Oneness of God: The Bible explains there is but one God, Deuteronomy 6:4,"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is One Lord". Jesus Christ Says John 10:30,"I and my Father are ONE!" They must be one. Otherwise Jesus would have said they were not one. The infallible word of God tells us God is a spirit with no other God beside him. The Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit is God. Without Jesus, God as a spirit had no mediator between himself and man, 1Timothy 2:5,"For there is One God, and mediator between God and man, The man Christ Jesus," so God robed himself in flesh Colossians 1:15 says,"Who is the image of the invisible God..." Paul was telling the Colossians that Jesus was the image. John 1:1,"In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God and the word WAS God, John 1:14,"And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth" If the word was God and the word was made flesh then God was made flesh, thus Jesus is God. John 15:13,"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends". The Bible says Abraham was a friend of God, He blindly followed God. We also follow, in blind faith, Jesus the One God in heaven. We are friends of God, and he did not send the second person in the godhead to die for us, rather sent himself in flesh. Jesus said there is no greater deed than to lay down your own life for a friend. God did that for us, he laid down his own life.
Repentance: 2 Corinthians 7:10 ,"For Godly sorrow worketh to repentance". Repentance is defined as: Deep sorrow, contrition for a past sin or wrong doing. Synonyms: Contriteness, Penitence, Remorse, Sorrow. Psalms 51:17 ,"...A contrite heart, Oh God, thou wilt not despise." Luke 24:47 ,"Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name." Jesus Said in Mark 2:17 ," I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." Jesus does not wish us to never come before him to ask forgiveness. His will is the bible, which states, 2 Peter 3:9 ," The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that ALL should come to repentance."
Why Do We Baptize In Jesus Name? The Bible says this: Col. 3:17 whatever you do in word or in deed do in the name of Jesus. Mathew 28:19 Baptize in the NAME of the Father, Son, and Holyghost. In this text Name is singular. There is not more Names. If Jesus came in his Father's name (John 5:43) and Mary the mother of Jesus Concieved by the Holy Ghost (Mathew 1:20) then the Father is the Holy Ghost and his name is Jesus. When it says baptize in the name of the Father, Son, And Holy Ghost. Ask yourself whats the name of the Father, or the name of the Son, and the name of the Holy Ghost. The name of these titles is Jesus. So the name of the Father is Jesus John 5:43. The name of the Son is obviously Jesus. And the name of the Holy Ghost is Jesus John 14:26 ,"But the comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name". Those were the words of Jesus, Saying the Holy Ghost will come in his name.
Holy Ghost with The Evidence of Tongues: John 3:5, "Jesus answered, verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the spirit, He cannot enter into the Kingdom of God." Verse 7: "Marvel not that i say unto thee, Ye must be born again." What is Jesus saying here? That which is born of flesh is flesh. So we must be born again in water and spirit. Our spirit needs to be born again. The apostles understood that the baptism of the Holy Ghost Jesus had spoke about was that spirit that we must be born again into. We find that the Holy Ghost is very prominent in the Book of Acts. Acts holds the proper name for the book itself. The book is recording the acts of the apostles. Understanding what it was that the apostles did is crucial to understand what it was that they learned from the years spent with Jesus. The majority of the acts the apostles committed was baptizing in Jesus name, and witnessing the baptism of the Holy Ghost with an evidence of tongues. Acts 10:45,"...On the Gentiles was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. Verse 46,"For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Acts 8:15,"Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost. Verse 16,"(for as yet he was fallen on none of them; only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus). Verse 17,"Then laid their hand on them, and they received the Holy Ghost." The Holy Ghost didn't fall on them the moment they believed, they had even been baptized but had not yet come. Even Simon saw that they had received the Holy Ghost. How could he have known unless they had done something that showed him they had received the Holy Ghost. He heard them speak in a heavenly language as the spirit gave them utterance.
We are Apostolic in Doctrine, Because we follow the Apostle's Doctrine, Acts 2:38 . We are Pentecostal in experience, because we experience what they experienced on the
Day of Pentecost
"Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost."