About The CACI
Covenant Apostolics are Spirit-Filled, Acts 2:38 believers who observe the 7th Day Sabbath and celebrate the great festivals found in the scriptures. We are linked through a rapidly expanding network of congregations, bible study groups, and ministers.
The twentieth century brought great light back into Christianity. Several scripturally focused movements began to resist the pagan influences of Rome. Among these are millions who have discovered the true 7th Day Sabbath, rejected the deeply pagan celebrations of Christmas and Easter (Solstice & Equinox), and reestablished the New Covenant practice of observing biblical feast days "regarding them unto the Lord".
Add to that the Pentecostal/Apostolic Faith movement restoring Spiritual gifts, exuberant lively worship, Water Baptism in the NAME, and the “One God” message. What has emerged is a vibrant, Spirit-filled group of believers who are passionately connected to the Messiah and boldly living out the culture of His coming Kingdom! Our passion is to experience and share the Authentic Gospel of the Kingdom around the world.
The CACI Network of Bible Studies, & Congregations in the following States...
10. N Carolina
12. S. Carolina
The CACI has Bible Studies, & Associated Congregations in the following Countries and Regions...
2. Caribbean3. Philippines
For information on how to be added to this map, please submit the following...
Recognizing that the New Testament writers prescribes various offices of ministerial administration, the CACI has a very simple ministerial structure, which provides order while avoiding hierarchy as much as possible. The "Ministerial Structure" is defined as Episcopal, following the Early Church model of "Apostles" (Later called Bishops) who served as Executive Overseers, "Elders" who were ordained to serve in the Local Congregations, and "Ministers" appointed as Assistants & Deacons. This structure was not simply adopted as a matter of preference, but is purposely set according to the original structure of the Early Church throughout the first century.
An Executive Council of Bishops (Galatians 2:9) is appointed to handle correspondence, prepare the agenda, conduct orderly meetings, and respond to special needs of the organization.
LOCAL CONGREGATIONAL STRUCTURE
Each "local congregation" is served by its Local Ordained Elders under the oversight of their Bishop.
The local governmental structure of the CACI is basically modified congregational in that local congregations are self-governing: the congregation owns its property, decides its budget, establishes its membership, and conducts all necessary business.
The message of the CACI is the hope and promise of the Eternal Kingdom of Messiah. It is expressed throughout the scriptures in these four components...
1) THE COMING KINGDOM OF JESUS CHRIST
Religion presents a mythical Jesus who is returning to end the world, take Christians to heaven, and punish everyone else in hell for all eternity. This is not the Messiah of scripture.
The CACI presents the scriptural Messiah who is our coming King who will restore all things, regenerate the Earth, remove the wicked, establish His Eternal Kingdom in the Earth, and reign with His elect as Kings and Priests.
2) THE LAW OF THE KINGDOM
Religion presents Jesus as a Lawless King. They boldly declare that His work was to destroy the Law and set Christians free from obeying God's Commandments including His 7th Day Sabbath.
The CACI presents a scriptural Messiah who is the "Law Giver", who establishes the New Covenant as the Law written in our hearts, and at His return will send forth the Law from Zion, . The 10 Commandments (including the 7th Day Sabbath) are the great and unchanging constitution upon which both the Old and New Covenants are founded.
3) THE CULTURE OF THE KINGDOM
Religion presents the Pagan cultures of Rome and ancient Babylon repackaged as Christianity. Their annual celebrations can not be found in scripture and were never celebrated by any Apostle or Believer in the first century.
The CACI presents the culture of the Kingdom as instructed by scripture. Our celebrations are the beautiful Festivals given by God in scripture and celebrated by the Apostles deep into the New Testament era. These are not a matter of Law, but rather a matter of Instruction, illuminating the culture that will be celebrated in the coming Kingdom.
4) THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM
Religion presents the "Death, Burial, & Resurrection" as destroying God's 10 Righteous Commandments rather than full payment of the Mosaic penalties. Their gospel promises eternity in Heaven and ignores the promised Kingdom coming to Earth.
The coming Kingdom is the glorious pentacle of the plan of God for Earth and Humanity. The "Good News" is that through the blood of Messiah, we are restored and our sin remitted completely. Thus, the coming Kingdom of God is ours to inherit.
Experience Acts 2:38
The 4 Apostolic Pillars
Acts 2:42 “And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers”
It is our mission to:
1) Make disciples through THE APOSTLES’ DOCTRINE
A. Preaching to all nations the coming Kingdom of God.
B. The Plan of Salvation according to Acts 2:38
C. The One, Indivisible God consistent with Deuteronomy 6:4; the Mighty God in Christ.
D. Abandonment of Pagan forms of worship i.e. Sunday veneration and Pagan festivals. and the restoration of Apostolic observance of the Sabbath, and Biblical festivals.
2) Ordain Elders in every city into THE APOSTLES’ FELLOWSHIP:
As in the book of Acts, no CACI Elder is “independent”. This is an Apostolic Ordination through the laying on of hands which continues as a lifelong connection. Thus, true Apostolic Ordination is not merely an “event” but rather a living continuing unity. The CACI is a source of connectedness for those of like precious faith, and a resource of Ministers and Congregations giving us greater access to one another's gifts for the furtherance of the message.
With this unity we draw ever closer in Doctrine and Understanding, rescue Ministries from isolation, and avoid the tendency to drift off in independent directions developing unique idiosyncrasies which ultimately polarize the body.
3) Restore Sacramental Authority through the APOSTOLIC BREAKING OF BREAD.
“Breaking of Bread” is a Sacrament lost by Protestants when Rome declared
their communion invalid. The Protestant response was to abandon the Lord's Table. However, it
was Rome’s communion which was invalid because the cup in her hand holds not
the blood of the New Covenant but rather is “full of abominations and
filthiness of her fornication”.
“The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?”
1 Corinthians 10:16
4) APOSTOLIC PRAYER and All it Affords
Effectual, fervent, Apostolic prayer “Shook the House” and “dispatched angels to the prison cell of Peter”. It is through this spiritual conduit that the presence of the Heavenly invades the Earthly.