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Church of The Lord Jesus Christ
Assemblies of The Apostolic Faith
Atlanta, Georgia - USA
Apostle Dennis G. Smith, Pastor and Spiritual Overseer

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Date: January 23, 2022

To all the Saints of God,

     Grace and peace be unto all the Saints of God around the World.  As this Coronavirus Pandemic continues, we are continually reminding the Saints of God that we are obeying the magistrates and following the guideline of the health and governmental authorities for the safety of all people. 


     Health authorities and governmental officials continue to strongly encourage people to wear face coverings in public gatherings and use social distancing, wash your hands, and get tested to help stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus.  In some places wearing face mask is mandatory in indoor public spaces.



     We are continuing limited indoor, in-person services with face mask, social distancing, temperature checks and Covid-19 testing. We are also continuing online services through Zoom, Facebook, and YouTube.   In-person Baptism and prayer service are available by attending our local service on site, attending our services on Zoom, or emailing your request to: or



      As we obey the Magistrates, we have complete faith that God will continue to hear our prayers and provide a way for us through these uncertain times.


 Romans 13:2-4 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.


 TITUS 3:1-2 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.



 This week’s encouraging words of growth focuses on:


 Actions and Teachings of the Biblical Apostles (part 1)


By Apostle Dennis G. Smith


     It is a shame today that there is considerable debate over the nature of the Godhead, with some people unable to understand the incarnation which is the manifestation of God Almighty in a flesh and blood natural body from the virgin Mary, known as the son of God whose name is the Lord Jesus Christ.  Notice how false doctrine and misunderstanding keeps repeating in each generation.  The First Council of Nicaea, held in Nicaea (in present-day Turkey) was called together by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in 325, and was the first ecumenical council of bishops of the Roman Empire that resulted in what some call the first uniform Christian doctrine, called the Nicene Creed. This statement reveals that there were and still is many false prophets and false teachers spreading their own version of salvation which can never saves a single human being. 

     With the creation of the Nicene Creed, a precedent was established for all gatherings of the general ecumenical councils of bishops (synods) to create statements of belief and canons of doctrinal teaching of what is commonly called orthodox teaching to define a common creed for the Church and address heretical ideas.  

     Notice again that it was the Roman Emperor Constantine I and the general ecumenical councils of bishops (synods) that brought about many of doctrine that are taught today which are not the teaching of the Apostles of God Almighty.  This statement should cause all people to examine the Church they attend and to check themselves to see whether or not they are in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

     Every Church that teach more than one God are not a part of the Body of Christ the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.  And all of those who are members of those Churches have never received Salvation.  This is the reason we must keep crying against the false prophets and the false teachers because they are fulfilling the purpose of Satan in assisting him to deceive and devour many people.

     The Bible is the inspired Word of God and our measuring rod for examining all true and false statements because the bible teaches us the true about the creation of heaven, earth, and all mankind and contains prophecy of the ages to come regarding heaven, earth, and the destiny of humanity.  Any teaching about salvation that is not contained in the pages of the Bible is false because there is no salvation outside of what is taught in the pages of the bible.

   The Apostle’s Doctrine in the Bible teaches us that there is one God!!!

The central Statement of the Apostolic Christian faith is "I believe in one God" who has revealed Himself to humanity as the Father in creation (Creator of all things), in the Son in redemption (Savior), and as the Holy Ghost in the Church (indwelling Spirit).  The first commandment states that there is one God, and we must love the one God with all our heart, soul, mind, might, and strength which is summed up as loving him with everything that we have.  We must repeat this over and over again to all generations because devil is seeking who he may devour.

Deuteronomy 6:4 - 5 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:  And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

Mark 12:29 - 30 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

 He is the Creator of heaven and earth, and of all living beings. And to love him is to obey his commandments.

Mark 12:32 - 34 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:  And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.  And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.

1Corinthians 8:5 - 9 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.  Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled. But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse. But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.

The Apostle’s Doctrine in the Bible teaches us that there is one Father who created everything!!!

 Malachi 2:10 Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?

John 8:41 - 43 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.  Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.  Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

God is a Spirit (John 4:24). He is the Eternal One, the Creator of all things, and the Father of all humanity by creation. He is the First and the Last, and beside Him there is no God (Isaiah 44:6). There was no God formed before Him; neither shall there be after Him (Isaiah 43:10).

The Apostle’s Doctrine teaches us that Jesus Christ is the Son of God according to the flesh!!!  

Romans 1: 3 – 5 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:

The Apostle’s Doctrine teaches us that Jesus Christ is God Almighty himself according to the Spirit!!!!

Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Jesus is the Christ, the anointed one of God or was God with us in Flesh and Blood.

Matthew 16:13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?  And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.  He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?  And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.  And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

Jesus Christ is the Creator of all things according to the Spirit.

Colossians 1:13 - 18 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:  In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:  Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:  And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.  And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

So, we can see in the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ and his Apostles and the actions that they did.  We can also see the changes made by the Roman emperor and the gathering of the synod of Roman Bishops when they established what they called an orthodox doctrine that in many ways is not according to the Apostle’s Doctrine.

We continue with a Message from Apostle S. C. Johnson … "Sirs, What Must I Do To Be Saved?"



“Sirs, What Must I Do To Be Saved?”


          This was the question of the Philippian Jailer.  No doubt this man was religious and had professed to have known God.  But when he faced the apostles who had the only gospel, he found himself unsaved.  Like many today, when their religious experience is brought up against the standard of the word of God, they find themselves unsaved.

          I am sure that there are many people today who have been in churches for years--no doubt have been deacons, trustees, missionaries, etc., and with all of that there is an unrest and dissatisfaction until they are asking themselves the question, “Am I really saved? “And what proof have I, that I can know of a truth, that I have a Bible salvation?  And if Jesus Christ should come, would I be ready to meet Him or am I deceived?”

          The only way to know that we are saved is to know according to God's Eternal Word.  I've heard many times of ministers converting people and saying they were saved without any Bible proof, telling people to bow their heads and raise their hands, and accept Jesus Christ right where they are. And when they do that, they say so many got saved through our ministry.  I want to say to you in the name of Jesus Christ, and according to God's Eternal Word that is just as far from the truth and being saved as the East is from the West. They never mention Repentance or Baptism to the people, didn't mention receiving the Holy Ghost, yet say they are saved.

           Let us now turn to the word of God, and see what the word of God has to say about it.  Romans 3:4 says: “Let God be true and every man a liar.”  Now we will outline the plan of salvation according to the word of God.

          John said: “He indeed baptized with water unto repentance, but Jesus Christ would baptize with the Holy Ghost and with fire.”  John didn't tell them to raise their hands right where they were and accept Christ.   Jesus Christ, who is our example came to John and was baptized, and He received the Holy Ghost. (Matthew 3:16)

Matthew 3:13 – 17 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?  And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.  And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:  And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

          Jesus Christ said to Nicodemus, except a man be born again of water and spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. (St. John 3:5)

John 3:1 - 5 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:  The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

John 3:20 - 22 For everyone that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.  But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.  After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.

     It is absolutely amazing that the false prophets and false teacher think of themselves as worthy to come behind what the Lord God Jesus Christ commanded, taught and did himself and change things and in some cases telling the people that obedience to some of the things that the Lord Jesus Christ commanded is not necessary for salvation!!!!

We will continue with these messages in part 2……

May the Lord Bless you and Keep you and eternally hold you in the center of his will, may he open your understanding that you will come to know that you must repent of your sins and be baptized by immersion in water in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins, then continue in prayer, tarrying until you receive the gift of the Holy Ghost with the sign following speaking with other tongues as the spirit gives you utterances.  Then you must leave the principles of the doctrine and go on to perfection overcoming the love of the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life and continue steadfastly in the Apostle’s Doctrine remembering always that he that endures until the End, the same shall be saved.  In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ who is God Almighty. Amen


With perfect love,

Apostle Dennis G. Smith



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     Everyone age 5 and older.  Note: Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine currently approved for children aged 5 and older. People younger than 18 years of age are not authorized to receive either the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.




• Vaccination remains the most effective protection against COVID-19

• Practice social distancing

• Frequently wash hands

• Frequent cleaning of public and high touch areas

• Practice telework and staggered office schedules where feasible, with safety measures

• Non-essential City facilities may open to the public. Masking will be mandated for now and the number of persons indoors may be limited to avoid crowding


Social Distancing guidelines:

• Social distancing means staying away from close contact in public spaces. It includes actions like staying out of places where lots of people gather and maintaining distance — approximately 6 feet — from others.

• Social distancing also includes minimizing contact with people when possible, limiting nonessential travel, working from home, and skipping social gatherings.

• All people should practice social distancing — not just those who are seriously ill or at high risk.

• Social distancing is a proven way to slow the spread of pandemics.


When to Wear a Mask:

Those who are staying home and have no close contact with people who are infected with COIVID-19 do not need a mask most of the time. However, wearing a nonmedical or homemade mask may be helpful in certain situations or for certain populations. Wear a Mask when:

• Shopping at essential businesses, like grocery stores or pharmacies.

• While visiting your health care provider.

• Traveling on public transportation.

• Interacting with customers/clients at essential businesses.

• When feeling sick, coughing, or sneezing.

• In all public spaces indoors and outdoors.


Because homemade masks protect everyone else from the droplets created by the wearer, it is important that as many people as possible wear these masks when leaving their homes. This helps prevent those who may be infectious but are only mildly symptomatic or not symptomatic from spreading the virus to others in the community.


Everyone should remember the phrase: “My mask protects you; your mask protects me.” By increasing the overall number of people who are containing their coughs, sneezes, and other droplets, it will help us control the overall spread of the virus.