There are three types of Pentecostal churches. Most believe that one must be saved by believing in
Jesus as their Savior; to be forgiven for their sins and to be pleasing to God. Pentecostals also believe, like most other
evangelicals, that the Bible is true and must be obeyed in decisions of faith. In this
speaking in tongues is the sign of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and is not required for salvation. To this group, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a
supernatural gift for ministry that one receives after they have become a Christian.
The other two groups believe in an "Acts 2:38" based salvation. This means a person needs to
repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus. They then receive the Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost). In this belief, the Holy Spirit is required for salvation; which includes
speaking in tongues. In this group, some Pentecostals churches baptize in the name of Jesus only, and some baptize in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.
Pentecostal churches believe that Jesus still heals the sick, with the power of the Holy Spirit.