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1. Holiness - as commanded by God’.
1 Peter 1:16 16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
Throughout God’s word God commands us to be Holy. (Leviticus 19:2) There is no other way God wants us to be mentioned in the Holy scriptures. Holiness involves surrendering
your will to God’s will. Holiness is God’s standard for his people set forth for us to follow. God's holiness is proclaimed throughout the pages of the Bible. Holy Scriptures reveal the holy nature of God from Genesis to Revelation. He who is holy has called believers to be holy in mind, spirit and body. He does not want the Christian to be corruptible and dying with the world. To live with God eternally, the believer must be like Him. Therefore, the believer must live a holy, pure and righteous life. He must pursue, seek and go after holiness. Scripture demands holiness, for it is written, "Ye shall therefore be holy for I am holy" (Leviticus 11:45). The Apostle Paul wrote, "Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God" (2 Corinthians 7:1). In the book of Hebrews, there is the great cry for the paths of holiness, "Follow peace with all men and holiness without which no man shall see the Lord" (Hebrews 12:14).
2. Repentance, Salvation and Baptism of Water
Acts 3:19 19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
We believe we are justified when we repent of our sins and believe in Jesus Christ. Mark 1:15; Acts 13:38-39; Romans 5:1.
"We are justified when we repent of our sins and believe in Jesus Christ. (Mark 1:5, Acts 13:38-39; Romans 5:1).
Pardon and forgiveness of sins is obtained by genuine repentance, which is a confessing, turning from and forsaking of sins. John the Baptist preached repentance; Jesus proclaimed it and the apostles emphasized it to both Jews and Gentiles. Jesus said, “Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3), thus showing that repentance is a necessary part of salvation.
Luke 13:3; Acts 2:38, 11:18, 17:30; 1 John 1:9
We believe that for one to have their sins forgiven they must first truly repent of their sins: everything that goes against the Word of God.
We believe that for one to be partaker of the Salvation Plan that God prepared for all men, he or she has to be born of water and spirit which is:
Be born of Water - to be baptized in water exclusively in the name of Jesus Christ; (Acts 2:38; Acts 8:16; Acts 10:48; Acts 19:5; Acts 22:16)
We believe that the water baptism must use the only name that can forgive sins (Acts 4:12), the only name through we must be saved (Acts 10:43), which is the name of Jesus Christ – according to Matthew 28:19; Luke 24:45-48, Acts 2:38, Acts 4:12, Acts 10:43, Acts 8:16, Acts 10:48, Acts 19:5, Acts 22:16.
3. The Godhead
There is but One Living and True God, the Great Creator, and there are three persons in the Godhead. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Genesis 1:1-27; Matthew 28:19; I John 5:7.
1 John 5:7 7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
Jesus Christ is God manifested in the flesh. He is both God and man. He is the image of the invisible God. He is the one and only true God. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the Cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
The Name of Jesus Christ is a Name above every name. It is the Name by which we are saved and there is salvation in no other Name. The authority of God is vested in the Name of Jesus. All that the believer does in word or deed, including baptism, is to be done in Jesus’ Name.
Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:21; Acts 4:12; II Corinthians 5:19; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16
4. Baptism of the Holy Ghost
We believe in the baptism with the Holy Ghost, and speaking with other tongues, as the Spirit gives utterance to be the initiatory evidence of this experience. Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:6. Since the Spirit gives the utterance when one is baptized with the Holy Ghost.
Be born of Spirit - be baptized with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. (Acts 2:4; Acts 2:38)
John the Baptist, in Matthew 3:11, said, “He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.” Jesus, in Acts 1:5, said, “Ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.” Luke tells us in Acts 2:4, “They were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues [languages], as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
The Baptism, or infilling, of the Holy Ghost with the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues is part of the new birth salvation experience and is how we identify with the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The same Holy Spirit that raised up Christ from the dead comes to dwell within us and enable us to rise to walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:4)
The gift, or baptism, of the Holy Spirit is an experience promised by God to all. The Lord, through the Prophet Joel said, “I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh”(Joel 2:28, Acts 2:39).
Joel 2:28; Matthew 3:11; Acts 1:5; Acts 2:4, 33, 28, 39; Acts 10:46-47; Acts 19:6
5. Divine Healing
We believe in divine healing and deliverance through our Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 3:2-12; 9:32-43; 5:15-16; James 5:14.
God is a Healer and a deliverer. We find many Old Testament examples to confirm His name: Genesis 20:17, "So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants, and they bare children." Deuteronomy 7:15, "And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee." 2 Kings 5:14, "Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean." 2 Kings 20:5, "Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith The LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD. Psalm 103:3, "Who forgivith all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases..." Psalm 107:20, "He sent forth his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions." Proverbs 4:22, "For they (the words of God) are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh."
Jesus ministry was about healing and deliverance, and we believe in the power of diving healing through Jesus Christ.
6. The Second coming of Jesus Christ
We believe in the imminent rapture of the church, and the personal, Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 1:10-11; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 1:7.
"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel, and with the trump of God" (1Thessalonians 4:16).
Jesus Christ is coming back to earth in bodily form just as He went away. Jesus Christ’s return to earth in person is a doctrine clearly set forth in in the scriptures.
Whereas the Word of God teaches the imminent second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to the earth, it also teaches that there will first be a catching away, or rapture, of the Church (I Thessalonians 4:13-18). We believe the rapture to be at hand and likely to occur at any moment. We believe at the rapture of the church the dead in Christ shall rise from their graves, and we that are alive and remain shall be caught up, or translated, to meet the Lord in the air.
Matthew 24; Luke 17:20-37; Acts 1:10-11; 3:19-21; I Corinthians 1:7-8; 11:26; 15:51-52; Philippians 3:20-21; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:13
The Second Coming of Jesus will be just as literal and visible as His going away. Acts 1:9-11. There will be two appearances under one coming: First, to catch away His waiting Bride. Matthew 24:40-44; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17. Second, to execute judgment upon the ungodly. (2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Jude 14-15)
The second coming of Jesus will be as literal as was His going away. See John 14:3; Acts 1:9-11. The general term, the "second coming of Christ," encompasses two separate events.
First is the Rapture of the Church, when Jesus comes to catch away His waiting Bride. The word rapture means, "being carried away in body or spirit," and this is literally what will happen. This will be experienced only by those who are part of the Bride of Christ (Revelation 19:6-9). Scripture is very plain concerning the fact that no man knows the day nor the hour of the Rapture. It will be an instantaneous happening, and numerous warnings are given in Scripture concerning the dangers of neglecting to prepare for this event.
The second part is the Revelation of Christ, when He returns with His saints to execute judgment upon the ungodly and to set up His millennial kingdom on earth. Matthew 24:40-44; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; Zechariah 14:3-4; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Jude 14-15
7. Marriage and Christian Family Values
We believe in the sacredness of marriage between one man and one woman. We promote commitment to strong family values. Ephesians 5:31-33; 6:1-4; Hebrews 13:4; Matthew 19:5; Leviticus 18:22; Genesis 2:24.
Marriage is a holy institution between one man and one woman that is binding before God, giving neither partner liberty to marry again as long as the first companion lives. The Bible teaches that marriage is binding for life. Under the New Testament teachings of Christ, there is only one allowable cause for separation, and that is fornication.
In Matthew 19:4-6, Jesus restated God's plan for marriage as first recorded in Genesis 2:24. He emphasized the sacredness of this union with the instruction, "What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." While there may be occasions when a Christian is separated or divorced, no allowance is made for a person to marry again while the first companion lives. Marriage is a sacred covenant and God’s plan, and purpose was procreation.
8. The Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God.
We believe that true doctrine matters, and we stand on and study from the King James version of the Holy Scriptures ONLY. Deut. 4:2 2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.
Many other versions alter the true interpretation of the original text and it’s true context and meaning which can be misleading. We believe on receiving the most precise correct interpretation of God’s word so we can get the full and complete understanding. The Bible is what "God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets." 2 Timothy 3:16, "All scripture is given by the inspiration of God..." The word "inspiration . . . spiro-inspiro . . . It means, "to breathe into." The Bible is a "God-breathed Book." We believe the Bible was written by the finger of God and by Holy Men of God as they were moved upon by the Spirit. We believe that God preserves his Word through the centuries for the salvation and edification of His church in the whole world. “God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds (Hebrews 1:1-2).
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