By William Seymour
The Confession of Faith Statement
Apostolic Faith Mission
312 Azusa Street, Los Angeles California
The Apostolic Faith Movement
Stands for the restoration of the faith once delivered unto the saints - the old time religion camp meetings, revivals, missions, street and prison work and Christian Unity everywhere.
Teaching on Repentance: Mark 1:14,15
Godly Sorrow for Sin; Example: Matt. 9:13; II Cor. 7:9, 11; Acts 3:19;17:30, 31
Of Confession of Sins: Luke 15:21;18:13
Forsaking Sinful Ways: Isa. 55:7:; John 3:8; Prov. 28:13
Restitution: Ezek.33:15; Luke 19:8
And Faith in Jesus Christ
First Work: Justification is that act of God's free grace by which we receive remission of sins. Acts. 10:42,43; Rom. 3:25
Second Work; Sanctification is the second work of grace and the last work of grace. Sanctification is that act of God's free grace by which He makes us holy. John 17:15, 17;'Sanctify them through Thy Truth. Thy word is truth.' I Thess. 4:3; 5:23; Heb. 13:12; 2:11; 12:14.
Sanctification is cleansing to make holy. The Disciples were sanctified before the Day of Pentecost. By a careful study of Scripture you will find it so now. 'Ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you' (John 15:3; 13:10); and Jesus had breathed on them the Holy Ghost (John 20:21-22). You know that they could not receive the Spirit if they weren't clean. Jesus cleansed and got all doubt out of His Church before he went back to glory.
The Baptism with the Holy Ghost is a gift of power upon the sanctified life; so when we get it we have the same evidence as the Disciples received on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:3-4) in speaking in new tongues. See also Acts 10:45-46; 19:6; I Cor, 14:21. 'For I will work, a work in your days which ye will not believe though it be told you' (Hab. 1:5).
Seeking Healing: He must believe that God is able to heal - Ex. 15:26: 'I am the Lord that healeth thee' James 5.14; Ps. 103:3; II Kings 20:5; Matt 8:16, 17; Mark 16:16-18.
He must believe God is able to heal. 'Behold I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is there any thing too hard for Me?' Jer. 12:27.