What We Believe
ARTICLE I - Of the Inspired Word of God
ARTICLE II - Of the One True God
"Jesus is God" is the basis of our teachings (Deuteronomy 4:35, 6:4, 2 Samuel 7:22, I Chronicles 17:20, Psalm 83:18, Isaiah 43:10-13, 44:6, 45:5-6, Mark 12:29, I Corinthians 8:4, Ephesians 4:5, I timothy 2:5, Acts 9:5 and Revelation 1:3).
We believe that there are three that bear record in heaven - the Father, the Word and the Holy Ghost. These three are ONE manifested in the person of Jesus Christ who being in the image of the Invisible God is the Creator of all things. He is Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end (Isaiah 9:6, John 14:8-11, Revelation 1:8 and John 10:30-38).
ARTICLE III - Of Faith
Section II- We believe that Jesus Christ shed His blood to sanctify all who believe in Him. SC Ref: Hebrews 13:12, I John 1:7-9, I Thessalonians 5:23, St. John 17:17 and Acts 26:18.
Section III- We believe that sanctification affects the whole man, even the innermost being according to Matthew 23:26, I Thessalonians 5:23. We believe that this act is instantaneous and is carried on into holiness. Leviticus 11:44.
ARTICLE IV - Of the Holy Ghost
ARTICLE V - Of Water Baptism
ARTICLE VI - Of Sanctification and Holiness
We understand that the word sanctification means separation and consecration ( St. John 17:17, 1 Corinthians 1:30, Ephesians 5:25-26, 2 Timothy 2:21, 1 Peter 1:2). The Church of God in the dispensation was sanctified. Scriptures which support our belief are Deuteronomy 14:2, 7:6, Ezekiel 36:23, Jeremiah 1:5, Daniel 7:27, John 17:19, Acts 20-32, 1 Corinthians 1:2, 6-11 and Hebrews 2:11.
Godly living should characterize the life and work of all saints according to the pattern and example of Jesus and His Apostles. We should cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. We will then live a life of purity and abstain from all appearances of evil.
Read: 1 Thessalonians 5:22, 2 Corinthians 7:1,2, 2 Peter 1:3-4, Romans 8:5-9, Galatians 5:16-21, Philippians 3:12-16, Leviticus 10:10 and 11:44.
ARTICLE VII - Of Women Preachers
ARTICLE VIII - Of Communion and Feet Washing
We believe in taking the Lord's sacrament and the washing of one another's feet. We believe it was literally carried out. We understand from reading God's Word it was ordained and inserted into the church by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.
Read: St. John 13:1-17, Genesis 18:4. Abraham washed the feet of the angels. Luke 7:44, Mary washed the feet of Jesus. John 13:5, Jesus washed his disciples' feet. 1 Timothy 5:10, Feet washing was continued in the New Testament Church.
Matthew 26:29, Jesus gave his disciples sacrament. The fruit of the vine (no water). 1 Corinthians 11:20-30, Paul gave instructions how the Lord's Supper should be carried on. We have no designated time to carry this ceremony out but as the Lord leads through the pastor, overseer, or bishop.
Be it further resolved that no licensed minister, or teacher should give sacrament or baptize without instruction and orders being given by the pastor, overseer, or bishop.
ARTICLE IX - Of the Second Coming of Christ
We believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ to this Earth after the Rapture or Catching Away of the dead in Christ and those saints who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17.
1 Thessalonians 4:14; We believe that those who sleep in Jesus will God bring with him to this Earth at his Revelation when every eye shall see him. Zechariah 14:16, Matthew 16:27, 24:30, John 14:1-3, Acts 1:11, Hebrews 9:28, Colossians 3:4, 2 Timothy 4:8, Jude 14, Revelation 1:7.
ARTICLE X - Of Divine Healing
We do not condemn those who are weak in the faith using medicine. For the Bible says, "He that is weak in faith receive ye, but not with doubtful disputations." Romans 1:41 The Scripture says that there will be some who use herbs, but we who do not use herbs must not judge those who do. Romans 14:2-4
ARTICLE XI - Of Equal Morals and Duties
"And hath made of one blood all nations of men, for to dwell on the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed and the bounds of their habitation." (Acts 17:26).
"He fashioned their hearts alike; he considered all their works." (Psalms 33:15).
Hear this, all ye people: give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world." (Psalms 49:1). "Both low and high, rich and poor, together." (Psalms 49:2).
ARTICLE XII - Of Laws of the Land
ARTICLE XIII - Of the Holy Covenant
We, with a prayerful knowledge, tarry for the Holy Ghost, and promise to walk together as saints in holiness and love, to advance this church, to promote the growth spiritually, to sustain its' worship, ordinance, discipline and doctrine, to give freely, cheerfully, regularly to the support of the gospel, the expense of the church, the relief of the poor, and to spread the Apostolic message throughout all nations.
We wholly testify and promise to hold family and sacred devotion, to religiously educate our children, relatives and friends to the principles of the Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God, to walk as saints before mankind; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, cautious or watchful on all sides in our deportment, and run the evils from our homes and services with prayers, testimonies, messages, and songs. We shall abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage, from the sale and use of tobacco, snuff, illegal drugs and all appearances of evil. We shall read adequately and hold the sayings of 2 Peter 1:3-7 and be loyal at all times to the Presiding Bishop of the Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God.
We promise to watch over one another in brotherly love, to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate sympathy and Apostolic feelings for one another; to respond freely to the church, bishops, overseers, elders, and saints; to be courteous in speech, to be slow to take offense, but always ready to forgive, being mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay, St Matthew 18:20-22. We promise to look forward to "One Lord, One Faith, and One Baptism" and to do as saints with God helping us. "If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them" St. John 13:17.