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Articles of Faith & Doctrine


To be interpreted as expressed in and according to the Natural and Literal meaning of the respective passages of the Word of God referred to under each Article.  Click on an article for more information.  Clicking on the Bible reference passage(s) will open a new page and take you to BibleGateway.com.

01 - The Inspiration and Authority of Scripture


02 - The Trinity of the Godhead


03 - The Deity and the Virgin Birth of our

       Lord Jesus Christ


04 - The Personality, Deity and Present Mission

       of the Holy Spirit


05 - The Fall of Humanity


06 - The Total Depravity of Humans


07 - Salvation by Grace through Faith


08 - The Atonement of the Blood of Christ


09 - Regeneration by the Holy Spirit


10 - The Believer’s Eternal Salvation


11 - Sanctification


12 - The Baptism with the Holy Spirit


13 - The Gifts of the Holy Spirit


14 - The Unity of the True Church in the

       mystical Body of Christ


15 - The Pre-Millennial Coming of Our Lord


16 - The Resurrection of the Body


17 - The Eternal Blessedness of the Saved, and

       the Eternal Punishment of the Lost


18 - The Personality of Satan


19 - Divine Healing of the Body


20 - Baptism


21 - The Lord’s Supper





                                        Associated Gospel Churches

                                        1500 Kerns Rd.

                                        Burlington, ON

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12 - The Baptism with the Holy Spirit


We believe that when the Holy Spirit came upon the whole company of believers on the Day of Pentecost as promised by Christ, they were collectively baptized into one body, which was the birth of the Church, the Body of Christ. Since that time this baptism occurs individually at the moment of salvation, at which time the believer is also indwelt by the Spirit.


We believe that the New Testament distinguishes between being indwelt by the Spirit, which is true of all believers, and being filled with the Spirit, which is the believer’s privilege and duty, producing power in Christian witness. There is one baptism with the Spirit, and it is into the Body of Christ, but there are many fillings.


John 14:15-18


I Corinthians 3:16


Romans 8:9


Matthew 3:11


I Corinthians 12:13


Ephesians 5:18


Acts 2:4:  4:8-31


Ephesians 1:13-14