- A growing movement modeled after the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Apostles.
- Teaches and preaches the salvation plan taught by Jesus Christ and the first church. (Acts 2:38)
The Day of Pentecost (Acts 2) was the beginning of what we now know as the Apostolic Pentecostal Church. Today, there are over 50 separate Apostolic Pentecostal Church organizations worldwide. Organizations such as the United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI), Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ (ALJC) and Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (PAW) are some of the larger Apostolic Pentecostal church organizations. There are 1275 Apostolic Pentecostal church web sites from around the world listed at:
www.apostolic-churches.com and http://apostolic-pentecostal-churches.net/ the former has a listing of over 1500 church web sites from across the United States.
i. A growing movement modeled after the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Apostles
It is estimated that there are over 115 million Pentecostal followers worldwide of which 10-15 percent are Oneness Apostolic (67. A History of Christian Doctrine Volume 3 by David K. Bernard) The United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI) has been among the fastest growing church organizations in North America since it was formed in 1945 by the merger of the Pentecostal Church, Incorporated, and the Pentecostal Assemblies of Jesus Christ. From 617 churches listed in 1946, the UPCI in North America (United States and Canada) today lists 4,358 churches (which includes 4099 autonomous and 258 daughter works), 9,085 ministers, and reports a Sunday School attendance of 646,304. Moreover, it is also located in 175 other nations with 22,881 licensed ministers, 28,351 churches and meeting places, 652 missionaries, and a foreign constituency of over 3 million, making a total worldwide constituency of more than 4 million (68. A History of Christian Doctrine Volume 3 by David K. Bernard)
As with that first church. the Modern Apostolic Pentecostal Church is not a denomination just as the first church wasn’t either, but instead are the "called out ones", which means those separated unto God.
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