What We Believe

Love is the key factor

We believe that we need to love those that are hurting and have grace and mercy for those that are in need. Love never fails like 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.

But Love does not tolerate sin. Where there is tolerance for sin, there is no victory over sin. We love the sinner and will work with them, but we will never tolerate their sin by allowing them to continue in it without comforting them about it in a loving Christian way.

Romans 6:12-14 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. 13 And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.

When we sin!

There are many scriptures that tell us to be Holy as our Father in Heaven is Holy (1 Peter 1:15) or be perfect as your Father is perfect (Matthew 5:48), but we all know that we are going to mess up here and there. When we do, 1 John 2:1 tells us we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. This means we are covered under His blood and we can't lose our salvation. If we could, then the 45 scriptures I found, are wrong on eternal salvation such as 1 John 5:11-13 "And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life."

"Once Saved, Always Saved"

We as a church, lean towards "Once Saved Always Saved" but we do not see salvation in someone who continues to live in sin once they say the sinners prayer. We do not believe a person is given a license to sin after salvation is established.

Definition of Sinner and Saint!

A sinner is one who practices sin. They get good at it. They invent ways of sinning like Romans 1:30 states: "Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents," They do not care if they hurt the Lord or disobey His commands.

A saint is one who practices righteousness. 1 John 2:29 "If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him." They do everything they can to honor the Lord and treat people with kindness even when they are attacked. They will sin but repent when they do and not allow that sin to dwell in their life.

These two definitions are titles. You are either a Sinner or a Saint.

The Lord doesn't let us go once He has us.

John 3:15 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

If you believe in Christ today and have eternal life, but lose it tomorrow, then it was never "eternal" at all. Hence, if you lose your salvation, the promises of eternal life in the Bible would be in error.

Romans 8:38-39 "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord".

Romans 6:15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not!

When people come to know Christ as their Savior, they are brought into a relationship with God that guarantees their salvation as eternally secure. To be clear, salvation is more than saying a prayer or “making a decision” for Christ; salvation is a sovereign act of God whereby an unregenerate sinner is washed, renewed, and born again by the Holy Spirit.

Scriptures used to refute eternal salvation

Matthew 6:15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

No one will be able to stand before God demanding that his sins be forgotten simply because he has forgiven others. Only when we are born again and given a new life through God’s Spirit by faith in Jesus Christ that are our sins are forgiven. Therefore, Jesus is not referring to God’s initial act of forgiveness (reconciliation) that we experienced when we first believed the Gospel. If we are truly saved, we will forgive, so this scripture isn't geared towards the true professing Christian, but some will assume that.

John 15:2-3  Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.

The apparent problem is the same with all of the other passages in Scripture that warn Christians about falling away. If a true Christian cannot lose salvation, why warn about falling away? The best explanation is that these warnings are directed toward professing Christians who appear, at least outwardly, to be connected to the Vine. They are branches in the vicinity of the Vine, but there is a disconnect. Judas Iscariot is a good example of a false professor. The parable of the seed and the soils (Matthew 13) presents young plants that seem to start out well but then wither away. The book of Hebrews, with its many warning passages, seems to be directed at those who have made an initial positive response to Jesus but are considering turning back. They are like the children of Israel who left in the exodus with Moses but then refused to enter the Promised Land (Hebrews 3:16–19). They started out on the journey but didn’t complete it.

Matthew 7:21-23 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

These are people that played church and found that they could make money by being in ministry. There was no true profession of faith. It was all fake to be seen. When I read this scripture, I ask the Lord to search my heart and make sure I am sincere in my walk with Him. If there is anything that isn't right, I ask Him to reveal it so I can fix it. I have wondered at times if I will be one of those and the Lord spoke to me and stated, "If you are asking me, then that means you love me and you are good with me."

Our Doctrine and Beliefs!

We believe the Word of God, the Bible, to be the only true book in all the world. We believe it was never lost or forgotten and therefore, another testament never needed to be written.

The doctrine and teaching of the Pentecostal Evangelical Church, shall be based upon the entire Word of God. II Peter 1:21 “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”

II Timothy 3:15-16 “And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”

The One True God

Our God is one true God, manifested in three (3) persons, the Father, the Son, the Holy Ghost.

  1. God, the Father, self-existent, self-revealed. Jesus said, “The Father is greater than all.” John 14:28

  2. The Son, Jesus Christ, the only begotten of the Father.  John 1:14; John 16:28; John 1:1; John 1:18

  3. The Holy Ghost proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son. John 15:26; John 14:16

Christ, His Divinity

Christ is Divine, the Son of God, and was with the Father before the creation according to Genesis 1:26 (as you will see in the next section) John 1:1-3.  We believe in His virgin birth, and that His atoning blood is the only remedy for sin Hebrews 9:22. According to Colossians 1:16 "For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him." Jesus was there and created everything, even the throne His father sits on.

Man, His Fall and Redemption

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our  likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”  Gen 1:26.  Thus man was created sinless and pure, direct from the hand of God. But man, failing to stand in the test, fell from the pure and holy state in which he came from, the hand of God; now the only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Genesis 1:27; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:13.

Repentance and Regeneration

Repentance, deep sorrow for sin. Acts 3:19; Luke 13:2-3; Acts 17:30

Acts 3:19 "Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,"

While the Bible doesn't actually say, "Come as you are", In John 4:16-19, Jesus did address the woman at the well about her sin, then offered her the salvation she needed. Again, when the woman caught in adultery in John 8:1-11 and was brought before Jesus, He told her, “Go, and sin no more.” The sin was never excused or ignored, but forgiveness was offered to anyone who recognized his sin and was willing to confess and forsake it. God certainly expects us to leave our sin, but that comes as a part of our salvation, not as a prerequisite. We are not able to clean ourselves up without God’s help.

Water Baptism

We believe in full Immersion in water in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, The word for baptize in the Greek is "baptizo", which translate "to fully immersion." Matthew 28:19, "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit," Baptism is not salvation, but the outward expression of an inward act,  Romans 6:4;  "Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life." Col 2:12.

Mark 16:16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.

Some denominations would believe that if you do not get baptized before you die, you will go to hell even if you confessed your sins seconds before dying. They are taking this scripture out of context. In those days when Mark wrote his gospel, people would go down to the river to gave their life to Jesus. They would confess their sins while they were standing in the water ready to be baptized. When we baptize today, we always ask for their confession of faith.

Gifts of the Spirit through Baptism of the Holy Ghost (Spirit)

There are nine gifts of the Spirit according to 1 Corinthians 12:8-10. We believe ALL the gifts are for today and we can work in them through Christ Jesus.  These gifts are listed here: Word of Wisdom, Word of Knowledge, Faith by the Spirit, Gift of Healing, Working of Miracles, Gift of Prophecy, Discerning of Spirits, Speaking in Tongues as the Spirit give utterance, Acts 2:4, and Interpretation of Tongues, 1 Cor 12:4-11.

We believe in a Pre-Tribulation Rapture

Although the word "Rapture" does not appear in the Bible, the scripture does.

Matthew 24:36-44

36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. 37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 40 Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. 42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

We believe that the tribulation is for people that refused to give their life to Jesus before the Rapture. We believe there will be many who accept Jesus during the tribulation.

The Tribulation is a future time period when the Lord will accomplish at least two aspects of His plan: 1) He will complete His discipline of the nation Israel (Daniel 9:24), and 2) He will judge the unbelieving, godless inhabitants of the earth (Revelation 6 - 18). The length of the Tribulation is seven years. This is determined by an understanding of the seventy weeks of Daniel (Daniel 9:24-27.) The Great Tribulation is the last half of the Tribulation period, three and one-half years in length. It is distinguished from the Tribulation period because the Beast, or Antichrist, will be revealed, and the wrath of God will greatly intensify during this time. Thus, it is important at this point to emphasize that the Tribulation and the Great Tribulation are not synonymous terms. Within eschatology (the study of future things), the Tribulation refers to the full seven-year period while the “Great Tribulation” refers to the second half of the Tribulation.

Satan's Release

Revelation 20:7-10, “When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”

The believers who live through the Tribulation will be mortal. They will live and repopulate the earth during the Millennial Kingdom. Without the devastation of sin taking its toll, we can imagine the population increase during the Millennium will be enormous, almost incomprehensible. All those who are born during the Millennium will enjoy the benefits and blessings of Christ’s reign on the earth, but they will still be born with a sin nature, and they will still have to freely repent and believe the Gospel, personally choosing Christ as Savior and Lord.

Yet, at the end of the Millennial Reign, Satan is loosed and is able to deceive a vast multitude to follow him in one final rebellion against the Lord of glory and His saints! It seems that the further humanity gets from the end of the Tribulation and the start of the Millennium, the more they will "take for granted" how good they have it, and some may even harbor doubts about the goodness of God. Even though the number who rebel with Satan are said to be "as the sand of the sea" (Revelation 20:7), they may still be a minority compared to the number who do not rebel. It will still be a large number of souls who join Satan. Undoubtedly, one of the primary reasons God gives us this picture of what will happen in time is to demonstrate the deep-seated sin nature inherent in all of humanity (Jeremiah 17:9).

The Second Coming of Jesus

The second coming of Jesus Christ is the hope of believers that God is in control of all things, and is faithful to the promises and prophecies in His Word. In His first coming, Jesus Christ came to earth as a baby in a manger in Bethlehem, just as prophesied. Jesus fulfilled many of the prophecies of the Messiah during His birth, life, ministry, death, and resurrection. However, there are some prophecies regarding the Messiah that Jesus has not yet fulfilled. The second coming of Christ will be the return of Christ to fulfill these remaining prophecies. In His first coming, Jesus was the suffering Servant. In His second coming, Jesus will be the conquering King. In His first coming, Jesus arrived in the most humble of circumstances. In His second coming, Jesus will arrive with the armies of heaven at His side.

The Millennium

The millennial kingdom is the title given to the 1,000-year reign of Jesus Christ on the earth. Some seek to interpret the 1,000 years in an allegorical manner. They understand the 1,000 years as merely a figurative way of saying “a long period of time,” not a literal, physical reign of Jesus Christ on the earth. However, six times in Revelation 20:2-7, the millennial kingdom is specifically said to be 1,000 years in length. If God wished to communicate “a long period of time,” He could have easily done so without explicitly and repeatedly mentioning an exact time frame.

The Bible tells us that when Christ returns to the earth He will establish Himself as king in Jerusalem, sitting on the throne of David (Luke 1:32–33). The unconditional covenants demand a literal, physical return of Christ to establish the kingdom. The Abrahamic Covenant promised Israel a land, a posterity and ruler, and a spiritual blessing (Genesis 12:1–3). The Palestinian Covenant promised Israel a restoration to the land and occupation of the land (Deuteronomy 30:1–10). The Davidic Covenant promised Israel a king from David’s line who would rule forever—giving the nation rest from all their enemies (2 Samuel 7:10–13).

At the second coming, these covenants will be fulfilled as Israel is re-gathered from the nations (Matthew 24:31), converted (Zechariah 12:10–14), and restored to the land under the rule of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. The Bible speaks of the conditions during the millennium as a perfect environment physically and spiritually. It will be a time of peace (Micah 4:2–4; Isaiah 32:17–18), joy (Isaiah 61:7, 10), and comfort (Isaiah 40:1–2). The Bible also tells us that only believers will enter the millennial kingdom. Because of this, it will be a time of obedience (Jeremiah 31:33), holiness (Isaiah 35:8), truth (Isaiah 65:16), and the knowledge of God (Isaiah 11:9, Habakkuk 2:14). Christ will rule as king (Isaiah 9:3–7; 11:1–10). Nobles and governors will also rule (Isaiah 32:1; Matthew 19:28), and Jerusalem will be the political center of the world (Zechariah 8:3).

Revelation 20:2-7 gives the precise time period of the millennial kingdom. There are countless other passages that point to a literal reign of the Messiah on the earth. The fulfillment of many of God’s covenants and promises rests on a literal, physical, future kingdom. There is no solid basis for denying the literal interpretation of the millennial kingdom and its duration being 1,000 years.

The Final Judgement

We believe that the final judgement can not be avoided. Regardless of how we may choose to interpret prophecy on the end times, we are told that “it is appointed to men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). We all have a divine appointment with our Creator. The apostle John recorded some details of the final judgment:

Revelation 20:11-15 states that John saw a great white throne and Him sitting on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away.

This remarkable passage introduces to us the final judgment—the end of human history and the beginning of the eternal state. We can be sure of this: no mistakes will be made in our hearings because we will be judged by a perfect God (Matthew 5:48; 1 John 1:5). This will manifest itself in many undeniable proofs. First, God will be perfectly just and fair (Acts 10:34; Galatians 3:28). Second, God cannot be deceived (Galatians 6:7). Third, God cannot be swayed by any prejudices, excuses or lies (Luke 14:16-24).

As God the Son, Jesus Christ will be the judge (John 5:22). All unbelievers will be judged by Christ at the “great white throne,” and they will be punished according to the works they have done. The Bible is very clear that unbelievers are storing up wrath against themselves (Romans 2:5) and that God will “give to each person according to what he has done” (Romans 2:6). (Believers will also be judged, at a different judgment called the “judgment seat of Christ” (Romans 14:10), but since Christ’s righteousness has been imputed to us and our names are written in the Book of Life, we will be rewarded, not punished, according to our deeds.) At the final judgment the fate of the unsaved will be in the hands of the omniscient God who will judge everyone according to his soul’s condition.

What we don't believe!

We Are NOT WOKE!!!

We will not conform to what the major denominations are doing.

The Compromising Church

Revelation 2:12

12 “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write,

‘These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword: 13 “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. 14 But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality. 15 Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. 16 Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.

The Corrupt Church

Most of the major denominations are going Pro-Choice (Exodus 20:13) and bringing in WOKE Sunday School teachers to teach that it is ok for boys to be with boys and girls with girls. (Romans 1:26-32)

We do not support this teaching based on the scripture we have given.

Revelation 2:18

18 “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write,

‘These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass: 19 “I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first. 20 Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. 21 And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent. 22 Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds. 23 I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.

February 2023 Gospel Tidings

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February 2023 Gospel Tidings

Since 1938, the Gospel Tidings has tide our church together with articles and updates about what was happening in P.E.C. Today, we continue that tradition with a major improvement. We are opening it up to our members to send in articles about what is happening in their ministry on a monthly basis. Our new Gospel Tidings publication will consist of 27+ pages where as the one before was only 10. The Gospel Tidings is a lot like "Our Daily Bread". Full of hope and exciting articles of how God is moving in our world. The new one will have a glossy format and be available on Amazon for purchase. It can also be emailed for free if anyone would like it in that format. The future is bright for P.E.C. and P.E.C. is growing day by day. Contact us if you have a desire to become a true licensed minister.

History of the Pentecostal Evangelical Church

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The History of the Pentecostal Evangelical Church

The History of the Pentecostal Evangelical Church goes back to the year 1936. With the help of Rev. Amy Hutsell, Rev. Linda Lange and all the General Bishops that held onto each Gospel Tidings, we were able to compile the history with very few gaps in time.
What would have taken me two or three years to compile, Rev. Linda Lange did in two months. This 188 page paperback book is an amazing history of the P.E.C. and it gives you a since that you were right there to witness the unfolding of a ministry that has lasted 85 years and counting. After reading it myself, in some years I wondered how P.E.C. made it this far. Only God kept it together because we never waivered in our faith or compromised the Word of God and now here we are, stronger than ever. While other main stream churches are allowing unbiblical things into their organizations to keep the money flowing, we have stayed the course. Thank you Rev. Linda Lange for doing such a great job {:-)

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How Do I Heal

In January 2022, I started working in a local funeral home and one thing I noticed are the many ways people die and the way it affects each person. I decided to write this book to help people heal during this tough time. To the families, I would give this book to them as a gift. It seem to really help them coop with the loss of their loved one. Maybe it had something to do with me caring enough to give them this book.

This 30 page book is easy to read and will bring you comfort in your time of need.

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Joshua, Judges, and the Kings

Joshua, Judges, and Kings

In November of 2020, I started to read the book of Judges to see what they were all about. I realized I needed to start off with the book of Joshua in order to get a full understanding of why the Judges were needed. I ended up needing to take notes and decided to put those notes in a book. I really had a lot of fun learning about the people and who they were.

This book is over 130 pages of easy to read information about Joshua and each Judge as well as the three Kings that came after the Judges. There is really no way you can misunderstand who they were. This would be an excellent read for a teenager as well as any young Christian. For only $11.99 from Amazon or $11.00 direct from our website, you will be able to help teach the Word of God without a lot of big confusing words.

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The Study of Matthew

The Study of Matthew: Workbook

For the past two years, I have been working on creating a study that is fun to do and allows the person studying it, to dig deep in their studies. I started with the Book of Matthew because frankly, it was the first book of the New Testament. I am already working on the Book of Mark. If time allows, I plan on doing one for each book of the Bible. The reason why it took so long is I would get involved in other projects and I knew I could always come back to it.

This 62 page workbook style study will allow you to study at home on your own time or study with a group. The cost for this extensive study is only $15.00. If you decide to study with a group and order 5 or more, email me at morris.pec@gmail.com and we will get them to you at just $12.00 each, with free shipping.

Please understand this study is not for the new Christian, this is for the seasoned Christian that has study habits. You will need to look things up on the internet in order to answer some of the question. This study will challenge and grow you in the Word.


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