LAHTI PENTECOSTAL CHURCH

 

 

The Confession of the Pentecostal Church of Finland

 

The Confession of the Pentecostal Church is based on God’s holy word, the Bible. The central content of the Confession is said in the main points of the faith of the Pentecostal Church and in the Apostolic Creed.

 

The main points of faith of the Pentecostal Church


1.      The Holy Bible is the word of God inspired by the Holy Spirit and the only basis of our faith.


2.      There is one God in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God is the creator of heaven and earth.


3.      Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, was born as a man of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life teaching and performing miracles. Through his death on the cross Jesus reconciled the sin of the world, was raised from dead and ascended to heaven, to the right hand of the Father.


4.      God created man in his own image to be in relationship with him, but in the Fall of a man, man was separated from God. Through believing in Jesus a person receives righteousness as a gift and is born again as a child of God.


5.      The Holy Spirit awakens a person spiritually, so that he/she may receive salvation which God has prepared and then the Holy Spirit comes to live in him/her. Jesus Christ baptizes a believer with the Holy Spirit, who gives gifts of grace for the building of the congregation like in the Apostles’ time. A believer is meant to live in the fullness of the Holy Spirit bearing fruit of the Spirit.


6.      The congregation is established and directed by Christ. It is a community if believers, built on Apostolic faith. All believers everywhere and in all times belong together and to a common congregation. It’s visible manifestation is a local congregation. Jesus Christ commanded his congregation to make disciples o all nations, to baptize and teach them. A congregation forms a spiritual clergy, and it’s mission is to serve the Lord and show Christian love towards all people.

7.      The baptism instituted by Jesus is connected with God’s act of salvation. Baptism is performed to a believer by the command of Jesus Christ by immersion in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. The baptized person is joined to a local congregation.


8.      The Holy Communion is a remembrance and unity meal, instituted by Jesus for his followers, in which he himself is present through faith. The Holy Communion declares Jesus’ reconciliation and through it a person has a share in Jesus’ death and resurrection.


9.      All people will experience physical resurrection. The righteous rise on the resurrection of life and the ungodly rise in the resurrection of condemnation.


10.  Jesus Christ takes up his congregation, according to his promise, after which he comes as King to rule the whole world. God creates a new heaven and earth. This is the part for the righteous.



Lahden Helluntaiseurakunta (Lahti Pentecostal Chursh)
Kiveriönkatu 1 , 15140 Lahti
tel. 040-0940182
                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

www.lahdenhelluntaisrk.fi