Greater Morning Star Apostolic Church Core Beliefs
We believe there is only one living and true God, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible, and in Jesus the Christ, the only begotten son of God who was with God in the beginning, (John 1:1-2, 14); and in the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of truth which proceeds from the Father and Son is equal with the Father and Son (i John 5:7) and is a gift to the believer. John 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, John15:26
We believe in Jesus Christ our Father our all in all. Jesus is the Son of God according to the flesh (Romans 1:3) and the very God Himself according to the Spirit (Matthew 1:23). Jesus is the Christ (Matthew 16:16); the creator of all things (Colossians 1:16-17); God with us (Matthew 1:23); God made flesh (John 1:1-14); God manifested in the flesh (1 Timothy 3:16); He which was, which is, and which is to come, the Almighty (Revelation 1:8); the mighty God, everlasting Father, and Prince of peace (Isaiah 9:6). Jesus Himself testified of His identity as God when He said, "He that hath seen me hath seen the Father" (John 14:7-11) and "I and my Father are one" (John 10:30).
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the absolute and essential deity, and in the personality of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is not a third person in the Godhead, but rather the Spirit of God (the Creator), the Spirit of the resurrected Christ. The Holy Ghost comes to dwell in the hearts and lives of everyone who believes and obeys the gospel, as the comforter, Sustainer, and keeper (John 14:16-26; Romans 8:9-11).
We believe that salvation consists of deliverance from all sin and unrighteousness through the blood of Jesus Christ. The New Testament experience of salvation consists of repentance from sin, water baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost, after which the Christian is to live a godly life (Acts 2:36-41).