About the Bible
The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the authority for salvation and Christian living (II Timothy 3:15-17).
There is one God, who has revealed Himself as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and as the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man (Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16).
About Sin and Salvation
Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ (Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9).
Restoration Through the Blood
The Lord Jesus came “… to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10). This divine act of restoration is dependent on the blood of the Lamb of God and is the foundation that makes salvation possible (Hebrews 9:22b; Ephesians 1:7; Revelation 1:5b).
About the Gospel
The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We obey the gospel by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit (resurrection), (I Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4).
About Christian Living
As Christians we are to love God and others. We should live a holy life inwardly and outwardly, and worship God joyfully. The supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including healing, are for the church today (Mark 12:28-31; II Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; I Corinthians 12:8-10).
About the Future
Jesus Christ is coming again to catch away His church. In the end will be the final resurrection and the final judgment. The righteous will inherit eternal life, and the unrighteous eternal punishment (Matthew 25:41-46; I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:11-15).
The United Pentecostal Church is an international organisation with churches in over two hundred nations around the world. The United Pentecostal Church of Australia was established in 1953 and there are now churches scattered all around our nation.
When people hear of the ‘United Pentecostals’ they often ask what makes this church different to others. This is a very natural question and deserves an answer which can be tested against God’s word, the Holy Bible.
There are some very basic questions every person must ask themselves if they are searching out spiritual direction:
First, who is God? If we don’t know who He is then how will we know what to believe? God and His instructions cannot be separated. If we have a god who is not the real God then we will find ourselves trying to believe a lie.
Secondly, what are the first things God wants us to do to become one of His followers and therefore please Him?
Thirdly, what are His instructions for our life so we can maintain our relationship as His children?
The United Pentecostal Church has churches in 53 communities across every state and territory in Australia.
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The United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI) is a Oneness Pentecostal organisation with churches, ministers, and members across the globe. With roots anchored firmly in the Bible and a vision for ministering to communities around the world, the UPCI embraces its mission to carry the whole gospel to the whole world by the whole church.
The UPCI has been among the fastest-growing church organisations since it was formed in 1945 by the merger of the Pentecostal Church Incorporated and the Pentecostal Assemblies of Jesus Christ. From 521 churches in 1945, the UPCI has grown to almost 42,000 churches (including preaching points), 40,000 credentialed ministers, and a constituency of 4.9 million in 228 nations and territories. The international fellowship consists of national organisations that are united as the Global Council of the UPCI, which is chaired by the general superintendent of the UPCI.
The UPCI emerged out of the Pentecostal movement that began with a Bible school in Topeka, Kansas, in 1901 and with the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles, California, in 1906. It traces its organisational roots to 1916, when a large group of Pentecostal ministers began to unite around the teaching of the oneness of God and water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ.
UPCI World Headquarters is located in Weldon Spring, Missouri, on the western edge of the St. Louis metropolitan area. The headquarters building houses offices for its general officials and seven divisions.
Among the endorsed institutions of the UPCI are six Bible colleges, a Christian college, a graduate school, two training institutes, a children's home, a residency for troubled young men, a ministry to those addicted to alcohol and other drugs, an adoption agency with a home for unwed mothers, a chaplaincy for prisoners, a radio ministry, an agency for community educational services, and an international relief agency. It also endorses chaplains to the military.
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