The hope of all mankind and the promise to the Christian is the resurrection from the dead. The bible refers to (1) the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the firstborn from the dead and the pioneer of our salvation; (2) the resurrection of the saints - called the "first resurrection" - at the return of Christ when the true believers shall become spirit-composed members of God's family; (3) the resurrection back to physical life for all who have ever died without having understood God's way, for their first opportunity for salvation; (4) the resurrection of the incorrigibly wicked - those who have refused to repent and have rejected God's way - to be consumed in the lake of fire (called the "second death"). Which includes Satan the devil.

John 5:28-29; Acts 2:32; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 15:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; Revelation 20: 4-6, 13-14


RESURRECTION

CHRISTIAN FAMILY

The marriage relationship is the basis of the family, which in turn is the core of a stable society. As the primary physical analogy of God's plan for mankind, marriage, child rearing, and the family are given a pre-eminent place in the teachings of the bible and the church. Although roles are defined, men and women have equal spiritual potential before God.

Exodus 20:12; Malachi 4:5-6; Ephesians 5:22-29; 6: 1-3; 1 Peter 3:7


HEAL ING

Divine healing is a miracle that God in His mercy and love extends to those who call upon Him in time of need, according to faith. The healings of Jesus Christ demonstrate and represent His power to express compassion, to forgive sin, and ultimately to resurrect the dead and establish the Kingdom of God on earth.

Matthew 9: 1-7; James 5: 14-15 Isaiah 53 :4-5


HOLY SPIRIT

The holy spirit is the essence, power, mind, and spiritual extension of God. God begets Christians as His sons and daughters through this spirit. It strengthens a Christian spiritually, and converts his mind, and serves as a token or guarantee of eternal life.

Acts 1:8; 2:38; Romans 8:9, 14; 1 Corinthians 2:16; Ephesians 1:13-14


KINGDOM OF GOD

The kingdom of God is the family of God ruling as the government of God. It is a future world-ruling government to be set up on earth by Christ at His return, with Jesus as King and the resurrected spirit-composed saints in positions of co-rulership with Him. The kingdom of God - referred to as a "mystery" in the New Testament - was first preached and explained by Christ, then by His church; it shall be established on earth for a thousand years following Christ's return, and shall be completely fulfilled when New Jerusalem and God the Father come down out of heaven to dwell on the New Earth.

Mark 4:11; Revelation 5:10; 20:4; 21:1-3; 7, 10


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