Our church stands for the apostolic doctrine that Jesus handed down to the Apostles, that Jesus died for your sins,
 and is alive today proven by :1 Corinthians 15:3:  For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

1 Corinthians 15:4:  And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
We believe what the scriptures say,  that there is only salvation in the name of Jesus according to Acts 2:38 and Acts 4:12.  Since it was commanded in Matthew 28:19 to baptize in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost,
name is singular, and Father, Son and Holy Ghost are just the titles, but Jesus is the name that was actually used according to Acts 2:38 and is the only correct way based on Acts 4:12.   Reference Jesus as the name of the Father
found in the first part  John 5:43 " I am come in my Father's name,...."   and  John 10:30: " I and my Father are one." and
further the divinity of Jesus who was God robed in the flesh referenced in comparing   John 1:1  "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." and the revelation of who the Word is found in John 1:14 "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."    Jesus was made flesh and dwelt among  the people. Take note as you read the first chapter of John, pay particular attention to verses 15 through 18  to further understand John the Baptist was talking about Jesus.

Jesus as the name of the Son as found in Mat 1:21 "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins."  

 Finally Jesus as the name of  the Holy Ghost  as referenced in John 15:26:  But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:   
John 14:17:  Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.   
John 14:18: I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.   
This fulfulls the understanding why Peter and the other disciples used the "name of Jesus Christ" in baptism as shown in Acts 2 38 below:
Acts 2:38: Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.    
Acts 4:12:  Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.


We Believe in...
The one baptism, as recorded in Acts 2:4 is evidenced by the speaking of other tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance.  The NewBirth ("Being Born Again") includes genuine repentance, water baptism in the name of Jesus,and the
Baptism of the Holy Ghost, evidenced by the sign of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance.
The Mystery of the Godhead
We believe that Jesus was both human and divine, and further, that Jesus was God manifest in the flesh, the eternal Father made visible. 

The Doctrine
Hilltop Apostolic Community Church is based on the doctrine of the Apostles:  Lk:24:45: Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, 46: And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: 47:And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his nameamong all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48: And ye are witnesses of these things.
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