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We as Pentecostal Christians believe in the Holy Spirit, acts of miraculous powers, message of faith and gifts of healing. God's source of proving salvation for us with deliverance from sin and spiritual death through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. Acts 2:4 Jesus is the King of Kings , His miraculous birth, His life and teaching, His miracles and His resurrection shows us who He is, Jesus the Messiah the one who the Jews were waiting to come and deliver them from Roman oppression but he was not accepted by the Jews as the Messiah.

Jesus came to earth to begin His Kingdom, upon His return His full Kingdom will be realized and will be made up of all who have faithfully followed Him. The way to enter into God's Kingdom is by faith and by believing that Jesus Christ came to save us from our sins. Matthew 5-7

We are to work to prepare Jesus Kingdom for His return. based on the messianic prophecies we believe that the anticipated second coming of Jesus Christ (second advent) to Earth. We believe that Jesus ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father; He will come again and will judge the living and the dead ;The faithful will be rewarded.

"Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Matthew 24:30-31; Mark 13:26-27, Luke...

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