Our Faith

Below are summations of a few of our fundamental beliefs.

One Church

The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is the church that everyone should be a member of. The scripture states that Jesus Christ told the apostles: "Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world." Matthew 28:19

So this mean that everyone has to be in the same church the apostles were in and believe, preach and practice the same things the apostles did.

Though some say the word "Apostolic" is not biblical, if you are not apostolic then you are not in God's church. Jesus was the first one in the church and He first declared the gospel and was the first one to practice the faith.  Jesus Christ then delivered it to the apostles and told them to take it to all nations. So if you are not contending for the faith of the apostles, then you are not in the church God established.

Jesus Christ is God

There is only one God and Jesus Christ is his name and beside him there is none.  There is only one Spirit and entity by whom all power dwells. See Mark 12:29 "And Jesus answered him, The first of all commandments is, Hear, O Israel, The Lord our God is one LORD." Ephesians 4:5 "One LORD, one faith, one baptism." And also John 10:30, Jesus Christ stated: "I and my Father are one."

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Water Baptism

Everyone must be baptized in water in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins in order to be saved. One also must be buried in water as a proper baptism. Acts 2:38 "Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins.." Matthew 28:19  "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost."  See Acts 8:36 And as the eunuch said to Philip, "See, here is water, what doth hinder me to be baptized?"  Also see John 3:5 and Mark 1:10 "And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:.."

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Baptism of the Holy Ghost

All believers must receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost. The initial evidence of this is speaking in tongues as the Spirit of God give utterance. See John 3:5 "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." See Acts 2:4 "And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began speaking with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." See Acts 19:2 "He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed?

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Modest Apparel

The saints of God should not adorn themselves in a flashy or worldly manner, but in moderation. See I Peter 3:3 "Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting of the hair, and of wearing of gold or of putting on of apparel;.."  Also see I Timothy 2:9, "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety, not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array."

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Head Covering

According to the scriptures, men ought not to cover his head when  praying or prophesying.  To do so would be to dishonor his head. Women on the other hand when praying or prophesying should cover her head. To not do so would be to dishonor her head. The hair is given for a covering and is not the covering itself. See I Corinthians 11:4-16 "Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered."

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For more topics see our Church Literature Page.