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. We believe in the Divine inspiration of the Bible as the infallible Word of God. We believe that the Bible is the written and revealed will of God. All the Bible teachings are holy, what the Bible reveals as the will of God are such that we should accept, and whatever God writes in the Bible and His Law are to remain unchangeable; for the Heavens and Earth may pass away but the Word of God stands forever. We believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, teachings, crucifixion, resurrection, ascension, and coming return to this earth in power and glory to rule. We accept the Bible as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine. We believe that the entire Scripture, both Old and New Testament are written by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. All the Christian teachings and the Christian attitude of the Children of God are such as are established in the Holy Bible
2 Tim. 3:10-15; 2 Tim. 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:21; John 17:17; Ps. 119:105. Rev. 22:18, 19; Matt. 24:34-38; 1 Thess. 2:13;
Our God is One, but manifested in three Persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being coequal. As revealed unto us by the Bible, we believe that there is only one God, Who is the Creator of both visible and invisible creatures. Only God will be in existence forever. In God every creature receives life
John 1:1-3; John 1:18; John 1:14, John 14:16; John 15:26, Deut. 6:4; Phil. 2:6, John 14:28; John 16:28; Gen. 1:1; Ps. 86:9-10; Is. 43:10-11; John 5:26
We believe that He is the Son of God; Who took away our sins, and the Savior of the world. We also believe that Jesus is God and was born by Mary the Virgin. He is God revealed in the flesh. Through Him all things were created. We believe in His death on the Cross, and resurrection, by which He brought redemption. The Son is the Word, the One Begotten, and has existed with the Father from the beginning
Isaiah. 53:4-10; I Pet. 2:24; John 10:11; Gal. 3:13, Matt. 20:28; I Cor. 15:3; Rom. 4:25; 2 Cor. 5:14; Heb 2:9; Heb 9:26. John 1:1-14; John 14:9; Matt. 1:18-25, Is 9:6
About The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the third Person in the TRINITY. He has the same power, the same glory with God the Father and God the Son. He is one with Father and the Son who is to be worshiped and served. Three Persons that become one are the source of blessings to all the living creatures in Heaven and on earth. The Holy Spirit has a great work to perform. He Teaches, He Speaks to men, and bears witness in us. He performs the work of regeneration for man He also performs the work of Sanctification in the born again souls until they are fully sanctified. This same Holy Spirit endows believers with gifts they can use. He empowers one in the Lord
Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14; Acts 16:6-7; John 14:16-17; John 15:26; Matt. 3:16; Acts 13:24.John 16:8; Eph 1:17-19; 2 Thess. 2:13; I Cor. 6:11; John 3:5-6; I Cor 12:7; Acts 1:8.
Man, His Fall and Redemption
Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God. God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. Through Adam, the human race has sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the works of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God. 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, producing works acceptable to God. Man is of three parts, namely body, soul and spirit. Man is God’s ambassador on earth to take control over all other creatures on His behalf on earth. God allows man to take part in His work and thereby reveal His love for mankind more than any other creature. This also shows how God elevates man more than the other creatures upon the earth.
Eph. 2:8-10; Rom. 3:10; Rom. 3:23; Rom. 5:14; 1 John 3:8; Gen. 1:26; Gen 2:7; Gen. 1:26-28; Gen. 2:15
About The Devil
We believe that there is a devil, who seeks the downfall of every man. He brought sickness, sin and death into the world. His aim is to steal, to kill and to destroy. He seeks the destruction of those who exercise their faith in the Lord Jesus. The devil has several unclean spirits over whom he governs. A time would soon come when he shall be thrown into the pit and chained for one thousand years. After this, he will be put into the lake of fire where he will remain suffering together with his followers forever and ever
Rev. 20:10; Gen. 3:1-16, Matt. 4:1-11; James 4:7; I Peter 5:8; Matt. 12:24; Rev. 20:7-9.
Restitution is a sign of true repentance. This is payment for what is damaged Whatever cannot give us a clear conscience before man and God should be restituted without delay. Restitution is the act of restoring anything to its rightful owner; act of giving an equivalent for loss or damage. Restitution makes a person pay back just debts, restore stolen or misappropriated articles, uncover his crimes and confess his lies. This is to be done whether the person injured knew it or not – God knows. It is repentance in works expressed not only by words of confession, but also by works of repayment
Lev. 6:1-7; Luke 19:8; Prov. 28:13; Acts 24:16.
Eternal Life and The New Birth
Man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced, produces eternal life. Sin is an inward spiritual attitude of rebellion towards God, which is expressed in outward acts of disobedience. Man, by virtue of being born after the fallen Adam, is born into sin which separates us from God. Jesus Christ without sin, took our sins upon Himself, died in our place, and rose again from the dead, that we might be forgiven and receive eternal life. To appropriate salvation, we must acknowledge our sins and repent from them; we must believe that Christ died for us and rose again; we must receive the risen Christ as our personal Savior, and we must publicly confess Him as our Lord
2 Cor. 7:10; John 3:3–5; 1 John 5:12; Hebrews 9:27-28; Romans 3:10 & 23; Acts 3:19; Romans 10:8-13; Jude 3:24.
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 Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. 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 of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12; Acts 8:36–39.
Baptism in the Holy Ghost
The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire 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. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance. We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Ghost for all believers who are living sanctified lives and that is evident by the speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. All born-again souls should ask for the Holy Spirit from above, as the Apostles were ordered to wait in Jerusalem until they were filled from above. It is the promise of the Father. It is God’s gift which He gives to those who obey Him
Luke 24:49; John 4:14-26; Acts 1:4-5; Acts 5:32; Acts 8:14-17. Acts 2:38-39; Acts 2:4; Acts 10:34-36; Acts 19:2-6.
Sanctification is another grace of God by which our souls are progressively and completely cleansed. This is the second accomplishment of the grace which through our faith in the Blood of Jesus Christ is wrought after we have been justified and free from our sins or regenerated. 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 at Christ’s return
Heb. 12:14; 1 Thess. 5:23-24; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Cor. 3:18; Phil. 3:12–14; 1 Cor. 1:30; John 17:15-17; I Thess. 4:3; Heb. 2:11; Heb 13:12; I John 1:7; Luke 1:74-75; 2 Cor. 7:1; I Peter 1:16; Eph. 5:25-27; 2 Thess. 2:13
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 today. We could obtain our healing in these four ways: 1. By individual prayer 2. By two people (or a group of people who have agreed to pray by faith) 3. By the laying of hands on the head 4. By the Ministry of the Elders, anointing the sick with prayer of faith
James 5:14,15; Mark 16:18; Isa. 53:4,5; Matt. 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24; John 14:13-14; Matt. 18:19-20; Mark 16:18; Acts 9:18; Acts 28:8.; James 5:14-15
The Lord’s Supper
It is instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ shortly before His death. He commanded all Christians to gather together regularly to share the bread and wine in His remembrance till He comes back again. The bible record also shows the early church took this commandment seriously. The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements – bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is a memorial of His suffering, death and a prophecy of His second coming
Luke 22: 14-20; Acts 2: 42 & 46; Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:26; Matt. 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; I Cor. 10:18 & 21; I Cor. 11:23-30
The Second Coming Of Christ
The Second coming of Jesus Christ will be in physical form. His return will be in two stages: Firstly, He will return in the sky and the Saints or Bride of Christ will be raptured to meet Christ in the sky. Secondly, He will return to the earth and He will be visible to all in like manner as He was seen ascending up to heavens. He will return to the earth to judge the sinners and the ungodly. Following the Tribulation, He shall 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
Rev. 5:10; 20:6; Acts 1:9-11; John 14:3; I Thess. 4:15-17; I Cor. 15:51-52; Matt. 24:40-44; Matt 25:10; Rev. 19:19-21; 2 Thess. 1:7-10; Jude 1:14-15; Zech. 14:3-4; Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:16,17
Rapture Of The Church
In the rapture of the church. The rapture describes an event in the future when Jesus Christ will in the twinkling of an eye, transform all believers (living and dead) to immortal, giving them a resurrected body, and catching them up to meet the Lord in the air. The word rapture simply means sudden snatching out of this world of the believers. The actual word used in the bible is “caught up”. This event marks the beginning of the seven years reign of Antichrist
1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:23, 51-58; Phil 3:2-21; 1 John 3:1-3; Luke 21:31-35
The Great Tribulation
The time between His coming to receive the bride or saints into heaven and His coming to administer judgments will be the time of tribulation. This is a seven-year period between the rapture of the church and the millennial reign of Jesus Christ. It is a period of difficulty and trouble on earth following immediately after the rapture. During this period, God’s judgement will be poured out on all unbelieving and rebellious humanity. This judgement period would also signify the time when the people of Israel will turn to Christ and be reconciled to God.
Matt 24:21; 22:29; Rev. 9; Rev. 16; Isaiah 26:20-21; Mark 13:19; Jer. 30:7; Daniel 12:1; Malachi 4:1; Daniel 9:24-27; Isaiah 61:2; Revelation 19; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; Revelation 3:10
The Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ
The millennial reign is a period of one thousand years, in which the purpose of God is fully realized on the earth. After Christ appears upon the earth, He would set up His Kingdom with the Holy people for one thousand years. This one thousand years will be entirely different from any kingdom ever set on earth. It will be a time of theocratic kingdom. This period will come after the seven years reign of the great tribulation. It will be a time of peace, joy, holiness, glory, comfort, justice, full knowledge and the removal of curse and sickness. There will be no death and there will be no poverty. Christ is the ONLY KING in the Kingdom
Isaiah 65:18-23; Mich. 4:4; Dan. 2:44-45; Dan. 7:13,14,22,27; Isaiah 11:1-10; Isaiah 35:1-10; Zechariah 9:9-10; Zechariah 14:16-17; Revelation 20:1-15; Rev. 2:26-27
The Coming Judgements
We believe that there will be three special judgements: i) The Judgement of the Believers otherwise known as The Judgement Seat of Christ: This would start immediately when believers are caught up in the sky, they shall stand before Christ. It is not a judgment of condemnation but a judgment of reward where believers will be rewarded according to our faithfulness in our service to God and the use of our God-given gifts and talents. After this judgment they will return with Christ upon the earth during the second coming of Christ. ii) The Judgement of the nations: This will be the time when Jesus appears upon the earth between the millennial reign and final judgement. iii) The Judgement of the Unbelievers otherwise known as The Great White Throne Judgement : This will happen after Christ’s one thousand years reign at the White Throne.
2 Cor. 5:10; I Cor. 3:3; 11-15; James 1:12; Acts 17:31; Joel 3:2; Ezekiel 14:15; Jude 1:14-15; 2 Thess 1:7-10; Rom 2:16; Rev. 1:7; Malachi 3: 16-21; Rev. 20:11-15; 2 Peter 3:7; Dan. 12:2
Hell and Eternal Retribution
The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting 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 the 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. The wicked people will be sent to a fiery hell made of sulphur, to be tormented both day and night. The punishment will continue forever and ever
Heb. 9:27; Rev. 19:20; Rev. 14:10-11; Luke. 16:24; Mark 9:43-44
The present earth that is so marred and cursed by evil will pass away after the Great White Throne Judgment. After the dissolution of the present heaven and earth at the end of Christ’s millennial reign, God will create a new heaven and a new earth better than anything this world has ever known. The new earth will be the Christian heaven. It is the glorious eternal home of born-again believers
Revelation 21:1-5; John 14:1-3; Revelation 22:1-5; 2 Peter 3:10
The Church Of God
The born-again souls are called the Church of God, the assembly of the believers, or the sanctified souls in Christ Jesus. They are called the Holy people of God. Therefore all that God has called to gather together in a place and fed with the Word of God are the Church of God and part of the body of Christ. They accept Christ as the head of the Church. They gather from time to time to worship God in truth and Spirit to share the bread and eat. Their major assignment is to spread the Gospel of Christ to all Nations
Eph. 1:22; Col. 1:1-18; Eph 3:10; 5:24-29; Matt. 28:19; I Cor. 1:2; Acts 14:23; Phil. 4:15; Acts 2:41-47
One Husband, One Wife, Correct Divorce And Remarriage
The Word of God teaches us that monogamy has been the order since the beginning of the Law of Christ. Divorce is permissible only when a life partner has committed adultery. Even then, neither of the two should be married to a new partner while both are yet alive –
Matt. 5:31-32, 19:9; Mark 10:11-12; Luke 16:18; Rom. 7:2-3; Malachi 2:13-16; Gen. 2:18: Matt. 19:4-6