Note: The United Pentecostal Church International links their interpretations of Acts 2:38 and Rom. 6:2-4 with 1Cor.15:1-4 (see illustration at top of page), identifying their teachings as
Therefore the Oneness Gospel requires works of obedience.
“Saving faith, then, is (1) acceptance of the gospel of Jesus Christ (see
above) as the means of salvation and (2) obedience to that gospel (application or appropriation of that gospel).” (Italics in
The word baptism
does not always mean immersed in water.
Rom. 6:3 with
Gal. 3:23-29 (Written to believers. “Baptized into Christ” means immersed in, or have clothed yourself with Christ. Notice water is not mentioned); Matt. 3:11 (John baptized with water, but Jesus baptizes with the Holy Spirit and with fire).
“Dead to sin” (Rom. 6:2) comes after salvation, not before.
Eph. 2:1; Isa. 64:6 (Works considered dead without the Holy Spirit); Phil. 2:13 (God works in believers to do His will); Rom. 6:2 (“Death to sin” written to those who already
have the Holy Spirit)
Is speaking in tongues needed as proof of Salvation? No!
1Cor. 12:7-11, 29-30 (Holy Spirit gave different gifts. Not all received gift of tongues); Gal. 5:22-23 (The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
gentleness and self-control.Tongues is not mentioned); Jn. 6:37 (All
the Father gives to Jesus are saved. Speaking in tongues not required).