This is coming from the Tongues thread that is currently being debated. I posted the question regarding how United Pentecostals speak in tongues just like born-again Christians, so how can they both speak in the same tongues?
Some people have stated that they don't believe doctrine is important in matters of salvation, and also believe that just because UPC claims the name of Christ, they are saved.
This thread's purpose is to show how they are NOT saved people, andthat doctrine is ESSENTIAL in matters of salvation.
To begin, Jesus said in John 8:24,
"I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins."
Who did Jesus claim to be? God in flesh, the second person of the Triune Godhead. One cannot be a Christian if he/she denies this doctrine. God is a trinity, co-existent in 3 persons: Father, Son & Holy Spirit. UPC believes that God is one (numerically) and only manifests Himself in three ways. In the Old Testament, He is God the Father, then He was incarnated as Jesus, and now in the Church age dwells in believers as the Holy Spirit. This is totally unscriptural.
And not only that...they believe you have to be baptized in Jesus' name only to be saved, AND live a life of holiness. They do not believe nor have biblical salvation. It's all about works, based on the wrong foundation.
So how is it possible that unsaved people can speak in the same tongues as saved people?