THE CHURCH OF GOD
The born-again souls are called the Church of God – Ephesians 1:22; Colossians 1:1-18; Ephesians 3:10; 5:24-29. The assembly of the believers; the sanctified souls in Christ Jesus. I Corinthians. 1:2; Acts 14:23; Philippians 4:15; Acts 13:28. Therefore all that God has called to gather together in a place to be fed with the Word of God – Acts 2:41-47; are the church. They accept Christ as the head of the Church. They gather from time to time to worship God in truth and spirit. Their major assignment is to spread the Gospel of Christ to all Nations – Matthew 28:19.
THE HOLY BIBLE
We believe that the entire Scripture, both Old and New Testament are written by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit – II Timothy 3:16-17. We believe that the Bible is the written and revealed Will of God. Man’s position to God, the way to obtain salvation, woe and destruction awaiting sinners that refuse to repent and everlasting joy that is kept for the born again souls. 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. Deuteronomy 4:22; Revelations 22:18-19; Matthew 24:34-38.
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 -Genesis 1:1; Psalms 86:9-10; Isaiah 43:10-11; John 1:1-3. Only God will be in existence forever- Ezekiel 3:14; in God every creature receives life -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. John 1:1-14; John 14:9; Matthew 1:18-25, Is 9:6; Is 53:5-6. We believe in His death on the Cross, and resurrection, by which He brought redemption – Isaiah 53:4-10; I Pet. 2:24; John 10:11; Galatians 3:13, Matthew 20:28; I Corinthians 15:3; Romans 4:25; II Corinthians 5:14; Hebrews 2:9; Hebrews 9:26.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is the third Person in the trinity. He has the same power and the same glory with God the Father and God the Son – John 14:16-17; John 15:26; Matthew 3:16; Acts 13:24. He is one with Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit has a great work to perform. He teaches, He speaks to men, and bears witness in us – Acts 16:6-7; He performs the work of regeneration for man- John 3:5-6; He also performs the work of sanctification in the born again souls – John 16:8; Ephesians 1:17-19; II Thessalonians 2:13; I Corinthians 6:11. The Holy Spirit endows believers with gifts they can use – I Corinthians 12:7.
The egg is comprised of three parts: The yellow yolk, the whitish part, and the shell. Despite these three (3) substances, the egg is not three but one. Likewise, we believe that God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost are one God, but made of three persons – hence they are ONE IN TRINITY – Genesis 1:16-29; Matthew 3:16-17; Matthew 18:19.
We believe that there is a devil, who seeks the down fall of every man. He brought sickness, sin and death into the world. Genesis 3:1-16. He seeks the destruction of those who exercise their faith in the Lord Jesus. Matthew 4:1-11; James 4:7; I Peter 5:8. The devil has several unclean spirits over whom he governs – Matthew 12:24. A time would soon come when he shall be thrown into the pit and chained for one thousand years- Revelations 20:7-9. After this, he will be put into the lake of fire where he will remain suffering together with his followers forever and ever. Revelations 20:10
JUSTIFICATION OR NEW BIRTH
This is God’s grace whereby we are cleansed from our sins by which we are able to stand before God as though we have never sinned. Acts 13:39; Romans 3:25-26; Romans 5:1; I Corinthians 6:11; Galatians 3:24; John 1:12-13; II Corinthians 5:9; Titus 3:5; I Peter 1:23; Acts 10:43; John 3:3-5.
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 – John 17:15-17; I Thessalonians 4:3; Hebrews 2:11; 12:14; 13:12; I John 1:7; Luke 1:74, 75; II Corinthians 7:1; I Peter 1:16; Ephesians 5:25-27; I Thessalonians 5:23-24; II Thessalonians 2:13.
BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
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.
HOLY COMMUNION OR THE LORD’S SUPPER
Our Lord Jesus Christ instituted it shortly before His death. He commanded all Christians to gather together regularly to share the bread and wine till He comes back again – Luke 22:17-20; Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; I Corinthians 10:18, 21; Acts 2:42; 20:7; I Corinthians 11:23-30.