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Source of Doctrine: Bible Alone!

 

The Bible is the “inspired” or “God-breathed,” Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21).

 

The Scriptures Inspired:  Inspired and inerrant in original manuscripts, “and have been transmitted to the present without corruption of any essential doctrine.” 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 (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21). We accept no other documents, books, or “revelations” other than the Bible itself. Furthermore, we accept the 66 Books of the Bible alone, and nothing more or less. The Bible is the final authority and trustworthy for faith and practice.”

 

Creeds: “We understand the Apostles’ creed as the baptismal symbol, and the Nicene creed as the sufficient statement of the Christian faith.”

 

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 6:4; Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22).

 

THE ADORABLE GODHEAD : (examples, Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; John 14:16,17) (Luke 1:35; 1 Corinthians 1:24; Matthew 11:25-27; 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 John 1:3,4) (John 1:18; 15:26; 17:11,21; Zechariah 14:9) (John 5:17-30,32,37; 8:17,18).

 

God is three in one or a Trinity (Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; John 14:16-17; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Acts 2:32-33, John 10:30,17:11, 21; 1 Peter 1:2).

 

There is only one God (Isaiah 43:10; 44:6, 8; John 17:3; 1 Corinthians 8:5-6; Galatians 4:8-9).God is omniscient or “knows all things” (Acts 15:18; 1 John 3:20), God is omnipotent or “all powerful” (Psalm 115:3; Revelation 19:6), God is omnipresent or “present everywhere” (Jeremiah 23:23, 24; Psalm 139), God is sovereign (Zechariah 9:14; 1 Timothy 6:15-16), God is holy (1 Peter 1:15), God is just or “righteous” (Psalm 19:9, 116:5, 145:17; Jeremiah 12:1), God is love (1 John 4:8), God is true (Romans 3:4; John 14:6), God is spirit (John 4:24), God is the creator of everything that exists (Genesis 1:1; Isaiah 44:24), God is infinite and eternal. He has always been God (Psalm 90:2; Genesis 21:33; Acts 17:24), God is immutable. He does not change (James 1:17; Malachi 3:6; Isaiah 46:9-10)

 

Trinity: “There is only one God, the Creator of the universe, who has three ‘persons’ or aspects, and inseparable yet unique parts of the whole.” “We teach that the one true God. is the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost,

three distinct persons, but of one and the same divine essence, equal in power, equal in eternity, equal in majesty, because each person possesses the one divine essence.”

 

Jesus Christ is God: (John 1:1, 14, 10:30-33, 20:28; Colossians 2:9; Philippians 2:5-8; Hebrews 1:8), Jesus

became a man (Philippians 2:1-11), Jesus is fully God and fully man (Colossians 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 4:

15; 2 Corinthians 5:21), Jesus was sinless (1 Peter 2:22; Hebrews 4:15), Jesus is the only way to God the

Father (John 14:6; Matthew 11:27; Luke 10:22), Jesus died for the sins of each and every person in the world (1

John 2:2; 2 Corinthians 5:14; 1 Peter 2:24), Jesus’ death was a substitutionary sacrifice. He died and paid the

price for our sins, so that we might live. (1 Peter 2:24; Matthew 20:28; Mark 10:45), Jesus resurrected from the

dead in physical form (John 2:19-21), Those who accept Jesus Christ, after they die, will live for eternity with Him

(John 11:25, 26; 2 Corinthians 5:6) Those who reject Jesus Christ, after they die, will go to hell  forever

(Revelation 20:11-15, 21:8) Jesus will return to the earth (Acts 1:11), Christians will be raised from the dead

when Jesus returns (1 Thessalonians 4:14-17).

 

Nature of Christ: Christ “is the One Mediator, fully God, fully man, in whose Person is effected the reconciliation

between God and man.”

 

Resurrection of Christ: Jesus Christ “died, was buried, and after three days was resurrected by God.

 

Atonement (Purpose for Christ’s Death): Christ “truly suffered, was crucified, dead, and buried, to reconcile his Father to us, and to be a sacrifice, not only for original guilt, but also for actual sins of men” “Through Jesus’ death and resurrection God triumphed over sin.”

 

Holy Spirit: “The Holy Spirit, proceeding from the Father and the Son, is of one substance, majesty, and glory with the Father and the Son, very and eternal God.” “The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He inspired holy men of old to write the Scriptures. Through illumination He enables men to understand truth.” “This is the aspect

of God that is at work in the world that inspires us, that speaks to us and strengthens us to do the often difficult work that our faith demands of us. The Holy Spirit is God (Acts 5:3-4; 1 Corinthians 2:11-12; 2 Corinthians 13:14).

 

God’s Law: The Law of God is “embodied in the Ten Commandments”, which continue to be binding upon Christians. Furthermore, God has written His Law on our Hearts and no one needs to have anyone teach another, for it is the Spirit of God that will teach according to God’s time not ours.

 

Man was created by God in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27).

 

Original Sin: “Man is very far gone from original righteousness, and of his own nature inclined to evil, and that continually.”

 

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 is separation from God (Genesis 1:26,27; 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5:12-19).

 

All people have sinned: (Romans 3:23, 5:12), Death came into the world through Adam’s sin (Romans 5:12-15), Sin separates us from God (Isaiah 59:2),

 

Free Will: “Man is truly free only when he is in communion & harmony with God; otherwise he is only a slave to his body or to the world.  At the Fall, “man’s will became blurred, but did not disappear.” “We have no power to do good works, pleasant and acceptable to God, without the grace of God working through us by the power of the

Holy Spirit.”

 

Body & Soul: “The unity of soul and body is so profound that one has to consider the soul to be the “form” of the body…; spirit and matter, in man, are not two natures united, but rather their union forms a single nature.” Material and spiritual realities are “closely bound together.  “Human life and human fulfillment are inextricably bound to both the physical and the spiritual dimensions of human existence.”

 

The Human Condition: Human Beings are by nature evil, sinful, and deceitful. Roman 3:9-18 says, “What then? Are we better than they? Not at all. For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks that they are all under sin. As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one; There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God. They have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable; There is none who does good, no, not one” “Their throat is an open tomb; with tongues they have practice” “The poison of asps is under their lips”, Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.” Their feet are swift to shed blood; Destruction and misery are in their ways; And the way of peace they have not known.” There is no fear of God before their eyes.” Furthermore, Romans 3:23 states, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”

 

Human Nature: “Being in the image of God the human individual possesses the dignity of a person, who is … capable of self-knowledge, of self-possession and of freely giving himself and entering into communion with other persons. And he is called by grace to a covenant with his Creator, to offer him a response of faith and love that no other creature can give.” “We are part of God’s creation, made in the image of God… [which] means that we are free to make choices: to love, to create, to reason, and to live in harmony with creation and with God.”

 

Grace:

 

Salvation is a free gift of God (Romans 4:5, 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 John 1:8-10).

 

Salvation: “Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.” “We are accounted righteous before God, only because of the blood that was shed for each of us, granting us grace and by living a life of faith through the power of the Holy Spirit, and of any works we could ever do.” “The acceptance of Christ as the Savior through confession in Christ as the True God is the highest gift given to the believer by the Holy Spirit. …acceptance is his own choice through his own free will. This is why one is responsible for his own fate.” The Salvation of Man: Man’s only hope of redemption is through 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).

 

Preservation  of Salvation: You can lose your Salvation!!! Possible to lose salvation if fall into sin without repentance

 

Purgatory: Denied

 

Predestination: Many are Called, but few are Chosen. There are vessels for honor and vessels for dishonor. “Predestination to Life is the everlasting purpose of God… to deliver from curse and damnation those whom he hath chosen in Christ out of mankind, and to bring them by Christ to everlasting salvation, as vessels made to honor.”

 

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). Scriptures teach a life of “holiness without which no man shall see the Lord” (Hebrews 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).

 

Good Works: Is a direct result of your faith. Faith without works is dead. “Although good works, which are the fruits of faith, and follow after justification, cannot put away our sins, and endure the severity of God’s judgment; yet are they pleasing and acceptable to God in Christ, and spring out of a true and lively faith.” “Those who truly have faith in Christ necessarily live out that faith expressing compassion for others for whom He died.”

 

Prayer: How to Pray, What to Pray

 

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit:  Will naturally occur as a result of your faith. Believers do not need to actively seek out being Baptized in the Holy Spirit.  Being baptized in the Holy Spirit was the normal experience of all in the early Christian church. With it comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4,8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31). 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).

 

Sabbath:  We believe God’s Word does not change, God has commanded that we “Honor the Sabbath” and us it for a day of rest and we shall. Sabbath is an important part of the belief and practice of seventh-day Christians. The Sabbath should be observed on the seventh day of the week, specifically, from Friday sunset to Saturday sunset. These believers observe Sabbath on the seventh Hebrew day of the week, from Friday sunset to Saturday sunset, in similar manner as in Judaism, rather than on Sunday like a larger segment of Christianity. They believe that keeping seventh-day Sabbath weekly and physically is a moral responsibility, equal to that of any other of the Ten Commandments, that honors God as Creator and Deliverer. The requirement to keep the seventh day holy is found in the fourth commandment of God’s Law in the book of Exodus chapter

 

Sabbath activities: Much of Friday might be spent in preparation for the Sabbath; for example, preparing meals and tidying homes. Some members gather for Friday evening worship to welcome in the Sabbath, a practice often known as Vespers. To keep the weekly Sabbath holy, members abstain from secular work on Saturday. They will also usually refrain from purely secular forms of recreation, such as competitive sport and watching non-religious programs on television. However, nature walks, family-oriented activities, charitable work and other activities that are compassionate in nature are encouraged. Saturday afternoon activities vary widely depending on the cultural, ethnic and social background. In some churches, members and visitors will participate in a fellowship (or “potluck”) lunch

 

The Ordinances of the Church:

 

Baptism in Water: 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).

Communion:  This means an actual meal consisting of the same elements (bread and wine) that the

disciples ate with Jesus. It is a symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ

(2 Peter 1:4); a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26); and a prophecy of His second

coming (1 Corinthians 11:26); and is enjoined on all believers “till He come!”

 

The Ministry: A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the fourfold purpose of leading the Church in: (1) evangelization of the world (Mark 16:15-20), (2) worship of God (John 4:23,24), (3) building a Body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son (Ephesians 4:11,16), and (4) Meeting human need with ministries of love and compassion (Psalms 112:9; Galatians 2:10; 6:10; James 1:27).

 

Part of the Remnant of God:

 

Obligations as a part of God’s Remnant: Do not partake in the things of this world that are contrary to the Nature

& Word of God We are to be in the world but not of this world as a testimony to those around us. All believers are

encouraged to understand and remember that heaven and earth will pass away but His Word will remain the

same. Society is always changing, most of the times not for the good of mankind, yet throughout societies God’s

Word will remain constant and continue to be the Standard for All believers regardless of Country, Culture, or

Society. It is up to us as believers in the faith to walk out our faith with fear and trembling before God despite the

consequences or repercussions of those around us. Remember, the ruler of this world is Satan, our spiritual

enemy, and he continues to walk to and fro like a roaring lion seeking whom he can devour. He comes only to

Lie, Kill, and Destroy. Therefore, we ought to obey God Rather than Man!

 

No Celebration of Pagan “Holidays” such as Christmas, Easter, Halloween, etc. As believers in the faith

we must understand that Christ did not come to destroy the law, but to fulfill it. If we take Jesus Christ as

our example on how to follow you can see that even Jesus honored the Sacred Holly Days such as

Passover that God has set in place. We also must remember and honor these sacred holly days God

has set apart, but in a Christian way that will differ from those practicing Judaism.

Respect Life & the Potential of Every Human Being: As long as there is breath in our lungs there is Hope,

Hope in God for a better future. Furthermore, even after breath fleas from our lungs there is yet hope in a

real and powerful God as we can see in the ministry of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead and even

from God Himself when He raised Jesus up from the dead.

Having stated the above we do not believe in abortion, suicide, euthanasia, birth control (for married

couples), blood transfusions or the giving of blood in any way (Hebrews 9: 13 – 10:4), cloning, genetically

modified organisms (GMOs), Body Piercing for Men (acceptable for women in ears only), We feel that

tattoos are a personal decision and are acceptable permitting they should forth the Glory of God and are

a representation of your personal testimony. However, tattoos to the face, neck, and other areas not

suitable for blending in to the general population to the point it would hinder finding gainful employment

is not encouraged. Furthermore,  we believe in honoring the Temple of the Living God, ie your body by not

smoking, or using any drugs. One should remain guarded with possibilities to become addicted to

anything and always seek to honor God by honoring your body, and that of your families.

 

 

Oaths, Pacts & Covenants: Let your yes be yes and you no be no. Furthermore, do not say that you will do this or

that but say if the Lord wills you will do this or that.

 

Family integrated worship: We reject the idea of Saturday/Sunday School, viewing it as unscriptural and interfering with the right of parents to give religious instruction to their children. Instead, children are expected to attend at least part of the church service.

 

Informal training of preachers: The American Christian Defense Alliance rejects theological seminaries to have “no warrant or sanction from the New Testament, nor in the example of Christ and the apostles.”

 

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).

 

Anointing with Oil & Laying on of the Hands: There is no example found in the Bible where women lay hands on anyone. Therefore, Men are to lay hands to other Men only, especially in a corporate gathering. Husbands are to lay hands on their wife, and children as necessary in private but should never lay hands on any other female or child unless consent is expressed by the father of that child. Women are forbidden to lay hands on anyone outside of their home and should only be done in the absence and with the blessing of the Husband & Father.

 

Global Government: The American Christian Defense Alliance is against any form of global government, global banks, and centralized global religions. We find the beauty in the distinctiveness of sovereign countries and their traditions. However, we understand that in the last days these things will occur.

 

New World Order & A Global Conspiracy: Ez. 22:23-31

 

Government Involvement:

 

Clergy Response Teams: We do not partake in any way in such activities for you cannot serve two masters – you will end up loving one and hating the other.

 

No Military Service: The concept we hold to is one of non-interventionist as The Constitution of the United States dictates. Furthermore, we hold to the concept of community and civil defense understanding that it should be the force continuum that will dictate the response in any armed conflict. With that being said, we do not advocate joining the military or being part of the military industrial complex in any way, nor do we encourage members to dishonor their bodies by allowing for testing of any kind from any agency; yet we do support those brave men of courageously wish to serve their communities directly and join the police force. It is the believe of the American Christian Defense Alliance that only men should be the direct primary defenders in any conflict and that women should play a support roll limited to what is absolutely necessary. The American Christian Defense Alliance does support the concept of the “Black Regiment” and is actively seeking to develop one.

 

2nd Amendment: Firearms, one of the most controversial subjects here in America yet number two in the original Bill of Rights. The American Christian Defense Alliance, Inc. believes very strongly in the right of the people to keep and bare arms to protect themselves and their love ones. The American Christian Defense Alliance, Inc. believes that firearms of any kind are merely a tool to ensure that liberty is past down to future generations and rejects the statement that, “Guns Kill People” in full. Firearms can do nothing in and of themselves, it is the person behind the operation of the firearm that is fully responsible for any and all actions in which may cause injury of some kind. Remember this: Every time a nation has enacted a law to make firearms illegal great tyranny has risen up . . .  From Nazi Germany, to Communist Russia all dictators would agree gun control works. When gun control works massive amounts of people are murdered by the state. Professor John Lott has two good books about gun ownership and crime. Both of his books indicate that where there is more gun control there is more crime.  Don’t let it happen again here in America. I urge all of

you reading this to get prepared asap because the time is coming and now is when this nation will seek to take away our 2nd Amendment Right to keep and bare arms.

 

Eschatology

 

Heaven:

 

Angels:

 

False Doctrine: Worship of Marry & the Saints

 

Mary the Mother of Jesus: Mary should not be regarded as a mediator between man and God, but she should be honored as “God-bearer” and a model for Christians. Mary was also one of Jesus disciples

 

Demons & Satan: Demons are fallen angels who can never repent. Satan is a fallen Angel with great power is evil and the current ruler of this world, but limited by God’s providence.

 

Eternal Hell: Everlasting misery and separation from God is the final abode of those who neglect God’s great salvation Hell is a place of punishment (Matthew 25:41, 46; Revelation 19:20), Hell is eternal (Matthew 25:46).

 

End Times / Last Days: The Saints of God will go through the Seals of God and after that be raptured. We are a Post-Tribulation doctrine Church.

 

There will be a rapture of the church (Matthew 24:30-36, 40-41; John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1Thessalonians 4:16-17; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12).

 

The Blessed Hope: 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 (1Thessalonians 4:16,17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51,52).

 

The Millennial Reign of Christ: The second coming of Christ includes the rapture 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 3:19,20; Romans 11:26,27) and the establishment of universal peace (Isaiah 11:6-9; Psalm 72:3-8; Micah 4:3,4).

 

There will be a final judgment (Hebrews 9:27; 2 Peter 3:7).

 

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 be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burn with

fire and brimstone, which is the second death (Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19:20; 20:11-15; 21:8). Satan will be thrown into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:10).

 

The New Heavens and the New Earth: “We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth,wherein dwell righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21,22). God will create a new heaven and a new earth (2Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1).


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