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This organization accepts the Holy Scriptures as the revealed will of God, the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice, and for the purpose of maintaining general unity, adopts the statements of fundamental truths, which are as follows:

1. THE SCRIPTURES INSPIRED
The scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct (11 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 11 Peter 1:21)

2. THE ONE TRUE GOD
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent _ I am, the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:14; Isaiah 43:10,11: Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22)

3. THE DEITY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God; the Scriptures declare the following:
  • a. His virgin birth (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31,35)
  • b. His sinless life (Hebrews 7:26; I Peter 2:22)
  • c. His miracles (Acts 2:22; 10:38)
  • d. His substitution work on the cross (1 Corinthians 15:3; 11 Corinthians 5:21).
  • e. His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39, 1 Coring 15:4)
  • f. His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9, 11; 2:33; Philippines 2: 9-11)
4. THE FALL OF MAN
Man was created good and upright; for God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which are separation from God (Genesis 1:26, 27; 2:17; 3:6, Romans 5:12-19)

5. THE SALVATION OF MAN
Man?s only hope of redemption is thought the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.
  • Conditions to Salvation
    Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life (Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:11; 3:5-7)
  • The Evidences of Salvation
    The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness (Ephesians 4:24; Titus 2:12).
6. THE ORDINANCES OF THE ORGANIZATION
The Ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded in the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47,48; Romans 6:4)
  • Holy Communion
    The Lord?s Supper, consisting of the elements -- bread and the fruit of the vine-- is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter1:4);a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26); and is enjoined on all believers till He comes!
7. THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
All Believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the endowment of power for life and service, and bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4,8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-13). This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Acts 8: 12-17; 10: 44-46; 11:14-16; 15: 7-9). With the baptism in the Holy Spirit come such experiences as an overflowing fullness of the Spirit (John 7:37-39; Acts 4:8), a deepened reverence for God (Acts 2:43; Hebrews 12:28) an intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work (Acts 2:42), and a more active love for Christ, for His Word and for the lost (Mark 16:20).

8. THE EVIDENCE OF THE BAPTISM IN HOLY SPIRIT
The baptism of believers in he Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance (Acts 2:4). The speaking in tongues in this instance is the same in essence as the gift of tongues (1 Corinthians 12:4-10, 28), but different in purpose and use.

9. SANCTIFICATION
Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God (Romans 12:1,2; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:12). The Scriptures teach a life of holiness without which no man shall see the Lord. (Hebrew 12:14). By the power of the Holy Spirit we are able to obey the command: Be ye holy, for I am holy (1 Peter 1: 15, 16). Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy spirit (Romans 6:1-11,13; 8:1,2,13; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 2:12,13; 1 Peter 1:5).

10. THE CHURCH The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer born of the spirit, is an integral part of WORLDWIDE GOSPEL, the Firstborn, which are written in heaven (Ephesians 1:22, 23; 2:22; Hebrews 12:23). Since God?s purpose concerning man is to seek and to save that which is lost, to be worshipped by man, and to build a body of believers in the image of His son, the priority reason-for-being of a Full Gospel Organization as part of the Church is:
  • To be an agency of God for evangelizing he world (Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:19,20;Mark 16: 15)
  • To be a corporate body in which man may worship God (Corinthians 12:13).
  • To be a channel of God?s purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the Image of His Son (Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 coring 12:28; 14:12)
This WORLDWIDE GOSPEL exists expressly to give continuing emphasis to this reason-for-being in the New Testament apostolic pattern by teaching and encouraging believers to be baptized in the Holy Spirit.
  • Enables them to evangelize in the power of the Spirit with accompanying Supernatural signs (Mark 16:15-20; Acts 4:29-31; Hebrews 2:3,4).
  • Adds a necessary dimension to worshipful relationship with God (Corinthians 2:10-16: 1 Corinthians 12, 13 and 14).
  • Enables them to respond to the full working of the Holy Spirit in statement of fruit and gifts and ministries as a New Testament times for the edifying of the Body of Christ (Galatians 5:22-26; 1 Corinthians 14:12; Ephesians 4:11,12; 1 Cur12:28; Colossians 1; 29).
11. THE MINISTRY A divinely called and scriptural ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the threefold purpose of leading the Organization in the following:
  • Evangelization of the work (Mark 16: 15-20)
  • Worship of God (John 4:23,24)
  • Building a body of saints being perfected in the image of His son (Ephesians 4:11-16).
12. DIVINE HEALING
Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement and is the privilege of all believers (Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:16,17; James 5:14-16).

13. THE FINAL JUDGMENT
The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church (1 Thessalonians 4:16,17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51,52).

14. THE MILLENNIAL REIGN OF CHRIST
The second coming of Christ includes the rapture (caught up together) of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on the earth for one thousand years (Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24: 27,30; Revelation 1:7; 19: 11-14; 20: 1-6). This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel (Ezekiel 37: 21,22; Zephaniah 3: 9,20; Romans 11:26,27 and the establishment of universal peace (Isaiah 11: 6-9; psalm 72: 3-8; Micah 4:3,4).

15. THE FINAL JUDGMENT
There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will fire and brimstone, which is the second death (Mathew 25:46; Mark 9: 43-48; Revelation 19:20; 10: 11-15; 21:8).

16. THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH
We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and new each, wherein dwelled righteousness: (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:22).

ORDINANCES
SECTION 1. WATER BAPTISM
The ordinance of Baptism by immersion in water (Matthew 28; 19) shall be administered to all those who have repented of their sins and who have believed on the Lord Jesus Christ to the saving of their souls, and who give clear evidence of their salvation (Romans 6:3-5; Colossians 2:12).
SECTION 2. HOLY COMMUNION
The ordinance of the Lord_ s supper shall be observed regularly as enjoined in the scriptures (Luke 22:19,20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
 
 
PRESIDENT
REV. DR. C. V. ANDREWS
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