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Old 10-21-2019, 09:55 AM
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Hello, friends!

My name is Matt. I am 36, and currently work full-time for the National Guard. My unit is facing an upcoming deployment in about a year and a half. I was baptized in Jesus' Name back in 2013, and received the Holy Ghost some years before. I first wanted a serious relationship with God in the Assemblies of God, and I credit a lot of the folk in that fellowship for instilling a sense of God's Spirit and some solid values early in my Christian walk. However, I had always heard of the Acts 2:38 message, but didn't fully understand it until grad school when I met an Apostolic neighbor---however, it would still be some years before I was baptized.

My question is this...since my baptism, I was involved in some pretty serious sin---would this warrant a re-baptism after repentance? I wasn't raised Apostolic (or even Oneness), so I really don't know. I look forward to chatting with everyone. Please feel free to reply as time permits.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:04 AM
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Re: Nice to meet y'all!

Hello and welcome to the forum.

First things first. Are you currently attending an Apostolic Church? Are you still in touch with your Apostolic neighbor?

If you would like to locate a church, you could search here:
https://www.upci.org/resources/locate-a-church
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:07 PM
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Re: Nice to meet y'all!

Hey, Amanah! I am currently not attending an Apostolic Church regularly, although I did visit my local PAW congregation during their Fall Council. I'm looking into it, though. Thank you for the UPCI link.
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Old 10-21-2019, 05:10 PM
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Short answer is no you don’t need to get re-baptized but the important thing is that you get to a good apostolic church ASAP and be faithful there.
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:52 PM
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Re: Nice to meet y'all!

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Hello, friends!

My name is Matt. I am 36, and currently work full-time for the National Guard. My unit is facing an upcoming deployment in about a year and a half. I was baptized in Jesus' Name back in 2013, and received the Holy Ghost some years before. I first wanted a serious relationship with God in the Assemblies of God, and I credit a lot of the folk in that fellowship for instilling a sense of God's Spirit and some solid values early in my Christian walk. However, I had always heard of the Acts 2:38 message, but didn't fully understand it until grad school when I met an Apostolic neighbor---however, it would still be some years before I was baptized.

My question is this...since my baptism, I was involved in some pretty serious sin---would this warrant a re-baptism after repentance? I wasn't raised Apostolic (or even Oneness), so I really don't know. I look forward to chatting with everyone. Please feel free to reply as time permits.
Hey welcome! There are a couple of us around here who are Assembly of God.
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Old 10-22-2019, 04:17 AM
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Hey Matt and welcome to the forum! I do pray that you can find a good Apostolic church to attend with a good Pastor that can further lead and teach you. God bless you young man and thank you sir, for your service to our Country!
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Old 10-22-2019, 09:18 AM
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Thank you, MawMaw! :-)
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Old 10-23-2019, 12:47 AM
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Welcome Matt, I'm also new here.

Thanks for the good work you do for your country.
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Old 10-25-2019, 04:31 AM
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Apostolic is defined on AFF as:


  1. There is One God. This one God reveals Himself distinctly as Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
  2. The Son is God himself in a human form or "God manifested in the flesh" (1Tim 3:16)
  3. Every sinner must repent of their sins.
  4. That Jesus name baptism is the only biblical mode of water baptism.
  5. That the Holy Ghost is for today and is received by faith with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues.
  6. The saint will go on to strive to live a holy life, pleasing to God.
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