Apostolic Made exists to expand the reach of the gospel via the Internet. We are first and foremost gospel partners, and second, web developers. As gospel proclaimers, we want to serve like-minded people who share our common mission to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. "Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures." (1 Corinthians 15:1-4 ESV) Since this gospel is the heartbeat of everything we do as a company, we view the church websites we develop as a stewarded partnership in the gospel. Therefore, everyone we partner with must fully affirm and commit to uphold the following Gospel Agreement. *We are defined by the word "gospel" in our beliefs, our doctrine, and our practice. In our beliefs, we declare the "Statement of Faith" as adopted by the United Pentecostal Church International. In our practice*, we define "Biblical Marriage" as the union between one man and one woman according to the words of Jesus Christ and the Apostle Paul.
About the Bible
The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the authority for salvation and Christian living. (See II Timothy 3:15-17.)
There is one God, who has revealed Himself as Father; through His Son, in redemption; and as the Holy Spirit, by emanation. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man. (See Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16.)
About Sin and Salvation
Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. (See Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9.)
About the Gospel
The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We obey the gospel (II Thessalonians 1:8; I Peter 4:17) by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial sign of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance (resurrection). (See I Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4.)
About Christian Living
As Christians we are to love God and others. We should live a holy life inwardly and outwardly, and worship God joyfully. The supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including healing, are for the church today. (See Mark 12:28-31; II Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; I Corinthians 12:8-10.)
About the Future
Jesus Christ is coming again to catch away His church. In the end will be the final resurrection and the final judgment. The righteous will inherit eternal life, and the unrighteous eternal death. (See I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:11-15.)
In addition to these beliefs and doctrines, we practice biblical marriage which is the union between one man and one woman as defined by Jesus Christ. "He answered, 'Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, "Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh"? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.'" (Matthew 19:4-6 ESV) The Apostle Paul illuminates these words of Jesus with the following statement. "This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church." (Ephesians 5:32 ESV) Marriage is a great mystery that illustrates the gospel (Ephesians 5:25-32). Jesus is the bridegroom, and the church is his bride (John 3:29; Revelation 19:7-9). Therefore, our definition of marriage is directly linked to and depicted in the gospel. "Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word." (Ephesians 5:25-26 ESV)
*We hereby affirm and corporately agree without reservation that we are defined by the word "gospel" in our beliefs, our doctrine, and our practice.
*We gladly commit to uphold this Gospel Agreement during our partnership with Apostolic Made. As a matter of conscience, if we ever decide to diverge from our gospel beliefs, gospel doctrine, or gospel practice (as defined above), we hereby promise to cancel our partnership.
If you have any questions about this Gospel Agreement and would like to discuss it with our Ministry Advisor, please feel free to give him a call at +1 (910) 382-7589.