The Redeemed Christian Church of God Doctrine
The Redeemed Christian Church of God Doctrine
- THE BIBLE TEACHING
We believe that all the Scriptures, both New and Old Testaments are written by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit – II Timothy 3:16-17, Luke 24:25-27. All the Christian teachings and the Christian attitude of the children of god are such that are established in the Holy Bible – II Timothy 3:10-15, 2 Peter 1:21; John 17:17; Psalm 119:105.
We believe that in the Bible are written and revealed unto us the will of God: Man’s position to God, the way to obtain salvation; woe and destruction awaiting sinners that refuse to repent and everlasting joy that is kept for the born again souls.
All Bible teachings are holy, what the Bible reveals as the will of God are such that we Should accept, and whatever God writes in the Bible and His Law are to remain unchangeable; for the Heaven and Earth may pass away but the Word of God stands for ever Deut. 4:2; Rev. 22:18-19; Matthew 24:34-35.
- ABOUT GOD: PSALM 33:6-9
As revealed unto us by the Bible, we believe that there is only one God, who is the creator of both visible and invisible creatures – Genesis 1:1; Psalm 86:9-10; Isaiah 43:10-11; John 1:1-3.
Only God will be in existence for ever – Rev. 1:8. In God every creature receives life – John 5:26,
- ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
We believe that He is the Son of God, who took away our sins and the Saviour of the world. We also believe that Jesus is God and was born by Mary the Virgin. He is God revealed in flesh.
Through Him all things were created – John 1:1-14; 14:9; Matthew 1:18-25; Isaiah 9:6; 53:5-6. We believe in His death on the cross and resurrection by which He brought redemption – Isaiah 53:4-10; I Peter 2:24; John 10:11; Galatians 3:13; Matthew 20:28; I Cor. 15:3; Romans 4:25; 2 Cor. 5:14; Heb. 9:26.
- ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is the third person in the TRINITY. He has the same power, the same glory with God the Father and the Son – John 14:16-17, 15:26; Matthew 3:16. He is one with the Father and the Son, who is to be worshiped and served. Three persons that become one are the source of blessings to all creatures in Heaven and on Earth – Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14; I John 5:5-7.
The Holy Spirit has a great work to perform: He performs the Work of regeneration for man – John 3:5-6; He also performs the work of sanctification in the born again souls until they are fully sanctified – John 16:8; Eph. 1:17-19; 2 Thess. 2:13; I Cor. 6:11. This same Holy Spirit endows believers with gifts they can use –
I Cor. 12:7-11. He empowers one in the Lord – Acts 1:8.
- ABOUT TRINITY
The egg is comprised of three parts: the yellowish part, the whitish part, and the shell.
Despite this three (3) substance the egg is not three but one. Likewise, we believe that God the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost are one God, but made of three persons; hence they are ONE IN TRINITY –
Gen. 1:26-29; Matt. 3:16-17; Matt. 28:19.
- ABOUT THE DEVIL
We believe that there is a devil, who seeks the down-fall of every man. He brought sickness, sin and death into the world – Genesis 3:1-16. He seeks the destruction of those who exercise their faith in the Lord. Jesus – Matt. 4:1-11; James 4:7; I Peter 5:8. The devil has several unclean spirits over who he governs – Matthew 12:24.
A time would soon come when he shall be thrown into the pit and chained for one thousand years –
Rev. 20:1-3. After this, he will be put into the lake of fire where he would remain suffering together with his followers forever and ever – Revelation 20:10; 12:4;
- ABOUT MAN
God made man ruler over all the other things He created – Gen. 1:26. God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul – Gen. 2:7.
Therefore man is of three parts, namely: body, soul and spirit. Man is God’s ambassador on earth to take control over all other creatures on His behalf on earth. Gen. 1:26-28. God allows man to take part in His work and thereby reveal His love to mankind more than any other creatures upon the earth.
- REPENTANCE UNTO GOD
Repentance is the sorrow of a godly man for his sins with decision to abstain from them – Acts 3:19; 20:21; 2 Cor. 7:10; Mark 1:15; Isa. 55:7; 2 Chron. 7:14; Ezek. 18:21; Prov. 28: 13; 20-23.
- JUSTIFICATION AND NEW BIRTH
This is God’s grace whereby we are declared righteous, cleansed from our sins by which we are able to stand before God as though we have never sinned. Acts 13:39; Jn. 1:12-13; I Cor. 6:11; Gal. 1:12-13; 3:3; 2 Cor. 5:19; Titus 3:5; I Pet. 1:23; Acts 10:43; Jn. 3:3, 5.
- SANCTIFICATION (HOLINESS)
Sanctification is another work of grace of God by which our souls are completely cleansed.
This is the second accomplishment of the grace which though our faith in the blood of Jesus Christ is wrought after we have been justified and free from our sins or regenerated – Jn. 17:15-17; I Thess. 4:3; Heb. 2:11; 12:14; 13:12; I Jn. 1:7; Lk. 1:74-75; 2 Cor. 7:1; I Pet.1:16; Eph. 5:25-27; I Thess. 5:23-24; 2 Thess. 2:13; Gal. 5:17-23, Ps. 119:9, 11.
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