ABOUT RESTITUTIONRestitution is a sign of true repentance. This is payment for what is damaged – Ezekiel 22:3. Whatever cannot give us a clear conscience before man and God should be restituted without delay – Lev. 6:1-7; Luke 19:8; Prov. 28:13; Acts 24:16.
DIVINE HEALING (WITHOUT MEDICINE)Healing without medicine is Biblical – Matt. 4:23; Ps. 103:3; Sickness is caused because of the fall of man. The force behind this is Satan – Job 2:1-9; Luke 13:15; Acts 10:3. But Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil – I John 3:8. Christ purchased our soul from the curse of sin. He bore our infirmities and carried our sorrow – Matt. 8:15-17. By His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:4-5; Gal. 3:13; I Peter 2:24. Healing without medicine is of the Gospel – Matt. 9:35; Mark 6:10-18. We read that the twelve Apostles and the seventy disciples combined healing with their Ministry of the Gospel – Luke 9:1-2; Luke 10:1-9. The Lord commanded us to go into the world, not just to teach the nations alone, but that we should also heal the sick – Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 10:1, Mark 16:15-18.We could obtain our healing in these four ways: 1. By individual prayer – John 14:13-14 2. By two people (or a group of people) who have agreed to pray by faith – Matt. 18:19-20. 3. By the laying of hands on the head – Mark 16:18; Acts 9:18; Acts 28:8. 4. By the Ministry of the Elders, anointing the sick with prayer of faith – James 5:14-15. Special Notice – Before we can work by healing without medicine, we would have sanctified our life to the doing of the Law – Rom. 6:13, 19; Rom. 12:1; Matt. 16:24; 2 Cor. 8:5, 15. Many miracles were performed by the Apostles – Acts 9:33-42; Acts 19:11-12; Acts 28:8-9.
DUE REVERENCE TO PARENTS AND AUTHORITIESAll Christians are to obey the law of the country, obey the government and authority. They should honor their parents and elders. I Peter 2:13-14; Rom 13:1-5; Eph. 6:1-3.
REBELLION AGAINST CHURCH AUTHORITY FORBIDDENRebellion against Church Ministers is against the Will of God. Those who rebelled against Moses did not escape unpunished – Numbers 12:1-10; Num. 16:1-4 & 32. The Bible teaches that we should obey our Spiritual leaders and submit to them – Hebrews 13:17; Joshua 1:16-18.
DEBTS FORBIDDENAny member of this Church must not willfully enter into any debt which he finds difficult to repay for the Bible teaches us “owe no man anything, but to love one another” – Rom. 13:7-8. Monetary Debt, Debt of promise or Vow, – Ps. 105:8; Debt of time – Eccl. 3:1-8, Debt of not preaching the Gospel – I Cor. 16-17
OUR GARMENTWe believe that any born again soul is a child of God and is clothed with white garment which is the Righteousness of Christ. It is received freely, a gift unto them that lead a victorious life – Rev. 19:7-8. Furthermore, we are advised to put on charity, which is the bond perfectness – Col. 3:13-14. It is not our policy to have special robes. We believe that all members must be moderate in adornment. “Not with braided hair, or gold or pears, or costly array, but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price” I Tim. 2:8-9; I Peter 3:1-6; Gen. 35:1-4; Ex. 32:1-8.
LAYING OF HANDS AND ANOINTING THE SICKWe believe in the laying on of hands and anointing the sick on the head in the Name of the Lord and that prayer of faith shall save the person – James 5:14-16; Mark 16:17-18. But we do not use any other methods which are not according to Bible teaching such as sanctification of water for the sick to drink, or to perform special washing for the sick in the flowing river, the use of robe or garment, or to carry a small stick in the form of a cross ones person or the use of candles and such things. They are not Biblical. The order of our Lord is that we should heal the sick free of charge – Matt 10:8. We do not receive money or charge money before we offer prayer for anybody. All those using the above materials for healing shall perish with them – Mark 16:18; James 5:14; Matt 10:7-8; Mark 6:13.
HOLY MATRIMONYMarriage is honorable in all – Hebrews 13:4. Therefore all members who wish to marry should do so in the church. They are not to follow the worldly pattern with drumming and dancing, drunkenness or wear clothes that are explicit: I John 2:15-17; Rom. 12:2.
PROPHECY IN THE CHURCHWe believe in all the prophecies in the Bible; likewise we believe that we can be given the gift of prophecy by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit – I Cor. 14:29. Despise not prophesying – I Thess. 5:20. But any prophecy that is against the Bible is rejected.
CHURCH DISCIPLINEAbove all, whatever is not Bible teaching should be ignored entirely by all members. If there be found any member disobeying these teachings they may be disciplined privately, but if any backslider would not admit discipline and restitute their way, they may be disciplined openly as it is written in Matt. 18:15-18. So that truth might be established by the witness of two or three according to the Word of God. Rebuke them that sinned before all that others also may fear – I Tim. 5:20; I Cor. 5:1-13; 2 Cor. 2:6-11; Heb. 12:5-12.
ONE HUSBAND, ONE WIFE, CORRECT DIVORCE AND RE-MARRIAGEThe 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; Mal. 2:13-16; Gen. 2:18: Matt. 19:4-6.
HOLY COMMUNION OR THE LORD’S SUPPERIt 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 till He comes back again – Luke 22:17-20; Matt. 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; I Cor. 10:18, 21; Acts 2:42; 20:7; I Cor. 11:23-30.
THE CHURCH OF GODThe born-again souls are called the Church of God – Eph. 1:22; Col. 1:1-18; Eph 3:10; 5:24-29. The assembly of the believers, the sanctified souls in Christ Jesus, Those who we call the Holy people of God – I Cor. 1:2; Acts 14:23; Phil. 4:15; Acts 13:28. Therefore all that God has called to gather together in a place and fed with the Word of God – Acts 2:41-47; 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 – Matt. 28:19.
THE DEDICATION OR SEPARATIONDedication is very important for the children of God for the Lord is Holy – John 17:19; I Peter 1:15-16. If we want God to be our Father, we must separate and dedicate ourselves unto God – 2 Cor. 6:17-18. God called us unto Holiness – I Thess. 4:7; Rom. 12:1-2.
THE DEDICATED CHRISTIANThe dedicated Christian would avoid foolish talking or jesting, Eph. 5:4. He or she would not wear clothing of the opposite sex, Deut. 22:5. Marriage would be esteemed honorable in all respects in the life of the dedicated Christian, and he or she would be a hearer as well as a doer of the Word of God at all times. THE DEAD IN CHRISTWe believe that a brother who sleeps in the Lord is with Christ already – Phil. 1:21-23; I Cor. 5:1-9. Paul said that it is better to come out of this flesh and be with the Lord forever in our Heavenly home. Further still he emphasizes that ” But I would not have you to be ignorant brethren concerning them which are asleep that ye sorrow not even as there which have no hope” I Thess. 4:13-18. Therefore all members should separate themselves from the things of this world in worshiping the dead by which we become idolaters – Deut 14:1.
RESURRECTIONWe experience daily the resurrection of the Spirit, all the born-again souls who are passed from death to life – Eph. 6:14; Rom 6:11; John 5:20. As this body is dissolved, immediately we are entering into our Heavenly Home or house not made with hands eternal in the Heavens – I Cor. 5:1-8. There is resurrection of the Body. Jesus taught us plainly that the buried body will be raised up from the tomb at the last day Job 5:28-29. Paul also explained this to us – Acts 24:15; I Cor. 15:22, 42-44; Phil. 3:21; Dan. 12:2. Only Holy people will be at the resurrection those who belong to Jesus when He appears; but the sinners shall resurrect in hell, a place where people whose names are not found in the Lamb’s Book – Rev. 20:4-5; John 5:28-29; Rev. 20:12-15.
THE SECOND COMING OF CHRISTThe Second coming of Jesus Christ will be in physical form and will be visible to all in like manner as He was seen ascending up to heavens – Acts 1:9-11; John 14:3. His return will be in two stages: A. Christ’s return in the sky – The Saints or Bride of Christ will be raptured to meet Christ in the sky – I Thess. 4:15-17; I Cor. 15:51-52; Matt. 24:40-44; Matt 25:10 B. His return to the earth – He will return to the earth to judge the sinners and the ungodly – Rev. 19:19-21; 2 Thess. 1:7-10; Jude 1:14-15; Zech. 14:3-4.
THE TRIBULATION PERIODThe time between His coming to receive the brides or saints into heaven and His coming to administer judgments will be the time of Tribulation – 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.
THE MILLENNIAL REIGN After Christ appears upon earth, He would set up His Kingdom with the Holy people for one thousand years – Rev. 20:1-6; Rev. 2:26-27. This one thousand years will be entirely different from any kingdom ever set on earth. The Kingdom is peace all over – Is 65:18-20. There will be no death – Isaiah 65:18-20. There will be no poverty – Mich. 4:4; Is. 65:21-23; Christ is the ONLY KING in the Kingdom – Dan. 2:44-45; Dan. 7:13, 14, 22, 27.
SATAN IN PRISONAt this time – millennium, Satan will be chained – Rev. 20:2-3, and it will be the time of peace and blessing to mankind also – Isaiah 11:6-9; 65:25; Hosea 2:18; Zech 14:9-20; Isaiah 2:2-4.
THE COMING JUDGEMENTSWe believe that there will be three special judgments. i) The Judgment of the Believers: This would start immediately believers are caught up in the sky, they shall stand before Christ. After this judgment they will descend down with Christ upon the earth – 2 Cor. 5:10; I Cor. 3:3; 11-15; James 1:12; Rom 2:16. ii) The Judgment of the Nation: This will be the time when Jesus appears upon earth between the millennial reign and final judgment. Acts 17:31; Joel 3:2; Ez. 14:15; Jud. 1:14-15; 2 Thess 1:7-10; Rom 2:16; Rev. 1:7; Mal. 16:21. iii) The Judgment of the Unbelievers: or the White Throne Judgment: This will happen after Christ’s one thousand years reign at the White Throne. – Rev. 20:11-15; 2 Peter 3:7; Dan. 12:2.
NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTHThe Word of God teaches us that after judgment, this wicked world will be removed. God will create a new Heaven and a new earth in which Holiness will exist – Matt. 24:35; II Peter 3:12-13; Rev. 21:1-3; Is. 65:17; 66:22
ETERNAL LIFE AND ETERNAL PUNISHMENTThe Bible teaches us that there is eternal punishment as well as eternal life – Matt. 25:46. 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 – Rev. 14:10-11; Luke. 16:24; Mark 9:43-44. DEDICATION OF CHILDRENWe believe that after a child is born, on the 8th day the parent should bring them unto the House of the Lord for dedication unto the Lord – 1 Sam. 1:22; Luke. 22:22-24; Matt. 19:13-15.
THE LORD’S DAYWe believe that the first day of the week called Sunday is a special day which the believers should separate as the Lord’s Day during which time they are to gather to worship – Acts 20:7; 1Cor. 16:2; Rev. 1:10. The Lord resurrected on the first day of the week – Mark 16:9; Ezek. 31:12-14.