Who we are
Statement of Faith
The One True God
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM,” the Creator of Heaven and Earth, and the Redeemer of humankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Ghost (Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:10-11, Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:22).
The Deity of the
Lord Jesus Christ
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, substitutionary work on the cross, bodily resurrection from the dead, and exaltation at the right hand of God the Father.
Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:31-35, Hebrews 7:26, 1 Peter 2:22, Acts 2:22 &10:38, 1 Corinthians 15:3,
2 Corinthians 5:21, Matthew 28:6, Luke 24:39,
1 Corinthians 15:4, Acts 1:9-11 & 2:33, Philippians 2:9-11 and Hebrews 1:3.
The Original Sin
Every person was created good and upright for God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” Sadly, humankind rebelled against God, resulting in physical and spiritual death, hence our separation from God and our need for a Saviour (Genesis 1:26-27 & 2:17 & 3:6 and Romans 5:12-19).
What We Believe
As the infallible Word of God, the Bible is our all-sufficient rule for faith and conduct. The fundamental truths it contains form the basis for our teaching and fellowship as we endeavour to all speak from one united voice.
1 Corinthians 1:10 and Acts 2:42
The Inspired Word of God
The scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct
2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:13 and
2 Peter 1:21
The Ordinances of the Church
Baptism in water is a biblical command. All who repent and believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Water baptism is not a condition for salvation, but a public profession of faith, when a believer declares to the world that he/she died with Jesus Christ and was raised with him to new life.
Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 10:47-48 and Romans 6:4
Holy Communion, the Lord’s Supper. As a symbol of Jesus Christ's death on the Cross, the Communion elements, consisting of bread and the fruit of the vine, express our sharing in the divine nature of our Lord, a memorial to His suffering and death, and a prophecy of His second coming.
2 Peter 1:4 and 1 Corinthians 11:26
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father relative to to the baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit results in empowerment for life and service and the development of gifts necessary for ministry.
Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4-8 and 1 Corinthians 12:1-31
This experience is distinct from and subsequent to conversion. The baptism in the Holy Spirit includes an overflowing fullness of the Spirit, a deepened reverence for God, an intensified consecration to God and dedication to his work, and more active love for Christ, for his Word and for the lost.
Acts 8:12-17 & 10:44-46 & 11:14-16 & 15:7-9, John 7:37-39, Acts 4:8,
Acts 2:43, Hebrews 12:28, Acts 2:42 and Mark 16:20
The Salvation of Man
Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Salvation is received by repenting to God and believing in the Lord Jesus Christ. The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Holy Spirit. The outward evidence to all men is the transformation of the believer and the outward deeds of righteousness and love.
Luke 24:47, John 3:3, Romans 10:13-15, Ephesians 2:8, Titus 2:11 & 3:5-7, Romans 8:16, Ephesians 4:24 and Titus 2:12
Sanctification is the work of the Holy Spirit. In His grace, God separates His children from that which is evil. It is manifested in a believer's dedication to the Lord Jesus Christ. The Scriptures teach a life of “holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.” By the power of the Holy Spirit, we are able to obey the biblical command to be holy.
Romans 12:1-2, 1 Thessalonians 5:23,
Hebrews 12:14 & 13:12, 1 Peter 1:15-16,
Romans 6:1-11-13, Romans 8:1-13, Galatians 2:20,
Philippians 2:12-13 and 1 Peter 1:5
A God-ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord Jesus Christ for a threefold purpose: leading the Church in the evangelizing the world; worshiping God; and, building a body of saints being discipled and equipped to fulfill God's will. Disciples are being transformed into in the image of His Son. Divine healing is an integral part of the Gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided in the atonement and is the privilege of all believers.
Mark 16:15-20, John 4:23,23, Ephesians 4:11-16, Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:16-17 and James 5:14-16.
The Evidence of the Baptism in the
The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance.
The Church's Mission
The Church is the Body of Christ of which each believer is an integral part. God’s purpose concerning man is to build a body of believers who are being transformed into the image of his Son; to seek the lost and tell them about the Gospel; and, to be worshiped by man.
In order to accomplish God's purpose, Ossington Pentecostal Church works under the leadership of the Canadian Assemblies of God (CAOG). The CAOG exists expressly to give continuing emphasis to the New Testament apostolic pattern by teaching and encouraging believers to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. This experience:
Empowers them to evangelize in the power of the Holy Spirit with accompanying supernatural signs. Mark 16:15-20, Acts 4:29-31 and Hebrews 2:3-4
Adds a necessary dimension to a worshipful relationship with God. 1 Corinthians 2:10-16; 1 Corinthians 12,13 and 14); and
Enables them to respond to the full working of the Holy Spirit in expression of fruit, gifts, and ministries as in New Testament times for edifying the body of Christ. Galatians 5:22-26, 1 Corinthians 14:12, Ephesians 4:11-12, 1 Corinthians 12:28 and Colossians 1:29.
The CAOG is:
An agency of God for evangelizing the world. Acts 1:8, Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 16:15-16.
A corporate body in which man may worship God.
A channel of God’s purpose to build a body of saints being transformed into the image of His Son.1 Corinthians 12:13 Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Corinthians 12:28; 1 Corinthians 14:12, Ephesians 1:22-23 & 2:22 and Hebrews 12:23
The Final Jugdment
There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever whose name is not found written in the Book of Life will be thrown in the Lake of Fire, together with the Devil and his angels, the beast, and the false prophet. This is the second death.
Matthew 25:46, Mark 9:43-48, Revelation 19:20 & 20:11-15 and 21:8
The Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ
The second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ is twofold: first, He will rapture His Church, which is our blessed hope, and then He will return with His saints to reign on the earth for one thousand years. The millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel and the establishment of universal peace.
Zachariah 14:5, Matthew 24:27-30, Revelation 1:7 & 19:11-14 & 20:1-6, Isaiah 11:6-9, Psalms 72:3-8 an Micah 4:3-4
The New Heavens and the New Earth
We, according to God's promise, look forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where His righteousness will reign.
2 Peter 3:13 and Revelation 21 & 22
The Blessed Hope
We look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ will be revealed to the world.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Romans 8:23, Titus 2:13 and 1 Corinthians 15:51.52.
The Five Purposes of OPC
“Day after day and night after night they keep on saying, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come... The twenty-four elders fall down and worship the One sitting on the throne. And they lay their crowns before the throne and say, You are worthy, O Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased.”
“Jesus traveled through all the towns and villages of that area, teaching in their synagogues and announcing the Good News of the Kingdom. And He healed every kind of disease and illness. When he saw the crowds, He had compassion on them, because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. He said to his disciples, The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask Him to send more workers into his fields.”
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere...”
“This one who is life itself was revealed to us, and we have seen Him. And now we testify and proclaim to you that He is the one who is eternal life. He was with the Father, and then He was revealed to us. We proclaim to you what we ourselves have actually seen and heard so that you may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ.”
1 John 1:2-3
“And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all that He has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice–the kind He will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship Him. Don't copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person.”
"Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them unto others."
2 Timothy 2:2
Ossington Pentecostal Church is a member of the Canadian Assemblies of God (CAOG). We are a Christ-centered, Bible-focused congregation of believers who come from a wide variety of nationalities and cultures, yet they share one thing in common: the worship of Jesus Christ. We owe our humble beginnings to a small group of new Canadians from Italy. Please click on the link below for more details.