CODE OF DOCTRINE
>God’s leadership guides us into all truth and controls the spiritual movement or growth of the believer. It directs the selection of the leaders in the Body and how they should operate.
>We believe in the one and only true God; the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, all-present, is totally in control of everything in the universe and has a purpose and plan for mankind.
Jeremiah 10:10; Exodus 3:6; 4:5; II Corinthians 5:21; St. Matthew 28:18; Philippians 3:21; Romans 8:28-29; Ephesians 4:4-6; Ephesians 1:1-14
>We believe God is a triune being. He is God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:26; I John 5:7
What is Salvation?
Salvation is the method God has chosen to transform us from our Adamic nature, into new creatures that are able to fulfill His purpose in the earth. It is through His eternal purpose (manifested in Jesus Christ), that we will be transformed and walk as His representatives in the earth; so that the Father may be glorified.
>We believe that God sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, in the flesh, and that He was born of a virgin, through the power of the Holy Spirit.
St. John 3:16; St. John 1:14; St. Luke 1:27-35
>We believe Jesus was manifested to destroy the works of Satan in the earth, to bring eternal life and salvation to mankind and to transform men from the kingdom of darkness and death into the Kingdom of Life, Light and Truth. We believe that God’s purpose in the earth realm is to establish His will, to show forth His glory and manifold wisdom, to principalities and powers in high places and to bring forth, through Faith (which is the operation of the Holy Spirit), many sons unto glory.
I John 3:8; Ephesians 3:10; Hebrews 11:3; 11:11
<We believe that God’s Son, Jesus Christ, died for the sins of mankind on the cross, rose from the dead on the third day and is the firstborn from the dead, the firstborn of the creation of God.
St. John 1:29; Isaiah 53:10; St. Matthews 3:16; St. John 3:16-18; Colossians 1:5-18; I Corinthians 15:4-18
>We believe that it is our responsibility to win the lost to Jesus Christ, by witnessing to those who do not know Him, by being an example of Christ’s life, that we can live a holy life before God’s people and that we do not have to sin.
II Corinthians 10:4-6; II Corinthians 5:17-21; St. Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 3:11-13;Leviticus 20:7; 1 John 1:7; I John 2:5; 1 Peter1:15; Roman 12:1;
Walking in the Spirit
>We believe there is a kingdom of darkness and a glorious Kingdom of Light, and that the only hope for mankind is transformation, through the power of God by the Holy Spirit, from the kingdom of darkness (sin, destruction and death) into the Kingdom of Light (salvation, life, truth and deliverance).
Colossians 1:13; Ephesians 5:8; Romans 13:12
>We believe only the blood of Jesus Christ and the Law of the Spirit of Life can restore broken relationships with God and release man from the power of the Law of Sin and Death.
Romans 8:2; Hebrews 10:1-12
>We believe man’s will is powerless against the kingdom of darkness, and only the power of God can set mankind free from captivities, disease, sickness, sin, Satan and death (separation from God).
II Peter 2:4-9; Ephesians 4:12-17; Revelations 1:18; II Corinthians 10:3-6
The Return of Jesus Christ
>We believe Jesus Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, and that He is preparing to present to Himself a glorious, holy and sinless Body, (without spot, blemish or wrinkle).
I Corinthians 11:3; Colossians 2:10-12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:21-27
>We believe Jesus Christ is coming again: that He shall descend from Heaven in the clouds to gather to Himself those who belong to God.
II Peter 3:4-15; St. Mark 13:26, 33; St. Matthew 24:3,30; 25:13, 31; Daniel 7:13; I Corinthians 15:52-57; I Thessalonians 4:16-17;
St. Luke 17:24, 37, 21:27;Revelations 1:7; 22:7, 12, 20
Christian Life: Scriptural Conduct
>We believe that those that profess the name of Jesus Christ should live lives that exhibit the character of Christ.
Personal Ethics: Christians should exhibit integrity, honesty, and moral conduct that is in line with the laws of God. I Cor. 6:12; Proverbs 16:2; I Thessalonians 5:12
Obedience to Law: Christians are to obey all the laws of the land for God is the one who has put the government in place. Romans 13:1‑2; Romans 13:5‑8, 11
Family; Household: We believe the only scripturally sanctioned marriage is the joining of one man and one woman, and that God’s word teaches that sexual activity is not to be engaged in except in a marriage between one man and one woman. Homes should be operated in accordance with scripture: Husbands love your wives, wives honor and submit to your husbands and love your children, children obey your parents. Exodus 20:12; I Timothy 3:5; I Timothy 3:11; Titus 1:6‑7; Titus 2:2‑4; Ephesians 5:22‑31, 33‑6:4
Adultery; Immorality:. It is cause for dismissal for any member of this organization to engage in consensual sex outside of a legal marriage between one man and one woman who are married to each other. Sexual abuse by any member of this organization is also grounds for dismissal. Exodus 20:14; II Peter 2:14; Matthew 5:27‑28; I Cor. 6:9; I Cor. 5:11
Drunkenness; Drugs: Christians should not use alcohol to excess or partake of illegal drugs. Deuteronomy 21:20‑21; Galatians 5:21; I Cor. 6:10; Ephesians 5:18; Proverbs 23:21
Smoking: Christians should not engage in any activity that is destructive to the body for it is the temple of the Holy Ghost. I Cor. 3:16‑17; I Cor. 6:19
Homosexuality: Any kind of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, transgenderism, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery and pornography are sexual sins that God has forbidden Christians to engage in. Leviticus 18:22; Romans 1:26‑29; I Thess. 4:1-8; I Cor. 6:9‑10
Suicide: Christians should not commit suicide regardless of their justification for doing so (terminal illness, depression). God said, “Thou shalt not kill.” (Exodus 20:13) The Hebrew word for kill in this scripture means murder. This includes ourselves. God commanded us not to do it. If we are saved, we have been bought with a price and our lives are not our own. Our bodies now belong to God. It is appointed once for man to die, then the judgement. There is no repentance after death. Repentance can only be granted to the living.
1 Corinthians 6:20; Hebrews 9:27
Abortion: Scripture teaches that human life begins at conception and that abortion is the unjustified taking of a human life, and is therefore the murder of a human being. Psalms 139:14-16; Isaiah 44:24; Jeremiah 1:5