MORE ABOUT HIGHLIGHT CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST
YOUNG PEOPLE YIELD YOURSELVES TO GOD INYOUR YOUTH.
PRAYER SECURES PARDON, PEACE, PURITY, AND PARADISE.
WILLING WORKERS WANTED TO WIN SOULS FOR CHRIST.
MATTHEW 9: 37 – 38
WE MUST WORK WHILE IT IS DAY.
JOHN 9: 4
THEUNIFICATION OF HOLINESS YOUNG PEOPLE
TO INCREASE SPIRITUAL STRENGTH
TO STIR OUR PURE MINDS
TO STIMULATE MORE LIFE IN SERVICE
TO EDUCATE IN SCRIPTURAL KNOWLEDGE
TO KEEP THE UNITY OF THE SPIRIT
TO LIVE HOLY
CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST DOCTRINE
THE ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH
It is generally admitted that for an ordinance to be valid, it must have been instituted by Christ. When we speak of ordinances of the Church, we are speaking of those instituted by Christ, in which by sensible signs the Grace of God in Christ, and the benefits of the covenant of grace are represented, sealed, and applied to believers, and these in turn give expression to their faith and allegiance to God. The Church of God in Christ recognizes three ordinances as having been instituted by Christ Himself and therefore, binding upon the Church practice.
A. THE LORD’S SUPPER (HOLY COMMUNION)
The Lord’s Supper symbolizes the Lord’s death and suffering for the benefit and in the place of His people. It also symbolizes the believer’s participation in the crucified Christ. It represents not only the death of Christ as the object of faith which unites the believers to Christ, but also the effect of this act as the giving of life, strength, and joy to the soul. The communicant by faith enters into a special spiritual union of his soul with the glorified Christ.
B. FEET WASHING
Feet washing is practiced and recognized as an ordinance in our Church because Christ, by His example, showed that humility characterized greatness in the Kingdom of God, and that service, rendered to others gave evidence that humility, motivated by love, exists. These services are held subsequent to the Lord’s Supper; however, its regularity is left to the discretion of the Pastor in charge.
C. WATER BAPTISM
We believe that Water Baptism is necessary as instructed by Christ in John 3:5, “UNLESS MAN BE BORN AGAIN OF WATER AND OF THE SPIRIT.”
However, we do not believe that water baptism alone is a means of salvation, but is an outward demonstration that one has already had a conversion experience and has accepted Christ as his personal Savior. As Pentecostals, we practice immersion in preference to “SPRINKLING”, because immersion corresponds more closely to the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord (Colossians 2: 12). It also symbolizes regeneration and purification more than any other mode. Therefore, we practice immersion as our mode of Baptism. We believe that we should use the Baptismal Formula given us by Christ for all “…IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY GHOST.” (Matthew 28: 19)
The Church of God in Christ Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible written Word of God.
We believe that there is only One God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the blessed Hope, which is the rapture of the Church of God, which is Christ, at His return.
We believe that the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious Blood of Jesus Christ.
We believe that regeneration by the Holy Ghost is absolutely essential for personal salvation.
We believe that the redemptive work of Christ on the Cross provides healing for the human body in answer to believing prayer.
We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2: 4, is given to believers who ask for it.
We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy and separated life in this present world.