They base this teaching on a literal interpretation of 1 Corinthians 11:1-16, which includes admonitions such as "every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head" and "if a woman has long hair, it is her glory?
The remaining paragraphs of our present Articles of Faith were then carried under the title “Basis of Union,” and constituted our statement of faith in 1911, upon the mutual acceptance of which the Fire-Baptized and Pentecostal Holiness Churches consolidated in that year.
All the officers of The Pentecostal Holiness Church shall be in the experience of sanctification at the time of their election, and their term of office shall expire at the discretion of the church.
The officers of each church shall constitute an Official Board, which sha11 be composed of at least one deacon, the Secretary and Treasurer, three Trustees of church property and the pastor.
It shall be the duty of the deacon or deacons to look after the spiritual and temporal welfare of the church.
Look at His government of the children of Israel; at Sinai, laws are given, commandments delivered, and specifications are laid out with most positive command to "see thou makest all things according the pattern shown thee in the mount." When we come to the works of Christ and His apostles, we observe the same care for a simple but sufficient form of church government.
Where there are three or more persons in one place desiring to be organized into a Pentecostal Holiness Church, 5 they shall call for a person properly authorized to organize such a church, and he shall read and explain the Basis of Union, general rules and government of The Pentecostal Holiness Church; and after prayer, he shall take the names of those desiring membership.
All officers of the Annual Convention shall be elected annually, and shall be in the experience of the Pentecostal baptism of the Spirit at the time of their election."That is my desire." Here the minister shall proceed to administer the ordinance to the candidate, saying: "In obedience to the command of the Word of God, I baptize thee in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, and may the blessings of the Triune God rest upon you." After the baptism of the candidate, the congregation shall sing a hymn, following which prayer shall be offered and the service closed with the benediction.Apostolic Pentecostals teach that women should not cut their hair.We believe also in divine healing as in the atonement (Isa.The Lord's table should be open to all who love Him, and all of the Lord's children should be invited to His table to commemorate together the death of their common Lord.