About

Hello! My name's Jonathan Black and I'm an ordained pastor and teacher in the Apostolic Church. Originally, I'm from Northern Ireland, but nowadays I lecture in doctrine and ethics at a Pentecostal theological college in England. I read theology at the University of Cambridge (MA), Continental Theological Seminary/University of Wales (MTh) and the University of Chester (PhD on the Trinitarian ecclesiology of the Apostolic Church.) Before taking up my current lecturer's post in 2018, I was the minister of the Apostolic Church in Leeds. (And before that, I taught theology at at a Pentecostal seminary in Belgium). Hence the blog about 'Apostolic Theology'.


Oh, and I've also written a book called Apostolic Theology: A Trinitarian, Evangelical, Pentecostal Introduction to Christian Doctrine (Luton: Apostolic Church, 2016)


Twitter: @Jonathan_Black_


All the views expressed on this blog are mine alone.

Blog Archive

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.