Kenai United Pentecostal Church, affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church International, reflects the beliefs of the Holiness-Pentecostal movement. We embrace the traditional Pentecostal view that speaking in tongues is the initial sign of receiving the Holy Spirit. We believe in the future coming of the Lord Jesus for His Church, sometimes termed the Rapture of the Church. We encourage a separation from the world as to life style and encourage a close personal walk with the Lord Jesus.
We hold a fundamental view of the Bible: it is the only God-given authority which man possesses; therefore all doctrine, faith, hope, and all instructions for the church must be based upon and harmonize with the Bible. The Bible is the Word of God, and therefore inerrant and infallible. We reject all extra biblical revelations and writings, and view church creeds and articles of faith only as the thinking of men.
We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, not by works. Faith in Jesus is the means by which a person is justified. At the same time, a sinner must believe the gospel; he is commanded to repent of his sinful life, to be baptized in water in the name of Jesus Christ, and to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38; 4:12; 8:12-17; 10:43-48; 19:1-6). Thus the various aspects of faith and obedience work together in God's grace to reconcile us to God.
We teach that the one God who revealed Himself in the Old Testament as Jehovah revealed himself in His Son, Jesus Christ. Thus, Jesus Christ was, and is, God. Jesus is the one true God manifested in flesh, for in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily (John 1:1-14; I Timothy 3:16; Colossians 2:9). Jesus and His Father are One, (John 10:30).
While fully God, Jesus was also fully man, possessing a full and true humanity. He was both God and man. Moreover, the Holy Spirit is God with us and in us. Thus God is manifested as Father in creation and as the Father of the Son, in the Son for our redemption, and as the Holy Spirit in our regeneration.