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

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Date: January 30, 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 2)


By Apostle Dennis G. Smith


     The Lord Jesus Christ Himself testified of His identity as God which most people clearly understand that he claimed to be God Almighty himself when He said, "He that hath seen me hath seen the Father" (John 14:7-11) and "I and my Father are one" (John 10:30).

John10:27 - 33 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:  JOH10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. JOH10:29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. JOH10:30 I and my Father are one. JOH10:31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. JOH10:32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?  JOH10:33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.

The statement made by the Lord Jesus Christ himself clearly give the entire world proof that Jesus Christ is God Almighty and that the Spirit that caused the virgin birth dwelt within his natural body.  It tells the whole world that that he is God and man.  This is the reason why the people who heard his statement accused him of blasphemy.

John 14:4 - 11 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. JOH14:05 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?  JOH14:06 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. JOH14:07 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. JOH14:08 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.  JOH14:09 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?  JOH14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. JOH14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.

The payment for committing sin is death or the shedding of Blood.  Therefore it was necessary to have the shedding of blood for the remission of the sins of all believers in the world (Hebrews 9:22)

Hebrews 9:18 - 22 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood. HEB9:19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, HEB9:20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. HEB9:21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. HEB9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

God the Father is a Spirit and had no blood to shed. Thus He prepared a body for himself of flesh and blood. (Hebrews 10:5)

Hebrews10:05 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:

He took on a flesh and blood body through the Virgin Mary and became a natural man in order to save us for He said, "Beside me there is no Saviour."

Isaiah 43:10 - 11 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. ISA43:11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.

When He came in flesh the angels brought great news saying, "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord" (Luke 2:11).

Luke 2:8 - 11 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. LUK2:9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. LUK2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. LUK2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

So the Apostle’s Doctrine teaches us that God was made flesh (John 1:1-14), which we express when we say that God took on flesh and blood body and was in the world as a natural man and the world did not know him.

John1:01 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. JOH1:02 The same was in the beginning with God.

John 1:10 - 15 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. JOH1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. JOH1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:  JOH1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. JOH1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. JOH1:15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.

     Because God cannot be seen as a Spirit with the human eye the God head appears hidden to the natural man as a mystery.  Apostle Paul speak of the mystery of the one and only God being revealed or seen with the human eye when God was manifested in the flesh.

1Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

Colossians 2:9 - 10 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. COL2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

The Apostle’s Doctrine teaches us that the one God who took on flesh and blood and was born as the Virgin Mary’s baby is the Almighty, the everlasting Father, and the Prince of peace which gives the whole world proof of the roles, aspects, titles, or manifestation of the One and only God. That He is He which was, which is, and which is to come, the Almighty (Revelation 1:8

Isaiah 9:6 - 7 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. ISA9:07 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Those who believe that the Biblical Apostles taught that the Father, the resurrected Son and the Holy Spirit are different aspects of one God, as perceived by the believer, rather than three distinct persons are continuing steadfastly in the Apostles Doctrine.  It does not matter how much the false prophets and false teachers accuse us of heresy against their opinions.  We can all see from examining what the Biblical Apostles taught and did that the false brethren are servants of Satan.

      It has been called Modalism or Sabellianism by many false teachers.  It is reported that Bishop Sabellius stated that God took numerous forms in both the Hebrew and the Christian Greek Scriptures, and that God has manifested himself in three primary modes regarding the salvation of mankind. He contended that "Father, Son, and Spirit" were different roles played by the same divine person in various circumstances in history; thus God is Father in creation (God created a Son through the virgin birth), Son in redemption (God manifested himself as Jesus for the purpose of his death upon the cross), and Holy Spirit in regeneration (God's Spirit within the Son and within the souls of Christian believers). In this view, God is not three distinct persons, but rather one person manifesting himself in multiple ways.

     Trinitarians condemn this view as a heresy. The chief critic of Sabellianism was Tertullian, who labeled the movement "Patripassianism", because it implied that the Father suffered on the cross. But the Bible teaches us that God laid down his life and purchased the Church with his own Blood. It does not matter who disagreed with the Biblical Apostles.

1JO3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. 1JO3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

ACT20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

     Those who are nontrinitarians a form of Christianity that rejects the so-called mainstream Christian doctrine of the Trinity that came about three hundred years after the death of the Biblical Apostles by the Roman Emperor Constantine and the Ecumenical counsel of Bishops which formulated the belief that God is three distinct persons who are coeternal, coequal, and indivisibly united in one being, or essence.

     According to churches that consider the decisions of ecumenical councils final, trinitarianism was definitively declared to be Christian doctrine at the 4th-century ecumenical councils,that of the First Council of Nicaea (325), which declared the full divinity of the Son, and the First Council of Constantinople (381), which declared the divinity of the Holy Spirit.

From these statements, all people can see the teachings and Acts of the Biblical Apostles and the doctrines put forth by false teachers.


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?”(part 2)

     Jesus Christ said in Mark 16:16 he that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, and these signs shall follow them that believe...In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues.  

      I heard an awful statement made that there was no such thing in the Bible as speaking in tongues.  But Isaiah prophesied seven hundred and twelve years before Jesus Christ came: "For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to his people." (Isaiah 28:11) Jesus Christ spoke in tongues, when he raised Jairus' daughter.  He took the damsel by the hand and said unto her "Talitha cumi." (Mark 5:41)

     On the day of Pentecost when the foundation of the Church was laid with and by them that walked and talked with Jesus Christ, and watched Him go up into the heavens, they also spoke in tongues as the spirit gave them utterance. (Read Acts 2:1-16)

Acts 2:1 - 16 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. ACT2:02 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. ACT2:03 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. ACT2:04 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. ACT2:05 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. ACT2:06 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. ACT2:07 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?  ACT2:08 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?  ACT2:09 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,  ACT2:10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,  ACT2:11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God. ACT2:12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?  ACT2:13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine. ACT2:14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:  ACT2:15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. ACT2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

     When the multitude heard the gospel preached by Peter on the day of Pentecost, they were pricked in their hearts.  They said unto Peter and the rest of the Apostles, "What shall we do?" 

     Peter didn't say to them raise your hands and accept Christ as your personal Saviour, as it is told to the people today.   Neither did he say join the church, but he said unto them, "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost."  (Acts 2:38)
And three thousand obeyed (Acts 2:41)

    When Philip preached to the City of Samaria, he didn't tell the people to sit right where they were, and they didn't need to be emotional.  And when the people believed the preaching of Philip, they were baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, and received the Holy Ghost.  Read Acts 8:5 - 22

Acts 8:5 - 17 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. ACT8:06 And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. ACT8:07 For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed. ACT8:08 And there was great joy in that city. ACT8:09 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:  ACT8:10 To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. ACT8:11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. ACT8:12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. ACT8:13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done. ACT8:14 Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:  ACT8:15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:  ACT8:16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)  ACT8:17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

     When Peter preached the same gospel to the Gentiles in Caesarea that he preached to the Jews on the day of Pentecost, they received the Holy Ghost, and spake with other tongues, and were baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.  (Acts 10:44-48)

Acts10:43 - 48 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. ACT10:44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. ACT10:45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. ACT10:46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, ACT10:47 Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?  ACT10:48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

     Let us turn again to the Word of God (Acts 19:5).  When the Apostle Paul met John's disciples who had not received salvation under this dispensation, he said unto them, "Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed?"

Acts19:1 - 5 And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, ACT19:02 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. ACT19:03 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism. ACT19:04 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. ACT19:05 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

We will continue with these messages in part 3……


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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Currently the following groups are eligible for COVID vaccine and boosters in Georgia:

     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.