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what is the difference between the United Pentecostal Church and the Apostolics?

I know there is a Apostolic sect that believes they hold the truth. They wear head covering as a Mandatory rule and thick stockings. Is this the only difference?

Update:

No, they are a Oneness Apostic group. They believe that the UPC is way off. They believe in Acts 2:38 and no pants, makeup and Jewwelry. They believe if you are a Trinitarian you are not saved.

I know someone whose wife has to wear headcoverings as well as the little girls. They are Oneness Apostolic sect. Also, thick stockings are required and tights for the girls.

Update 2:

I've done some more research. I believe one of the differences is Marriage. The belief that any remarriage is considered perpetual Adultery if one of the spouse is alive. Because parneia or the clause fornication pertains to the bethrothal period like Mary and Joseph. So therefore, in modern times it would be like a an engagement if one comitted "fornication" not adultery then they can put her away.

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  • gatita
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    I am an Apostolic woman who DOES NOT wear a head covering, my uncut hair is my covering. I wear regular stockings not thick stockings, and sometimes I am bare legged. We do not dress like the Amish or the LDS groups that practice polygamy such as those in Texas.

    There is no doctrinal difference between other Apostolic churches which are:

    United Pentecostal Church Intenational

    Pentecostal Assemblies of Jesus Christ

    The Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ

    Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Christ Jesus (AAFCJ)

    Worldwide Pentecostal Church of Christ Worldwide Pentecostal Fellowship

    Apostolic Assemblies of Christ

    Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Christ Jesus

    Apostolic Brethren

    Apostolic Gospel Church of Jesus Christ

    Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God

    Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ

    Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ

    Church of Jesus Christ International

    Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith

    Global Alliance of Affirming Apostolic Pentecostals

    Pentecostal Assemblies of the World

    United Pentecostal Church in India

    We believe there is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4). He is the creator of heaven and earth, and of all living beings. He has revealed Himself to humanity as the Father (Creator), in the son (Savior), and as the Holy Ghost (indwelling Spirit). In reference to the gifts of the Spirit I refer to 1 Cor. 13:

    8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

    9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

    10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

    The key to understanding why tongues have NOT ceased is because "that which is perfect" (Jesus) has not returned for His church. Those who have been baptized in His NAME.

    gatita

    Apostolic Believer In One God, Jesus

    Source(s): KJV Bible 1611 http://www.upci.org/doctrine.asp
  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Protestant refers to those denominations which formed by protesting against, and coming out of, the Catholic church. This would include Lutherans, Anglicans (Episcopalians), Presbyterians, but does NOT include later churches such as Methodist, Baptist and Pentecostal. Pentecostal churches believe in the infilling of the Holy Ghost and the use of the Gifts of the Spirit. United Pentecostal Church is one of the Apostolic Pentecostal churches. Apostolic Pentecostal churches reject all church creeds and doctrines that are not found in scripture, including, but not limited to, the creeds of the fourth and fifth centuries (Nicene, Athanasian, etc.). Thus, Apostolics are probably the only Christians who still practice water baptism the way the apostles did: by immersion in the name of Jesus. (Nearly all other churches use the titles Father, Son and Holy Ghost, based jointly on a misunderstanding of the command of Matthew 28:19 and Catholic tradition. The apostles never once used those titles in baptism, but always used only Jesus' name: Acts chapters 2, 8, 10, 19 and 22; cf. Acts 4:12; Col. 3:17) Apostolics believe that all the fullness of the Godhead dwells bodily in Jesus (Col. 2:9), as opposed to most churches which teach that Jesus is one person in the Godhead. Apostolic doctrines are very different from most other churches precisely because we reject the traditions that came after the first century. For us, Apostolic means "like the apostles," so we endeavor to teach exactly what they taught, regardless of what the rest of Christianity has been doing for 18 or 19 hundred years.

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    6 years ago

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    what is the difference between the United Pentecostal Church and the Apostolics?

    I know there is a Apostolic sect that believes they hold the truth. They wear head covering as a Mandatory rule and thick stockings. Is this the only difference?

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  • Bill C
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I'm unfamiliar with any Apostolic church that requires head coverings and thick stockings. The United Pentecostal Church is the largest Apostolic denomination in the US. All of the Apostolic Pentecostal churches share the same basic doctrinal beliefs, but there are some differences between the denominations on other subjects. But as I said, I've never heard of an Apostolic church requiring head coverings or thick stockings.

    Source(s): Apostolic minister
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  • Erika
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    Worldwide Pentecostal Fellowship

  • 1 decade ago

    The United Pentecostal Church and other Apostolic Churches are the same thing.

    Are you sure your not talking about Mennonites or Amish?

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Some of these answers are based on you inexperience of The Holy Ghost presence. I left the Apostolics after 9 years of not finding that moving power of God anywhere else! After 20 years of searching, I realized I needed to get back to where the power of God is moving! Speaking in tongues by an undeniable presence of God himself. Interpreter? Lol! The presence of God is our interpreter. I do not wear stockings nor a habit...but feel special in my dresses. I'm a ranchers wife and often have to wear pants to climb trailers full of hay. I dress different because I feel different, I have made this commitment to serve Christ and not religion. I am in a relationship and not a religion. I have solie dedicated myself to Christ! I need this for me! To stay strong and in His power that did not come when I left. I respect those who do not believe in the Apostolic way and ask that those do the same for me. To follow peace and love without confusion or finger pointing.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Apostolic Assemblies Of Christ

  • 7 years ago

    Many spanish apostolic churches require the head coverings. :)

  • 1 decade ago

    The difference is that the Apostolics interpret when they speak in tongues. Pentacostals disregard that command.

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