:6) and as Jesus Christ is the First and the Last in the NT (Revelation 1:17).  There cannot be two first and two last.
What does it mean to be born again? John 1: 2-5 - Jesus said the "new birth" was of water and spirit, not of faith and repentance which is what most churches claim.  A person is born again when they are baptized in water in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of their sins, and then filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38).  This fulfills the meaning of being born again of the water and spirit and is consistent with all new birth conversions mentioned in scripture (Acts 2:38, Acts 8:16, Acts 10:44-48, Acts 19:1-6)
Why do people speak in tongues when they receive the Holy Spirit baptism? When the church began on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2), this was the fulfillment of the "promise of the father" spoken of in Acts 1, Joel 2, Jeremiah 31:31 - 33), and that which was preached by John the Baptist.  Jesus explained however, that receiving the spirit would be like the wind blowing over the believer and would come with a sound (John 3:8).  This was what happened when the Holy Spirit was poured out on the day of Pentecost on the Jewish believers, and happened the same way on the gentile believers (Acts 10:44-48) as well as later on the disciples of John the Baptist (Acts 19:1-6).  The Holy Spirit is received today just as it was then and fulfills the prophecy of Isaiah 28:11.