The Beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ
We believe in ONE true everlasting Eternal God, infinite in power, Holy in nature, and in attributes; possessing absolute, indivisible deity. This one true God has revealed himself as Father in Creation (Gen. 1:1); through His Son, in redemption (John 1:1,14); and as the Holy Ghost by emanation (John 14:16-18, 23,26; 1Cor. 3:6, Eph 4:6, 2Cor. 5:19; Joel 2:28; 1John 5:7-8, 20,21).
The scripture does much more than attempt to prove the existence of God; it asserts, assumes, and declares that God is real (Rom. 1:19,21,28,32; Heb. 11:16). God is invisible, incorporeal, without body, and is therefore without limitations. He is Spirit (John 4:24).
"The first of all commandments is, Hear O Israel; the Lord our God is One Lord" (Deut. 6:4). One God and Father of All, who is above all, and through all, and in you all" (Eph. 4:6). Our God manifested Himself in the Old Testament in divers ways: in the Son while He walked among men, as the Holy Ghost after the ascension (John 1:1,14;John 14:8-9; John 10:30; John8:19-24; John 14:16-18,26). The Jehovah God of the Old Testament, the great I Am, the First and the Last, of the Old Testament is the Jesus Christ of the New Testament (Ex. 3:13; John 56-58; Ex. 6:3; Isa. 44:6; Rev. 1:17).
The Son of God
We believe that in Jesus Christ dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. "For it pleased the Father that in Him should all the fullness dwell" (Col. 2:9). Therefore, Jesus Christ in His humanity was man, but, in His Deity was and is the Almighty God. His Flesh was the Lamb or Sacrifice of God. He is the only mediator between God and man "For there is One God, One mediator between God and Man, the man, Christ Jesus" (1Tim. 2:5; 2Cor 5:19). Jesus Christ on His Father's side was divine, and on His mother's side human; thus, He was known as the Son of God and the Son of Man. As Paul says, "And without controversy great is the mystery of Godliness, God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into Glory" (1Tim 3:16). "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the ALMIGHTY" (Rev. 1:8; Isa. 41:4; Isa. 43:10-11; Is a. 44:6,8; Isa. 46:8-10).
We believe the name of Jesus Christ, to be the name of the One True God. Although God used many names and titles, such as, God Elohim, God Almighty, El Shaddai, Jehovah, and others in the Old Testament, He did not reveal "His" true "Name" until his incarnation in human flesh; and, then came the revelation of His name, Jesus Christ. "Unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulders; and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, and the Prince of Peace" (Isa 9:6).
This prophecy was fulfilled in Luke 2:11,21. "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord (take note that this scripture did not read the Christ, which would address a title, but, rather read, which is Christ the, which addresses a particular person by addressing their particular name). "And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named by the angel before he was conceived in the womb" (Luke 2:21). He was born with the name Christ and was given the name Jesus, which made His full name Jesus Christ.
The book of Hebrews chapter one and verse four declares; "Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they." Along with the book of Philippians chapter two and verse nine; "Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name." Anyone that has ever been born will tell you that when they were born, they inherited their father's name. There was no question as to what their last name was going to be, they inherited it, and then they received their given name.
When I was born, there was no question as to what my last or inherited name would be, everyone knew that I would inherit my fathers' name, however, there was a question as to what my given name was going to be. The same held true for Jesus Christ, He was born Christ, which was His Father's name, (Luke 2:11; I Cor. 10:1-4,9; John 5:43). There was no question as to what His inherited name was going to be, "as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they" (Heb. 1:4); and, as for His given name, which He did not receive until "eight days" after His birth, was named by the angel Gabriel, "and thou shalt call His name Jesus" (Luke 1:26-31; Luke 2:21). This was His given name, and is not to be confused as His only name nor His inherited name. The first epistle of John chapter three and verse twenty-three declares plainly and without any doubt, controversy, or confusion; "And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the Name of his Son Jesus Christ."
"Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. "Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved" (Acts 4:10,12; Mic. 4:5; Isa. 62:1-2; Zech. 14:9; Eph. 3:15).
Plan of Salvation
We believe that the Gospel is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 15:1-4). We believe the plan of salvation to be Faith in Jesus Christ our Lord (Heb. 11:6); Repentance (2 Cor. 7:10; Acts 2:38; Acts 3: 19; Luke 24: 46-47); Baptism in water by immersion in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38; Mark 16:15-16); and baptism of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in other tongues as the spirit gives the utterance (Acts 2:4; Acts 10: 46; Acts 19:6).
Repentence & Remission of Sins
The only condition upon which God will accept a sinner is repentance from the heart, for the sins that he/she has committed, and, being baptized by immersion in water in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission (washing away; Acts 22: 16) of sins. "a broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise" (Psa. 51:17). John preached it (John 3: 1-2); and, before His ascension Jesus Christ commanded His disciples that they preach repentance and remission of sins in His Name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem (Luke 24: 47). This is what Peter did on the day of Pentecost in Acts chapter two and verse thirty-eight.
Baptism of the Holy Ghost
The Baptism of the Holy Ghost is that Spiritual Baptism (John 3:5), that is necessary to put anyone into the Kingdom of God (God's True Church, the Bride of Christ, The Church of Jesus Christ); and, that the evidence of the Baptism of the Holy Ghost is the initial sign of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance (Acts 2:4). The Baptism of the Holy Ghost was prophesied by Joel and Isaiah (Joel 2:28-29; Isa. 28:11); foretold by John the Baptist (Mat. 3:11); and, promised by Jesus Christ (Acts 1:5). The Jews received it (Acts 2:1-4); the Samaritans experienced it (Acts 8:17); and, the Gentiles received it (Acts 10:44-46). "For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call" (Acts 2:39; 1Cor. 14:2).
The Lord made our bodies and should it be thought such an incredible thing for Him to make a provision in the atonement for the healing of our bodies? (Ex.15:26; Psa. 103: 2-3). And with His Stripes we are Healed. (Isa. 53: 4-5; James 5:14). This does not mean that we teach against doctors or any of the medical profession, but we do believe that God can also heal.