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All candidates for baptism shall have the right of choice between the various modes as practised by the various 4 evangelical denominations.
(f) The examining, licensing and ordaining of applicants; provided that no applicant shall be ordained who has not served two years in the ministry. (e) Receiving of reports of committees appointed in General Convention. In case of the absence of the pastor, or in the case of a church having no pastor, the Superintendent of the Annual Convention shall sit as chairman of the Official Board and church conference. It shall be the duty of the Official Board to investigate rumors which may reflect upon the members church, to hear complaints against, and to settle differences 10 between them, when possible, without a church trial; to examine into deeds and titles to church property, seeing that they are properly drawn and recorded, and to arrange as far as possible to protect the property against foreclosures for debts and other claims. All officers of the Annual Convention shall be elected annually, and shall be in the experience of the Pentecostal baptism of the Spirit at the time of their election. The officers of each Annual Convention shall consist of a Superintendent, an Assistant Superintendent, a Secretary and Treasurer, which together with a committee of two elected by the Convention, shall constitute the Official Board. It shall be the duty of the Superintendent to preside at the Convention, to act as chairman of the Official Board, and to preach the Word, giving his influence, and as far as possible his entire time, to the spreading of Pentecostal holiness throughout his jurisdiction. It shall be the duty of the Secretary and 'treasurer to keep a faithful record of all the business proceedings of the Convention, and an account of all monies received, including all collections for whatever cause, and for what causes the same was paid out. "Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, we praise Thee for the great love expressed in the gift of Thy blessed Son, who suffered death on the cross for our redemption, and made there a full and sufficent sacrifice and satisfaction for the sins of the whole world, and did institute this blessed sacrament to be a perpetual memorial of His precious death until He comes again. "That is my desire." Here the minister shall proceed to administer the ordinance to the candidate, saying: "In obedience to the command of the Word of God, I baptize thee in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, and may the blessings of the Triune God rest upon you." After the baptism of the candidate, the congregation shall sing a hymn, following which prayer shall be offered and the service closed with the benediction.
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And you can use our i Phone, Android, and Facebook dating apps to meet Pentecostal singles on the go!While the individual member is left free to decide for himself the amount which he ought to give to God, yet we, as a church, believe that one-tenth of our net income really belongs to God, and that in addition to this we ought to give free will offerings for the support of His cause, and that according to His promise, He will pour upon us abundant blessing for so doing. All our evangelists and workers shall cause the members to know what is expected of them regarding everything expressed or implied in the general rules, and shall deal faithfully with every one. There shall be a General Mission Board, elected by the General Convention, said Board to have the oversight of all the mission work of The Pentecostal Holiness Church in foreign lands, and this Board shall co-operate with the Missionary Boards of the various Annual Conventions in carrying forward the work of missions in the home and foreign fields. All candidates for the mission field shall be examined by the General Mission Board as to their qualifications. May they be richly rewarded for what they have done. for mission work, but in the case of their acceptance by the Missionary Board of an Annual Convention, they shall be accepted by the General Board in case it is impossible for them to appear before the General Board. Persons on the mission field desiring to unite with The Pentecostal Holiness Church may be received by the General Mission Board upon satisfactory evidence of their sincerity, soundness of faith, and acceptance of the doctrines and discipline of this church. And now we ask Thee that Thou wilt accept this house as an humble expression of our love to Thee for the gift of Thy precious Son; and as Thou didst fill the temple with Thy presence and glory, so we pray Thee that Thou wilt fill this house continually, with Thy presence and with Thy glory. When we turn to God's dealings directly with man, we see the same carefulness of system and order. We believe, teach and firmly maintain the Scriptural doctrine of justification by faith alone (Rom 5 : 1). We believe also that Jesus Christ shed His blood for the complete cleansing of the justified believer from all indwelling sin, and from its pollution subsequent to regeneration (I John 1: 7-9). We believe also that entire sanctification is an instantaneous, definite, second work of grace, obtainable by faith on the part of the fully justified believer (John 15: 2; Acts 26: 18). We believe also that the Pentecostal baptism of the Holy Ghost and fire is obtainable by a definite act of appropriating faith on the part of the fully cleansed believer, and that the initial evidence of the reception of this experience is speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance (Luke ; Acts 1: 5; 2:1-4; 8: 17; 10: 44-46; 19: 6). We believe also in divine healing as in the atonement (Isa. The Lord's table should be open to all who love Him, and all of the Lord's children should be invited to His table to commemorate together the death of their common Lord. This body of Christian worshippers shall be know n as The Pentecostal Holiness Church. Any local church may adopt any rule or regulation for its own government, other than these written in this discipline, provided such rules and regulations do not annul or conflict with what is herein written, and any Annual Convention may also have the same right. All the officers of The Pentecostal Holiness Church shall be in the experience of sanctification at the time of their election, and their term of office shall expire at the discretion of the church. The officers of each church shall constitute an Official Board, which sha11 be composed of at least one deacon, the Secretary and Treasurer, three Trustees of church property and the pastor. It shall be the duty of the deacon or deacons to look after the spiritual and temporal welfare of the church. Look at His government of the children of Israel; at Sinai, laws are given, commandments delivered, and specifications are laid out with most positive command to "see thou makest all things according the pattern shown thee in the mount." When we come to the works of Christ and His apostles, we observe the same care for a simple but sufficient form of church government. Where there are three or more persons in one place desiring to be organized into a Pentecostal Holiness Church, 5 they shall call for a person properly authorized to organize such a church, and he shall read and explain the Basis of Union, general rules and government of The Pentecostal Holiness Church; and after prayer, he shall take the names of those desiring membership. He shall provide the elements of the Lord's Supper; see that the church is warmed and lighted, that proper persons are 9 appointed to conduct services, that financial remuneration is provided for those engaged in the work of the church, that proper literature is circulated-among the members, that no unscriptural doctrine is preached, and that order is maintained in the church. It shall be the duty of the Trustees to hold in trust the church property, and not to allow the church property to be used for any purpose that does not meet the approval of a majority of its members. It shall be the duty of the Secretary and Treasurer to keep a faithful record of all the business proceedings of the church, and an account of all monies received, including all collections for whatever cause, and for what causes the same was paid out.