WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN?
We call ourselves Pentecostal because we have experienced the same miraculous conversion that was written about in the second chapter of the book of Acts. 120 followers were gathered in the Upper Room waiting on the promise from Jesus, which He spoke of in John 14. As referenced in the Bible as the day of Pentecost, the Holy Ghost fell on His followers as He had promised. Following this experience, the first church and body of believers were formed. The books following Acts are instructions, primarily from Paul, to the believers who had already received the Holy Ghost.
Our beliefs follow the words of Peter on the day of Pentecost when he was asked by the crowd, “what must we do to be saved?”
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We must repent (turn away from) of our sins. We do this by asking Jesus to forgive
Luke 24:47; II Peter 3:9; Acts 2:38
We must be water-baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of our sins.
John 3:5; Acts 2:38, 8:16, 10:48, 19:5
We are promised the gift of His Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues.
John 7:37-39; Acts 2:4, 2:38, 8:17-18, 9:17, 10:44-47, 19:6