Our Beliefs

upcserviceWhat We Believe

The DeKalb United Pentecostal  Church is a church striving to become a 21st Century Apostolic Church in doctrine distinction and demonstration.  We are founded upon the belief that the Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God.

We believe in one God who is eternal in His existence, and is made manifest as Father, Son and Holy Ghost AND that He is Sovereign and Absolute in His authority.
I Timothy 3:16, Ephesians 4:4 & Colossians 2:9

We believe God Himself, is the Creator of the universe.
Gen 1:1; John 1:1

We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, being the Express Image of the Invisible God.
Heb 1:1-3, Col 2:9

We believe that Jesus suffered, died, was buried, and rose from the dead for our total salvation.
Luke 3:21-22; Philippians 2:5-11

We believe that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Him.
John 3:36; John 3:31-32; John 14:6

We believe that every person has sinned and stands in need of redemption, which is obtained through faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Those repenting of sin and being born again become children of God.

We believe in the Holy Spirit who is God indwelling, empowering and regenerating the believer. This Holy Spirit is called the Comforter. The Spirit of Truth.
John 14:17, 14:26

We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ atones for our sins and iniquity.It is through His shed blood that we are saved, healed and set free from bondage and the forces of darkness.
Romans 5:9-11; Ephesians 1:7; Revelation 12:11

We believe that every believer must have a personal and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, for apart from Him we can do nothing. Each person has a ministry from God that no one else can fill. We are to instruct, teach, exhort, and admonish believers in the ways of God.
John 15:1-5; Hebrews 13:5-6

We believe that the Bible is the true infallible Word of God, which cleanses our souls. It holds the words of eternal life and the keys of the Kingdom of God. The Bible shows us God’s principles and standards for living; and it is the food that sustains us in all circumstances.
John 1:14; 2 Timothy 3: 16-17; 1 John 2:5-6

We believe that we are to wash and renew our minds daily by the Word of God.
Titus 3:5 & Ephesians 5:26

We believe we must learn His ways and exchange our way of thinking for His. We are to be transformed to His image and conformed to His likeness.
Romans 12:1-2; Ephesians 4:23-29; Philippians 4:8

We believe in justification by faith. We believe that salvation is free and apart from any work of man is a result of the sovereign grace of God.
Eph 2:8-9, Gal 5:5, Rom 5:1

We believe in worshipping the Lord in spirit, song, dance and with the raising of our hands. We believe that we are to praise and worship Him with our whole being.
Psalms 150:1-6; John 4:24

We believe that in Godly living and the pursuit of a holy life should be the goal of every believer.
Heb 12:14, Phil 3:14

We believe that Faith is the first step toward initiating Salvation.  Heb 11:6

We believe that repentance is both the acknowledging of ones personal sins as well as the sin nature inherited from the Fall of Adam.  Repentance includes Godly Sorrow as well as a change of direction and lifestyle.
Rom 5:12, II Cor 7:10

We believe that believers should be water baptized by immersion in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the circumcision of our hearts. It is through baptism that we publicly identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Romans 6:3-6; Colossians 2:11-14; Acts 2:38

We believe that all Christians need to partake of the communion elements which represent the Lord Jesus’ body and blood. It is by participating in the Lord’s Supper that we proclaim His death until His return.
John 6:53-58; 1 Corinthians 11:23-30

We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the sign of speaking in other tongues. We believe that Christians must be filled daily by using the prayer language, but the evidence of the Holy Spirit’s indwelling presence is a changed life.
Acts 2:4; Ephesians 5:18-21

We believe in the manifestation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  He ministers to His people through tongues, interpretation of tongues, prophecy, words of knowledge and wisdom, discerning of spirits, faith, working of miracles, healing, helps and government.
Mark 16:15-18; Acts 5:16; 2 Corinthians 12:1-11

We believe that it is God’s will to heal and deliver His people today as He did in the days of the first Apostles. It is by the stripes of Jesus that we are healed, delivered and made whole. We have authority over sickness, disease, demons, curses, and every circumstance in life.
Luke 10:19; 2 Corinthians 10:4-5; 1 Peter 2:24