1 Year of Apostolic Theology


Today a verse by D.P. Williams (translated by Thomas Davies) on some of the key features of Apostolic theology: Christ, His Ascension, His outpouring of the Holy Spirit, His Gifts to His Church, and the riches of His Grace. There's even a hint of the Eternal Purpose in there too.

Our Lord from His loved ones (O glorious Ascension!)

For our intercession, mounts up to His Throne,

But pours out the Spirit in richest oblation

That both worlds may witness His Gifts to His Own;

Abundance of GRACE to drown all vexations;

He cheers the hearts of His Saints with His song,

Their comfort unfailing in all tribulations,

The weak by the wines of His love are made strong.

This post marks the 1st birthday of the Apostolic Theology blog! What better way to mark the event than with some authentic Apostolic theology from D.P. Williams himself.

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The Tenets of the Apostolic Church

The Unity of the Godhead, and Trinity of the Persons therein.

The utter depravity of human nature, the necessity for repentance and regeneration and the eternal doom of the finally impenitent.

The virgin birth, sinless life, atoning death, triumphant resurrection, ascension, and abiding intercession of our Lord Jesus Christ; His second coming, and millennial reign upon earth.

Justification and Sanctification of the believer through the finished work of Christ.

The Baptism of the Holy Ghost for believers, with signs following.

The nine gifts of the Holy Ghost for the edification, exhortation and comfort of the Church, which is the body of Christ.

The Sacraments of Baptism by immersion and of the Lord's Supper.

The Divine inspiration and authority of the Holy Scriptures.

Church government by apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers, elders and deacons.

The possibility of falling from grace.

The obligatory nature of tithes and offerings.