Our Doctrine

 

 

Our Doctrine

The Annexes: Confession of Faith.

 

I. Bible

 

The Bible is the infallible written word; it is made up of sixty -six (66) books (Old and New Testaments)

We believe that it has only been written, and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, and that it has no mistakes, inherent to the original manuscripts It is the final and the supreme authority in all the subjects it talks about. 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21.)


II - God

There is really one eternal true God that in whom there are (3) three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, each one possesses equally all the divine attributes and characteristics: Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28: 18; John 1:1-3; Acts 5: 3-

 

III- Man

*In the beginning, God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he, him; male and female created he them.(Genesis 1: 26-27)The primordial aim of man is to obey and love God (Deuteronomy 6:4) Man has sinned through his disobedience to God, in that way, he has been separated from his creator. The historical fall has placed mankind under divine condemnation. (Genesis 2:5-17; 3: 1-24; Romans 5:21-22; Genesis 5:1-3.Consequently his nature became corrupted and it was incapable for him to have communion with God and to please him. Thus every man needs to be regenerated and renewed by the Holy Spirit. Genesis 3:8; Romans 3: 9-20

 

 

IV. Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is God, the Living Word who has incarnated conceived miraculously by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. Hence he is the perfect divinity and a true united in one person forever. This is why he is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. (John1: 1, 14; Matthew 1:18-25; Luke: 30-37; Colossians 2: 9; Philippians 2: 6-11)

 

He has lived a life without sin and has expiated willingly the sins of man through his death on the cross as their substitute, justifying in that way the divine justice and accomplishing the salvation for all those who believed in him alone. (1John 3:5; 1Peter3:18; John 10: 17-18; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1John 4:10; Romans 3:24-26).He resurrected in his body, glorified the body in which he lived and he died. (1Corinthians 15:4, Luke 24:36-43; John 20: 24-29)

 

He ascended to Heaven in his body and sat at the right hand of the Father, the only mediator between God and men, he intercedes eternally for men. (Acts 1:9:11; Ephesians 1:20, 1Tomothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:24-27;1John 2:1-2)

 

 

V. The Salvation

*The salvation of man is completely the work from the Grace of God. He cannot consequently be saved by good work, or by merit. This has been accomplished by our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross on which he gave himself freely to all men according to the Gospel (Ephesians 21:8-9; Romans 5:1)

* God in his love forgives sinners through faith and repentance

 

*All who believe in Christ are justified by faith alone, adopted as sons of God in the family of God and they received eternal life (John 3: 16-17; John 5:11-13)

 


VI: -Faith

Faith is the foundation of the Christian action. It is personal and everyone must make his experience with Jesus Christ Lord of Lords; Matthew 17:20, Mark 11:22-24; Hebrews 11.

 

 

VII - Prayer

Prayer is a means to communicate with God the Creator, a powerful weapon against Devil (The powers of darkness) Ephesians 6:12.The prayer of Faith in the name of Jesus Christ is a powerful efficiency. Why must we pray?

 

Pray to:

Resist temptation (Mat 26:41)

Be fortified(Ephesians 3:14-16)

Be healed (John 5:14:15)

Pray for workers in the vineyard (Luke 10:2)

For the authorities (1Timothy 2:2)

 

 

VIII- the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, He has been at work since the creation of the world (Genesis 1:2

Consequently, no one should think that the Holy Spirit is a thing, an impersonal power, or an influence.


His mission

He came into the world to reveal and glorify Jesus Christ

- To give salvation to men.

To prove to men of this world their mistakes about sin, and God's justice in order to draw them to Christ (John 16:8; 14-15).He lives in all those who believe in Him, He communicates with each one, the spiritual life and gives each a true comprehension of the Holy Scripture. He builds the Church, gives power to every member to worship, to serve and to minister (Matthew 10:19-20).

 

IX - THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is for those who believe in the special promise of God the Father according to Joel 2:28; Luke 24-49; Acts 1: 4-5; 8:14-17.We believe that the Holy Spirit dwells in every believer, in a every born again who gives testimony to Jesus Christ. The gifts of the Holy Ghost - Acts 10: 44-48; 9:17-18; Galatians 3:14.

 

 

X - THE CHURCH

The church is the mystic body of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which we become members through regenerative work of the Holy Spirit through the word of God. (1 Peter 1:23; John 1:12. Romans 10:17)

 

XI. Regeneration

We believe in the regeneration of the human spirit by the Holy Spirit; He saved us and put in each of us a new life through the baptismal water and the Holy Spirit Titus 3:5-8.

 

XII. Believers Unity

We believe that in Jesus Christ, there is no longer separation among the ethnics, but that we are all children of the same Father God, through the work of reconciliation of Jesus (Romans 10:12; Gal. 3: 11-28); we should all keep the link of unity in the body of Christ, as he has taught us according to (John 13:34-35; John 17: 11-22.)


It is universal because it is the community of the believers of the new alliance, the link of faith, and the regenerative action of the Holy Spirit in a vital manner with Jesus Christ.

It is so because all the children of God of every age and of every area are part.

It incarnates and expresses in a visible manner in the local assemblies by the brotherly love, the good work and the faithful testimony of Jesus Christ.

Christ is the Head of the body, the Head of the church; He is the fiancal and the celestial husband who intimately unites with it so that the two make only one Spirit.( Mat. 16:18; 1Corinthians 12:13; Acts 2:47-,9-31;Hebrews 12:22-23; John 17: 21; 1Peter 2:12; Ephesians 5: 30-32)

 

XIII - Baptism through immersion

The baptism through Immersion is one of the two (02) sacraments instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ.

It is simply the external manifestation of the Holy Spirit produced in the heart of the believer.

Consequently, baptism in itself the does not confer neither salvation nor internal life.

It is the sign of identification of the believer with our Lord Jesus Christ in his death, in his tomb and his resurrection.

It is therefore administered by immersion It introduces the believer into the local Church. (Mathew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:47.)

 

XIV- The Last Supper


The Last Supper is one of the two sacraments instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ. It is celebrated in commemoration of the expiatory death of Jesus Christ

The celebration affirms also the real spiritual participation of the faithful to the body and to the blood of Christ's faith.

 

XV - THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST

Our Lord Jesus Christ will come again in his Glory. He will rise from the dead and judge the World with justice.

The wicked will be eternally punished.

The just will receive an eternal life of happiness and have communion with God.

God will make everything new and will be glorified forever.

The second coming of Christ is the living hope of the Church;

The date of his second coming is not known to anyone but only the Father.

He will appear and will be seen in his glory: holiness, power, beauty and perfection.( 1 John 3:2; Mathew 24:36)

 

XVI- JUDGMENT

The Holy Scripture teaches clearly that there are two (2)types of resurrection; that of those who believe in eternal life and for those who are left without Saviour for the judgment and eternal shame (John 12:2; 2 Thessalonians 4: 13-18).