Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic of Poughkeepsie, NY
19 N Clover St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: +1 845 4857628
We believe in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe in living a sober and holy life. We believe in the return of Christ and the Oneness of God.
We believe that Jesus Christ came to earth to die for the sins of the world. His atonement was sufficient for us to gain a new life as long as we believe in him. Christ’s entrance in the world was the only way that God could pardon sin (John 11:49-50, Romans 5:6).
One of the most essential aspects of a believer’s faith is the fact that Christ was buried (Matthew 26:12, Matthew 12:40). Being God’s prime sacrifice by burial, he was able to defeat death by self-resurrection (John 10:17 & 18). The only way to defeat death was through his willingness to be placed dead in a tomb (1 Corinthians 15:20). The burial of Christ is the authentication that’s needed to prove that he was indeed dead (Matthew 27:59 & 60). When Christ laid down is life for his people, he proved that his love was unconditional (John 10:11).
The resurrection of Christ shatters every human limit and gives us a legitimate claim to eternal life. When Christ died, God did the unthinkable by raising him from the dead (Acts 4:10). Unprecedented the resurrection of Christ was, because no man has ever resurrected himself from the dead (Matthew 16:21). This trumps hope in a believer’s perspective that if we are dead in Christ, we will be resurrected and if we are alive, we will be transformed (1 Corinthians 15:50-54).
Living a holy and sober life is a unique Christian trait that every believer should model. Without holiness a believer would be lacking the core characteristics of Christ (1 Peter 1:14-16).The peculiar nature that a sober and a holy believer demonstrates will be obvious to behold, because it is the opposite of sin (Titus 2:11-12). Holiness is a believer’s robe that’s needed to enter into the kingdom of heaven (Hebrews 12:14).
The Return of Christ
The return of Christ is the landmark and pinnacle of the believer’s faith. The ultimate reward that Christ promises the believer is that his return will dispel all sins, wrongs and discomforts. The Return of Christ guarantees a permanent rest for the believer (Acts 1:11, Hebrews 4:9, Titus 2:13, John 14:1-3).
The Oneness of God
We believe in the Oneness of God, (Ephesians 4:3-6, James 2:19, Rev 4:2, John 1:1-14, 1Timothy 3:16, Acts 2:38).