I AM APOSTOLIC | BY PHOENIX

I AM APOSTOLIC | BY PHOENIX

by nathaniel johnson

Hey guys my name is Jinesalyn but you can call me Phoenyx (with a "Y"). So I am starting a YouTube channel - YAY ME!

I actually wanted to start a YouTube channel for a couple of years now but being a young person I got caught up in other things - like I wanted to be this beast guitarist and then I wanted to get into graphic design and then I wanted to be this crazy martial artist. And I kind've wanted to do all these because I like random stuff. I even wanted to be a ninja and I kind've became a secret ninja...

Anyways I thought that I would devote time to doing those things as opposed to making YouTube videos. But anyways, being a YouTuber is kind've of a long time coming for me. I have loved creating videos since I was little. I would take my phone and just g around making videos. I would send them to a friend or two or just send them for myself. So I kind've found myself talking to myself a lot. I learned a lot about myself during those Internet conversations. I would literally create blogs to myself so to kind’ve keep my family from diagnosing me as insane; I will actually create a YouTube channel to where I am talking to people and not just imaginary audiences.

So here I am making my very first YouTube video. To start my grand Flore' to the YouTube world, let me start off by saying "I am Apostolic" (yes I said it and yes I went there!).

What is apostolic? Apostolic is a Christian who lives by the apostolic doctrine. The Apostles are the ones who walked with God in the flesh (being Jesus) its pretty safe to base your salvation on the doctrine that they teach which is ACTS 2:38. Many people call us apostolic Christians "Jesus name only", "holy rollers", "oneness", "Pentecostals", all sort of stuff and they are pretty much right.

We believe that there are only 1 God...1. And I know many of you are thinking "yeah there is one God, like father, son, holy spirit 3-1 right?" No. We believe that God in his essential being is only 1 in number so his entire being is 1, no 3/1 just one and his name is Jesus.

▸ Deuteronomy 6:4 - “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord” Just one

There are many verses in the bible that references god being only one God such as 1 Timothy 2:5 (“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”)

▸ Ephesians 4:5-6 - “One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all”

So the bible is pretty clear that there is only one God.

Us apostolic really believe that with there being only one God that Jesus is God. No we don’t believe that he is God the son because there is no God the son. We believe that the Son of God is Jesus and yes there is a difference. We also believe that Baptism in Jesus name is essential for salvation. As according to ACTS 2:38 and we say baptism we are talking bout full immersion yo, not just sprinkling

Acts 19:5 also says, "They were baptized in the name of the lord Jesus" so we believe that in order to be saved you must be baptized in the name of Jesus. The bible clearly says so

We also believe that you must received the gift of the holy ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues. For it is definitely essential for salvation. Now is any man have not the spirit of Christ, he is non e of his Romans 8:9

As apostolics we believe in living holy lives becoming as much like Christ as we can be and being apostolic is not something that is forced upon me or forced upon other apostolic. No we love God and we are wanting to strive to be as much like him and we want the relationship with God too because living for god and being a Christian - a true Christian someone who is Christ like is an amazing life to live. God isn’t just some big guy in the heavens waiting to give judgment to the world - no he is my confidante, my best friend, he listens to me when I want to talk about my day or when something is saddening me he encourages me, he is my joy, my peace anytime I’m worried about anything all I have to do is lay my troubles on God and he gladly takes them and in turns gives me peace he is the only one who truly and fully understands me and loves me just because I exist and loves me despite how imperfect I am. He loves me and is my best friend and the one who picks me up when I fall down and keeps blessing me and pushing me forward...he is everything Good in my imperfect, crazy and awesome life! I’m not going to get into too much detail in this video of all the semantics of what we believe but if you would like to know more about what we believe, I will be starting a series on this channel about what we believe....

 

 

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