What We Believe
The Institute of Conservative Apostolic Theology believes and teaches that the Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God. We believe in one true God (Deuteronomy 6:4), who has revealed Himself fully through the Incarnation (John 14:6-10). We further believe that Jesus Christ is the one true God manifested in the flesh (I Timothy 3:16), and that the fulness of the Godhead dwells bodily in Him (Colossians 2:9).
We believe in the atoning work of Jesus Christ. We believe that salvation is obtained by grace, through faith in and obedience to the Word of God (Ephesians 2:8-9). This obedience includes, as a critical component, compliance with the Biblical plan of salvation as expressed in Acts 2:38. Therefore, in obedience to the commandment of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19) and the example of His apostles (Acts 2:38; Acts 8:16;Acts 10:48;Acts 19:5;Acts 22:16), we practice water baptism by immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins. We also experience the infilling of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues (Acts 2:4) as part of salvation. The aggregate of faith, repentance, water baptism in the Name of Jesus Christ, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and living a life of holiness and separation unto the Lord constitutes the New Birth described in John 3:3-5 and the newness of life spoken of in Romans 6:4.
We believe in the soon return of the Lord Jesus Christ to receive a holy and separated church unto Himself. Therefore, we teach a lifestyle of separation and sanctification in preparation for His coming.
We believe it is the responsibility of the church to share the good news of the Gospel with every culture and nation. Therefore, it is the stated purpose of the Institute of Conservative Apostolic Theology to faithfully minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ to as many men, women and children of every ethnicity as we can before Jesus returns.