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The International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC) is a Pentecostal Christian denomination headquartered in Hazelwood, Missouri, United States. It was founded in 1911 with the merger of two older denominations, the Fire-Baptized Holiness Association and the Pentecostal Holiness Church of North Carolina.
The IPHC has about 1.5 million members in over 10,000 churches in the United States, Canada, and other countries.
The IPHC is a Wesleyan-Holiness denomination, which means that it emphasizes the doctrine of sanctification, or the second work of grace, which believers experience after salvation. The IPHC also believes in the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues.
It is a congregational denomination, which means that each church is autonomous and self-governing. The IPHC has a national body, the General Conference of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, which provides resources and support to its member churches.
The founder of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church was the late G. T. Haywood, who was its first general superintendent. Haywood was a controversial figure, and his teachings have been criticized by some other Pentecostal denominations. However, the IPHC remains a major force in the Pentecostal Holiness movement, and it continues to grow and expand its reach.
Here are some of the key beliefs of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church:
- The Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the only infallible rule of faith and practice.
- There is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of the virgin Mary, and is fully God and fully man.
- He died on the cross for our sins and rose from the dead on the third day.
- He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
- He will return to earth one day to judge the living and the dead.
- Salvation is by grace through faith alone in Jesus Christ.
- Sanctification is a second definite work of grace that enables the believer to live a holy life.
- The baptism in the Holy Spirit with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues is for all believers.
- The church is the body of Christ and is made up of all believers.
- The second coming of Christ is imminent.
- The resurrection of the dead and the final judgment will take place.
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