About Shiloah Books & More, Inc.
Shiloah Books & More, Inc. began in October 1998. We made our presence on the internet in May 1999. In early 2001, Shiloah Books became a privately held California corporation. Our goal is to provide the Christian community with quality products at fair prices. A few of our items are not available to us at a large enough discount to offer them below the suggested retail price. We include them anyway because, in our opinion, they are excellent resources and not widely available. The Officers and Board of Directors of Shiloah Books & More, Inc. attend church at First Church San Jose, Pastor Jon Shoemake.
The word Shiloah, (Shi-lo-ah) means a fountain or a flow of water. It is found in only one place in the Bible; Isaiah 8:6. Jesus said in John 7:38-39 "He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water." Jesus was speaking about the Holy Spirit and as Spirit filled believers we have experienced this flow of living water. Shiloah was chosen for that very reason.
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"And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone". Eph. 2:20
"And they continued steadfastly in the Apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in the breaking of bread, and in prayers." Acts 2:42
As born again, Spirit filled, Apostolic Pentecostal Christians, we believe in the Apostles' Doctrine concerning....
The bible is the inspired Word of God, giving a true history of the creation of heaven, and the earth and of mankind.
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. (2 Peter 1:20,21)
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. (2 Timothy 3:16,17)
Furthermore, there is no salvation outside of that which is contained within its pages.
There is only One God (Deut. 6:4). He is the Creator of the heaven and earth and of all living beings. He has revealed Himself to humanity as the father (Creator), in the son (Savior) and as the Holy Spirit (indwelling Spirit).
God is Spirit (John 4:24). He is the Eternal One, the Creator of all things, and the Father of all humanity by creation (Genesis 1:1-2:25). 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).
Jesus is the Son of God according to the flesh (Romans 1:3) and the very God Himself according to the Spirit (Matthew 1:23). Jesus is the Christ (Matthew 16:16); the Creator of all things (Colossians 1:16-17); God with us (Matthew 1:23); God made Flesh (John 1:1-14); God manifested in the flesh (I Timothy 3:16); He which was, which is and which is to come, the Almighty (Revelation 1:8); the mighty God, everlasting Father, and the Prince of peace (Isaiah 9:6).
Jesus Himself testified of His identity as God when He said "He that hath seen me hath see the Father" (John 14:7-11) and "I and my Father are one" (John 10:30). It took Shedding of blood for the remission of the sins of the world (Hebrews 9:22), but God the Father was a Spirit and had no blood to shed. Thus He prepared a body of flesh and blood (Hebrew 10:5) and came to earth as a man in order to save us, for in Isaiah 43:11 He said, "Beside me there is no Saviour." When He came in flesh the angels sang, "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord (Luke 2:11).
The Holy Ghost is the Spirit of God (the Creator; Acts 2:17; 1Cor 2:12), the Spirit of the resurrected Christ. The Holy Ghost comes to dwell in the hearts and lives of everyone who believes and obeys the Gospel, as the Comforter, Sustainer, and Keeper (John 14:16-26; Romans 8:9-11).
In summary, there are three manifestations of the ONE GOD. "These three are one" (1 John 5:7)
Sin is the transgression of the law or commandments of God (1 John 3:4), the guilt of which has fallen upon all men from the sin of Adam until this present time (Romans 3:23). The wages and results of which culminate in Eternal Death (Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:14) to all those who refuse to accept salvation as set forth in the Word of God (John 7:38).
Salvation consists of deliverance from all sin and unrighteousness through the blood of Jesus Christ. The New Testament experience of salvation consists of repentance (turning away) from sin ( Luke 24:44-49), water baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12, 22:16) for the remission (washing away) of sins, ( Matthew 26:28, Luke 1:77, Colossians 2:9-12) and the baptism of the Holy Ghost, after which the Christian is to live a godly life (Acts 2:36-41, Roman 6:1-10; John 3:5; Galatians 3:27).
...Baptism of the Holy Spirit
The baptism of the Holy Ghost is the birth of the Spirit (John 3:3-8). This spiritual baptism is the seal of promise (Ephesians 1:13, 4:30) and is evidenced by speaking in tongues (other languages) as the Spirit gives the utterance (Acts 2:1-4; Acts 8:17; Acts 10:44-46; Acts 19:6). It was prophesied by Joel (Joel 2:28-29) and Isaiah 28:11, recorded in 2 Samuel 23:2, foretold by John the Baptist (Matthew 3:11), purchased by the blood of Jesus and promised by Him to His disciples ( John 14:26; 15:26). The Holy Ghost was first poured out on the Day of Pentecost upon the Jews, then the Samaritans and later the Gentiles (Acts 2:1-4; Acts 8:17; Acts 10:44-46; Acts 19:6). " The promise is unto you and to your children and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call" (Acts 2:39).
Speaking in other Tongues (languages) as the Spirit of God gives the utterance. There is two classifications of tongues.
The tongues that is given to the believer to edify (strengthen, build up) himself while praying to God (1Cor 14:2, 4) and the Gift of Tongues to edify the body of Christ ( the Church, 1 Cor 14:3-5).
Speaking in Tongues as the Spirit of God gives the utterance is the manifestation God has given as a definite, undisputable supernatural witness or sign of the baptism of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:1-4; Acts 8:17; Acts 10:44-46; Acts 19:6). It was prophesied by the prophet Isaiah as "The rest and refreshing (Isa 28:11-12); foretold by Jesus as a Sign that would follow every believer (Mark 16:16-17). There is a distinction from the Speaking in Tongues. But both are for the believers. One of which is how you communicate to God and build up strength, the other is how God communicates with His Church to build them up. As Paul said, "Forbid not to speak with tongues (1Cor 14:39) and "I thank my God I speak with tongues more than ye all" (1 Cor 14:18). Who would dare to teach or preach to the contrary?
After we are separated from sin, we are commanded, "Go, and sin no more" (John 8:11). We are commanded to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world (Titus 2:12) and warned that without holiness no one shall see the Lord (Hebrews 12"14). We must present ourselves as holy unto God (Romans 12:1), cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit (2 Cor 7:1), and separate ourselves from all worldliness (James 4:4).
If the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? (1 Peter 4:18). No one can do this by his own power. That Power comes from the Holy Ghost (Acts 1:8).
God has made Himself known through the ages by miraculous healings and has made special provisions in the age of grace to heal all who will come to Him in Faith and Obedience. Divine healing was purchased for us by the blood of Jesus Christ, by His stripes (Isaiah 53:5, Matthew 8:16-17; 1 Peter 2:24). Jesus went everywhere healing those who were sick (Matthew 4:23-24), and commanded His disciples to do the same (Matthew 10:8). He said concerning those who believe the Gospel, "They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover" (Mark 16:18). Mighty healings and miracles followed the disciples wherever the gospel was preached.
"Choose you this day whom ye will serve"