Declaration of Faith

"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
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Declaration of Faith

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, 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 must declare my church doctrine. As of now I am retired, and I do not have a church. My website is private, and it is mine. Declaration of Faith differs among churches. Theologians write doctrines. Doctrines are not biblical truth; even though they appear to have come from scripture. Doctrines serve religion, but not God. So, I have decided to write, what is the 'declaration of faith' according to the Bible. 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. Thank you.

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 Our Declaration of Faith that is based on Pure Word of God

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Born again is to receive the holy spirit and it is the light that God has created on the first day. God breathed it into Adam. God gives the same holy spirit to us as a gift, for us to have eternal life. God gives the gifts of the Holy Ghost to do the ministry of God, but it is not for eternal life.

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The Holy Ghost is not the Holy Spirit. But churches say that both are same. The Holy Ghost is one of the three persons in God, and the Holy Spirit is a gift that God gives if we repent. If God seals the Spirit in us, we are born of the Spirit. One is God, the other is a gift.

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God will bless us if we obey and curse us if we don't. In the Old, blessings and curses were given in the worldly things. Jesus says that "the kingdom of heaven is at hand." Now, it is in our reach. So, we will receive the blessings or curses even now in his kingdom. God gives his disciples even now the keys to his kingdom. 'The righteous' will inherit his kingdom.

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First covenant sacrifices could not "take away" sins. So, sins and sacrifices were repeated. It was not God's 'will'. So, God the Word became a man, became a sacrifice, and replaced the first covenant with the second. By ONE sacrifice, he took away sins, their addictions and he forgive our past sins. But, if we willfully sin again, God will devour us as his adversaries.

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8 How was Jesus born? 'God the Father' and 'the Holy Ghost' have created a body in the womb of Virgin Mary (Hebrews 10:5-7, Luke 1:35); the soul, "God the Word," left the Omnipotent Spirit Body, and entered the flesh body in her womb; (Philippians 2:6-7). God did not father the baby but created a body. This is how, "God the Word" was made 'flesh', (John 1:14). > Explanation 8
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God declared Jesus Christ as his only begotten Son, when he raised him from the dead, but not when he was born. Then, God sent him to the world, that we are being turned away from sinning that we might live holy through him (John 3:16, Acts 3:26, 1 John 4:9). If we keep ourselves obedient, God will beget us as sons (1 Peter 1:3-5), and we will be as Jesus Christ.

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God commanded Israel to take strict mandatory rest on the seventh day. So, Sabbath is not a worship day, but it is a rest day. We can worship God any day. His disciples gathered on the first day of the week, Acts 20:7, 1 Corinthians 16:2. Jesus Christ revoked the Sabbath day rest, as the Lord of Sabbath, and he tells his people to enter his rest, as in Hebrews 4:1-11.

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11 Jesus Christ is the author of the gospel. He tells his disciples to teach his commandments as the gospel, for people to observe, Mark 16:15-16 and Matthew 28:18-20. Apostles preached the same. And, Jesus Christ will take vengeance if we do not obey him, 2 Thessalonians 1:8. > Explanation
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Churches preach the death and resurrection of Jesus as the gospel to believe and be saved. But, gospel is to love, fear, and obey God, in order to inherit his kingdom. Most Christians accept Jesus as their sacrifice for sins, but not as their king to reign their life. Jesus Christ will judge them to eternal damnation and he will reward his good servants, Luke 19:14-27.

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Jesus Christ was God from the beginning, then he ceased to be God as he became a man in sinful flesh. But he lived as a man with no sin. He was crucified and died. He suffered and tells us to follow his steps to inherit his kingdom, as joint-heirs with him. Now, he is God with Omni-Powers in heaven and on earth. If we keep his commands, he will abide with us.

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Jesus Christ died for all, became the author of salvation, and he saves those who obey him, Hebrew 5:9. Isaiah prophesied that WE will esteem falsely that he was beaten by God in our place, Isaiah 53:4, and Hebrews 5:8. The phrase 'by his stripes we are healed' is a figure of speech, that we may be healed from our sinning addictions, but not from physical sickness.

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We are reconciled by the death of Jesus, and he is our atonement and propitiation to forgive our past sins, if we will live his life in the future, Romans 3:25, and 5:10-11. Since he died for us, we must live for him, 2 Corinthians 5:14-15. Jesus bore our sins. So, we must die to sins, 1 Peter 2:24-25, and 2 Corinthians 5:20-21. If we do not live his life, we are not saved.

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Christians worship Man Jesus as God, as Hindus worship heroes as god. This Jesus supposed to cover their sins on judgment for their acquittal. But, Jesus Christ will Judge all according to their works, Revelation 22:11-12 and Romans 2:5-13. He was God, became a man, did not do sin, died for our sins, God raised him, anointed him as God and so he is God again.

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God baptizes his servants with the Holy Ghost, gives power and gifts. This is ordination and license to do his ministry. God fills them repeatedly to give power and boldness in ministry. Jesus Christ told his servants not to begin ministry until they receive Holy Ghost baptism, (Acts 1:4-8). But, most pastors do ministry with licenses and ordinations from their church.

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We are souls, we are born with flesh body, and we must be born again with spirit body also. God gives us conscience. If we are good with it, we will repent and ask God for the spirit to live holy. Then, God will give us the holy spirit, which is the spirit body to our soul. Now, we are born again, and this spirit will lead us to eternal life, without which we cannot enter.

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God gives power and gifts with the Holy Ghost baptism. The first Gift will be to 'speak with tongues'. However, this gift cannot be cited as evidence of the baptism, since counterfeit tongues are taught to speak, even in churches. Further, operating gifts is not proof for genuine ministry, since God gives gifts to rebellious also (Psalms 68:18). And, Satan also can do these.

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Satan sits in churches, shows himself as God and is worshiped (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4). He is another Jesus. These churches are not for holy life and perfection, (2 Corinthians 11:2-4). False Christs also show signs, miracles, including healings; they deceive even the very elect. In the end, Satan the deceiver and those who are deceived, all will be cast in the lake of fire.

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Born of the Spirit is the first step in Born Again process. If we keep the Spirit, we will reach paradise (new earth). Born of water (word) is the next step. If we keep it, we will enter the new heavens as sons of God. Born of God is the highest, they cannot commit sin. They are New Jerusalem, the bride of the LAMB. They will be with Jesus Christ throughout eternity.

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God's body is Omnipotent Spirit. He can create, do miracles, etc. Since our body cannot do them, God didn't tell us to do them. But, God created our soul in the image of his soul. But, Adam died in spirit (life of soul) by sin, which God will give it back, if we repent and ask for it. Then, our souls can live as his soul. So, God commands us to be righteous and holy.

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Jesus Christ tells his servants to give water baptism in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. If we believe in him and are baptized in water, we shall be saved. If not, we will be damned. Peter told all to be baptized for remission of sins, Acts 2:38. Paul was told to be baptized to wash away sins, Acts 22:12-16. God requires baptism to forgive our sins.

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Jesus Christ gives three rituals. They are Lord's Supper, foot washing, and holy communion (breaking of bread). Lord's Supper is for fellowship by eating together, and foot washing is symbolic to correct and edify one another. Communion is sacred. In that we partake of his broken body and shed blood. If we take it unworthily, we will be damned, even to death.

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Water baptism is by immersion. We commit our life to God in this ceremony. It is as we are dead, buried, and live a new life in him. If so, we are in Christ. In communion, Jesus is the bread that was broken for us, the wine is his blood that was shed for us, we partake them, and so he is in us. Ceremonially, we are in him by baptism, and he is in us by communion.

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Jesus Christ is the head and Savior of his body, the church. Jesus Christ establishes some as apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, to edify and to perfect it to fullness. He bring unity in church with faith and knowledge and fitly joins the body with himself the head. So, we are one with him; he as our head, the Lord, and we as his body, the Church.

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Faith is to believe in God, and in what God says. If we have faith, we will do what God tells us to do, and it is proof of faith, "Hebrew 11:8". Faith is not positive confession or any such things. As the body without spirit is dead, faith without the works by obeying God, is also dead. But, God did void the works of circumcision, ordinances, observing sabbath, etc.

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If, new birth, justification, regeneration, sanctification, redemption, etc, do not manifest in our lives, we don't have them. We must study the Bible in its own context. But, pastors and preachers wrest scriptures from their contexts, and claim that their sermons are from God.

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Tithes and Offerings were for Levites and temple, but not for churches. But, churches teach tithes and offerings for their own monitory gain. However, God ordains that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel; we must honor those who labor in the word and doctrine in truth, but not in religious belief; and we must do good to the household of faith.

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Jesus Christ will come to do four main events and we refer all of them as "second coming." 1: to let you hear his voice, 2: to rapture his church, 3: to reign in the Millennium, and 4: to end the world, give a new earth and new heavens. So, there are four "second comings".

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Jesus Christ is with us from his ascension, Acts 3:26, John 3:16, 1 John 4:9. His first "second coming" is to give last warning to turn us from sins. If you did not hear him yet, and if you hear him today, harden not your heart by deceitful sin, as in Hebrews 3:7-19. He will either accept you or reject you eternally, as in Matthew 25:1-13. This "second coming" is to all of us.

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Jesus Christ will raise the dead in him first, catch those who are alive and remain in him, and take them in clouds in his "second coming" that is called "the rapture". Churches preach that it may happen even now. But, it will not happen until Satan is revealed, who shows himself as God and is worshipped. According to Bible, Satan will not be revealed for another 300 years.

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At the end of the great tribulation, Jews will recognize Jesus Christ as their Messiah and will call upon him to save them. Jesus Christ will come with his saints and reign in the promised land for a thousand years. It will be the third "second coming." It is called the Millennium. Satan will be bound and cast into the bottomless pit. Satan cannot deceive anyone in this time.

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At his last "second coming," heavens and earth, which is the present solar system, will be dissolved by fire. Jesus Christ will bring a new earth and new heavens. That day will come as a thief in the night, as men least expect it. However, it will not happen for another 2100 years. Then, Jesus Christ will judge everyone in truth and righteousness, according to their works.

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As our high priest, mediator, advocate, and intercessor, Jesus Christ will be saving us from our sins, as we are striving to obey him. On the judgment day, he will be the most righteous impartial judge, giving eternal life to 'the just' and casting 'the wicked' in the furnace of fire.

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Most Christians believe that they are saved by grace and are going to heaven. But, God gives grace only to 'the humble', and grace is the power of Christ that rests upon weak people that makes them perfect. If they are not made perfect, they don't have grace. Their preachers turn the grace of God into lasciviousness and they believe in false grace. God condemns them all.

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God is no respecter of persons. He loves his creation, who are Jews and Gentiles; Christians and Non-Christians. They who strive to obey God, receive grace, spirit, and power as needed. God accepts them as child, servant, son, or as bride; and will give inheritance in his kingdom according to what they have done, either in paradise, in new heavens, or as New Jerusalem.

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At birth we have body and soul. At born-again we receive spirit. At death, body goes to dust. Spirit goes to God, who gave it. Born-again souls go to rest at Abraham's bosom, at paradise. In the end, they will join their glorified spirits and go to its respective heaven. Babies' or good souls that are killed go to paradise. Other souls will descend to hell in earth and to lake of fire.

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Gifts of the Holy Ghost and the Holy Spirit are Spiritual. They will supernaturally manifest, in and through people. Though they are as real as we are, natural people don't know them, since only spirituals can discern spiritual things. Evil spirits and devil possession are also real. The devil can also do miracles, healing, etc, imitate the works of God, and deceive people.

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Satan deceives the whole world as he deceived Eve at the Garden. Every truth in scripture is taught twisted. For an example: "shall be saved" points to the future and always is attached to a condition. But, preachers teach it as "we are saved", as if it is done, citing a fake reason that we accepted Jesus, whatever it means! If it is verified, it is true, and if it is assumed, it is false.

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41 Jesus taught his disciples to call God as their Father. But, when the zealous religious Jews said that they are the children of God, Jesus confronted them and corrected them saying that they are the children of the devil. Jesus Christ may say the same thing to religious Christians also. > Explanation
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42 God will have all men be saved and know the truth. So, God sent Jesus in flesh as a sacrifice and sent Christ in Spirit as begotten Son, to turn all men away from their iniquities, in order to save them. But, those who do evil, will not come to the light since he will reprove their deeds. They that do the deeds of truth come to Jesus Christ to show the works that are done in God. > Explanation
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43 God tells; if anybody adds to, or takes away, from the word of God, God will add torment to them, and take away heaven from them. Christian authors and pastors write their doctrines and preach enticing sermons. They twist (wrest) all scriptures, add some venom to it as Satan did, and give it to people. It kills the spirit of almost all Christians. They are all going to hell. > Explanation
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44 Eternal punishment for 'the wicked' will be torment in hell and then in the lake of fire that is prepared for the devil and his angels. It is neither liberation nor annihilation, but it is eternal. > Explanation
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