What We Believe
Lighthouse reflect most of the beliefs of the Apostolic
and Holiness-Pentecostal movement. We embrace the Pentecostal
view that speaking in tongues is the initial sign of
receiving the Holy Spirit.
hold a fundamental view that the Bible is the only God-given
authority which man possesses; therefore all doctrine, faith,
hope, and all instructions for the church must be based upon
and harmonize with the Bible. The Bible is the Word of God,
and therefore inerrant and infallible.
Apostolic Lighthouse holds that salvation is by grace through
faith in Jesus Christ, not by works. Faith in Jesus is the
means by which a person is justified. At the same time, a
sinner must believe the gospel; he is commanded to repent
of his sinful life, to be baptized in water in the name of
Jesus Christ, and to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit
(Acts 2:38; 4:12; 8:12-17; 10:43-48; 19:1-6). Thus the various
aspects of faith and obedience work together in God's grace
to reconcile us to God.
We hold to a oneness view of God. Apostolic Lighthouse teaches
that the one God who revealed Himself in the Old Testament
as Jehovah revealed himself in His Son, Jesus Christ. Thus
Jesus Christ was and is God. In other words, Jesus is the
one true God manifested in flesh, for in Him dwells all the
fullness of the Godhead bodily (John 1:1-14; I Timothy 3:16;
While fully God, Jesus was also fully man, possessing a
full and true humanity. He was both God and man. Moreover,
the Holy Spirit is God with us and in us. Thus God is manifested
as Father in creation and as the Father of the Son, in the
Son for our redemption, and as the Holy Spirit in our regeneration.
Apostolic Lighthouse stresses and supports the family unit
as God's primary institution and teaches that the church
is God's redemptive fellowship for all believers.