Jesus The Cornerstone Pentecostal Church of Hartford Indian Pentecostal Malayalam Kerala Worship in Connecticut

"..you are fellow citizens with God's people..with Christ Jesus as the chief cornerstone..rising together as a holy temple..by his Spirit." Eph. 2:19-22 NIV pp

Jesus the Cornersto​ne Pentecostal Church of Hartford, CT 

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The Scriptures Inspired.  The Bible consisting of the sixty six books is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason. (Heb. 4:12; 2 Pet. 1:20-21; 2 Tim. 3:15-17). 

The One True Creator God.  The one true creator God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent, self-revealed "I AM", and has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association of the Trinity as Father, Son and Holy Ghost. (Deut. 6:4; Isa. 43:10-11; Matt. 28:19; Mark 12:29; Matt. 3:16-17; John 14:16-17).

The deity of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The scriptures declare His virgin birth (Mat. 1:23, Luke 1:31), His sinless life (Heb. 7:26), His miracles (Acts 2:22), His substitutionary work on the cross (I Cor. 15:3), His bodily resurrection from the dead (Mat. 28:6) and His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9).

The Fall and Redemption of Man.  Man was created good and upright for God said, "Let Us make man in Our image after Our likeness".  But man fell by voluntary transgression and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (Gen. 1:26-31; 3:17; Rom. 5:12-21).

The Salvation of Man.(a) The plan of redemption. We believe that Christ died for all of us while we were still sinners; He took the punishment for our sin. With His own blood, He purchased salvation and redemption for all who believe in Him (John 3:16; Isaiah 53:5; Titus 2:14.
(b) Salvation through grace. We believe that salvation is totally an act of God’s grace that is accessed through faith in Jesus Christ. No person can be good enough to earn salvation, and “being good” does not contribute to receiving God’s love and favor (Ephesians 2:8, 13).
(c) Repentance and acceptance. We believe that, when people repent for their sins and accept Christ, they are justified through Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross. To repent means to be sorry for sins, but it also means to turn away from a sinful lifestyle. Accepting Christ means believing in Him as the only Savior. To be justified means being declared “not guilty” in regard to sin (Romans 10:9-10; 1 John 1:9).
(d) The new birth. We believe that the change that takes place in people when they are “born again” is very real. They receive righteousness through Jesus Christ, and they are empowered by the Holy Spirit; therefore, they should have new Christ-centered spiritual desires, interests and pursuits (John 3:3; 2 Corinthians 5:17).
(e) The Evidences of Salvation. The inward evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit. (Rom. 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. (Rom. 6:22).

Immersion Baptism in Water. The ordinance of baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the scriptures by all who have really repented and in their hearts have truly believed in Christ as Savior and Lord. In so doing they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in the newness of life. (Matt. 28:19; Acts 10:47; Rom. 6:4; Matt. 3:16). Baptism should be by immersion and in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

The Lord's Supper.  The Lord's Supper, consisting of the elements of bread and the fruit of wine, is a memorial of His suffering and death and a prophecy of His second coming, and is enjoined on all believers until he comes. (Luke 22:17-20; 1 Cor. 10:16, 17; 11:23-32).

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit.  All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ.  This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church.  With it comes the endowment of power for life and service and the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-6; Cor. 12:1-31). This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. (Acts 2:38; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9; 19:2).

The Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Ghost.  The full consummation of the Baptism of believers in the Holy Ghost is evidenced by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the spirit gives utterance and by the subsequent manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and service. (Acts 1:8; 2:4.42,43; 10:44-46).

Entire Sanctification. The Scriptures teach a life of holiness without which no man shall see God.  By the power of the Holy Ghost we are able to obey the command. "Be ye holy, for I am holy". Entire sanctification is the will of God for all believers and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to the Word of God. (Rom. 8:3-4; 1 Thes. 5:23-24; 1 Peter 1:15, 16; 1 John 2:6; 2 Cor. 7:1).

The Church. The Church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer born of the Spirit is an integral part of the Church (Eph. 1:22,23; 2:19-22; Heb. 12:23).

The Ministry and Evangelism. A divinely called and ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a twofold purpose: a. the evangelization of the world and b. the edifying of the body of Christ (Mark 16:15-20; Eph. 4:11-13).

Divine Healing.  Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement and is the privilege of all believers. (Isa. 53:4; Matt. 8:16-17; Mark 16:18-20; James 5:14-16).

The Blessed Hope. The  Premillennial  Second coming  of Jesus Christ,  the resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation, together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, is imminent and is the blessed hope of the Church. (Rom. 8:23; 1 Cor. 15: 51-52; 1 Thes. 4:16-18; Titus 2:13).

The Millennial Reign of Jesus. The revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven, the salvation of all Israel, and the millennial reign of Christ on the earth is the scriptural promise and the world's hope. (Rom. 11:25-27, 2 Thes. 1:7: Rev. 19:11-16; 20:1-7).

The Lake of Fire. The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life shall be cast into everlasting punishment into the lake that is burning with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. (Rev. 19:20; 20:10-15).

The New Heaven and the New Earth.  We, "according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness" (Revelation 21).