“THE FOUNDATION OF THE CHURCH OF GOD BASED SOLELY ON THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS CHRIST”
(By: The Founders-Elder Lightfoot Solomon & Sister Pauline Eliza Michaux)
WE BELIEVE that a man is justified by his faith in the promises of God's Word. Read Romans 3:29-30 and Romans 4:1-5.
WE BELIEVE that man is sanctified by his faith in the life of Christ or by separating from his former life to live the life of Christ. Read St. John 17:15-19 and I Corinthians 1:2.
WE BELIEVE the Church should practice all the ordinances as taught by Christ: Baptism by immersion which commemorates His burial and resurrection, read Romans 6:3-10; The Holy Communion which commemorates His death and suffering, read Matthew 26:17-28; and foot washing which commemorates the lowliness of His spirit notwithstanding His position as Lord and Master, read St. John 13:1-17.
WE BELIEVE that the Church of God is the family of God in earth of which God is the Father, the Holy Ghost is to be Mother, and Jesus Christ is the Elder Brother by whom we pattern our lives. Read Ephesians 3:14-21.
WE BELIEVE the Holy Ghost, the Mother of the Church, has given to man by inspiration that everyone might know when He is a member of God's family, the epistle of I John, third chapter 1-10. Read II Timothy 3:16-17.
WE BELIEVE that God has no respect of persons, and that out of every Nation, kindred and tongue; He is making up His family through their faith in the gospel of His Son, Jesus Christ, which is to be preached in all the world. Read Revelations 7:1-10.
WE BELIEVE in the resurrection of both the righteous and wicked dead. Read St. John 5:28 & 29
WE BELIEVE that the righteous or holy people will get up a thousand years before the wicked dead. Be changed and caught up together with those resurrected from the dead to meet the Lord in the air. I Thessalonians 4:14-19, and I Corinthians 15:50-57.
WE BELIEVE that the righteous and holy will get up a thousand years before the wicked dead. Read Revelations 20:6 and then 20:5.
WE BELIEVE that the wicked living shall be left in the earth unchanged when the righteous living are changed and caught up to meet the Lord. Read Matthew 24:28-42. We believe that during the thousand-year reign with Christ, the judgment of the wicked will take place, the Saints acting as Jury. Read I Corinthians 6:2, 3. .
WE BELIEVE that after the judgment, then the execution of the judgment will take place. Read Jude 14-15 verses, and Revelation 1:7, and Revelation 20:7-10. . ."
WE BELIEVE that after the execution of the Judgment, God shall burn this present world up root and branch, and create a new heaven and a new earth wherein nothing shall dwell but the righteous. Read II Peter 3:7-14.
WE BELIEVE that after the new heaven and the new earth have been created by God the beautiful new Jerusalem which is now being built in heaven by Angels will be lowered out of heaven and set upon the Spot, where Jerusalem of old sat when our Lord was condemned there. It will be the RELIGIOUS CAPITAL of the NEW WORLD from which Jesus shall rule the nations with love. Read the 21st chapter, verses 1-8 of Revelations.
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