THE CHURCH OF GOD

The church is the spiritual body of Christ, a group of persons called out by God and possessed with His holy spirit. As a spiritual body, the church is made up of baptised, spirit-led individuals who are scattered around the world.

1 Corinthians 12: 12-14, 27; Colossians 3:15


TITHI NG

Tithing is an act of worship; it is a private matter between the individual and God. The church does not 'enforce' or 'police' tithing, but simply teaches the responsibility to tithe. Each individual has the responsibility to "honour the Lord with his substance and with the first fruits of all his increase" Tithing is a method by which the message of Jesus Christ is proclaimed to the world.

Malachi 3: 8-10; Matthew 6:21; 23:23; 2 Corinthians 9:7


JESUS CHRIST

Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ, the Son of God, and the Son of Man. He was the prophesied Messiah of the Old Testament, and is described in the New Testament as being fully human and fully divine. As the second member of the God family, He has existed throughout eternity as the "Word." He divested Himself of this power and His majesty, and became a human being to die for the sins of all mankind as our loving and merciful Saviour. He was then resurrected, and ascended to heaven to become our High Priest. Jesus Christ shall return to establish the Kingdom of God on earth, and rule as King of kings with His saints forever.

Deuteronomy 18:15; Matthew 17:15-17; John 1:1-14; 3:16; Acts 2:32-33; Romans 5:8; Philippians 2:7; Hebrews 4:14-15; Revelation 1:13-16


JUDGEME NT

The time of one's judgement is the time of his opportunity for salvation, extending from one's calling by God until his death (or the resurrection at Christ's return). Those who shall qualify for God's Kingdom - the overwhelming majority - shall inherit eternal life, and those who deliberately reject God's way shall be consumed in the lake of fire.

Matthew 13:49-50; 25:34; 1 Peter 4:17; Revelation 20:15; 21:8


SI N

Sin is the transgression of God's law- the falling short or missing the mark of the character of Jesus Christ. Although the penalty for sin is death in the lake of fire, all sin can be completely forgiven by God, who desires that all men be saved. (The unpardonable sin is a sin for which the sinner deliberately asks no pardon.) God forgives sin upon the repentance of the individual who accepts the shed blood and sacrifice of Jesus Christ as payment in full for the penalty of his sins.

Romans 6:23; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 1:14; 1 John 3:4


G O D

#God is the eternal, all present, all powerful, supreme creator and sustainer of the entire universe. God is one, composed of spirit and comprising a family presently consisting of God the Father and Jesus Christ; God the Son. God is a loving, kind, merciful being who wants to share His magnificent existence by reproducing Himself through man.

Psalm 19:1; 50:1, 6-7; Isaiah 44:6; Nehemiah 9:6; 16-17; John 1:12-13; 3:16; 4:8; Romans 1:20; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 1 :1-2; 1 John 3:1-2


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