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issues21 pages
The United Pentecostal Church and the Movie Borat
Mississippi United Pentecostal Church camp meeting footage appears in the 2006 movie, Borat. Read about response to this.
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure.
The United Pentecostal Church & Lee Stoneking At The United Nations
An article about services and Bible studies at the United Nations by members of the United Pentecostal Church.
The Teachings of Ruth Rieder / Ruth Harvey
A page dedicated to exploring the teachings of Ruth Rieder, now Ruth Harvey.
The Position Papers of the United Pentecostal Church
The United Pentecostal Church has adopted various position papers through the years. We cover these in this section.
Standards: Biblical or Man Made?
This page has articles dealing with standard teachings and practices of the United Pentecostal Church.
Speaking in Tongues: Is it Essential to Salvation?
Is speaking in tongues the initial evidence of being filled with God's Spirit? Is it the evidence of being baptized with the Spirit? Is it simply one of many gifts a believer might receive? Have tongues ceased?
Oneness Versus Trinity
Is God one, manifesting himself in three ways, or is God one, yet three persons? This site debates the question of oneness and the trinity.
Murders in Brazil
This article covers the murder of six people in Brazil which are being blamed on an alleged United Pentecostal minister and five other church members.
Minister's Affirmation of UPCI Articles of Faith
In 1993 the United Pentecostal Church began requiring all licensed ministers to sign a yearly affirmation.
Lee Stoneking And Osama Bin Laden's 40 Wives Story
An article that debunks the story that United Pentecostal Church minister Lee Stoneking gave regarding Osama Bin Laden having 40 wives held captive in a cave.
Kim Davis, Savannah Eliseo And Jeff Sangl: Some Apostolics, United Pentecostals And Homosexuality
An article about some United Pentecostals and other Apostolics and homosexuality, including Savannah Eliseo, Jeff Sangl and Kim Davis.
Food For Thought Videos On Church Teachings
This is a series of videos to provide some food for thought on what some of us have been taught in Apostolic and Pentecostal churches. It covers things not found in the Bible, as well as some things to ponder.
Documents & Audio Clips
This page contains links to actual Apostolic church documents and audio clips. It covers such things as hair standards and choir guidelines.
Anthony Mangun: That is Why I am for Television
Anthony Mangun openly shares his support of passing a resolution to allow the UPC to advertise on television.
A Series of Studies on the Book of Acts
A series of studies of the book of Acts by Buddy Martin, former United Pentecostal minister.
A Series of Studies Written For Those From Apostolic Backgrounds
A series of studies written specifically for those who have been involved in Apostolic churches, written by Buddy Martin, former United Pentecostal minister.
         
trinity2 pages
Jesus & The Trinity
An article by Mark Mattison concerning the Trinity.
An Examination of Distinctions
         
standards
              
wasmundt2 pages
Original Letter from David Wasmundt
Letter From David Wasmundt
              
makeup1 page
Make-up
Does 2 Kings 9:30 forbid the wearing of make-up? Why do some take one section of a verse and ignore another?
              
jewelry1 page
Jewelry: Forbidden?
Does 1 Peter 3:3-5 forbid the wearing of jewelry? What does the Old Testament show us about this?
              
holiness_standards2 pages
Pastoral Authority Concerning Standards
If your pastor teaches holiness standards, must one follow them even though they have no scriptural basis? Scriptures alone are the sole authority on the truth. Not your pastor, not the UPC, only the Book.
Law & Customs
What is the difference between moral law and legalism? How are we not to be a stumbling block to others?
              
hair4 pages
Splittin' Hairs
An article by the late Jim Yohe covering the issue of a woman's hair and I Corinthians 11:1-16.
Judge In Yourselves - Uncovered
Does 'uncovered' in 1 Corinthians 11 mean that a woman's hair is not to be cut? Or does this refer to a veil?.
Greek God and Women's Hair
An article by Jason considers Dionysus, the god of wine, and how his followers worshipped him. Veils and long hair were worn by men as a sign of dedication to this god, while the women used unveiling and shorn hair. How does this affect our understanding of 1 Corinthians 11?
Double Standards and Eisegesis
A look at the double standards regarding hair length as taught by the United Pentecostal Church.
              
dress3 pages
Scriptures Prohibiting the Wearing of Pants by Women?
Are there Scriptures prohibiting pants on women? What about Deuteronomy 22? Can we use this to prohibit pants and not follow other teachings in the same chapter?
Dress Standards - A Uniform for Identification and Modesty or Essential for Salvation?
Is having to wear a church dress standard just a mark of belonging like wearing a work uniform? The 'company rules argument' doesn't really work to explain UPC dress standards.
Dress Code Idolatry by Brenda Gregory
All religious idols today are not made of stone, wood, or gold, but they are esteemed... held high, and in a sense, 'worshiped' just the same as those images of old. An article on holiness standards and women.
         
rieder3 pages
The Four Children's Books
A review of four standards books for children, which were written by Ruth Rieder.
Refuting Ruth Rieder in Power Before The Throne
A review and refutation of the book in which the author puts forth spurious reasons why women should not cut their hair; full of twisted interpretation and superstition.
"Power Before The Throne" Book Review
A review of the book, Power Before the Throne, by Ruth Rieder Harvey.
         
position32 pages
true_humanity.pdf
tenney.pdf
price_kilgore.pdf
price_haney.pdf
kilgore.pdf
hudson.pdf
booker.pdf
bernard.pdf
VIDEO (RESTRICTIONS)
The United Pentecostal Church positional paper on the use of video.
UNITY OF ONENESS BELIEVERS
The United Pentecostal Church positional paper on the unity of Oneness Believers.
The True Humanity of Jesus Christ
The United Pentecostal Church positional paper on humanity of Jesus, taking a stand against the divine flesh doctrine.
The Biblical View Of Human Sexuality
The United Pentecostal Church positional paper on human sexuality as it pertains to various sex acts.
TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION
The United Pentecostal Church positional paper on Transcendental Meditation.
THE REVISED STANDARD VERSION
The United Pentecostal Church positional paper on the Revised Standard Version of the Bible.
THE FAMILY
The United Pentecostal Church positional paper on the family.
THE COMING OF THE LORD
The United Pentecostal Church positional paper on the second coming of Jesus and preterist teachings.
TECHNOLOGY
The United Pentecostal Church positional paper on technology.
SPORTS (ORGANIZED)
The United Pentecostal Church positional paper on organized sports.
Racial And Ethnic Affirmation
The United Pentecostal Church positional paper on racial & ethnic affirmation.
RESTORATION OF MINISTERS
The United Pentecostal Church positional paper on the restoration of ministers.
MEDIA TECHNOLOGY
The United Pentecostal Church positional paper on media technology adopted in 2013.
JUDICIAL PROCEDURE
The United Pentecostal Church positional paper on judicial procedure.
Human Life
The United Pentecostal Church positional paper on human life as it pertains to the taking of a life.
HOMOSEXUALITY
The United Pentecostal Church positional paper on homosexuality.
HOLINESS
The United Pentecostal Church positional paper on holiness.
Gender Distinction
The United Pentecostal Church positional paper on gender distinction involving hair and dress.
GAMBLING
The United Pentecostal Church positional paper on gambling.
ETHICS (MINISTERIAL)
The United Pentecostal Church positional paper on ministerial ethics.
COMPUTERS AND THE INTERNET
The United Pentecostal Church positional paper on computers and the internet.
CHURCH SCHOOLS
The United Pentecostal Church positional paper on church schools.
CHURCH AND STATE RELATIONS
The United Pentecostal Church positional paper on church and state relations.
ABORTION
The United Pentecostal Church positional paper on abortion.
         
judicial13 pages
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure: The Trial
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure Trial.
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure: Selection of the Jury
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure Jury Selection.
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure: Resolution of a Grievance
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure Grievance Resolution.
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure: Regional Presiding Officer
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure Regional Officer.
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure: Notice of Trial
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure Notice.
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure: Investigation of a Complaint
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure Investigation.
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure: Introduction
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure Introduction.
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure: Home Missions Districts & Foreign Missions Areas
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure for Home and Foreign Missions.
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure: Hearing
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure Hearing.
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure: General Officers
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure General Officers.
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure: Definitions & Guidelines
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure Definitions.
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure: Appeals
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure Appeals.
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure: Appeal from District Board Action
The United Pentecostal Church Judicial Procedure Appeal.
         
documents8 pages
sunday_school.pdf
jonesport.pdf
hair.pdf
greeter.pdf
choir.pdf
Rules At The Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church in Junction City, Kansas
Edwin Young, pastor of Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church in Junction City, Kansas, suddenly and unexpectedly resigned and retired via a letter left for the church. He did not appear in person. At this time, a number of allegations started surfacing concerning him and his son, Jordan Young. Jordan Young has been arrested and is facing criminal charges. The story is yet unfolding. These are some of the rules at the church.
Church Incorporation
Most churches incorporate in order to obtain a non-profit status, so that taxes are not paid and members may claim contributions on their tax returns. This is what the incorporation papers of one United Pentecostal Church look like.
Church By-laws
Any church that is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in order to obtain a non-profit status, so that taxes are not paid and members may claim contributions on their tax returns, must have by-laws. This is what the by-laws of one United Pentecostal Church look like.
         
baptism2 pages
Bible Baptism
Andrew Urshan & Water Baptism
         
apostolic 31 pages
Where Zeal Becomes a Blinder to Truth
A series of studies written for those who have been involved in apostolic churches, written by Buddy Martin.
What Makes a Godly Person Godly?
A series of studies written for those who have been involved in apostolic churches, written by Buddy Martin.
What Makes a Christian a Christian?
A series of studies written for those who have been involved in apostolic churches, written by Buddy Martin.
What About Water Baptism?
A series of studies written for those who have been involved in apostolic churches, written by Buddy Martin.
Various Kinds of Tongues
A series of studies written for those who have been involved in apostolic churches, written by Buddy Martin.
Under Grace Versus Under Legalism
A series of studies written for those who have been involved in apostolic churches, written by Michelle Villaša.
Trusting in Christ
A series of studies written for those who have been involved in apostolic churches, written by Buddy Martin.
Though We or an Angel
A series of studies written for those who have been involved in apostolic churches, written by Buddy Martin.
The Sins of My Youth
A series of studies written for those who have been involved in apostolic churches, written by Buddy Martin.
The Land of Sanctified Faith
A series of studies written for those who have been involved in apostolic churches, written by Buddy Martin.
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