What is an Apostolic church?
An Apostolic church is people who are apostolic. Being an
Apostolic is just a definition of what the "members" of the church
are called because they believe as the Apostles in the bible.
- The Bible is the inspired and infallible (unaltered) Word of
God, written by holy men of old, as they were moved on by the Holy
- In the one God who is infinite in power, Holy in nature,
attributes and purposes, as well as omniscient and
- He was revealed to us as Father in creation, as Son in
redemption and as Holy Spirit in His comforting grace that never
leaves those who trust in Him.
- That in Jesus, dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.
For it pleases the Father that in Him should all the fullness
- In the virgin birth. Jesus was both human and divine. He was
God manifested in the flesh.
- In the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. We believe He
ascended on high and has sent His Spirit (Holy Spirit) which was
poured out at Jerusalem over 1900 years ago; and it is the same
Spirit that is filling the hearts of those who diligently seek Him
- Believe in the baptism in water by immersion in the Name of the
Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and the baptism of the
Holy Ghost, speaking in other tongues as the Spirit give utterance.
This constitutes the new birth.
- In a holy and sanctified life. We believe in the divine
healing, and communion. In the glorious catching away of the saints
when Jesus returns in the cloud in glory to take His people to
heaven with Him (The Rapture).
The answers above define the Apostolic Church, but not an apostolic
church. Many Christian denominations today accept the Nicene Creed,
declaring the church to be one holy catholic apostolic church.
(Apostolic meaning tracing its teachings, beliefs, and linage of
leaders or elders back to the apostles, but not necessarily all the
fundamental elements of the Apostolic Church).
In the catholic churches (Roman Catholic, Anglican, and
orthodox) Apostolic means that all the priests have been ordained
by a series of priests going back to the Apostles. The Apostles
ordained priests, who ordained other priests. This succession
continues to the present day. Every priest has been ordained by a
priest who was ordained by a succession of priests who were
ordained by one of Christ's Apostles.