"Mark 16:15 preach the gospel to every creature. Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded: Revelation 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega .. 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, .. they .. have right to the tree of life, and .. enter .. the city."
I am a retired pastor of
the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.
Jesus Christ is building his Church with people such as should be saved. Believers continue steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine. Even now, the true disciples of Jesus Christ give water baptism. They teach; his commandments to obey, to partake in breaking of bread, and to participate in the fellowship of the brethren. But most churches do not follow the doctrine of Jesus Christ, which is also the apostles' doctrine. Churches declare their own faith and beliefs to show their doctrine. As a pastor, I have to teach my denominational 'declaration of faith' to my church. But, as I am retired now, and I do not have a church. 'Declaration of Faith' differs among churches. Theologians write doctrines. Doctrines are not biblical truth; even though they appear to have come from scripture. Their doctrines serve denominations, but not God. So, I have decided to write, what is the 'declaration of faith' according to the Bible. My website is private and I address this to anyone who opens it. It is not designed to one denomination, but to all. I have given scriptures and explanations for each declaration, in the link beside it. If you find any declaration that contradicts the scripture (KJV Bible), write to me (mail box below). If it contradicts the Scripture, I will stand corrected and rectify the error. But, if they are scriptural, then you should have no problem to adopt them as your own. They are based on what God spoke through his word, the Bible (I use KJV). Thank you.
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"Declaration of Faith" based on the Word of God
|0||It is the preview of our personal declaration according to the scriptures, but not by the denominations.||>||Lesson|
The Bible is inerrant and infallible. God has fully inspired the Old and the New Testament Scriptures. But, modern translations are made for profit and to favor false doctrines.
The one and only Omnipotent Spirit is God. He has three persons (souls) in him. They are "the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost." In the Old Testament, they are "the Most High, the Word, and the Spirit of God." When the Bible mentions "the Spirit of God", it refers to either "the Holy Spirit", "the Holy Ghost", or "the Omnipotent Spirit", since they are all of God.
God made us in his own image and after his likeness. That is, God created our souls exactly as his Soul, and our spirits as miniature to his Spirit. Spirit is life to our soul on earth. Adam died to the spirit by his sin. This death passed upon all of us. So, Jesus told us to be born again of the spirit. As the omnipotent Spirit is God's body, our born again spirit will be our body in eternity.
The Holy Ghost is the third person in God, so he is God. God gives the Holy Spirit as a gift to people, by sealing it on them, and so, they become born again, of the Spirit. So, the Spirit is the third part in born again people. It is ignorant to say that both Spirits are same with different names.
The light that God created on the first day is Holy Spirit. God seals this Holy Spirit to establish us in Christ, for eternal life. Holy Ghost Baptism and the gifts are as ordination and license to do the ministry of God. Power and boldness were given as needed, as they were filled with Holy Ghost.
If we obey God, he blesses us, and if we disobey him, he curses us. God proved this to Israel in the worldly kingdom. Jesus Christ preached to us that "the kingdom of heaven is at hand." So, 'the righteous' can reach the kingdom of God now, and they will inherit his kingdom in eternity.
First covenant sacrifices could not "take away" sins. So, sins and sacrifices were repeated. So, 'God the Word' became man, sacrificed himself, and became the author of salvation. As a scapegoat, he takes away sins. As a lamb, he died for sins. As the author of salvation, Jesus Christ turns away his people from sinning and forgives their past sins. So, he removed the first covenant and established the second.
|8||'God the Father' and 'the Holy Ghost' have created a body in Virgin Mary. The Soul (the Word) left Omnipotent Spirit body, entered flesh body in Mary, and became man. God was not the father of the baby, but he was the creator of a body for the baby. "The Word was made flesh."||>||8 Lesson|
God declared Jesus Christ as his only begotten Son, not when he was born, but after he raised him from the dead. God sent him back to the world, that we being turned away from sinning and live holy through him. If we obey him, God will beget us as sons, and we will be as Jesus Christ.
Sabbath day is not a worship day. It is a mandatory rest day that God gave to Israel. It is on the seventh day that is Saturday. Apostles gathered on the first day of the week for worship, as in Acts 20:7. Jesus Christ revoked the Sabbath day rest, and tells his people to enter his eternal rest.
|11||Jesus Christ is the author of the gospel. He tells his disciples to teach his commandments as the gospel, for people to observe, as in Mark 16:15-16 and Matthew 28:18-20. Apostles preached that Jesus taught to do. If we do not obey, Jesus Christ will take vengeance as in 2 Thessalonians 1:8.||>||11 Lesson|
Jesus was wounded, bruised, died, and became high priest and savior. But, we judge as if God punished Jesus for our sins, as Isaiah 53:4 and Hebrews 5:8. Jesus died for our sins, and his love constrains us that we must die to our sins and live unto Jesus. Then, we will be saved by his life.
God became flesh, and it was man. He died, raised from death, anointed as God Omnipotent in Spirit, and sent back to the world to turn people from sins. But, people worship another Jesus, who is the sentimental projection of Man Jesus. Satan shows himself as him, and is worshipped.
We are souls born of the flesh. We must be born again of the holy spirit. God will give the holy spirit, if we repent and ask him. The holy spirit leads us to eternal life. It will be our glorified body in heaven. We will receive status in heaven or in hell, according to our works, Romans 2:6, Revelation 22:11-12.
Jesus Christ, Peter, and Paul tell us to take water baptism to be saved. Jesus Christ gave observances of Communion, Lord's Supper, and foot washing. Communion is sacred and it must be taken worthily. Lord's Supper is fellowship meal for believers. Foot washing is symbolic ritual to correct each other.
We are saved by grace through faith. Grace is the power of Christ that makes a person perfect, and saves the person from sinning. Preachers turn the grace into lasciviousness. Faith is to believe in and to do what Jesus Christ commanded. He will be the most righteous impartial judge on the judgment day.
Jesus Christ has created us all as Souls, died for all, and will judge all in the world righteously, with no personal favor. God writes his laws in the hearts and minds of all. God will reward the obedient and punish the disobedient. Churches get more from God; and to whom much is given, much is required.
Born again is: born of the spirit; born of water; and born of God. They are children, sons, and bride. Children inherit new earth; Sons inherit new heavens; and Bride (New Jerusalem) will be with Christ in Mount Sion. Servants are baptized with Holy Ghost and serve with gifts. They will serve in the temple.
|19||Jesus Christ will come four times. 1: He became God at his ascension; and came back to turn us away from iniquities. If you are hardening your heart, you will hear him any day. 2: It is the rapture. 3: It is Millennium. 4: End this world; and open heaven and hell. All the four are called, as 'Second Coming'.||>||19 Lesson|
|20||Rapture is that the dead in Christ shall rise first and then the living in Christ shall be caught up in the air to be with Christ. Millennium is that Jesus Christ will come with his saints and reign in the promised land for thousand years. At the End; Heaven and Earth (the solar system), will dissolve in fervent heat. Jesus Christ will judge all; Righteous people inherit heaven; and Evil people be cast into the lake of fire.||>||20 Lesson|
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