Tenets of faith


THE SCRIPTURES

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they  were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide I matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine (2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:13;        2 Peter 2:1)

THE GODHEAD

Our God is one but manifested in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, neither being created but infinite and eternal, each being co-equal (Philippians 2:6). God the Father is greater than all, the source of the Word (logos) and the Begetter (John 14:28; 16:28; 1:14).The Son is the Word flesh-covered, the One begotten and has existed with the Father from the beginning (John 1:1; 1:18; 1:14), The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son (John 15:26)

MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION

Man is a created being made in the likeness and image of God. But through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” “As it is written, thee is none righteous, no not one.” (Romans 5:14;  3:23). Jesus Christ, the Son of God was manifested to undo the work of the devil and gave his life and shed his blood to redeem and restore man back to God (1 John 3:8). Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and the confession of him as Saviuor and Lord producing works acceptable to God (Ephesians 2:8; Romans 10:8-10).

FORGIVENESS

If any believer sins, he has an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous, and therefore, if he confess his sin, He is faithful and just to forgive him his sin and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9; 2:1)

DIVINE HEALING

Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ and is the privilege of every member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ today (Mark 16:18; James 5:14-15;       1 Peter 2:24; Matthew 8:17; Isaiah 53:4-5).

ETERNAL LIFE AND THE NEW BIRTH

Man’s first step towards salvation is godly sorrow that works repentance. The New Birth is necessary to all men and when fulfilled produces life (2 Corinthians 7:10; 1 John 5:1; John 3:3-5)

WATER BAPTISM

Baptism in water is by immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christin his death, burial and resuurection (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12; Acts 8:36-38). The following recommendation regarding the water baptismal formula is adopted to wit: “On the confession of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and by his Authority, I baptize you in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.”

 

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BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

The baptism in the Holy Spirit is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the New Birth. The experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit himself gives utterance (Matthew 3:11; John 14:16; Acts 1:8; 2:4, 3:38-39; 19:1-7).

SANCTIFICATION

The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite yet progressive work of grace commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation (Hebrews 12:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18;       2 Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 3:12-14; 1 Corinthians 1:30)

THE RESSURECTION AND ASCENSION OF JESUS CHRIST

He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ that his soul was not left in hell neither his flesh did see corruption. This Jesus hath God raised up..” Christ did truly rise again from the dead and ascended into heaven and is seated  at the Father’s right hand where “he ever liveth to make intercession” for all belivers (Acts 2:31, 32; Ephesians 1:20; Hebrews 7:25)

RESSURECTION OF THE JUST AND RETURN OF OUR LORD

The angels said, “This same Jesus shall so come in like manner.” His coming is imminent. When he comes, the dead in Christ shall rise first; then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet them in the air…” (Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17). Following the Great Tribulation, He will return to earth as King of kings and Lord of lords and together with his saints, who shall be kings and priests. He shall reign a thousand years (Revelation 20:6)

HELL AND ETERNAL RETRIBUTION

The One who physically dies in his sin without Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of Fire and therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the gospel or repenting. The Lake of Fire is literal. The terms “eternal” and “everlasting” used in describing the duration of punishment of the damned in the Lake of Fire carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the presence of God (Hebrews 9:27; revelation 20:11-15)

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